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Program Nurse

Program Nurse

Resthaven is seeking a full-time nurse to provide quality direct nursing services following the resident service plan in an environment that promotes residents’ rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and person-centered care while working closely with an interdisciplinary team.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, with on-call rotation

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide treatment and care following the resident service plan. Manage resident service plans
  • Evaluate clinical documentation (weights, vitals, progress notes, etc.) and follow up with any clinical interventions.
  • Review and complete follow up of incident reports with interdisciplinary team
  • Observe and record signs, symptoms, behaviors, reactions of residents. Complete follow up as needed.
  • Support compliance with established infection control procedures, universal safety precautions, and state/federal regulations.
  • Accurately and promptly implements physician’s orders.
  • Coordinate with pharmacy including but not limited to medication ordering, and upon their arrival, distributes them to the appropriate medication carts.
  • Maintain the standards of accurate and complete recording and reporting.
  • Complete rounds with physician group, and communicate with physician’s offices, home health agencies, laboratories, and families regarding health conditions/issues.
  • Assists with move-ins and discharge of residents. Participates in assessment of residents for move in.
  • Make report to oncoming staff regarding resident information, needs and changes in condition.
  • Maintain a professional approach with confidentiality.
  • Works collaboratively with interdisciplinary team employees to create a climate that promotes engagement and provides opportunities for growth, learning and job satisfaction.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary on-call rotation.
  • Participate in bi-annual Care Conferences with the interdisciplinary team, the resident and/or their family.
  • Assumes all other position related responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literate and familiarity with Word, Excel and Email.
  • Demonstrated clinical competencies.
  • Communicates effectively and tactfully, while recognizing age, cultural orientation, needs, abilities and physical condition, while using dementia specific interventions when appropriate.
  • Ability to display a sense of caring, concern, compassion and dignity for residents.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with residents, families, visitors, and employees.
  • Well organized and attentive to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time productively.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including fax, calculator, telephone, copier, etc.
  • Reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics skills.
  • Is resourceful and calm in emergent situations.

Education, Training, Experience:

  • Graduations from an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing or Registered Nurse Program.
  • Successful completion of the National Association LPN or RN state boards.
  • Previous nursing experience preferred, especially with the elderly population.
  • Meet on-going requirements to maintain current nursing license. Assumes responsibility for own continued personal and professional growth.
  • Attends all required in-service training and departmental meetings.

Required Licenses, Registration, and/or Certifications:

  • Possession of a current license from the Michigan Board of Nursing to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.

Nonessential Responsibilities:

  • Practice the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and accuracy.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of Resthaven Maple Woods and its residents and employees.
  • Ensure resident/customer satisfaction.
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work weekends and holidays.
  • Assumes all other position related responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Demands & Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made through Human Resources to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

  • The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; carry, pull, push, twist, turn, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch; smell; talk and hear.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, there are no extreme temperatures or working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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