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Employer: Covington Care and Rehabilitation Center
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Employment Type: Full Time
DESCRIPTION

Responsible for the independent supervision of the delivery of care to a group of residents in a nursing unit.


Assess resident needs, develop individual care plans, administer nursing care, evaluate nursing care, and supervise Care Specialists (CNAs), Certified Specialist/Technicians and other personnel in the delivery of nursing care.


Adhere to state rules and regulations concerning delivery of care and assure that effective quality nursing care is delivered which is outcome focused through utilization of the nursing process.  


Develop individualized plan of care in collaboration with the resident/responsible party and interdisciplinary care team by documenting problems, statements, goals and approaches in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary care team.  


Implement plan of care consistently, effectively and cost efficiently with focus on resident centered outcomes. Identify rationale and anticipated outcomes for each nursing intervention. Assume responsibility for care interventions consistent with skill level and professional standards of care. Utilize time efficiently to assure completion of duties and responsibilities in allotted time frame.


Follow Company policies and procedures to ensure a safe, caring, comfortable and clean environment. 


Keep physician and/or other health care professionals (Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, podiatrist, dentist, etc.) informed of resident's condition; and notify physician and/or other healthcare professionals immediately of significant changes of condition.


Work in collaboration with physician and/or other health care professionals by sharing information relevant to changing plan of care.


Evaluate team and make changes as needs are recognized. Critique and take responsibility for evaluating nursing care delivered. Utilize the expertise of Nurse colleagues to evaluate plan of care.  Evaluate effectiveness of the plan of care in conjunction with the interdisciplinary care plan team.


Deliver and maintain optimum resident care and comfort by demonstrating knowledge and skills of current nursing practices. Transcribe physician and/or other health care professionals, orders appropriately and accurately. Ask for clarification of questionable orders from the ordering physician and/or other health care professionals. Perform only those activities that are within the scope of RN nursing practice. Notify physician and/or other health care professionals if orders are not carried out and document event appropriately.


Ensure accurate documentation of all medical records and reporting forms.


Promptly respond to call lights and other resident needs.

REQUIREMENTS
QUALIFICATIONS:
Must hold and maintain a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in practicing state.
Recent clinical experience, education, or specialty skills specific to geriatrics.
Demonstrate understanding that state and Federal rules and regulations govern the practices within the facility.
Ongoing pursuit of Continuing Education Credits in clinical subjects, management, personal growth and development.
Demonstrate working knowledge of infection control principles and practices.
Proven ability to communicate effectively and positively with staff, residents and family members.
Basic computer knowledge and ability with an aptitude to learn company software.
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.
Must meet all local health regulations and pass post-employment physical exam, if required. This requirement also includes drug screening, criminal background investigation and reference inquiry.
Must be capable of performing the essential job functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Drug Free Workplace

Must be able to speak, read and write in English

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Contact Information

Covington Care & Rehabilitation Center
Lucy Oromo
hr@covingtonhealthandrehab.com
3900 S Cathy Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: 605-361-8822

Other Information

Category(s): Healthcare, Nursing
Industry: Healthcare / Health Services
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: Yes
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