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Employer: Salem Care and Rehabilitation Center
Location: Salem, SD 57058
Employment Type: Full Time

Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, the employee utilizes a general understanding of the principles of nursing and basic physical assessment skills in the development and implementation of individualized nursing care plans to ensure that the needs of the residents are met. The employee assists in the orientation and provides supervision of nursing personnel, attends to the daily operations of the unit on a per shift and unit level, and assumes responsibilities of a leadership role as need.


1. Takes an active role in direct resident assessment and care.
2. Supervises and coordinates nursing personnel in providing direct resident care in adherence to state, federal and corporate guidelines.
3. Formulates individualized nursing care plans utilizing the nursing process.
4. Assesses each resident shift and implements a change in the course of care as needed.
5. Assists the physician on rounds and ensures that pertinent information is communicated to and from him/her and orders are taken correctly.
6. Participates in the training and supervision of nursing personnel.
7. Utilizes effectively the general principles of leadership and supervision.
8. Manages conflict through effective problem-solving and communication skills.
9. Acts calmly and efficiently in handling emergency situations.
10. Prepares daily assignment of duties, treatments, and miscellaneous tasks.
11. Assumes responsibility for the identification of potential safety hazards and for the identification of noncompliance with corporate guidelines as set forth in the policy and procedure manual.
12. Maintains accurate resident care records and documents pertinent data reflecting the use of the nursing process.
13. Attends and participates productively in the resident care meetings, staff meeting and in-services.
14. Takes and active role in teaching (formal or informal presentation) with residents, families and staff.
15. Dispenses medication and performs treatments, as per physician’s order, and in accordance with policies, procedures, and licensure standard of practice.
16. Assures that each resident’s attending physician and family or responsible party are promptly notified of any significant change in the resident’s health condition.
17. Ensures that residents and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals’ needs and rights.
18. Performs additional duties as requested.


1. The Registered Nurse interacts with customers, families, visitors, facility, and corporate personnel.
2. Carries out other tasks as requested in situations where hands-on intervention/participation may be required.
3. May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays weekends, to work in different units and positions, and to work overtime as facility needs require.
4. Must practice good personal hygiene and follow required dress code.
5. Must provide annual verification of a negative TB skin test.


1. This position requires a current valid Registered Nurse license issues in the state where the person will practice, and the candidate must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing.
2. Up-to-date physical assessment skills and comprehensive knowledge of nursing principles are required.
3. Recent experience in geriatric or rehabilitative nursing and experience in supervisory capacity are preferred.


Customer Focus:  Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Integrity and Trust:  Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Listening:  Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.

Conflict Management:  Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.

Informing:  Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit and/or organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.

Drive for Results:  Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Problem Solving:  Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.

Building Effective Teams:  Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; foster open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in a team.

1. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English including the ability to make oral presentations to individuals and groups.
2. Ability to relate positively, effectively and appropriately with patients, families, community members, volunteers and other hospital staff on a daily basis. Possess special interest in, and a positive attitude about, working with long-term care patients and the elderly.


Contact Information

Salem Care and Rehabilitation Center
500 Colonial Drive
Salem, SD 57058

Other Information

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