Benefits: Wellness program, Retirement, Health, Dental, Vision, Life, PTO.
JOB SUMMARY The Resident Wellness Nurse provides nursing care and supervision to residents in the community. This includes direct resident care, conferring with other disciplines, referring to community resources, and/or utilizing resource materials as needed. This position participates in care conferences and staff meetings complete paperwork in a timely manner and communicates with health care providers, support staff, and other community persons as needed or directed. The Resident Wellness Nurse is also responsible for conducting, coordinating, and tracking training for community care staff.
JOB RELATIONSHIPS Responsible to Resident Care Coordinator Workers Supervised: Resident Care Associates and Resident Medication Assistants
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Comprehensive Nursing Care:
A. Demonstrates appropriate physical assessment skills for initial and follow-up appraisal of resident status. Possesses adequate knowledge of clinical disease entities.
B. Demonstrates the ability to perform nursing treatments and procedures as prescribed for assigned residents. Performs those treatments in an appropriate manner.
C. Demonstrates adequate knowledge of specialized diets and medications commonly prescribed to residents and assists with administration and management as needed.
D. Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of rehabilitative and preventative aspects of care and ensures resident safety, comfort, and protection.
E. Supervises and directs care given to residents by Resident Care Associates and Resident Medication Assistants in an appropriate manner. Ensures continuity of care by appropriately directing, coaching, and counseling the support staff.
F. Participates in the training of all care staff.
G. Assists physicians or physician extenders in making rounds and assessments of residents (if applicable).
H. Marketing to community and assisting with tours as needed.
A. Documents resident status changes, resident instruction, resident/family response, and specific plan for ongoing care.
B. Maintains written care plans reflecting resident status in a timely and accurate manner.
C. Completes pre-placement and routine functional evaluations/ assessments per Eskaton policy.
D. Follows documentation procedures as required by RCFE regulations. Uses accurate medical terminology.
E. Maintains all records related to staff education and training in the community.
Personal and Professional Development
A. Attends workshops, seminars, and classes to further develop professional knowledge/skills by seeking or accepting new and challenging assignments when requested.
B. Conducts shadowing requirements for new Resident Medication Assistants.
C. Participates in orientation programs for new employees, students, or selected individuals designated by the community.
D. Participates in internal committees/projects when requested and participates in staff meetings on a regular basis.
A. Fully complies with all provisions in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Full compliance with the policy is a condition of employment.
B. Promotes compliance with the HIPPA Policy among subordinates.
A. Responsible for the supervision of Resident Care Associates and Resident Medication Assistants. Delegates and follows-up in an appropriate manner to ensure quality, equity, and consistency within the department.
B. Leads by example. Provides appropriate supervision in accordance with Eskaton's prime values and the established mission.
C. Maintains constructive relationships with managers, peers, and employees. Works toward the benefit of the community in establishing a positive work environment, demonstrating value to all staff and residents.
D. Attends, participates, and facilitates appropriate in-service and other educational or management meetings.
E. Demonstrates the ability to complete job objectives in a timely manner.
F. Demonstrates positive behavioral characteristics such as a positive attitude, initiative, cooperation, adaptability, fairness, ingenuity, and dependability.
G. Plans and organizes assignments and workflow in order to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
H. Performs other duties and assignments deemed appropriate by the Administrator.
A. Communicates unresolved work-related problems using chain of command, consistently demonstrates effective problem-solving skills, and handles confidential information appropriately.
B. Demonstrates flexibility with a changing workload/caseload sets priorities accordingly and carries out job assignments in a self-directed manner.
C. Remains calm in an environment with many demands and frequent changes and interruptions.
A. Is friendly and courteous to residents and co-workers. Models a service attitude towards others, takes ownership in solving problems, and takes the initiative to improve situations.
B. Works as a team player within the department and with other departments in the facility.
C. Assists co-workers when their own work is thoroughly completed and/or is asked by the appropriate supervisor to do so.
QUALIFICATIONS: ● Valid California Licensed Vocational Nursing Certificate or Registered Nurse license. Current CPR certification. ● Minimum of two years of recent skilled or assisted living nursing experience preferred. Prior supervisory experience. ● Possesses an in-depth knowledge of comprehensive nursing care which includes: clinical disease entities, the physical assessment skills required for initial and follow-up appraisal of all assigned residents, resident treatments, specialized diets, and medication regime for individuals. ● Must also be aware of the rehabilitative and preventative aspects concerning each resident, their safety, comfort, and protection, the usual performances indicated for disease prevention and restorative measures, the ability to document professional nursing services provided with a realistic plan for reaching short and long term goals, and to be able to make decisions regarding safety needs of residents including adequate equipment.