Berkshire Healthcare RN Float nurse PT or up to FT in Peabody, Massachusetts

  • Participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the facility.

    • Make rounds with physicians as necessary.

    • Consult with the resident's physician in providing the resident's care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as necessary.

    • Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care.

    • Administer services such as catheterization, tube feedings, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy, etc.

    • Obtain specimens for lab tests as ordered.

    • Direct nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, & guidelines governing long-term care.

    • Ensure that all nursing personnel assigned to you comply with the written policies and procedures established by this facility.

    • Meet with your assigned nursing staff, as well as support personnel, in planning the shifts' services, programs, and activities.

    • Participate in the facility's performance improvement program for the nursing service department.

    • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as may be requested.

    • Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.

    • Complete medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.

    • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician.

    • Ensure adequate medications, supplies, and equipment is on hand to meet nursing needs.

    • Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as necessary, and in accordance with established policies.

    • Dispose of drugs and narcotics as required, and in accordance with established procedures.

    • Participate in evaluations, staffing requirements, and recommendations concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc.

    • Review and evaluate your department's work force and make recommendations to the Nurse Supervisor.

    • Make rounds to ensure that personnel are performing in accordance w/ nursing standards.

    • Meet with nursing personnel regularly to assist in identifying and correcting problems, and/or to improve services.

    • Maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest & positive emphasis, and a calm environment.

    • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.

    • Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary.

    • Inform family members of the death of the resident.

    • Call funeral homes when requested by the family. Ensure that established post-mortem procedures are followed.

    • /Education/*

    • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved LPN/RN program.

/Requirements/ (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)

  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN or LPN in this state.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.

  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

  • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.

  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc.,

  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.

  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.

  • Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.

  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight

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