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RN - PRN Shifts - Lutheran Hillside Village Care Center

Company: Lutheran Senior Services
Location: Hillside
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description:

Looking for a position that's more than just a job? At Lutheran Senior Services, team members at all levels find their calling in our mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest. Work in an environment where you are part of a community and appreciated by the people you work with - residents and coworkers - every day.

Introduction

At Lutheran Senior Services, team members at all levels find their calling in our mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest. In this work environment, all team members are part of a community and appreciated by the people they work with - residents and coworkers - every day.

Summary

The Registered Nurse (RN) performs nursing functions within the scope of practice and provides and/or coordinates care and services to meet the residents' physical, psychosocial, and functional care needs.

Job Responsibilities

Practices nursing care within the scope of licensure and in accordance with the state Nurse Practice Act; Keeps a current active license; Follows state and federal licensure rules and regulations for the level of care in which they practice and in accordance with LSS clinical and administrative policies and procedures

Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team in defining individualized plans of care for each resident; Works closely with nursing leadership to ensure regulatory compliance; Promotes individual and team learning and provides teaching and role modeling of professional nursing practices to staff for quality clinical care

Mixes TPNs, hangs first bag of blood for infusions, accesses, and de-accesses ports, performs IV pushes, and carries out other duties consistent with the registered nurse licensure

Passes medication and/or oversees the medication ordering and administration process

Maintains a working knowledge and understanding of the observation/assessment and documentation process for the level of licensure in which they work, including care and service plans and the MDS as applicable

Utilizes the electronic medical record to capture full clinical documentation in accordance with policy and procedures

Observes resident status as necessary to assure quality care; Coordinates with other resident services to assure continuity of care; Documents medical information and maintains detailed, timely, and accurate reports

Maintains a safe, comfortable, and functional environment by assessing potential hazards; Implements practices to maintain optimum safety

Oversees and directs the certified staff and others as assigned to ensure the LSS standards of care and services are provided

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

A desire to perform a clinical role on a "People First" team with an understanding of the responsibilities and the expectations for the role

RN licensure in state of practice

Must be CPR certified

Specialized training or experience in gerontological nursing preferred

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The physical requirements and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to lift 30lbs, and push/pull 50lbs. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, speech clarity, speech recognition, written expression, and requires sensory abilities.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.

A well-lighted and ventilated working area that has its own temperature control system (air conditioning and heat); Is subject to emotionally upset residents, or family members; Is willing to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary; Is subject to exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals; Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B virus within guidelines of standard precautions; Appropriate ergonomic and personal safety equipment is provided as needed.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and standards.

Additional Information:

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Keywords: Lutheran Senior Services, Chicago , RN - PRN Shifts - Lutheran Hillside Village Care Center, Healthcare , Hillside, Illinois

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