Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

• Supervises and evaluates all direct resident care and initiates corrective action as necessary.

• Provides clinical supervision of nursing assistants and Licensed Practical Nurses providing direct resident care.

• Follows staffing guidelines and makes nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the resident population.

• Assumes responsibility for compliance with federal, state and local regulations within the assigned unit.

• Ensures that all physician renewal orders and physician documentation is timely and appropriate.

• Conducts resident rounds, reporting problems to nursing supervisor and initiating corrective action.

• Identifies resident problems and emergency situations, and initiates immediate "life saving" measures within the scope of nursing practice and in accordance with advance directives.

• Administers and documents medications, enteral nutrition, and treatments per the physician's order and accurately records all care provided and observations daily.

Prerequisites:

• Graduate of an accredited RN school of Nursing.

• Current license in Massachusetts as RN.

• Knowledge of Geriatric Nursing required.

• Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support in accordance with American Heart Association or American Red Cross standards required.

• Knowledge of growth and development across the life span.

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