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Registered Nurse

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Location
Santa Cruz, CA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Jan 11, 2019
Job ID
2650483
COMPANY PROFILE:
Near the Pacific Ocean on the beautiful California Coast, in the vibrant town of Santa Cruz, we offer comfortable, supportive, and enriching lifestyles with beautiful accommodations and amenities. Our ultimate goal is to bring the highest quality of life to our residents and dedicated to our philosophy of social, psychological, spiritual, and physical well-being of every individual.
 
COMMUNITY:
  • Short drive to the beautiful beach with a boardwalk and wharfs
  • 15 minutes from Wilder Ranch State Park is only
  • Relaxing and beautiful neighborhoods
 
THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY:
 
Nurses assists with ensuring the quality of care of all residents. This position requires creativity,
flexibility, time management skills, and a knowledge base of the geriatric population who may have
complex medical needs. It also requires the ability to provide health services training to other
employees of the Community, and to oversee the medication administration program
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
General management responsibilities include, but are not limited
to the following:
1. Responsible for fulfilling daily, weekly and monthly job checklist duties and other duties as
needed.
2. Assist the Executive Director to ensure that policies, procedures and state regulations are being
followed
3. Assist with writing plans of correction
4. Conduct internal quality assurance departmental audits
5. Assess the health conditions and needs of the residents upon move in and when a change of
condition indicates assessment
6. In conjunction with Program Administrator/Executive Director, establish the appropriate
level of care for the resident, based on their care needs
7. Ensure the resident safety needs are met, utilizing specific assessment and evaluation tools
8. Ensure routine resident assessments are met on a quarterly basis
9. Participate in the development of the Plan of Care; Attend the Plan of Care meetings as
indicated by Community policy or the resident’s medical condition
10. Become proficient at gathering and in-putting information into an electronic care/service plan
system; Implement interim service plans as needed
11. Ensure staff becomes familiar with changes in the resident’s care needs
12. Serve as a liaison between the Community, family and resident when needed
13. Communicate and coordinate with case managers, guardians, family members or regulators
when resident’s safety is at risk
14. Coordinate care with outside providers when higher level of care is required
15. Perform medication room and medication cart audits as needed
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16. Monitor the 24-hour communication and alert system for compliance; Appropriately and timely
assess residents who have been put on alert status; Remove residents from alert after
appropriate assessment of their condition
17. Review all physician’s transcriptions, progress notes, discharge orders, move in orders, and
hospital notes; update as necessary every 90 days
18. Investigate incidents and behavior changes that require a License Nurse assessment; Document
all incidents and changes in the resident’s progress notes
19. Provide assistance with general record keeping and filing as needed
20. Become knowledgeable of all state regulations governing assisted living communities
21. Exercise professional judgment and carefully adhere to all written standards, personnel
administration policies and procedures
22. Treat as confidential any information about the customers and personnel of the Community or
their business, products, techniques, methods, systems, price books, advertising, plans and
policies. Employee will not, during their employment, or at any time thereafter, disclose such
information, in whole or in part, to any person, firm, or corporation for any reason or purpose
whatsoever as stated in the signed confidentiality agreement
23. Conduct yourself and the business at all times so as not to detract from, or to reflect adversely
on the reputation of the Community
24. Perform other duties as assigned or needed
 
Supervisory Responsibilities
 
This position will not directly supervise employees, but will have some coaching, mentoring and
training responsibilities in conjunction with Resident Care Coordinator/Executive Director
25. Develop and implement training programs as directed
26. Provide reference tools to the Medication Assistants in order for them to be proficient at their
job
27. Make periodic observations of Medication Assistant’s skills while performing their job duties
28. Provide necessary feedback to the Program Administrator/ED regarding the health service
staff in the performance of their job duties
29. Provide nurse delegation according to the states nurse practice act; Update delegation as
required; Never delegate to anyone who is not capable of performing the task safely
30. Participates with Community managers in conducting the new hire orientations
31. Assist with and provide monthly educational in-services as requested
32. Responsible for ensuring that all employees work in a safe manner and that unsafe actions are
to be managed. Compliance with Safety Committee standards is required
 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • A current RN license in the state of employment
  • Prefer a minimum of one (1) year prior nursing experience in a Senior Living Community or related business
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to speak English proficiently
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions



 

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