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Treatment Nurse

Company: Oak River Rehab
Location: Anderson
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION:

The primary function of the Treatment Nurse is to insure effective and efficient nursing care is provided as prescribed by the physician and as required by the facility's policies and procedures.

REPORTING:

This position is responsible to the Director of Nursing.

QUALIFICATIONS/REOUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Graduate of accredited school of nursing
  • License: Current, active license as Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse (L VN)
  • Work Experience: Experience in long term geriatric nursing care
  • Language Skills: Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical information, and to be easily understood through verbal communication in the English language.
  • Mathematical Skills: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, and volume.

Communication Skills:

  • Must have exceptional communication imcl c.nstomer servic.e skills, imcl he empathetic.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, responsible parties, staff and outside resources and agencies.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTlONS:

  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives and policies and procedures that are necessary for providing quality care.
  • Identify, manage and treat specific skin disorders .
  • Provide assessment and diagnostic services to residents.
  • Ensure that residents with decubitus ulcers receive appropriate prophylaxis and treatment.
  • Implement and maintain established policies and procedures relative to skin care treatments .
  • Participate in facility surveys by authorized government agencies as may be requested .
  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the attending physician, Medical Director or the DON concerning the status and care of the residents.
  • Initiate requests for consultation or refen-al.
  • Examine the resident and his/her records and chart and discriminate between normal and abnormal findings in order to know when to refer resident to physician for evaluation.
  • Confer with the DON and/or other licensed personnel regarding skin disorders .
  • Consult with IDT team concerning assessment evaluations and assist in planning and developing the skin care treatment.
  • Assist in monitoring the inventory of medications; medical supplies and equipment to ensure an adequate supply of skin care products are on hand to meet the needs of residents.
  • Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports and charting .
  • Attend and participate in continuing education programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, as well as maintain your license on a current status.
  • Report all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property .
  • Comply with resident rights ensuring that all residents are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity, and respect.
  • Must function as a team member and have flexibility .
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action .
  • Possess the ability to deal tactfully and harmoniously with personnel, residents and all visitors .
  • Shows dependability by being punctual; maintains consistent attendance .
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.

JOB FUNCTlONS:

  • Serve on and work with the Interdisciplinary Care Plan Team in developing a comprehensive assessment and care plan for assigned residents.
  • Serve on, participate and attend various other committees of the facility as required and/or as appointed by the Administrator or DON.
  • Meet with and solicit advice from the Medical Director and DON concerning the skin care of the residents.
  • Evaluate and implement recommendations from established committees as they may pertain to the medical activities of the facility and skin care ofresidents.
  • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices
  • Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
  • Attend and participate in mandated state, OSHA and CDC in- service training programs .
  • Participate as requested by DON in the planning and conducting of in-service training concerning dermatologic nursing skills and procedures used in the facility.
  • Provide preventive health care services by making recommendations to the resident in the prevention of common skin disorders.
  • Provide information to resident and family members or preventive techniques and other ways to maintain or improve the general health and psychosocial status ofresident.
  • Participate in educational programs for residents and their family members relative to skin care when a resident is being discharged to home.
  • Be familiar with and use as appropriate all items of personal protective equipment. Is subject to frequent interruptions .
  • Works beyond normal working hours, weekends and holidays when necessary .
  • Is subject to call-back during emergency conditions and other times as needed .
  • May he necessary to m,sist in the evacuation ofresidents during emergency situations
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace .
  • Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing

Keywords: Oak River Rehab, Redding , Treatment Nurse, Other , Anderson, California

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