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Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Director of Nursing in Somerset, Kentucky

POSITION PURPOSE:

Ensures that resident's personal care needs are being met in accordance with Residents' wishes and Care Plan Objectives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:

  • Answers signal lights, bells, or intercom system to determine residents' needs and ensures call lights are within reach of resident.

  • Ensures that residents' who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.

  • Gives direct resident care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of residents.

  • Explains procedures to residents.

  • Assists residents as necessary in their activities of daily living.

  • Assists residents with bowel and bladder functions, Assists residents in preparation for and transporting to appointments, activities and social programs.

  • Assists with lifting, positioning and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc., in keeping with specific resident safety needs.

  • Provides incontinent care as needed. Dresses resident appropriate to the current weather,

  • Notifies Supervisor if resident needs clothing.

  • Changes bed linens.

  • Handles linens according to infection control guidelines.

  • Feeds residents requiring help and records meal intake.

  • Delivers and documents all snacks and supplements.

  • Offers fluids to residents frequently to ensure that residents are hydrated where designated by care plan.

  • Reviews and implements daily nursing needs as outlined by resident Care Plan or nurse managers.

  • Transports residents or assists residents with mobility needs.

  • Turns and repositions bedfast residents, alone or with assistance.

  • Takes and records temperatures, blood pressure, pulse rates, respiration rates, height, weight, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed.

  • Monitors resident's activities and reports any irregularities of resident performance to nurse managers.

  • Participates in and receives nursing report upon reporting and departing to/from work.

  • Reports all changes in residents' conditions to supervisor.

  • Cleans instruments and equipment and returns to proper area after use.

  • Maintains cleanliness of residents units, central bathing area, treatment and supply rooms, workrooms, and linen closets.

  • Provides post-mortem care as instructed.

  • Accurately records all care as directed.

  • Participates and attends periodic in-services and staff meetings.

  • Understands and adheres to the guidelines of "Residents Rights".

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

EDUCATION / REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to communicate with residents and nursing staff. Ability to speak, read, and write English. Prior experience as LTC nursing assistant preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful completion of State Approved Nursing Assistant Training and Competency Evaluation Program. Good standing in the state registry is required.

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