The basic function of this position is to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate all nursing activities for a specific area of a nursing unit in conjunction with the head nurse or charge nurse of the unit.
This position is for a Skilled Nursing Facility in Sebastopol, CA.
Accepts responsibilities delegated by the head nurse or team leader.
Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the nursing care provided in the area assigned.
Exhibits leadership in interpreting and applying the philosophy and objectives of nursing service at the facility assigned, in optimizing the skills of staff assigned to his/her responsibility, and in making team decisions.
In a primary care nursing setting, is responsible for total patient care, including medications, orders, assessments, treatments, and individual patient care plan.
Maintains accurate patient clinical records, executes physicians’ orders, keeps accurate problem-oriented nurse’s notes which reflect conditions, response to treatment, progress, and assessment in accordance with accepted nursing standards.
Assists the physician with procedures and treatments, administers treatments including sterile procedures.
Participates in team conferences.
Guides personnel in evaluating patient needs and conditions.
Performs patient care within the principles of nursing, reporting pertinent observations, complaints, or conditions to the team leader, head nurse, or physician.
Assists head nurse or charge nurse in personnel work evaluation.
Practices cost effective use of equipment and supplies.
Attends and supports in-service education programs, seminars, and nursing education.
Participates in, initiates, or coordinates BCLS when necessary.
The physical effort routinely required to accomplish work activities includes lifting and transferring clients (ability to lift at least 50 pounds), prolonged standing and walking, frequent bending and reaching, ability to move heavy objects, visual acuity, aural acuity, manual dexterity, the ability to write legibly, and the ability to perform and maintain CPR certification.
Exposed intermittently to infectious disease, radiation, and chemical and biological hazards.
Must practice in accordance with the standard of nursing practice at all times.
Individual client job descriptions with unit’s specific requirements and instructions are generally available at each facility. Nurses are expected to review these upon assignment.
Current active Registered Nurse license in the state of assignment.
Must have one years validated experience in the last three years.
Health screening requirements.
Reliable transportation / current driver’s license.
Two (2) positive work references.
Favorable criminal background check.
Satisfactory 90-day and annual evaluations.
A negative TB or CXR within 30 days of hire.
Ability to read English and to chart in English.
Education and Training
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
CPR upon hire and annual renewal and advanced certificate as required.
- Skilled nursing: 1 year (Preferred)
- BLS, (Required)
- Registered Nurse (RN) (Required)