About the Role
As a RN you will impact the lives of Residents through implementation of the goals and objectives of the unit, nursing service and facility through coordinating resident care management and staff direction and by providing direct nursing care to residents.
What You’ll Do
As a member of our team you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:
- Insure that the individual health care plan is followed; administer or supervise treatments prescribed by physicians.
- Make meaningful rounds of all residents, utilizing health care plans; make rounds with physicians and accurately and timely records visits on charts.
- Administer parenteral, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections; performs in house testing procedures; take and record vital signs.
- Assist in maintaining current health care plans according to a schedule rotation and documenting acute episodes or significant changes in resident status.
- Supervise aides in the performance of their duties by monitoring their work; assign aides to residents, specifying break times and special duties to be completed.
- Meet with director as needed and participate in staff meetings to keep staff performing at optimum level.
- Personally receive or place all calls to physician and follow through with physician’s orders timely and accurately.
- Supervise (or personally handle) the preparation and administration of prescribed medications accurately.
- Order all new medications and refills; gives initial dose of all new medications and chart it timely and accurately.
- Order and maintain nursing supplies; monitor condition of medication room, cart and refrigerator.
- Direct charting on his/her shift and make detailed evaluation of all resident charting in accordance with facility policy, regulatory guidelines and resident status.
- Recognize significant changes in the condition of the resident and take necessary action as directed by Director of Nursing.
- Professionally communicate with resident families and respond to questions or concerns.
- Supervise serving of prescribed diets and fluid intake; report persistent unresolved problems to the physician and/or the Director of Nursing or appropriate discipline.
- Supervise the preparation of, or prepare, incident reports.
- Accurately and timely complete comprehensive assessments and appropriate discharge documentation.
- Detect and correct situations that have a probability of causing accidents or injuries to residents or others immediately.
- Intervene in resident disputes or disruptive behavior, if necessary, to maintain proper facility harmony and resident safety.
- Accurately monitor nursing equipment, repairs, and/or replacement.
- Adhere to the Registered Nurse practice standards as established by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.
- Provide additional leadership for ancillary staff.
- Work schedules, assignments and units as requested by the facility to meet business needs.
- Maintain compliance with all Buckner policies, procedures and requirements. Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulatory requirements.
- Work successfully as part of a team and responsible for developing then maintaining strong working relationships with co-workers.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings and training as required.
- Perform general office tasks as required.
- Perform special assignments, projects, and other duties as required.
What You’ll Bring to the Team
To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:
- Requires in-depth understanding of a specialized area of knowledge normally associated with the attainment of a degree from an accredited school of nursing followed by the attainment of a Texas nursing license. Minimum 2 years prior related experience in long term care preferred.
- Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must hold and maintain a current Texas nursing licensure. Must complete and/or meet training, certification required by Buckner and the State of Texas.
- Requires proficient ability to speak, read and write English.
- Requires ability to work under minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment under broad nursing case guidelines; exercise initiative, patience, tact, and demonstrate administrative and leadership ability. Requires ability to objectively analyze and evaluate.
- Proficient working knowledge of safe nursing theory and practice; including acceptable knowledge and skills related to drugs, biological, physical, social, and medical sciences, and their application required. Working knowledge of infection control, universal precautions and OSHA standards required.
- Proficient working knowledge of principles and methods involved in in-service instruction of nursing and auxiliary personnel, in demonstrating techniques and methods of patient-care services, and in instruction of patient’s needs required.
- Professional aptitude and comprehension of medical diagnoses, procedures, and accepted medical treatment patterns required. Proficient working knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary to administer medication and treatment as prescribed by physician required. Proficient working knowledge of medications and possible side effects required.
- Ability to recognize differences in sounds, such as voices or noises that are loud and playful instead of angry and combative required
- Requires ability to speak clearly and make self understood effectively in fact to face interactions; articulate with accuracy to speak on the phone.
- Requires ability to hear and receive verbal instructions, answer phones, communicate with people in situations with some background noise.
- Requires ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Requires ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with other employees and the public.
- Requires ability to meet emotional and physical demands of patients (and to help insure their dignity) and staff on the unit.
- Requires ability to maintain composure, positive attitude and awareness of priorities in an environment of stress and frequent interruptions.
- Requires ability to accurately create and maintain detailed records and prepare routine reports timely.
- Proficient working knowledge and ability to accurately and timely operate and perform computer related tasks with specific equipment and software applications required.
- Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, client records, medical orders, visual inspection involving small details, using measurements devices, dispensing medicines. Visual work is primarily close to observer. Depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer. Color perception for some tasks (e.g., dispensing meds, assessment of resident condition) is important.
- Requires commitment to Christian principles and teachings both professionally and personally.
- Requires ability to use up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 250 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force continuously to move objects and/or people.
- Requires ability to walk, stand and sit, sometimes for prolonged periods of time. Requires ability to bend, stoop, twist, turn, reach, lift, carry, pull, push, climb, kneel, walk and stand over 75% of shift.
- Requires sufficient good health to properly discharge duties. Employees shall not be permitted to work who have infectious disease or skin lesion for the duration of the communicability.
At Buckner one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:
- Medical and Dental benefits for employees and their eligible dependents;
- Life insurance;
- Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits;
- Paid Time Off and Holidays;
- Retirement Savings Plan; and
- The 5Star Fun Benefit: encourages employees to spread good cheer to their co-workers and others, creating a happy, healthy environment for all!
The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.