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Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor

JOB DESCRIPTION:
To provide nursing care to the residents as prescribed by the physician, and in accordance with established facility protocol, local, state and federal regulations.
To lead and/or direct licensed, certified and non-professional staff in the delivery of direct resident care.
ACCOUNTABILITY:Assistant Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assess the overall status of the residents and document in the medical record.
Monitor the residents' activity and provide nursing care in accordance with physician orders, care plans, local, state and federal regulations, as well as established facility protocol.
Coordinate, prepare for and assist with new admissions, transfers, and discharges.
Communicate with residents, family members, other disciplines and health care
professionals regarding the status of the resident.
Lead and monitor licensed personnel and other professional and non-professional staff in the delivery of resident care.
Schedule job assignments and duties.
Supervise, evaluate and discipline the overall performance of the nursing staff.
Assist with the presentation of in-service training programs for facility staff.
Monitor the environment and care practices of personnel in order to ensure compliance with established fire, disaster, safety, Infection Control and Blood-borne Pathogen programs.
Assist with developing and implementing written care plans for individual residents.
Delegate duties to nursing staff.
Evaluate or assist with the evaluations of the nursing staff.
Report occupational exposure in accordance with established facility protocol.
Make daily rounds to all resident care areas in order to observe nursing staff as they perform assigned duties in accordance with established facility protocol.
Be knowledgeable about and promote resident rights.
Prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation in the elderly.
Promote a safe, clean environment in which the residents may live.
Check the Twenty Four Hour Report daily in order to be aware of changes in the residents' conditions and/or plan of treatment.
Assist with M.D.S.+ and Total Care Plan meetings, as indicated.
Any other duties and responsibilities, as requested by the Director of Nursing.
Assist on the floor, as needed.
Become a participating facility team member with the residents as first priority.
COGNITIVE AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Talking:
Communicating with residents, families, physicians, visitors and staff
Hearing:
Taking instructions from the Administrator
To respond to resident complaints and requests
To respond appropriately to disaster instructions and pages
Sight:
For performing job effectively and correctly
Smell:
For accurate detection and maintenance of facility odors
Touch:
In order to detect changes in temperature
LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:
Must be a Registered Nurse (R.N.) currently licensed and in good standing with the Board of Nursing in the State in which the facility is located.
SUMMARY OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE:
Tasks and procedures performed by the employee involve risks classified by C.D.C. as Category I. (Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply.)
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to tolerate a high pace as typical for a nursing facility. Must be able to take and give instructions well and enjoy working with the elderly. Although employee is required to sit for prolonged periods of time, he/she must also be able to tolerate prolonged standing and walking.



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