A professional nurse, currently licensed in the respective state of which you are applying, who is responsible to the Nurse Manager of specified home to which he/she is assigned.
In the absence of a Nurse Manager or the DN, an RN shall be responsible for ensuring that staff follows policies of the facility, follow up on concerns that cannot be delayed, reassign staff as necessary, communicate to administration information regarding individual/employee status changes, and if unable to secure coverage, remain on duty until replacement is found.
Education and/or Experience
May be a graduate of one of the following approved professional nursing schools: Two-year Associate Degree Program; three-year Diploma Program; or four-year BSN Program
Experience in the following areas valuable: Gerontology, rehabilitation, pediatrics, psychiatry, developmental disabilities. Experience as a charge nurse is helpful.
Certificates, Licenses or Registrations
Active and current registration in the state of employment.
Ability to assist with lifts and transfers of individuals we serve, ability to lift, push and pull 50 pounds. Frequent walking, bending, and stooping. Ability to perform CPR.
Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior)
Good working knowledge of and application of nursing skills. Expertise in providing supervision and direction to licensed practical nurses, nurse aides, and residential aides. If not currently certified, willingness and ability to complete Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc., CPR course. If assigned to CWD clinic, should have a valid driver's license and a good driving record, as defined by Bethesda.
Tact, compassion, cheerfulness, accuracy, patience, flexibility regarding scheduling (ie., shift, weekend, and holiday duty) calmness in time of emergency, ability to work well with and instruct team members in an interdisciplinary environment, ability to treat resident information as confidential, assumes added responsibilities as appropriate, genuine interest in persons with developmental disabilities and commitment to helping each resident reach his/her highest potential; ability to effectively function as a charge nurse; ability to work independently and an interest in continued professional growth. Ability to transfer residents as needed.