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Karmanos Cancer Hospital

This is a Contract position in Port Huron, MI posted October 2, 2020.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:The following description of job responsibilities and standards is intended to reflect the major responsibilities and essential duties of the job but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time:Responsible for the total nursing care of residents as directed by the Medical Director, attending physician, Director of Nursing and designated alternates.* Will make daily residents visits and will observe and evaluate physical, emotional and social needs of the resident and will complete appropriate reports and documentation. Will notify clinical coordinator and/or physician of resident status via written and verbal communication.* Participates in the resident care review process and assists in establishing resident goals, problem resolutions, approaches and revisions as needed; utilizes multidisciplinary team strategies.* Prepares assessments, resident care plans, and documents in the medical record according to established guidelines and procedures.* Is responsible for charting in residents medical chart according to facility policy and procedure and nursing standards of practice.* Is responsible for execution of the doctor’s orders as written. Will bring any concerns of validity or implementation of an order to the appropriate supervisor’s attention immediately.* Is responsible for the proper and accurate administration of medications and recording of medications given in the Medical Administration Record (MAR).* Supervises and delegates responsibilities for direct care staff per resident’s needs. Responsible for ensuring direct care staff completes daily tasks as assigned.* Maintains inventory of nursing supplies by verifying inventory levels; anticipates needed supplies;places supply orders; verify receipt of supplies; uses equipment and supplies as needed to meet the needs of the resident.* Will assist physicians with examinations and treatments as needed.* Is responsible for notifying the physician and family of death during shift of duty.* Monitor’s resident’s nursing care to ensure that resident’s rights are maintained.* Will assist in orientation, training, assessment and evaluation of all assigned staff.* Protects organization’s value by keeping resident’s personal health information confidential perHIPAA guidelines.* Adheres to facility’s safety and infection control policies.* Participates in and completes all mandatory in in-services and educational opportunities as directed; maintains professional licensure.* Performs other duties as assigned.PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS:Supports the mission and vision of Marwood through behaviors that reflect and integrate our values, as evidenced by observation, peer and customer feedback:* Acts in the best interest of the customer; keeps customers informed.* Listens to the needs of the customer and responds with empathy.* Presents a caring and professional image.* Protects the safety of residents and co-workers.* Speaks well of Marwood, co-workers and healthcare partners.* Appreciates the contributions and respects the differences of others.* Cooperates with others to achieve a common goal.* Uses time, supplies and equipment with respect.* Improves self and organization through education, innovation and change.Adheres to McLaren Health System Standards of Conduct, facility’s policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.JOB SUMMARY:Supervises and performs direct and indirect resident care as specified by individual resident care plans and physician orders according to federal, state and facility rules, regulations and policies.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:Education: Associate’s degree from an accredited universityExperience: Previous geriatric experience preferredLicensure: Current RN/LPN licensure from the State of MichiganSkills: Must be able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing. Must demonstrate computer literacy including use of computer programs and applications. Must be CPR trained and possess a current BLS certification.PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:Position requires ability to frequently lift objects up to 35 pounds and to push/pull objects more than 35 pounds; manual dexterity to frequently perform difficult manipulative tasks; gross body coordination to walk, stand, stoop, etc., hand-eye coordination to perform tasks such as keyboard skills, etc. and tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking B/Ps and calibration of equipment; visual discrimination for completing resident assessment; audio discrimination adequate to hear normal sounds with some background noise and to distinguish voice patterns, auscultation; able to concentrate on fine detail with some interruption and moderate detail with frequent interruptions, ability to frequently attend to task/function for 10-20 minutes at a time and occasionally for 20-45 minutes at a time; ability to remember multiple tasks/assignments given over long periods of time.ENVIRONMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS:Works in long term care and rehab healthcare setting with residents who are experiencing a wide range of medical, surgical, end of life, and /or psychological problems. Flexible work schedule required. Work on resident units, nurses’ stations, resident rooms, medication rooms, therapy areas, lounges, and all parts of the facility where resident care may be rendered.Occasionally may be required to exit the premises in the pursuance of medical needs either directly for the facility or resident. Exposure to blood, body tissue, and other infectious fluids.Exposure to agitated or hostile residents, family members or visitors. Occasional exposure to injuries due to unpredictable behaviors of residents. Exposure to chemical compounds of medications and treatments. May be exposed to high humidity in the building throughout the summer months.Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans