Up to $2,000 Sign-On Bonus Available for Qualifying Candidates
This is a full time position, 2:30pm-11pm, with on-call coverage some holidays and weekends. In this role you will have an integral role in providing comprehensive nursing care to patients after acute hospitalization. Will demonstrate a high quality of care to the patients, will delegate nursing tasks to the licensed nurses/nursing assistants on the unit and excel in providing customer service to patients, families and visitors. Responsibilities: Daily rounds on unit to assess patient; Review new admission charts with appropriate follow-up as needed; Review new orders from previous 24 hours for accuracy; Enter new orders; Weekly wound assessment/measurements; Review patient documentation for discharge (md order, discharge referral complete, education/teaching completed); Ensure completion of education required for safe discharge/identify barriers to education and collaborate with interdisciplinary team; Ensure staffing is in place in dining room on unit-Ensure dietary recommendations, daily labs, psych recommendations are reviewed by MD/NP with appropriate follow through; Update care plans with change in status or with post incident interventions; Assist with medication dispensing and treatments as needed. Requirements: Must be a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse with current Massachusetts nursing registration and be IV certified of peripheral and central lines, or become so within six months of employment and maintain certification through annual education related to IV therapy. Must be or become CPR Certified within 6 months of employment and maintain certification. Preferred: Two (2) years’ experience in long term, with one (1) year experience in a charge nurse role; have general knowledge of regulations pertaining to nursing care in long term care and how they apply to residents, staff, and the facility. The successful candidate will be a highly competent and organized professional who values safety, security and patient wellness above all and have a positive attitude, be conscientious, thorough and considerate, be reliable, dependable, flexible, and have a good prior work history.