The primary purpose of a Registered Nurse's position is to provide each of the residents with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with each resident's assessments and care plan.
Registered Nurse (RN) Essential Functions:
- Works using the guidelines established from the Nurse Practice Act and Policies and Procedures and nursing judgement.
- Assesses, plans, and evaluates nursing care delivered to patients/residents requiring long-term or rehabilitation care.
- Delivers nursing care to patients/residents requiring long-term or rehabilitative care.
- Implements the patient/resident plan of care and evaluates the patient/resident response.
- Directs and supervises care given by other nursing personnel.
- Provides input in the formulation and evaluation of standards of care.
- Maintains knowledge of necessary documentation requirements.
- Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance and use.
- Maintains confidentiality and patient/resident rights, regarding all patient/resident personnel information.
- Provides patient/resident/family caregiver education as directed.
- Conducts self in a professional manner in compliance with unit and facility policies.
- Works rotating shifts, holidays and weekends as scheduled.
- Initiates emergency support measures.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Registered Nurse credentialed from the Illinois Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date
- Must be CPR certified
- Previous experience in long-term care is preferred
- Compassionate and empathetic personality