Edgemere LVN or RN 10-6 Weekend Nights in Dallas, Texas

Edgemere is raising expectations about retirement community living. That is why we are looking for employees who have the best qualifications, the most positive attitude and a true sense of service to others. We know that every Edgemere employee is an ambassador from our company to our residents, their families and their community. Above all, our people take inspiration from working with leaders and colleagues who strive to be the best every day.

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care prescribed and provided to the resident.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assists with the preparation, implementation and continuing evaluation of the nursing care plan.

  • Assigns tasks to Team Members and follows-up to ensure high standards of care and documentation of such care. Promotes and participates in the education of staff, team member, and resident.

  • Reviews resident treatment and implements treatments according to policy and procedure. Explains procedures and treatments to resident to gain cooperation, understanding, and alleviate apprehension.

  • Initiates a resident education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or community policy including patient and family instruction.

  • Charts pertinent information on the Nurses Record and daily summaries according to unit’s schedule.

  • Checks narcotics every shift with on-coming Nurse and corrects count according to procedure if appropriate.

  • Observes infection control measures and assures others observe as well.

  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques. Notes time and amount on patients’ charts. Knowledgeable of common action, usual dosage, and side effects.

  • Prepares equipment and aids Physician during examination and/or treatment of resident.

  • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of resident.

  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.

  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.

  • Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.

  • Makes beds, bathes and feeds patients as needed.

  • Participates in department or unit quality improvement activities.

  • May need to respond as appropriate to personal calls from the Independent Living Center. Duties in this setting may include but are not limited to providing First Aid, call emergency personnel (dial 911), and/or call family members at request of Independent Living residents.

  • Maintains compliance to all personnel policies, established community policies and procedures, and Federal and State regulations and standards, including but not limited to HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor and supports resident culture of Successful Aging.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides supervision to LPN’s, Certified Nursing Aides and others as assigned to assure delivery of consistently high quality care to residents. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferred; one to two years related experience and/or education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse License in good standing with applicable state.
  • Previous management experience preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Language Ability:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, speaking the primary language of the residents.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or Team Members of organization.

  • Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.

  • Cognitive Demands:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Computer Skills:

  • Ability to use Microsoft Windows, including Word and Excel. Ability to use email and the Internet.

  • Competencies:

  • Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.

  • Provides leadership by exhibiting confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.

  • Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.

  • Responds promptly to resident and visitor needs and assistance.

  • Supports organization's goals and values.

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.

    ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTABILITY

  • Works primarily indoors in a climate controlled setting

  • Team Members may be exposed to blood and/or body fluids with potential exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.

  • Possible exposure to unpleasant odors

  • Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual

  • Continuous exposure to residents who are ill, confused, irritable and irrational

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds independently and up to 190 pounds with assistance of a second employee and/or mechanical devices. Must be able to push up to 350 lb. (wheelchair). The employee may occasionally be required to lift greater than 190 pounds with the assistance of additional staff and/or a mechanical lift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Benefits for Full-Time Employees:

Standard Company benefits encompassing health, dental, life and disability insurance will be made available to Full Time associates effective 60 days after the 1st day of the month after start date. Paid Time off (PTO) will include 22 paid days per year, earned throughout the course of the year. New employees are eligible for vacation after 90 days of service, and time off is subject to approval.

Perks for Full-Time Employees:

  • $2,500/yr tuition reimbursement

  • $300/yr gym membership reimbursement

  • $50/yr Annaul Physical out-of-pocket expense reimbursement

  • $25/yr Sams or Costo membership reimbursement

  • $25/yr AAA membership reimbursement

  • 50% off monthly DART bus passes

  • 23% discount on Verizon wireless service; 25% discount on accessories