PRN SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST 
Monday – Friday 

NHC HealthCare Charleston, a 115-bed 24 hour post acute center located in the West Ashley area, is in need of an experienced SLP to join the rehab department. This 5 Star facility has an experienced team of therapy professionals who treat patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Increased demand for speech therapy services has resulted in the need for an additional Speech Language Pathologist. The Director of Rehab is currently interviewing for a CCC-SLP with to provide evaluations and treatment for residents at this facility on a prn basis.

NHC offers a competitive prn rate and the benefit of working for a leader in senior care since 1971.  If you share our values of honesty, integrity and professionalism, and have a passion for senior care, apply online at nhccare.com/careers.

EOE


THIS IS A SUPERVISOR POSITION. 11PM-7AM Monday through Friday

DEPARTMENT:

Nursing

SHIFT:

All Shifts

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Registered Nurse Managers

RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING:

Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies “The Better Way” through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Health – Ability to meet performance requirements

Education and Training:

  1. Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State.
  2. Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
  3. Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision

Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

  1. Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
  2. Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
  3. Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
  4. Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
  5. Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Demands:

  1. Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
  2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
  3. Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
  4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
  5. Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
  6. Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  1. Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revisions of individualized plans of care.
  2. Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
  3. Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
  4. Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
  5. Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
  6. Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed.
  7. Assist with admitting patients and processing of physician orders as required.
  8. Assist with hiring and supervision and participates in the orientation of new nursing partners
  9. Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
  10. Assist physician during rounds
  11. Supervise nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
  12. Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
  13. Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
  14. Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
  15. Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
  16. Relieve other shifts if needed.
  17. Participate in ON-CALL Program
  18. Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  19. Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned

Other Demands:

  1. Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
  2. Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
  3. Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
  4. Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
  5. Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
  6. Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.


    RN Supervisor needed Saturday AND Sunday 7PM-7AM

    DEPARTMENT:

    Nursing

    SHIFT:

    All Shifts

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

    Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing

    RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING:

    Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies “The Better Way” through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Health – Ability to meet performance requirements

    Education and Training:

    1. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
    2. Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
    3. Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision

    Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

    1. Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
    2. Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
    3. Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
    4. Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
    5. Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.

    PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

    Physical Demands:

    1. Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
    2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
    3. Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
    4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
    5. Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
    6. Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

    1. Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revision of individualized plans of care.
    2. Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
    3. Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
    4. Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
    5. Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
    6. Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed (including IV fluids and IV meds).
    7. Assist with admitting patients as required.
    8. Assist with hiring and in the orientation of new nursing partners
    9. Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
    10. Assist physician during rounds
    11. Supervise LPNs and other nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
    12. Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
    13. Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
    14. Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
    15. Participate in ON-CALL Program
    16. Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
    17. Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
    18. Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
    19. Relieve other shifts if needed
    20. Perform other duties as assigned

    Other Demands:

    1. Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
    2. Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
    3. Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
    4. Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
    5. Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
    6. Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.


      Full-Time shifts available:

      7AM-3PM

      3 PM-11 PM

      11 PM-7 AM

      General Purpose

      Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists patient with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comforts and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group of residents.

      DEPARTMENT:

      Nursing

      IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

      RN or LPN

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Health – Ability to meet performance requirements.

      Education and Training:

      1. Must be certified nursing assistant or currently enrolled in a nurse aide training program.
      2. Attend in-service programs, as assigned, to learn procedures and develop skills and meet state requirements.

      Personal Qualifications:

      1. Sensitive to our patients’ physical and psychosocial needs.
      2. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
      3. Capable of charting accurately in the Patient Care Record or other similar form.
      4. Pleasant and cheerful personality.
      5. Tactful and courteous approach with patients and visitors.
      6. Treat all patient information as confidential material.
      7. Adhere to dress code as directed by center policy (see Personnel Manual.)

      PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

      Responsible for handling and caring for patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort under the direction of licensed nurses and patients’ physicians.

      Physical Demands:

      1. Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.
      2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on frequent basis.
      3. Able to bend, stoop, squat or twist frequently in a day.
      4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
      5. Able to speak clearly enough to adequately communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
      6. Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.
      7. Able to read and write so that center charting requirements can be met.
      8. Report any medical conditions, such as communicable disease, that might interfere with providing direct patient care.

      Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

      1. Understands and practices universal precautions with all patient.
      2. Performs all tasks/procedures included on assignment or reports to charge nurse any tasks not completed.
      3. Assists in the preparation for admission of patients.
      4. Assists in and accompany patients in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
      5. Provides post-mortem care.
      6. Provides morning care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
      7. Provides evening care, which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, special skin care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room, and other general care as needed.
      8. Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients; lifting and turning patients; applying/utilizing special equipment; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; and ambulating the patient using a gait belt.
      9. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
      10. Adheres to policies and procedures of the center the Department of Nursing.
      11. Participates in socialization activities on the unit and assists patients to activities.
      12. Turns and positions as ordered and/or as needed, making sure no rough surfaces are in direct contact with the body. Lifts and turns with proper and safe mechanics and with available resources.
      13. Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to an RN or LPN.
      14. Ensures that patients are dressed properly and assists as necessary. Ensures that clothing is properly stored in dressers or on hangers. Ensures that all patients are clean and dry at all times.
      15. Checks unit for adequate linen and supplies.
      16. Restrains patients properly when ordered. Understands reason for restraint and suggests less restrictive measures if possible.
      17. Accompanies patients to appointments as directed.
      18. Provides reality orientation in daily care.
      19. Prepares patients for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients.
      20. Distributes drinking water, ice and other nourishments to patients.
      21. Performs general care activities for patients in isolation, adhering to the center’s Infection Control Policies.
      22. Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs, and makes rounds to assigned patients.
      23. Assists patients with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
      24. Collects and transports specimens as directed.
      25. Reports (and records when appropriate) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents.
      26. Familiar with Nursing Care Plans and contributes when new information available.
      27. Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment, reports equipment that is out of order, reports other problems to the charge nurse, maintains appropriate handling of clean and soiled linen and stores supplies on the unit.
      28. Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
      29. Attends in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
      30. Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.

      Other Demands:

      1. Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
      2. Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
      3. Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
      4. Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
      5. Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
      6. Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.

      THE ABOVE STATEMENTS REFLECT THE GENERAL DUTIES CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO DESCRIBE THE PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB AS IDENTIFIED, AND SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE WORK REQUIREMENTS THAT MAY BE INHERENT IN THE POSITION.



        General Purpose
        Performs various duties associated with the production and service of patient meals.
        RESPONSIBLE TO:
        Directory of Dietary / Dietary Manager / Assistant Dietary Manager / Cook
        QUALIFICATIONS:
        Must have a sincere interest in foodservice and enjoy working with geriatric and other healthcare patients.
        Must have, or be willing to learn, food preparation, and simple cooking skills.
        Must have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, therapeutic and modified diet information to use in preparing and serving patient trays.
        Must have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, correct sanitation procedures and use these on a daily basis.
        Must be willing to perform repetitive tasks daily.
        Must possess and use excellent customer service and communication skills.
        Must be able to follow oral and/or written instructions.
        Must be able to speak and understand English. May be required to have reading skills.
        Must be able to read and/or understand labels on chemicals and MSDS sheets and be able to use these products safely and correctly.
        Must be in good mental and physical condition.
        Must work cooperatively and productively with all partners in Dietary and in all departments following established policies of the center.
        Must be willing to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, must be at work on time and during scheduled shift.
        May be required to have or obtain a Food Handlers Certificate or Sanitation Course, as required by state regulations.
        Must be able to work under supervision.
        PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
        Must be able to be on feet standing or walking most of the working day and must be able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist numerous times daily.
        Must be able to lift 50-60 pounds, sweep and mop floors, and push/pull carts. Must be able to climb on safety ladders to perform cleaning, storage, or other duties.
        Must be able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity requirements.
        Must possess mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.
        Must be able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients as well as communicate with staff.
        Must be able to handle and use all food service equipment of standard height and design used in food preparation, service, and cleanliness.
        Must be able to taste and smell foods to determine quality and palatability.
        Must be able to withstand changes of extreme temperatures while working around ranges in kitchens or entering walk-in freezer, etc. In dishroom, must be able to work in a noisy room with a warm, moist, and odorous atmosphere.
        Must be alert and work safely and cautiously to avoid cuts and burns while working with kitchen equipment and to avoid falls while working on or near wet and slippery floors.
        Must not have any medical conditions which would endanger self or others if such should occur while in the Dietary Department or during patient contact.
        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
        Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:
        Must demonstrate qualities of being a self-starter and be able to make independent decisions when necessary.
        Has a thorough understanding of all regulations (local, state, and federal) which affect dietary including, but not limited to, patient care, sanitation, labor, fire, safety, and disaster and complies to these regulations.
        Assists in maintaining the dietary department in a safe, secure, and sanitary manner and reports any problems to the Dietary Manager.
        Uses good judgment in conserving supplies, preventing food waste, and conserving utilities. Reports any food, supply, and equipment needs or concerns to the Dietary Manager.
        Assists in receiving and storing food and supplies to prevent waste and assure quality products. Dates, labels, and stores items properly. Uses proper food handling techniques.
        Responsible for scraping, stacking, washing, and sanitizing dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. and for removing broken and chipped dishes and glassware from use. Wraps flatware if needed.
        Properly transports and stores dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. Responsible for having sufficient quantities of clean and sanitized dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. to meet time schedule for meal preparation and service.
        Cleans and sanitizes the dish machine and dish room. Empties and cleans/sanitizes the trash can. Keeps work area clean and uncluttered and completes assigned cleaning duties.
        Assists cook, if needed, in preparing and serving foods for all diets, including therapeutic diets, according to planned menus, using proper portions and special diet items. Prepares beverages, breads, and other menu items as assigned.
        Communicates and cooperates with the staff, patients, and their families.
        Sets up trays for service, sorts diet cards and/or selective menus.
        Serves trays on tray line and checks trays for accuracy of diets, preferences, and quality before they are delivered. Delivers carts to floors as needed.
        Busses tables in dining room; cleans/sanitizes table tops.
        Attends in-service and other necessary training.
        In absence of the Director of Dietary, Dietary Manager, and Assistant Dietary Manager, is responsible to the cook for supervision in the Dietary Department
        Adheres to the dress code for the department.
        Performs other tasks as necessary and appropriate.


        7p-7a 3 days a week, weekend availability is a plus.  Must be interested in working within an HRO framework to meet quality standards that promote zero patient harm.  Encouraging growth of those who work around you is highly valued and an expectation of a nurse leader at NHC- Charleston.

        DEPARTMENT:

        Nursing

        SHIFT:

        All Shifts

        IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

        Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing

        RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING:

        Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

        POSITION SUMMARY:

        Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies “The Better Way” through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

        QUALIFICATIONS:

        Health – Ability to meet performance requirements

        Education and Training:

        1. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
        2. Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
        3. Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision

        Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

        1. Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
        2. Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
        3. Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
        4. Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
        5. Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.

        PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

        Physical Demands:

        1. Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
        2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
        3. Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
        4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
        5. Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
        6. Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity

        Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

        1. Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revision of individualized plans of care.
        2. Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
        3. Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
        4. Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
        5. Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
        6. Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed (including IV fluids and IV meds).
        7. Assist with admitting patients as required.
        8. Assist with hiring and in the orientation of new nursing partners
        9. Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
        10. Assist physician during rounds
        11. Supervise LPNs and other nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
        12. Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
        13. Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
        14. Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
        15. Participate in ON-CALL Program
        16. Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
        17. Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
        18. Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
        19. Relieve other shifts if needed
        20. Perform other duties as assigned

        Nurse Needed on Fridays 11PM-7AM

        DEPARTMENT:

        Nursing

        SHIFT:

        All Shifts

        IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

        Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Registered Nurse Managers

        RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING:

        Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

        POSITION SUMMARY:

        Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies “The Better Way” through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

        QUALIFICATIONS:

        Health – Ability to meet performance requirements

        Education and Training:

        1. Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State.
        2. Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
        3. Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision

        Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

        1. Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
        2. Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
        3. Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
        4. Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
        5. Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.

        PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

        Physical Demands:

        1. Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
        2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
        3. Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
        4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
        5. Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
        6. Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity

        Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

        1. Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revisions of individualized plans of care.
        2. Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
        3. Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
        4. Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
        5. Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
        6. Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed.
        7. Assist with admitting patients and processing of physician orders as required.
        8. Assist with hiring and supervision and participates in the orientation of new nursing partners
        9. Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
        10. Assist physician during rounds
        11. Supervise nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
        12. Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
        13. Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
        14. Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
        15. Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
        16. Relieve other shifts if needed.
        17. Participate in ON-CALL Program
        18. Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
        19. Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
        20. Perform other duties as assigned

        Other Demands:

        1. Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
        2. Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
        3. Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
        4. Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
        5. Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
        6. Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.