Thank you for your interest in taking the state certified nurse aide training program. Our program is a fast-paced class that is completed in 17 days. To be considered for the class, you must provide the following at the time of your scheduled Pre-Test:

  • Completed Application
  • Valid Photo Identification
  • Social Security Card

We will run a criminal background check as well as consult the Tennessee and/or National Abuse Registry for Children and Adults. No one with a felony conviction, certain misdemeanor charges, and/or found on the abuse registry can be admitted to the class.

Since the class is only 17 days, no absences or tardiness is permitted. You must maintain a grade average of an 85 to continue in the course.

Books and Supplies ($40) will be needed as a deposit on the first day of class and will be returned upon graduation!

Class hours are from 7:00am to 3:00pm. You can wear modest street clothes to class (no shorts, sleeveless shirts or halter tops, please). No facial piercings are to be worn to class except for earrings by female students.

If you have been accepted into the class, you will receive a phone call on or before Friday at 10:00AM. Class sizes generally range from 12-18 students

Students are chosen based on the facility need, shift availability of the candidate, entrance exam score, flexibility of the candidate, previous work history and attitude. The best qualified candidates for the class will be chosen. It is not based on those who applied first or last on application day.

Thank you for your interest in the class. Please click ‘Next’ to begin your application.


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:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
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:
Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demands:
Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revision of individualized plans of care.
Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
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
Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed (including IV fluids and IV meds).
Assist with admitting patients as required.
Assist with hiring and in the orientation of new nursing partners
Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
Assist physician during rounds
Supervise LPNs and other nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
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
Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
Participate in ON-CALL Program
Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
Relieve other shifts if needed
Perform other duties as assigned
Other Demands:
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.


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:
Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State.
Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
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:
Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demands:
Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revisions of individualized plans of care.
Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
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
Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed.
Assist with admitting patients and processing of physician orders as required.
Assist with hiring and supervision and participates in the orientation of new nursing partners
Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
Assist physician during rounds
Supervise nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
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
Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
Relieve other shifts if needed.
Participate in ON-CALL Program
Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
Perform other duties as assigned
Other Demands:
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.


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:
Must be certified nursing assistant or currently enrolled in a nurse aide training program.
Attend in-service programs, as assigned, to learn procedures and develop skills and meet state requirements.
Personal Qualifications:
Sensitive to our patients’ physical and psychosocial needs.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Capable of charting accurately in the Patient Care Record or other similar form.
Pleasant and cheerful personality.
Tactful and courteous approach with patients and visitors.
Treat all patient information as confidential material.
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:
Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.
Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on frequent basis.
Able to bend, stoop, squat or twist frequently in a day.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
Able to speak clearly enough to adequately communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.
Able to read and write so that center charting requirements can be met.
Report any medical conditions, such as communicable disease, that might interfere with providing direct patient care.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Understands and practices universal precautions with all patient.
Performs all tasks/procedures included on assignment or reports to charge nurse any tasks not completed.
Assists in the preparation for admission of patients.
Assists in and accompany patients in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
Provides post-mortem care.
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.
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.
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.
Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
Adheres to policies and procedures of the center the Department of Nursing.
Participates in socialization activities on the unit and assists patients to activities.
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.
Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to an RN or LPN.
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.
Checks unit for adequate linen and supplies.
Restrains patients properly when ordered. Understands reason for restraint and suggests less restrictive measures if possible.
Accompanies patients to appointments as directed.
Provides reality orientation in daily care.
Prepares patients for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients.
Distributes drinking water, ice and other nourishments to patients.
Performs general care activities for patients in isolation, adhering to the center’s Infection Control Policies.
Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs, and makes rounds to assigned patients.
Assists patients with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
Collects and transports specimens as directed.
Reports (and records when appropriate) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents.
Familiar with Nursing Care Plans and contributes when new information available.
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.
Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
Attends in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.
Other Demands:
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
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
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:
Must be certified nursing assistant or currently enrolled in a nurse aide training program.
Attend in-service programs, as assigned, to learn procedures and develop skills and meet state requirements.
Personal Qualifications:
Sensitive to our patients’ physical and psychosocial needs.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Capable of charting accurately in the Patient Care Record or other similar form.
Pleasant and cheerful personality.
Tactful and courteous approach with patients and visitors.
Treat all patient information as confidential material.
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:
Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.
Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on frequent basis.
Able to bend, stoop, squat or twist frequently in a day.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
Able to speak clearly enough to adequately communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.
Able to read and write so that center charting requirements can be met.
Report any medical conditions, such as communicable disease, that might interfere with providing direct patient care.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Understands and practices universal precautions with all patient.
Performs all tasks/procedures included on assignment or reports to charge nurse any tasks not completed.
Assists in the preparation for admission of patients.
Assists in and accompany patients in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
Provides post-mortem care.
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.
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.
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.
Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
Adheres to policies and procedures of the center the Department of Nursing.
Participates in socialization activities on the unit and assists patients to activities.
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.
Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to an RN or LPN.
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.
Checks unit for adequate linen and supplies.
Restrains patients properly when ordered. Understands reason for restraint and suggests less restrictive measures if possible.
Accompanies patients to appointments as directed.
Provides reality orientation in daily care.
Prepares patients for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients.
Distributes drinking water, ice and other nourishments to patients.
Performs general care activities for patients in isolation, adhering to the center’s Infection Control Policies.
Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs, and makes rounds to assigned patients.
Assists patients with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
Collects and transports specimens as directed.
Reports (and records when appropriate) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents.
Familiar with Nursing Care Plans and contributes when new information available.
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.
Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
Attends in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.
Other Demands:
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
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.


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.

Definition:

The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process in accordance with physician’s orders to provide patient/family care and support/advocacy in the home setting.

Line of Authority:

Director of Nursing, Administrator/Director of Services; Regional Administrator; Assistant Vice President, HomeCare

Qualifications:

  1. Licensed Registered Nurse in the state where HomeCare agency is located.
  2. Minimum one (1) year experience as a RN/professional nurse.
  3. Experience in home care is desirable.

Performance Requirements:

  1. Ability to read, write, learn, absorb, and apply professional training; follow physician’s orders and keep records in prescribed manner.
  2. Ability to be reaching, bending, squatting and twisting numerous times daily.
  3. Ability to lift 70-80 pounds on occasional basis.
  4. Ability to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
  5. Ability to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.
  6. Ability to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.
  7. Mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.
  8. Must have reliable personal transportation and be able to drive in inclement weather and variable road conditions.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Utilizes the nursing process to identify and achieve patient goals: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  2. Assesses the physical, psychosocial, and environmental factors that affect a patient’s health to develop a comprehensive nursing care plan which will attain the patients desired health outcomes in a culturally comfortable way.
  3. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assure personal care, medical care and rehabilitation provide for optimal patient health and well-being.
  4. Teaches patient/caregiver in various aspects of health care and disease management appropriate to needs/level of education and understanding and documents continuing needs and levels of patients/caregivers understanding.
  5. Provides and documents skilled nursing care according to the plan of care/physicians orders, policies/procedures and standards of care.
  6. Provides nursing services within the scope of practice authorized by the license issued by the state for a registered nurse.
  7. Employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment, including implementation of infection control and safety policies.
  8. Evaluates progress toward the attainment of outcomes/goals and modification of plan as needed.
  9. Participates in on-going care coordination and maintains positive relationships with referral sources, physicians/other clinicians, patients/families, and other partners.
  10. Participates with other nurses in taking weekend, night and holiday calls on a rotating basis.
  11. Continually strives to improve nursing care through participation in inservice activities, staff development activities and continuing learning.
  12. Teaches, supports, and supervises Licensed Practical Nurses and Home Health Aides.
  13. Serves on committees as assigned.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned by the DON/Administrator/Director of Services.

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.