RN Registered Nurse - Assessment Nurse


: $83,450.00 - $117,470.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing

Position Summary:

The RNRegistered Nurse-Assessment Nurse accepts responsibility for the delivery of resident care through the process of assessment, planning implementation and evaluation as appropriate to the ages of the residents served through the direction of the Assistant Director of Nursing. Directs care and supervises staff on assigned unit. Evaluates response to care and progress towards outcomes. Assists other personnel providing delegated aspects of care. Demonstrates knowledge of and delivers care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the State in which employed. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Directly supervises 10 to 60 employees in the Nursing Services.
  • Performs admission assessment and facilities discharge process.
  • Assessment of post incidents (ERS).
  • Writes and updates care plans. Compiles medications for assigned unit.
  • Oversees the communication between Nurses and Physicians.
  • Coordinates and communicates activities of the wing with Unit Manager.
  • Makes rounds with Physician.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance Program as required by Director of Nursing.
  • Attends inservices and meetings as required.
  • Assist with daily operation of units as necessary.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess and evaluate geriatric populations.
  • Implements interventions based upon the physician's medical plan and standards of care including medication and treatments with knowledge of therapeutic intent.
  • Utilizes critical thinking to appropriately delegate tasks and evaluate the effectiveness of care.
  • Promotes team work through collaboration, positive communication and role modeling, respecting the individuality of each resident/family and fellow staff members.
  • Supports the management team in implementing goals, including quality improvement activities.
  • Follows regulatory and ministry standards, policies, procedures and precautions in the performance of all job duties to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Contributes to continuity of care and effective communication by documenting and reporting care provided and changes in the resident s condition to the appropriate person in a timely manner.
  • Performs delegated care tasks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Assists residents and families with care planning, education and referrals.
  • Responsible for resident safety, identifying safety hazards and emergency situations and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
  • Assumes responsibility for compliance with federal, state and local regulations within the assigned neighborhood.
  • Provides support with Activities of Daily Living as needed.
  • May perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Management Responsibilities:

  • Interprets existing policies and procedures to licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, certified medication aides, residents, and families.
  • Supervises staff, evaluates the provision of direct resident care, and initiates corrective action as necessary.
  • Follows staffing guidelines and make nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the resident population.
  • Participates in the employee evaluation process by providing information on the clinical performance of licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants and certified medications aides to the DON or DCS.
  • Monitors staff compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, blood borne pathogens, hazardous material handling and fire safety.


Education and/or Experience

  • Associate's Degree (ASN: Completion of an Accredited RN Program)
  • Clinical background with 2-4 years of experience in Geriatrics, Long Term Care, SNF
  • Current NYS RN License
  • BLS Certification
  • 2 years of Supervisory experience PREFERRED
  • Must demonstrate leadership and problem solving skills

Behavioral Skills

  • Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.
  • Possesses a willingness to learn and apply Catholic Healthcare principles and values in the discernment and decision making process for all clinical matters.
  • Creates and maintains a partnership between employees, the community, and those we serve that fosters an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions.
  • Exhibits well developed verbal and written communication skills, and is able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions in English.
  • Ability to cope with mental and emotional stress related to the position, function independently, having flexibility, consistency and professionalism.
  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.
  • Exhibits safe, positive and productive work habits.
  • Demonstrates compliance with all Via Christi policies and procedures.

Technical Skills

  • Demonstrates procedural competencies for assigned tasks.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer systems in order to complete data entry required.
  • Ability to navigate the internet and Via Christi intranet required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state in which employed.
  • CPR certification preferred.

Physical Requirements:

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

  • Frequently required to push and pull items, such as resident/patient beds, requiring a force of up to 75 pounds.
  • Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds at waist height. Required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds.
  • Frequently required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing 100-400 pounds and occasionally required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing over 400 pounds.
  • Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.
  • Frequently perform activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.
  • Constantly able to effectively communicate.
  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position for up to 30 minutes at one time.
  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as resident calls, verbal orders, monitors, and phone calls.
  • Frequently able to use hands and fingers to perform simple and fine motor handling tasks, such as taking vital signs, writing, and using a keyboard.
  • Frequently able to use different types of visual perceptions to perform activities such as moving medical equipment, evaluating resident/patients, reading monitors and charts, and reading computer screens.
  • Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate infection or other problems with a resident, or environmental issues such as smoke.

Our Lady of Peace/Ascension Senior Living is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status.

Associated topics: ambulatory, asn, care, care unit, ccu, coronary, domiciliary, nurse, registed, staff nurse * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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