Do you love working with a geriatric population? Or would you like to try working with a geriatric population? You will have the opportunity to work in memory care, rehabilitative care or long term care in a facility which is committed to caring for our residents in a home like atmosphere.
Sullivan County Health Care is a 156 bed skilled nursing facility located in a beautiful rural New Hampshire setting, where patient care is our number one priority.
We have flexible scheduling including eight, twelve or sixteen hour shifts. We have a weekend stipend program which pays six hours of bonus pay per weekend, as well as per diem and premium per diem. We have shift differentials up to 20% on the weekends, one dollar per hour for evenings, one dollar and fifteen cents for overnight shifts.
This is a specialized, professional and administrative position with responsibility to ensure delivery of appropriate high quality nursing and restorative care within the facility's policies and procedures. Ensures through supervisory and other practices that the assigned unit(s) is/are managed in conformance with the philosophy and policies of the facility and in accordance with Federal and State Regulations.
Accurately receive, transcribe and carry out physician’s orders.
Administer medications and treatments as ordered by the physician and make proper documentation via a computerized system of MARs/TARs and electronic documentation. Order and maintain all pharmaceuticals for the units.
Observe each resident on a continuing basis alert to changes in mental and physical well-being; notifies the Supervisor of pertinent observations and discusses the need to notify physician; and receive Resident Status Report from off-going shift, and give on-coming shift a detailed report of each resident’s current status and events of the shift.
Supervise LNAs in accordance with licensing requirements under the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. Assign and measure nursing staff resident care consistent with abilities, job description and scope of practice and supervise the care given; and assist direct-care staff with nursing care as necessary and as time allows.
Accompany physician on resident rounds, on their assigned unit(s), to address residents’ medical needs and to facilitate communication during 60 day review.
Administer the provision of oxygen in accordance with facility guidelines and procedures. Administer gastrostomy/jejunostomy feedings in accordance with policy and procedure. Perform wound care and have knowledge of wound vacs.
Perform regular duties on the unit such as checking appointments for the day; checking Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy appointments; checking activity board; reminding staff of ambulation list, weights, blood pressures, and to document nutritional charts. Monitor LNA documentation and update LNA clipboard; oversight of infection control practices on the unit; ensure that unit is clean and hazard-free. Following the chain of command, report any problems to the Nurse Manager/Nursing Supervisor. Encourage LNA observations and include them when documenting and reporting.
Admit, discharge and transfer residents, completing documentation and notifications as necessary.
Complete 24 hour report for his/her assigned unit(s); check new orders; complete list of residents on antibiotics, precautions, etc.; maintain consistent communication with the Nurse Manager/ Nursing Supervisor regarding resident issues or concerns with staff; differentiating between acute and non-emergency problems; and attend all mandatory staff/educational meetings and non-mandatory meetings as assigned.
Communicate with residents’ families in order to resolve resident concerns and problems to notify family members of new orders, and to obtain consent when necessary.