• RN/LPN, 7am-3pm shift (NeuroRehab)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/15/2019 5:26 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-2724
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-PA-Langhorne
    Category
    Nursing
  • Overview

    Provides normalized, therapeutic and preventative nursing care to clients in a given assignment at Beechwood within the scope of the Pennsylvania Professional Nursing Law and in accordance with licensing standards and Woods Services Policies and Procedures.

    Responsibilities

    Assessment:

    • Assesses client’s health status on admission, when health needs indicate and on discharge.
    • Refers clients to campus nurse/physicians when further assessment indicated. Differentiates between the need for emergency care or the need for physician follow-up.
    • Assists physicians with rounds in units and clinics as necessary.
    • Attends psychotropic medication reviews and actively participates.

    Medication Administration:

    • Prepares and administers medications as ordered by Woods/Beechwood’s physicians in accordance with Woods’ Medications Procedures. Receives verbal orders as necessary from Woods/Beechwood’s physicians/dentists.
    • Evaluates therapeutic effectiveness of medication with pertinent data and reports any observed side effects or relevant laboratory values to Woods/Beechwood’s physicians.
    • Reviews medication sheets and quarterly physician order sheets from pharmacy and makes corrections as necessary, communicating with pharmacy.
    • Administers immunizations as required.
    • Documents all relevant information according to Woods/Beechwood’s Medication Procedure Manual on MAR sheets, physicians’ orders and nurses’ notes.
    • Assists clients with the self-administration of medication goals as indicated by the SAM assessment and RSP.
    • Accurately administers and documents treatments as ordered by Woods/Beechwood’s physicians.
    • Instructs, supervises, and insures documentation of any treatment in which direct care staff may be involved.

    Communication Responsibilities:

    • Documents assessments in the medical chart and on all appropriate reports, forms, graphs, etc.
    • Documents the health needs of specific clients in residential logs on a daily basis, where applicable.
    • Prepares assessments for annual physical examinations, GYN, neurological reviews, RSP, consults on and off campus, and completes hospital and emergency room transfer sheets.
    • Completes division of paperwork form and is responsible for same.
    • Relays pertinent health concerns (i.e. seizures, elevated temperatures, unusual behavior, rashes) to the campus nurse as necessary and on a daily basis at the end of the shift.
    • Coordinates appointments with Health Services for clients.
    • Participates in the Interdisciplinary Team process, as necessary, functioning as an integral member of the team. Documents monthly progress on identified goals.
    • Coordinates lab work.
    • Notifies family/guardians/agencies/Residential Manager/Administrative Managers/Supervisors of health issues as necessary. Contacts families/guardians/agencies for non-routine testing, consultations after clarifying insurance/funding.
    • Other communication needs as assigned.

    Continuing Education:

    • Participates in continuing education relevant to the area of nursing.
    • Obtains inservice training as required by Beechwood standards and relevant legal and nursing regulations.
    • Obtains CPR certification yearly, First Aid certification every three years, and other mandatory inservices.
    • Conducts inservices as a resource person regarding health issues for other staff persons.
    • Provides health teaching to clients as necessary.
    • Attends nurses’ meetings/inservices and serves on committees when requested.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Assumes responsibilities as assigned after complete orientation.
    • Covers units other than scheduled assignment when necessary.
    • Assists with emergencies.
    • Maintains medical equipment in units, assesses functioning of emergency equipment monthly and after use, and reports any malfunctioning equipment immediately.
    • Assists in orientation of new nursing employees.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Current RN or LPN licensure as required by Beechwood NeuroRehab standards and relevant nursing regulations and state law.
    • Current driver’s license
    • Current CPR certification or completion of course within six months
    • Must be able to lift/transfer a minimum of 50 pounds.
    • One year’s experience in direct nursing care preferred
    • Experience in Rehab Nursing preferred

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