Company: Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury
Posted on: June 25, 2022
SHENANDOAH VALLEY WESTMINSTER-CANTERBURY300 Westminster
Canterbury DrWinchester VA 22603 POSITION DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Registered Nurse DEPARTMENT: Health Services
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Health Services/Nursing, Assistant
Director of Nursing, and Head Charge RN
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Assigned RNs, LPNs, and Nursing Assistants
assigned to the unit.
JOB SUMMARY: Manages a designated group of nursing employees on a
nursing unit and assures smooth operations of the unit for a
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, LICENSURE:
1. At least one year of nursing experience preferred; current
RN/LPN licensure in the state of Virginia required.
2. Previous supervisory experience preferred.
3. CPR, AED and First Aid certification.
1. Support the mission and purposes of Shenandoah Valley
2. Support the Board of Trustees and Administration.
3. Present a professional, caring, and supportive image.
4. Employment and annual Tuberculosis testing as required by
Virginia State Licensure.
5. Must attend mandatory in-services required by the State
Licensure and all other mandatory in-services and/or meetings
required by other regulatory agencies and/or by Shenandoah Valley
6. Follows and supports the policies and procedures established
byShenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury
7. Professional standards and ethics must be adhered to at all
8. Maintains professional appearance by adhering to dress code and
being neatly groomed.
9. Maintains skills and knowledge in accordance with current
research and practice.
10. Participate in continuing education.
11. Responsible for maintaining current license and providing SVWC
with proof of such prior to expiration date.
1. Evaluates residents' status and unit activities at the beginning
of each shift and assures an appropriate level of nursing staff are
available to provide safe, high quality care. Assists with
delegating assignments to the nursing staff. Makes rounds to
evaluate status of residents and determine resource needs.
2. Accepts and gives shift report.
3. Makes rounds to evaluate status of residents and determine
4. Inspects environment, identifies environmental problems, and
initiates requests for correction of environmental problems.
5. Plans and delegates assignments.
6. Checks for appropriate amount and condition of equipment and
supplies; orders supplies and equipment as necessary.
7. Consults with Director of Health Services/Nursing or designee to
obtain necessary human and material resources.8. Identifies
clinical and operational problems.9. Obtains assistance for
emergencies and assists as necessary.10. Communicates unit problems
and needs to Director of Health Services/Nursing or designee.
11. Advises Director of Health Services/Nursing or designee of
topics for discussion at staff meetings.
12. Participates and makes recommendations in recruitment and
13. Assures that physicians' orders are current and appropriate,
and communicates these orders to unit nursing personnel. Reviews
re-certifications and will sign that physician order sheet has been
14. Gives feedback to Director of Health Services/Nursing or
designee regarding the performance of employees.
15. Consults with Director of Health Services/Nursing or designee
regarding the need for disciplinary action of employees;
participates in disciplinary action as necessary.
16. Identifies reports, and documents incidents and accidents;
participates in investigation of incidents/accidents as
17. Supports and participates in facility quality assurance
program.18. Assures that unit practices are consistent with
regulatory requirements.19. Participates on committees and teams as
necessary.20. Completes records and reports as needed.21. Evaluates
performance of nursing personnel assigned to unit.
1. Responds to emergency calls from residents or changes in
condition as necessary. Assesses resident's condition, contacts
physician as needed, implements orders, plans for ongoing treatment
or care as needed, evaluates resident's response. Notifies
resident's families of changes of condition after notifying
physician.2. Participates in resident assessment and care planning
activities; reviews and revises residents' assessments and care
plans as needed.3. Reviews, transcribes and implements physician's
orders.4. Coordinates and participates in admissions, transfers,
and discharges of residents (on Health Care.5. Directs, supervises
and assists staff in delivering nursing care.6. Facilitates
resident directed culture, gives direct care as needed, which may
include preparation of simple cooked food for residents after
normal dining hours.7. Documents and supervises others in the
documentation of resident care.8. Communicates and coordinates care
with residents and their families/significant others.9. Checks on
nursing care activities of staff.10. Counts narcotics.11.
Administers medications as required.12. Communicates with
residents' physicians and/or in house Nurse Practitioner.13. Makes
rounds to assess residents and evaluate care.14. Implements,
practices, and assures staff adheres to infection control
measures.15. Makes rounds to assess residents and evaluate care.16.
Prepares staff for resident admissions, assures rooms are prepared
for resident admissions.17. Responds to emergency calls from
residents as necessary.18. Pronouncing resident's death (RN
only).19. Fit tested regulators may be required.Education
1. Provides instruction to staff as needed.
2. Participates in the orientation of new employees.
3. Assures staff attends inservice education programs and meetings
4. Assists in planning and implementing staff development
5. Attends continuing education programs to maintain competency and
improve knowledge and skills.
6. Provides informal instructions to employees as necessary.
1. Promotes a positive image of long-term care nursing.2. Meets
with current and prospective residents and their families.3.
Promotes positive guest relations.4. Assures problems and
complaints involving nursing services are managed in a timely and
appropriate manner.5. Protects the privacy of residents and
employees.6. Represents the facility and nursing services in
professional and community activities as assigned.7. Maintains
positive working relationships between nursing staff and other
Attendance, Punctuality, Versatility
1. Works shifts as scheduled.
2. Arrives to work on time for scheduled shift.
3. Provides proper notification for absence and/or tardiness.
4. Remains flexible to cover needs of patients.
1. Other duties as assigned.
To make decisions within the framework of the policies and
procedures of the facility and standards of the profession.
UNIVERSAL PRECAUTION RISK CLASSIFICATION:
Category A: The person holding this position understands Universal
Precautions Risk Classification categories apply to this position
and the individual may be exposed to AIDS, HIV, and Hepatitis B
viruses. Tasks That Involve Exposure To Blood, Body Fluids, Or
Tissues. All procedures or other job related tasks that involve an
inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood,
body fluids, or tissues, or potential for spills or splashes of
them, are Category A tasks.
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
- Must be able to visually identify and discern printed words on
either typewritten pages or computer screen.
- Must be able to identify and differentiate colors.
- Must have depth perception within normal ranges.
- Must be able to respond to spoken words and other auditory
sounds including the ringing of telephone or beepers and monitors.
- Must be able to respond and communicate orally by
- Must be able to bend, reach and lift patients with assistance
to transport them to stretchers/wheelchairs.
- Some lifting may be required, however lifting over 40 pounds
must be done with assistance.
- Must be able to push and maneuver carts/stretchers/space saver,
etc. Weights may vary and may require assistance.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
- Must be able to use, operate and interpret information from
equipment in work area.
- Must be able to verbally communicate in the English language
directly and over the telephone and be understood.
RANGE OF MOTION
- Must be able to kneel or squat for 1 hour of an 12 hour shift.
- Must be able to walk continually for 12 hours.
- Must be able to stand for 12 hours straight.
- Must have mobility for all parts of the body, walking, bending,
lifting, reaching above head and use of hands.
- Must have manual dexterity, fine motor skills (typing,
- Some tasks may require sitting for 40% of the work day.
- Must be able to stand and /or mobilize by walking for 100% of
an 12 hour shift.
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