Woodland Pond at New Paltz is Hiring!
It's Not Work When You're Doing What You Love! Woodland Pond at New Paltz is a CMS 5 Star Rated Continuing Care Retirement Community. Woodland Pond has an excellent reputation for quality care and exceptional service. If you are interested in our commitment to a positive, nurturing workplace environment for staff, we want to hear from you! We offer an excellent salary, benefits and perks.
Job Details Job Location: Woodland Pond, Inc - New Paltz, NY Position Type: Per Diem Salary Range: Undisclosed Job Shift: Varied Position Summary The Charge RN is responsible to maintain the nursing philosophy, objectives, and standards of quality nursing care; and ensure compliance with standards, codes, rules and regulations, and the policies set-forth by Woodland Pond ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (*CF indicates Critical Function) Administrative Functions: Notifies the Director of Nursing and Administrator on Call as required (*CF) Participates actively with IDT and follows-through on actions determined by the Team Is responsible for every resident in the Health Center (*CF) Serves as a resident advocate and ensures resident rights are maintained Supports the medical staff Works collaboratively with all departments at Woodland Pond Works with staff in the planning of the units services, programs, and activities Ensures consistency between all units in nursing care Ensures staff comply with polices and standards of care (*CF) Ensures completeness of Accident and Incident reports Serves as a leader and resource for nursing staff Participates in investigations as assigned (*CF) Ensures safe quality care is provided to the residents daily, and essential information is communicated to provide appropriate continuity of care from admission to discharge (*CF) Is a liaison with residents, families, and other departments to adequately plan for and provide resident care Guides LPNs and CNAs responsibilities (*CF) Ensures accurate, appropriate, and complete documentation by all nursing staff Care Plan, Kardex, MDS, and Assessment Ensures accuracy of each Completes timely as assigned Effectively communicates the plan of care Ensures that resident care plan is followed (*CF) Communication Ensures appropriate and ongoing communication to the resident, family, staff, MD, IDT, etc. (*CF) Uses communication to enhance quality of resident care and staff working environment Personnel/Staff Development Assists with employee evaluations, employee praise, and discipline as necessary (*CF) Actively participates with staff education Promotes an environment of learning Ensures staff attends mandatory in-services and meets minimum continuing education requirements Conducts routine staff audits to ensure care is being delivered per care plan and medical staff orders (*CF) Ensures work consistency among staff Promotes a positive, friendly work environment Equipment and Supplies Ensures appropriate are available and monitors that supplies are utilized appropriately to avoid waste Is cost-effective Policy and Procedure Manuals Ensures staff awareness of manuals, including other departments (e.g. SDS, emergency protocols) Uses manual and assists other staff on using policies as necessary (*CF) Quality Assurance Constantly strives to enhance the resident and staff experience Reports and completes necessary paperwork for each resident incident/accident/change in condition (*CF) Safety/Infection Control Ensures staff compliance with standards and regulations Reports potential outbreaks and takes appropriate measures to control/eliminate infection control exposures Staffing Coverage Required to ensure appropriate coverage for the nursing department 24/7, including weekends, holidays, and off-shifts (*CF) Works beyond normal working hours, or in other positions temporarily when necessary (e.g. administers medications) (*CF) Is subject to callback during emergency conditions Takes RN on-call as needed Other Specific Requirements Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and be enthusiastic Must work harmoniously with others Seeks out new methods and principles to incorporate into the nursing practice Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment (*CF) Able to make independent decisions Able to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary to provide quality care Promotes teamwork and collaboration among Woodland Pond staff members Ongoing education Must continually strive to enhance knowledge, and ensure evidenced-based nursing is being practiced Encouraged to attend an out-of-facility continuing education seminars Completes all required training and in-services All other duties as assigned GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES Maintains high standards for work areas, attitude and appearance Understands that honesty and ethics are essential in the performance of duties Willing to learn and grow Demonstrates maturity in judgment and behaviors Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to and communicate with primarily the geriatric population Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span Able to assess data reflecting the residents status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each residents requirements relative to their age-specific needs Able to work a flexible schedule Maintains predictable and reliable attendance Qualifications RN graduate of an accredited school of nursing Minimum two years of clinical nursing experience preferred Holds a current, unencumbered RN license to practice in the State of New York Proficiency with computers and standard office software Valid CPR certification