St. Joseph’s Center: RN

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St. Joseph's Center
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Registered Nurse (RN) Job Description

The primary responsibility of this position is for the administration of the program, policies and procedures developed for the care and treatment of the residents at St. Joseph’s Center. This position involves direct supervisory responsibilities for all Nursing Service staff and as needed direct medical care of residents.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. 1. Responsible for accompanying physicians on daily medical rounds and informing the physicians of the medical status of residents.
    2. Notifies the primary physician and/or physician on call of any significant change in a
    resident’s medical status.
    3. Paiiicipates in the care of the seriously ill residents.
    4. Identifies and studies nursing care problems and offer suggestions for improved methods of care.
    5. Contacts the pharmacy with medication orders.
    6. Performs quarterly nursing physicals on residents as scheduled.
    7. Gives/receives reports to/from the charge LPN’s at shift change.
    8. Gives/receives repo1is to/from counterpart at shift change.
    9. Other duties as assigned

Competencies:

• Knowledgeahle of the relevant regulations of state and federal guidelines.
• Skilled in the nursing needs of the developmentally disabled, severely involved
individuals.
• Must be knowledgeable of and practice infection control principles according to facility policies and procedures.
• Must be empowered and be able lo empower employees lo practice safely needs of
residents (medications, physical, etc.).
• Skilled in communications of technical and non-technical information lo the staff.
• Must exhibit leadership skills, particularly in mediating the differing needs and interests of residents, staff and facility.
Requirements: 
• Registered Nurse PA License
• Current certification in CPR
• Experience working with developmentally disabled individuals
• Valid PA Driver’s License
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