Location: Elkridge, MD
If you are a RN with senior healthcare experience, and you are looking for a position with a top senior care organization, join the Lorien family.!
We were built in July of 2012 and still looking great.
We have very good staffing ratios and provide exceptional care on a regular basis. The team here cares, and we want you here caring with us!
We believe that in order to take good care of our residents and families, Lorien Elkridge must take good care of its employees. We strive to do that everyday.
Recently voted Baltimore's Best Elder Care!
As an RN, you will be responsible for the caseload for your assigned shift, and for the total care given to the residents in your charge, who will include post-acute patients, patients with complex medical conditions and needs (including ventilator care) and long-term care patients. You will gather information on each resident’s condition and will work with the supervisor to continuously evaluate their individual care plan. You will also oversee the staff of nursing aides and assistants on your assigned shift and gather information from them concerning their observations of the residents and any changes in their conditions.
Your specific duties as an RN, within the scope of practice, will include:
- Providing residents with a positive and family-focused environment
- Ensuring that all residents are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity and respect
- Coordinating with the shift supervisor/unit manager and keeping them updated on patient conditions
- Communicating changes in resident care needs to your team
- Examining residents who are experiencing a change in condition and updating and conferring with the supervisor and their physician to determine the best course of action
- Updating resident care documentation regularly throughout your shift
- Carrying out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care
- Communicating with physicians and rehab team to ensure that all changes in the care plans for each day are clearly understood
- Gathering lab data
- Obtaining sputum, urine and other specimens for lab tests as ordered
- Advising family members of changes in resident conditions
- Addressing and working to resolve any complaints from residents or family members
- Maintaining the confidentiality of all resident care information
- Interacting with residents and family members in an empathetic, tactful and reassuring manner
- Working with your team to plan for resident admission, transfer and discharge
- Attending care plan meetings to identify particular problems and to make the appropriate changes to individual care plans
- Participating in in-service and continuing education programs
- Specific qualifications for the RN position include:
- Must possess, as a minimum, a nursing degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of approved RN program
- 1 year med/surg experience, preferred
- Empathetic and service-oriented personality
- Excellent time-management and prioritization abilities
- Cheerful, tactful disposition
- Ability to speak diplomatically with family members in stressful situations while maintaining appropriate emotional boundaries
- Willingness to seek out new methods and principles and to incorporate them into existing nursing practices
- Knowledge of state and federal regulations that apply to our facility (including Medicare) and the ability to maintain compliance
- Understanding of resident rights
- Knowledge of documentation requirements for managing skilled care
- Familiarity with reimbursement issues
- Familiarity with computers, particularly secure email communication
- Ability and willingness to work harmoniously with others
- Ability to move intermittently throughout the work day
- Ability to speak and write the English language
- Ability to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations
- Ability to lift and transfer residents, supporting body weight, and the ability to prevent injury to resident, self, and others
- Ability to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds
- Ability to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met
- Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary
- Willingness to be subject to call-back during emergency conditions (i.e., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace
- Experience managing a direct care team, including nursing assistants and CMAs, a plus
- Experience in a long-term/skilled-care setting, a plus
- Experience with IVs, pick lines and infusion, a plus
- Knowledge of state and federal regulatory requirements, a plus
- Electronic Medical Records experience, a plus
Make a genuine difference by becoming part of the Lorien family!