RN Job In Lexington, South Carolina
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Mon-Fri 8am-430pm rotate 11am-7pm Four (4) week days with rotating weekends
Lexington Medical Center Extended Care is the largest extended care facility in North and South Carolina. Our team of dedicated health care professional care for residents in a facility full equipped to meet their physical needs, including a state-of-the-art, 10,000-quare-foot rehabilitation center to provide physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy for a variety of conditions, illnesses and injuries. At LMC Extended Care, we provide our residents with the utmost care and concern for their comfort, safety and well-being. Also in 2019, LMC Extended Care was the recipient of the South Carolina Spirit of Caring Award for improvement in quality of life for the residents in our facility. We invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Extended Care family! ?
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by staff nurses and nursing assistants on your assigned unit. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. You will report directly to the Nurse Manager of your unit.
- Education: Must be, as a minimum, a graduate of an approved LPN/LVN program. For RN Admissions Nurses, a graduate of an approved RN program.
- All licensed nurses shall possess a valid Healthcare Provider cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate within six (6) months of their first day on the job in the facility. CPR classes are provided by LMC Extended Care Staff Development.
- Experience: Three (3) years of nursing experience and one (1) year experience in a long term care facility required. Prefer to have at least 6 months of employment at LMCEC.
- Direct the day-to-day functions of the nursing staff on assigned unit in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
- Ensure that the Nursing Service Procedures Manual is followed in rendering nursing care.
- Cooperate with other resident services when coordinating nursing services to ensure that the resident’s total regimen of care is maintained.
- Ensure that all nursing service personnel are following their respective job descriptions.
- Assist Nurse Manger in perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, Bowel and Bladder, Infection Log, etc.
- Provides information to Ward Clerk to complete HCFAs.
- Assist the Nurse Manager in the development, maintenance and implementation of the facility’s quality improvement program for the nursing service department.
- Periodically review the resident’s written discharge plan. Participate in the updating of the resident’s written discharge plan as required.
- Assist in planning the nursing services portion of the resident’s discharge plan as necessary.
- Participate in surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
- Make written and oral reports/recommendations concerning the activities of your shift as required.
- Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.
- Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
- Ensure the timely completion of shift reports.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Inform nursing personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignments, etc.
- Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions.
- Assure newly admitted residents are greeted upon admission and escorted to room.
- Admissions Nurse on Medicare Units shall be responsible for all admissions during course of work assignment.
- Keep Supervisor informed of resident concerns. Supervisor will routinely make rounds with physicians. Make rounds with physicians as requested and in the Supervisors absence.
- Implement and maintain established nursing objectives and standards.
- Cooperate with and coordinate rehabilitative, social and activity programs with nursing service schedules.
- Make independent decisions concerning nursing care.
- Notify the resident’s attending physician and family when the resident is involved in an accident, incident, has a significant change or change in status.
- Make periodic checks to assure that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by nursing assistants and to evaluate the resident’s physical and emotional status.
- Administer professional services such as catheterization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressing/bandages, packs, colostomy and drainage bags, taking blood, giving massages and range of motion exercises, care of the dead/dying, etc., as required.
- Participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the facility.
- Requisition and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services, as ordered by the physician, and in accordance with our established procedures. Delegate same to staff nurses.
- Meet with residents, and/or family members, as necessary. Report problem areas to the Nurse Manager.
- Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary.
- Assist in arranging transportation for discharged residents as necessary.
- Ensure that discharged residents are escorted to the pick-up area.
- Review the resident’s chart for specific treatments, medication orders, diets, etc., as necessary.
- Participate as needed in restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care.
- Check foods brought into the facility by the resident’s family/visitors to assure that it is within the resident’s dietary allowances. Report problem areas to the Nurse Manager or as appropriate, the Clinical Dietitian.
- Inspect the nursing service treatment areas daily to ensure that they are maintained in a clean and safe manner.
- Work with the facility’s consultants and implement those changes authorized by the Nurse Manager.
- Call funeral homes when requested by the family. Ensure that established post-mortem procedures are followed.
- Use restraints when necessary and in accordance with our facility’s policies and procedures.
- Obtain sputum, urine, and other lab tests as necessary.
- Monitor seriously ill residents as necessary. Keep Nurse Manager informed.
We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:
- Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits
- Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one. LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
- Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
- Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary
- Adoption assistance
- LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
- Tuition reimbursement
- Student loan forgiveness
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.