Job Description

Job Title: Relief Community Nurse, SL
Job ID: 682588
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8-4:30pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Community Health
Location: 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township PA 16066

Description

Are you a caring and compassionate experienced Registered Nurse with a special place in your heart for the older geriatric population? A Relief Community Nurse role at UPMC Sherwood Oak's retirement community would be great for you!



Purpose:

Assume responsibility for the wellness programs of residents living in independent apartments and in Assisted Living. Make daily rounds into the community and on the Assisted Living unit when Assisted Living Administrator is not on duty; assess resident's needs and coordinate necessary services.

Responsibilities:
  • Arrange for ancillary and support services i.e. physical therapy, Home Health, Hospice, medical transportation, and take-out meals as needed.
  • Assess residents continually for changes in level of care; initiate Functional Assessment Process when indicated.
  • Check vital signs, change dressings and complete laboratory work for residents as needed.
  • Coordinate pharmacy needs, calling in prescription refills, and refilling medication boxes on a weekly basis for residents who require assistance.
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and confidentiality when dealing with situations involving residents and employees.
  • Display interpersonal skills and good judgment in terms of what and how information is communicated.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Evaluate all emergencies as they occur. Coordinate all necessary services (consults physician, transports to the hospital emergency room, orders diagnostic tests).
  • Exhibit leadership, cooperation and team spirit and act as a role model.
  • Explain physician's orders to residents to make sure they clearly understand instructions.
  • Initiate interactions with families and other disciplines to keep them informed of status if condition changes. Help resolve family conflict or concerns referring them to appropriate supportive departments.
  • Maintain current CPR/AED certification.
  • Make daily rounds in the community to check on illnesses, accidents, and post hospitalization status.
  • Make rounds on Assisted Living unit as relief for Assisted Living Administrator to assess resident needs.
  • Participate in all mandatory in-services and committees as requested; attend seminars/workshops pertinent to responsibilities.
  • Provide adequate communication through regular scheduled meetings with the Director of Community Nursing and Health Center Staff to ensure continuity of care and program goals.
  • Supervise professional and non-professional staff in all aspects of the community nursing program.
  • Understand and effectively execute the fire and disaster plan.
  • Work a regular schedule and remain available for emergency calls.
  • Work closely in cooperation with the Medical Office Manager.

Qualifications

Minimum 6 months nursing experience required Phlebotomy skills preferred BSN preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR OR BLS within 30 days of beginning employment CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $23.62 to $33.48

Union Position: No

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