Job Description

Job Title: Relief Community Nurse (Independent Living)
Job ID: 26295012
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Community Health
Location: 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township PA 16066

Description

Are you an experienced Registered Nurse who is flexible, independent and looking for a daylight position? If so, you could be a great fit for our team at Sherwood Oaks!


Located in beautiful Cranberry Township, Sherwood Oaks is now hiring a Relief Community Nurse. In this role, you will assume responsibility for the wellness programs of residents living in independent apartments. Responsibilities include daily rounds into the community, assessing resident's needs, and coordinating necessary services. A nurse who is flexible, has worked in Home Healthcare, and/or has Med/Surg experience and would be comfortable working outside half of the time would truly enjoy this role.


This part-time position works 16 hours per week. The shift is 8:00 AM -  4:30 PM and one weekend shift is required every 4th weekend.



Responsibilities:

  • Explain physician's orders to residents to make sure they clearly understand instructions.
  • 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.
  • Work a regular schedule and remain available for emergency calls.
  • Exhibit leadership, cooperation and team spirit and act as a role model.
  • Work closely in cooperation with the Medical Office Manager.
  • Check vital signs, change dressings and complete laboratory work for residents as needed.
  • Maintain current CPR/AED certification.
  • Assess residents continually for changes in level of care; initiate Functional Assessment Process when indicated.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and confidentiality when dealing with situations involving residents and employees.
  • Participate in all mandatory in-services and committees as requested; attend seminars/workshops pertinent to responsibilities.
  • Arrange for ancillary and support services i.e. physical therapy, Home Health, Hospice, medical transportation, and take-out meals as needed.
  • Evaluate all emergencies as they occur. Coordinate all necessary services (consults physician, transports to the hospital emergency room, orders diagnostic tests).
  • Display interpersonal skills and good judgment in terms of what and how information is communicated.
  • Understand and effectively execute the fire and disaster plan.
  • Make daily rounds in the community to check on illnesses, accidents, and post hospitalization status.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate pharmacy needs, calling in prescription refills, and refilling medication boxes on a weekly basis for residents who require assistance.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum six months nursing experience required 
  • Phlebotomy skills preferred 
  • BSN preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR OR BLS within Thirty days of beginning employment
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within Thirty days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

Salary Range: $24.33 to $34.61 / hour

Union Position: No

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