Title Admissions Nurse -LPN
DepartmentHealth Services
Job TypeNursing
ShiftAfternoons & On -Call
Job Description

Position Overview: Responsible for developing and maintaining maximum census in the Skilled Nursing Facility. The Admissions Nurse presents and sells the Skilled Nursing Facility to prospective external and current internal residents. This position requires maintaining all confidential information regarding the residents.  The Admissions Nurse is responsible for interfacing with residents, family members, department managers, nursing staff, resident services, outside callers, social workers, finance, medical staff, sales and marketing and outside networking professionals.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Greet each resident upon arrival to the unit.
  2. Complete and document a nursing assessment and skin assessment
  3. Compete and document all admission safety assessment.
  4. Complete and document all resident specific assessments required i.e. AIMS.
  5. Initiate and initial care plan.
  6. Obtain and complete health history.
  7. Complete required admissions forms including inventory sheet and advance directives.
  8. Obtain admission orders for medications, treatments, diet, etc.
  9. Collect equipment needed by resident.
  10. Communicate with interdisciplinary team regarding needs of admitted resident.
  11. Give report to floor nurse resident is assigned to after admission.
  12. Documents residents’ responses and the effectiveness of nursing interventions, including the administration of PRN medications.
  13. Develops an individualized care plan by utilizing the MDS assessment and care planning process for every admission.
  14. Follows through with clinical and psychosocial issues as evidenced by contacting the appropriate individual(s) in a timely manner.
  15. Carries through with comprehensive documentation until resolution of clinical or psychosocial issues.
  16. Supervision, documentation and direct resident care as delineated in the Charge Nurse Responsibilities Guidelines.
  17. Ensure that the CNA’s refer to residents’ care plans prior to administering care to the resident.
  18. Makes daily rounds to ensure nursing personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
  19. Make periodic checks to ensure that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by nursing staff and to evaluate the resident’s physical and emotional status.
  20. Plans, supervises, and instructs other staff members work.
  21. Knowledge of when to seek help or guidance from immediate supervisor or appropriate resource person.
  22. Makes daily rounds on each resident and initiates concurrent review procedure when appropriate.
  23. Prepares monthly rounds sheet and participates in rounds.
  24. Admits, transfers, and discharges residents as necessary.
  25. Ensure that an adequate stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., is maintained on your unit/shift at all times.
  26. Complete incident reports as necessary.
  27. Transcribe physician’s orders to resident charts, cardex, medication cards, treatment/care plans/service plans, as required.
  28. Respond to all resident requests (verbally or call-light) for assistance.
  29. Practice positive resident relations; responds to resident and family inquiries, concerns or problems.
  30. Displays a caring and respectful demeanor towards residents, families and staff.
  31. Maintains confidentiality.
  32. Manages difficult or emotional situations.
  33. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development as evidenced by participation in classes and seminars that facilitate enhancement of RN’s knowledge base.
  34. Perform technical aspects of resident care according to established policies and procedures. Adapts techniques to individual resident’s needs.
  35. Administer medication with knowledge of action, route of administration, side effects and contraindications.
  36. Administer professional services such as catheterization, tube feedings, IV’s, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy and drainage bags, taking blood and ROM exercises, care for the dead/dying, etc., as required.
  37. Satisfactorily completes annual competency checklist.
  38. Contributes to resident assessment and MDS/Care/Service Planning process.
  39. Communicate about residents’ condition between and among nursing shifts and exchanges resident information with staff nurses and certified nursing assistants on an ongoing basis throughout the assigned shift.
  40. Communicate and cooperate with members of interdisciplinary health care team to accomplish resident goals established in care/service plans.
  41. Gives accurate and concise report on each resident to the following shift.
  42. Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written/oral report to the Nurse Manager or DON indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance.
  43. Follow the facility’s established procedures.
  44. Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property.
  45. Provide accurate written documentation on 24-hour report.
  46. Explains nursing techniques and procedures and assists nursing personnel in providing resident care.
  47. Displays willingness and ability to work as a team. Maintains a positive attitude; does not offer complaints, offers suggestions.
  48. Demonstrates a time conscious awareness; reduces non-essential interruptions to an absolute minimum in order to complete resident care priorities.
  49. Verifies the identity of the resident before administering the medication/treatment.
  50. Utilizes gait belt appropriately.
  51. Promptly answers resident call lights. Assesses resident needs and makes regular rounds.
  52. Practices all safety and loss prevention procedures; monitor adherence to safety rules and regulations and takes remedial action when necessary.
  53. Demonstrates knowledge of emergency policies and procedures.
  54. Implement and practice infection control policies and procedures; ensure compliance by assigned Nurses and CNA’s to universal precautions and all other infection control guidelines; inform DON of any real or potential infection control concerns.
  55. Provides education to families/residents regarding disease process and adjustment to continuum care.
  56. Maintains own staff development record accurately.
  57. Participates in unit QA/QI activities for improved resident care.
  58. Orient new residents/families to the facility and discuss expectations of routine during the resident’s stay.
  59. Meets mandatory educational requirements as required by regulatory agencies.
  60. Effectively makes assignments with changes in resident care needs.
  61. Provides leadership to nursing personnel.
  62. Regularly attends staff meetings; in-services, and nurse manager meetings.
  63. Meets mandatory educational requirements as required by regulatory agencies.
  64. Required documentation completed accurately and timely (monthly summary note, comfort calls, quarterly & annual MDS, Braden scale, Falls Assessment, Care/Service Plans, skin rounds, restraints, MMDS, CNA Care Plans).
  65. Signs and dates all entries made in resident’s medical record/EMR.
  66. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.
  67. Manage competing demands.
  68. Demonstrates willingness and ability to learn new policies and procedures.
  69. Attends in-service training.
  70. Schedules time off in advance.
  71. Begins working on time.
  72. Keeps absences within guidelines.
  73. Flexible in meeting unit scheduling needs.
  74. Works where needed without complaint.
  75. Serves as a member of the management on call rotation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:  Four year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Basic computer skills required.

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