ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Documents residents responses and the effectiveness of nursing interventions, including the administration of PRN medications 2. Demonstrates the ability to develop an individualized care plan by utilizing the MDS assessment and care planning process 3. Follows through with clinical and psychosocial issues as evidenced by contacting the appropriate individual(s) in a timely manner 4. Carries through with comprehensive documentation qs until resolution of clinical or psychosocial issues 5. Supervision of nursing personnel, documentation and direct resident care to residents in Continuing Care. 6. Ensure that the GNA s refer to residents care plans prior to administering care to the resident 7. Makes daily rounds to ensure nursing personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards 8. Make periodic checks to ensure that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by nursing staff and to evaluate the residents physical and emotional status 9. Plans, supervises, and instructs other staff members work. 10. Knowledge of when to seek help or guidance from immediate supervisor or appropriate resource person 11. Makes daily rounds on each resident and initiates concurrent review procedure when appropriate 12. Prepares monthly rounds sheet and participates in rounds 13. Admits, transfers, and discharges residents as necessary 14. Ensure that an adequate stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., is maintained on your unit/shift at all times 15. Complete incident reports as necessary 16. Transcribe physician s orders to resident charts, cardex, medication cards, treatment / care plans / service plans, as required 17. Respond to all resident requests (verbally or call-light) for assistance 18. Practice positive resident relations; responds to resident and family inquiries, concerns or problems 19. Displays a caring and respectful demeanor towards residents, families and staff 20. Maintains confidentiality 21. Manages difficult or emotional situations 22. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development as evidenced by participation in classes and seminars that facilitate enhancement of RN s knowledge base. 23. Perform technical aspects of resident care according to established policies and procedures. Adapts techniques to individual resident s needs 24. Administer medication with knowledge of action, route of administration, side effects and contraindications 25. 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 26. Satisfactorily completes annual competency checklist 27. Contributes to resident assessment and MDS/Care/Service Planning process 28. 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 29. Communicate and cooperate with members of interdisciplinary health care team to accomplish resident goals established in care/service plans 30. Gives accurate and concise report on each resident to the following shift 31. Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written/oral report to the ADON/Supervisor indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance QUALIFICATIONS: 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: Fifth 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. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and firing; training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; coaching, counseling and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS: Licensed by State of Maryland as a Nurse. CPR certification required.