Each RN/LPN, regardless of title, enhances the living experience for Tabithas elders/residents/clients (hereinafter, elders/clients) by performing various prescribed medical treatment and personal care services under the direction of the physician supporting the medical plan of care and meeting the written comprehensive care plan objectives, while functioning within the appropriate scope of practice. While doing so, they will contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of elders/clients through respectful, professional, competent and personable interaction. This employee strives to uphold Tabithas LIVE Culture, Crew Code of Conduct and actively embraces Tabithas Core Values. By doing so, the employee supports Tabitha goals related to the dignity, respect, independence, competence, autonomy, personal comfort, safety and security of elders/clients. In addition, the employee contributes to the success of Tabitha through ongoing collaboration with family members, coworkers, management, volunteers and others in the organization. Follows through on physicians orders in accordance with Tabithas policies and procedures. If appropriate, receives and records physicians orders. Prepares, administers, and/or supervises administration of medication, treatments and other nursing services as ordered by the physician and according to facility policies/procedures. Observes patient, watching for any sign of adverse reaction to medications. Assesses elders/clients assigned to him/her in regard to physical, mental and psychosocial status, reporting condition changes in a timely manner to immediate supervisor and provides follow-up with family and physician as directed. Takes and accurately records vital signs. Diligently observes elder/client skin per Tabitha policies, proactively taking steps to avoid pressure ulcers. Completes procedures and documents the appropriate information on the elders/clients medical record in a timely manner according to Tabithas policies and procedures With particular attention to accuracy and timeliness, follows department protocol for submission of complete documentation. Provides direction and monitors Med Aides who are delivering medications to elders/clients. Follows through on the comprehensive care plan as developed for each individual elder/client. Provides supervision and education to elders/clients for the self-administration of medications. When applicable, assists in teaching the elder/client and/or caregiver the necessary skills to allow theelder/client to return to his/her home. Assists in writing and implementing a comprehensive nursing plan of care. Updates the plan based on changes in the elder/client physical and/or emotional state. Receives report from the off-going shift and gives report to oncoming shift, maintaining appropriate communication with both shifts. Prioritizes assignments to complete care for elders/clients in allotted time making adjustments throughout shift to meet frequently changing /overlapping elder/client/caregiver/coworker/manager needs, call lights, when necessary. Utilizes strength, agility and stamina to carry out all essential functions safely and effectively. Willingly takes on additional duties during times of peak workload or elder/client requests. Uses strength, agility and flexibility to provide care, including transfers, toileting, bathing, dressing, feeding and adjusting position in the bed. Provides leadership and oversight to non-licensed nursing personnel assigned to unit/shift. Identifies and addresses general training needs or questions from aides, establishing a mentor relationship and encouraging a high level of performance. Elevates concerns to manager when necessary. Passes along compliments and constructive advice whenever appropriate. Communicates expectations in a clear and positive manner. Focuses on correction/education rather than punishment when addressing performance issues. Assists with elder/client admissions, discharges, transfers and orientation of new employees. Uses strength, agility, stamina and prioritization skills to respond promptly to frequent and often overlapping elder/client/caregiver/coworker/manager needs or requests. Responds to call lights and reports abnormal findings or any complaints promptly to appropriate party. Evaluates emergency situations, performing CPR when necessary based on training. Maintains CPR Certification, taking refresher courses to continually maintain an active certification at all times. Is responsible for payment of any fees related to this if the refresher training is not taken at Tabitha. Maintains, at his/her own expense, a valid RN/LPN license. Takes care to complete continuing education requirements in advance of the renewal date. Complies with HIPAA regulations regarding privacy by insuring that Protected Health Information (PHI) is safeguarded at all times. In addition, maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding any matter pertaining to any Tabitha elders/clients. Consistently uses strength, agility and good body mechanics when performing essential functions, follows appropriate safety and infection control policies and procedures of Tabitha and/or community and regulatory agencies. Reports all broken and malfunctioning equipment immediately. Follows disaster plans and uses strength and agility during participation in preparedness drills and actual emergencies. Maintains a neat and orderly work environment. Completes required training and in-services promptly. Demonstrates understanding of the course content and implements training in daily activities. Participates in competency training/testing when required by policy or other business need of Tabitha. Considers all factors and takes appropriate action, making good decisions that contribute to the welfare of the elders/clients. Performs work duties within the assigned work environment related to the position, as assigned by Tabitha, regardless of employee preference. Assesses elders/clients and communicates any change in physical, mental or psychosocial status to the appropriate party. Identifies teaching needs for elders/clients or family. Maintains courteous relationship with supervisors, co-workers, elders/clients, family members, loved ones, members of other departments and volunteers, providing support and assistance to co-workers to ensure quality elder/client care. Volunteers to assist others, seeks opportunities to serve elders/clients/loved ones/coworkers/Tabitha. Demonstrates the ability to listen to staff/elder/client, caregiver, family concerns and take appropriate action. Demonstrates knowledge of the care and treatment of all elders/clients. Maintains the strength and stamina sufficient to perform safe transfers to and from the bed, chair, commode, bathtub, etc. Participates in meetings and in-services on both department and company levels. Maintains a good record of attendance and punctuality as defined by Tabithas policy pertaining to attendance and punctuality. Records all time worked accurately and consistently using the timekeeping method provided by Tabitha. Complies with Tabitha policies and procedures as published by Tabitha and which may be modified at Tabithas discretion. Contributes to quality assurance and performance improvement activities by identifying instances of non-compliance and taking appropriate action, including reporting violations of Tabitha policy or regulations as appropriate. Acts with integrity and in the best interest of Tabitha. Business relationships are conducted in the best interest of Tabitha, free of gifts, cash inducements, gratuities, favors, or other perceived improper inducements. Willingly takes on additional duties and/or assignments, assisting with projects and responding to requests as assigned or as necessary. CHARACTER I will always be in character while doing the work of Tabitha. in character COMPASSION I will extend unwavering Christian compassion toward everyone. Christian compassion CONNECTION I will build relationships rooted in love, because at Tabitha, love matters. at Tabitha, love matters. CUSTOMER SERVICE I will anticipate each customers needs, always looking for ways to exceed their expectations. COLLABORATION I will cooperate with others to create an atmosphere of teamwork. COMMUNICATION I will accept responsibility for excellent communication and will be constantly aware that what I say and do is a reflection of Tabitha. COMMITMENT I will do what I say, when I say, because Tabithas success depends on my ability to make and keep commitments. make and keep commitments. CONTRIBUTION I will offer my time, talent, and treasure to Tabitha. time, talent, and treasure COURAGEOUS VISION I will support Tabithas ongoing efforts to continually improve and am willing to offer ideas and be accepting of change. continually improve accepting of change. CONTINUUM I will understand who Tabitha is and what Tabitha does in order to support and promote One Tabitha. Frequent interaction with elders/clients, coworkers, visitors, representatives of government agencies, etc. under all conditions and circumstances. This will include exposure to elders/clients, family members and coworkers who may experience extremes in emotions. Elders/clients, in particular, may become agitated or combative. Works beyond normal scheduled hours and on weekends and holidays when assigned. Is subject to extended hours or callback during emergency conditions or based upon needs of the organization.
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