The Wesley Community RN - Home Care (Per Diem, Day) in Saratoga Springs, New York

Job Overview: The Wesley Community is proud to announce Wesley Senior Solutions, offering Home Care to the Saratoga Springs community! Wesley Senior Solultions is hiring a per diem RN to work from 10am - 2pm every Tuesday and Thursday. The Wesley Community’s distinctive continuum of care offers a unique balance of community living and care-giving that ensures quality of life at every stage of life. An integral part of the vibrant and diverse city of Saratoga Springs, New York, our beautiful campus is located on 36 acres and offers Adult Day Services, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Long Term Care, Outpatient Therapies and Short Term Rehabilitation.

Job Description:

An RN at Wesley Seniors Solutions is a Registered Professional Nurse who is responsible for maintaining approved standards of care and assists Director of Clinical Services in his/her absence.

The RN is directly accountable to the Director of Clinical Services.

I. QUALIFICATIONS

A. Educational Requirements

  1. Must have a diploma from an accredited School of Nursing.

  2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

  3. Must have a current RN license.

B. Experience

  1. Must have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  2. Knowledge of EMR program preferred.

  3. Knowledge of Generations Homecare System preferred.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

C. Administrative Functions

  1. Develops, implements, and coordinates quality management and discharge planning programs.

  2. Consults with management, agency staff and PCP’s on patient care or nursing problems and interpretation of DOH policies to ensure patient needs are met.

  3. Establish work schedules and reviews assignments for clinical staff, according to workload, space and equipment availability as assigned.

  4. Budget input based on appropriate workload indicators and anticipated revenues in conjunction with Director of HCBS.

  5. Engages in studies and investigations related to improving delivery of services.

  6. Maintain awareness of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance changes, and cost-effective options.

  7. Is responsible for directing assigned patient care activities within the assigned counties, including the performance of such activities by other RN’s, LPN’s, HHA’s, PCA’s and Companions according to established policies and procedures. Responsible for supervising clinical staff as assigned.

D. Nursing Care Functions

  1. Plans and organizes activities related to specific clinical services to ensure patient needs are met in accordance with professional standards of medical and nursing care. SOC, 6-month assessments, supplemental orders and discharges. Review of documentation on a weekly basis, providing feedback.

E. Personnel Functions

  1. Plans and organizes orientation and in-service training for staff members, and participates in guidance and educational programs.

  2. Observe procedures and make appropriate suggestions and recommendations for improving techniques, policies, and procedures.

  3. Direct or conduct recruitment, hiring and training of clinical personnel.

  4. Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of clinical personnel

F. Client’s Rights

  1. Ensure that all personnel are knowledgeable of the client’s rights and responsibilities.

  2. Monitor nursing care to assure that all clients are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.

  3. Maintain confidentiality of all client information.

  4. Review complaints and grievances made by the client and make a written/oral report to the Director indicating what action(s) has been taken to resolve the complaint or grievance.

  5. Maintain a written record of the client's complaints and/or grievances that indicates the action taken to resolve the complaint and the current status of the complaint.

  6. Immediately begin investigation of any suspected, reported instance of abuse, mistreatment, and neglect.

G. Safety and Sanitation

  1. Assist in developing safety standards as necessary.

  2. Participate in the implementation of procedures for safe operation of all equipment.

  3. Assure only trained and authorized personnel operate equipment.

  4. Assure that all personnel operate equipment in a safe manner following established safety regulations in the use of such equipment and supplies.

  5. Ensure that all personnel follow established policies and procedures, including appropriate dress codes.

  6. Participate in the implementation of procedures for reporting hazardous conditions of equipment.

  7. Ensure that personnel follow established hand washing techniques in the administering of care procedures.

H. Working Conditions

  1. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.

  2. Is subject to frequent interruptions.

  3. Is involved with clients, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.

  4. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset clients, family members, personnel, visitors, etc.

  5. Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.

  6. May be asked to become involved in community/civic health matters/projects.

  7. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.

  8. Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day.

  9. May be subjected to infectious diseases, substances, contaminated articles, conditions, etc. including the potential exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.

  10. Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department personnel.

  11. Maintains a liaison with the residents, their families, support personnel, etc., to assure that the residents' needs are continually met.

  12. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

  13. Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

  14. Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.

  15. Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.

  16. Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people.

  17. Must be able to lift, push, pull, and move a minimum of 50 pounds.