Volunteers of America Southwest Registered Nurse - Imperial Manor in Imperial, California

Registered Nurse - Imperial Manor

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  • 06-Feb-2018 to 07-Apr-2018 (PST)

  • Imperial, CA, USA

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

Medical, dental, vision, 403(b)

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Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Administrator, the Registered Nurse manages the nursing operation of our Imperial Manor facility in Imperial, CA. Areas of responsibilities include patient care and related administrative duties.

The Registered Nurse has clinical nursing knowledge, physical assessment, teaching and procedural skills. He/she has the ability to be directly responsible for assessing, planning, providing and documenting nursing care for a designated group of patients in accordance with the physician's plan of care and Volunteers of America Southwest, Inc.'s policies and procedures. The provisions of quality care are accomplished by implementing, supervising and coordinating services. The individual will complete documentation affectively and in a timely manner.


  • Completes referrals and takes physician's verbal orders as necessary in a timely manner.

  • Channels referrals appropriately to Director of Nursing for assignment.

  • Attends to patient needs, performs physical assessment, evaluates patient's needs and consults with physicians if necessary to develop plan of care and documentations and in timely manner.

  • Assesses need for additional health or ancillary services and prefers patients for service(s) when appropriate, on a timely basis.

  • Assesses environment and makes recommendations, which will enhance patient care and promote safety.

  • Involves patients and/or family in developing and revising an individualized care plan including necessary teachings with realistic goals, update plane of care as goals are met or change in intervention as required and documents changes appropriately within five (5) days.

  • Coordinates the multidisciplinary care team and plans for patient care and documents

  • Interprets the admission, discharge and other policies of the company, physician, family, other health care providers, and community as needed.

  • Provides clear, written and verbal LVN/CNA assignments, updates instructions for them in a timely manner and documents verbal instructions appropriately.

  • Provides skilled nursing care and assessments to patients in the environment, according to the plan care and promptly revises the plan, as necessary, in consultation with the physician and other team member. Establishes and modifies goals as appropriate.

  • Informs and provide progress notes to the patient's physician and podiatrist about patients under care. When the patient's conditions changes or there are deviations from the plan of care and submit in writing patient's summary of care at least every 60 days.

  • Initiate appropriate preventive, rehabilitative, comfort, pain management nursing procedures and provides instructions to patients/caregivers, and staff in a timely manner. Follows company policies and utilizes company forms in documenting forms.

  • Explains to the patient and family the diagnosis and the nature of the treatment consistent with physician's orders and plan of treatment.

  • Performs specialized care in accordance with the competencies and demonstrates initiative in learning new skills and developing competency.

  • Completes clear, concise and accurate clinical notes which documents skilled services and other required documentation appropriately and submit on a timely basis. Utilizes only universal abbreviation.

  • Communicates necessary information to the Director of Nursing/Adminstrator.

  • Demonstrates professionalism by maintaining high standards of clinical care and staying current on clinical and medical issues.

  • Attends and participates in multidisciplinary patient case conferences to demonstrate effective coordination and continuity of patient care, as well as, schedule cases to be brought to the clinical records review committee.

  • Conducts and documents formal and informal case conferences to demonstrate effective coordination and continuity of patient care, as well as, schedule cases to be brought to clinical records review committee.

  • Work with patient, family and health care team members effectively to coordinate services and to promote quality care and possible patient care outcomes.

  • Cooperates and is reliable with providing on-call coverage and marking RN, Weekend and holiday visits to the patients.

  • Establishes and maintains working relationship and open lines of communication with personnel from physician's offices, area hospitals, clinics, etc. to assure flow on information, referrals for service and continuity of care.

  • Completes nutritional assessments and provides patient/caregiver instructions on diet/nutrition and seeks consultation as necessary.

  • Uses appropriate teaching material and techniques to obtain position outcomes and seek

  • consultation as necessary and documents patient/caregiver outcomes on company forms.

  • Uses appropriate infection control procedures and safety measure.

  • Administers CPR, provides emergency care necessary and maintains current CPR certifications.

  • Assists in orienting/precepting new staff when necessary.

  • Provides and documents services in accordance with State, Federal, Medicare, Medicaid regulations as applicable.

  • Performs job duties and uses resources appropriately.

  • Coordinate with Administrator/DON program to improve deficient services and the

  • development and implementation of plan of correction

  • Adheres to policies and procedures of Volunteers of America Southwest, Inc.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing/Administrator


  • Will be a graduate of an accredited nursing program

  • Will have a current California license as a Registered Nurse

  • Have at least 1 (one) year nursing experience

  • Have a current CPR certification, can be obtained post hire

  • Possesses interpersonal, communication and organizational skills necessary to complete job responsibilities