The Wellness Nurse assists with the Wellness department being operated efficiently and in compliance with all applicable legislation and regulatory requirements; providing the highest possible standard of care through effective use of the nursing process. The Wellness nurse assists with the orientation and education of the resident care team and may serve as a supervisor for the community in the absence of all department managers.
What does it mean to be a PRN Team Member at Dominion?
-You decide when you can work!
-Simply provide your monthly schedule and update us if your availability changes.
-We add you to the schedule based on the availability you provided.
-We notify you when you are scheduled to work in advance.
*Disclaimer -PRN status will be deactivated if the state-required training is out of date or if two or more shifts are declined in a 6-month period.
-Assists with the development of care plans according to the resident’s preferences, needs, and abilities.
-Prepares for the shift by reviewing information/reports, such as care plans, daily and follows care plan changes in a timely and accurate manner.
-Maintains the inventory of medication, dispenses medications, and maintains the Medication Administration Records for the residents.
-Takes and records the vital signs of residents.
-Serves as the first responder to residents in an emergency situation, such as having a fall, heart attack, or stroke.
-Administers tests, such as TB tests, and gives inoculations as needed.
-Responds to inquiries from family members and resident representatives about residents and communicates with the pharmacy and other providers regarding resident care.
-Assists with updating and maintaining manuals used by the Wellness department.
-Assists the Wellness Director in planning, decision-making, budgeting, and monitoring expenditures for the Wellness department; assists in keeping the Wellness department within budget by controlling waste.
-Trains and supervises the Wellness Resident Assistants and keeps the Wellness Director informed regarding their work performance.
-Assists the Dining Services Director with ensuring all residents receive diets prescribed by the physician; performs resident assistance with meals and between-meal nourishment and assists Dining Services as needed.
-Maintains documentation that reflects wellness care provided, the resident’s response to care, and disposition of each case.
-Follows all policies, procedures, and standards for nursing care and infection control.
-Develops and maintains effective relationships and two-way communication with residents and resident representatives; observes residents for significant changes and adverse reactions or conditions on an ongoing basis and submits information for resident records on an informative and timely basis.
-Maintains open, effective, and ongoing communication with the community’s medical staff and medical community.
-Keeps the Wellness Director informed regarding any unusual incidents or issues regarding residents, team members, or the community.
-Contributes to a safe and sanitary environment being maintained for residents, team members, and visitors.
-Assists residents with personal comfort activities and hygiene services (bathing, shampooing hair, skin and nail care, dressing, feeding, shaving, oral hygiene, toilet assistance, and cleaning of soiled resident) according to personalized care plans and daily assignments, as needed to support the work of the Resident Assistants.
-Assists residents with daily routines and housekeeping tasks that the residents need assistance in performing, such as straightening the resident’s room each day, as needed to support the work of the Resident Assistants.
-Removes all soiled linens from rooms; changes bed linens, towels, and washcloths, as needed to support the work of the Resident Assistants.
-Responds promptly to residents’ emergency call signals and follows up with appropriate responses; makes rounds to check on the safety and security of residents.
-Assists the resident when transferring or moving to various areas within the community or to transportation vehicles.
-Assists with community special events, including outreach to the greater community.
-Assists other departments with programming and activities as needed.
-Serves as supervisor for the community in the absence of all department managers.
-Works beyond normal working hours and days and in other positions temporarily, as necessary for effective resident care and community operation.
-Engages in open communication within and between community departments and is cooperative.
-Attends and actively participates in team meetings and required or optional continuing education programs.
-Assists in the evacuation of residents as necessary.
-Maintains the confidentiality of all resident information and honors the residents’ personal property rights.
-Maintains a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
-Performs any other duties that may be assigned.
Education, Experience, Licensure/Certification, Age Requirements:
-Active LPN/LVN license from the State of the community is required.
-Must successfully complete a CPR and First Aid course and maintain a current CPR and First Aid certificate.
-Must obtain valid Continuing Education credits as required by the State of the community.
-Experience with seniors and especially cognitively impaired seniors (those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia) is preferred.
-A minimum of three years of experience in a healthcare community is preferred.
-Approved criminal background check, physical, drug screen, and TB skin test is required.
-Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
Application Process: A review of all applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply electronically through our applicant tracking system via the company careers page. The application should include the submission of a cover letter that highlights the candidate’s interest in the role and experience that meets the requirements of the position, an updated resume, and the names, current company name, title, e-mail address, and phone number of three professional references.