Reliant Senior Care
Prospect Park, PA, US
Sep 06, 2017
Oct 07, 2017
Contract Type
Job Description

The Registered Nurse (RN)/ Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing direct nursing care to the residents and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by the and nursing assistants in accordance with current, federal, and local standards governing the facility. He/she is responsible for ensuring that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.


1. Coordinates, assesses, plans, delivers, and evaluates nursing care for a specific group of patients/residents on a designated unit (sub-acute or dementia care) on a shift basis:
a. Performs accurate, thorough, and timely nursing assessments and reassessments of patient/resident care needs in accordance with Nursing Department standards of practice and with consideration to age, mental, social, and physical status and response;
b. Completes required components of admission assessment process and patient education in accordance with established procedures;
c. Effectively integrates assessment data into a comprehensive nursing assessment inclusive of MDS, interim plan of care per unit standard, data from family members, and the involvement of other disciplines, as necessary;
d. Completes patient/residents initial, quarterly, and annual MDS in a timely manner and consistent with unit standards;
e. In collaboration with interdisciplinary team, develops an individualized plan of care for each patient/resident. Actively participates in the interdisciplinary plan of care process via the care conference;
f. Delivers direct and indirect nursing care to patients/residents, fostering the maintenance of the highest functional level for the patient/resident at each stage of illness and emphasizing family inclusion. Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, calm, and positivity conducive to the nursing care, treatment, rehabilitation, and/or terminal care of patients/residents;
g. Appropriately documents all aspects of nursing care in a clear, concise, and timely fashion and in relation to expected outcome, noting changes, progress or lack of in accordance with established procedure;
h. Provides ongoing patient/resident/family education and documents appropriately;
i. Evaluates the patient/resident response to treatment plan and consults with physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary team to revise ongoing plan of care to best meet the needs of patients/residents;
j. Coordinates and documents discharge planning process for assigned patients/residents, ensuring that both the patient/resident, family members, and/or caretakers fully understand the discharge plan of care;
k. Actively participates in unit/department meetings related to patient/resident care and/or unit function by contributing relevant information and suggesting corrective action and potential solutions to identified problems;
l. Always following correct channels of communication, appropriately documents and reports nursing interventions and/or results in compliance with established guidelines, procedures, and protocols and using designated forms that reflect the nursing plan of care;
m. Actively participates in the complaint/grievance resolution process by completing requested investigative process and documenting findings in a thorough, timely, and concise manner.



Graduate of an accredited Nursing program required
Licensure and registration by the Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners as a Registered Nurse required
Prior experience in a skilled nursing care facility, acute care setting, or other related facility required


Knowledge base of nursing practices, procedures, laws, regulations, and standards required, particularly as they relate to long-term care, assisted living, and/or sub-acute rehabilitation facilities
Must understand and act upon complex issues and problems and must communicate and interact effectively with a variety of people
Effective communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills required
Effective leadership and management skills required
Must speak and understand English

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