Registered Nurse - RN

Valle Verde Retirement Community
Santa Barbara, CA, US
Sep 11, 2017
Oct 12, 2017
Contract Type
Job Description

Valle Verde Retirement Community, located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and part of Cornerstone Affiliates (formerly known as ABHOW and be.Group organization) and the largest non-profit, senior care provider in California!

We have an opportunity for an experienced RN to join our team of professionals in our Skilled Nursing Health Center and enjoy an excellent opportunity to work with seniors and really make a difference.

Under general supervision, responsible for the nursing needs of residents, while actively incorporating our Philosophy for Person-Directed Care. Ensures a safe and healthy environment for residents, staff, and visitors to participate in the residents daily life rhythm. Develops assignments in coordination with the care partners and keeps each team member accountable for resident care and satisfaction. Lead and direct a team of caregivers in assigned area. Duties and assignments may be adjusted at the discretion of the Director of Nursing Services and/or designee.

Essential Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Facilitates nursing care provided to all residents and includes residents in decision making processes;

  • Actively engages residents in participation in daily activities which are part of residents rhythm of daily life (including desired hygiene, grooming, and mobility);

  • Assesses residents needs at the time of admission and continually evaluates residents condition during the duration of their stay and promotes the highest functional level of independence possible (keeping in compliance with state and federal regulations, and the communitys safety procedures);

  • Leads and directs care partners by providing support, encouragement, and direction as appropriate;

  • Makes frequent rounds and utilizes the nursing process to identify resident conditions that require further evaluation and treatment by a physician;

  • Reports significant medical changes to the relevant Team Members, Physician, DON, HSA and designated family members as appropriate;

  • Responds to emergency situations, carries out physician orders, and documents the event, interventions, and outcomes;

  • Accurately and completely performs direct nursing services, such as, medication administration, treatments, personal care and other nursing procedures.

  • Accurately receives documents and transcribes Physician Orders with the appropriate follow-through in a timely fashion, specifically advocating resident safety;

  • Completes risk management, progress notes, assessments, weekly summaries, and care plans;

  • Coordinates the residents plan of care with the interdisciplinary team (IDT), physicians, medical personnel, and residents family/responsible party;

  • Interacts with other departments such as laboratory, radiology, dietary, facilities, information technology, pharmacy, social services, activities, etc;

  • Collects lab specimen for testing, obtains and assesses vital signs, weights, I/Os, etc;

  • Makes necessary documentation corrections as a result of medical record audits;

  • Builds genuine relationships with residents through discussion and review of their history;

  • Contributes to creating a home environment in each community

  • Checks on operating condition of equipment and notifies appropriate personnel when necessary;

  • Provides effective and courteous service to all residents, family members, guests, and team members; is clear in communication and handles conflicts appropriately;

  • Assists in Resident and family education;

  • Handles all admission inquiries when either the Admissions Coordinator or Director of Nursing is not available.

  • Takes responsibility to lead the team and ensure that all procedures are followed during emergency situations.

  • Promotes and protects the rights of each resident;

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education:

  • Completion of Licensed Registered Nursing Program (RN)


  • Clinical observation and assessment skills

  • Proficient computer skills necessary to complete documentation, review electronic health records and communicate with team members.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional managerial experience in related field

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Current RN license in California

  • Current CPR certification


  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing

  • Senior Care or Rehabilitation Experience

To apply for this position, go to: and look for positions in Santa Barbara, CA.

Company Description

We are a high end continuing care retirement community located on 60 pristine acres in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. As part of the Cornerstone Affiliates organization, which includes American Baptist Homes of the West and be.Group, we are part of the largest, not for profit senior care and housing organization in California and the most pioneering!

We offer competitive compensation and outstanding benefits, including medical, dental, vision, STD and LTD, 401k plans with employer match; use of community amenities such as the fitness center and pool, dining venues and a whole lot more!

To apply for this position go to: and use Santa Barbara location.

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