Evergreen Requisition - Based on experienced, applicants will be matched to appropriate requisitions.
ABOUT THE HSC
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
HSC Health Care System is a nonprofit organization combining the resources of a
care coordination plan; (Health Services for Children with Special Needs,
Inc.), pediatric specialty hospital (The HSC Pediatric Center), home health
agency (HSC Home Care, LLC), and parent foundation (The HSC Foundation) to
offer a comprehensive approach to caring, serving and empowering people with
disabilities. The HSC team of 750 employees and more than 100 volunteers
together serve children and young adults with special health care needs and
their families at our District of Columbia and Maryland locations.
The registered nurse (RN) is responsible for assessing, planning, providing and documenting nursing care for a designated group of residents in accordance with the physician’s plan of care. The RN delegates and supervises care provided by certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and license practical nurses (LPNs). The RN coordinates services and care provided to assigned residents by other disciplines including respiratory therapists (RTs), phlebotomists, radiation technicians, dietitians, and others.
1. 2 years of experience in a skilled or acute care setting. Current RN license in the District of ColumbiaCurrent CPR certification
2. Experience working with ventilator dependent patients preferred.
3. Experience working with special needs children or young adults preferred.
Required Education:Must be a graduate from an accredited nursing program.Bachelor in science in nursing preferred
Essential job duties:
in the computerized medical records system progress notes, medication
administration, treatment administration, admission assessments, change in
condition assessments, and care plans.
any accident and incident in the computerized incident reporting system.
in performance evaluation process.
in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) process.
Director of Nursing/Nursing Home Administrator any significant
initiate investigation for allegations of abuse/neglect as assigned.
2. Admission, Transfer,
and discharge functions:
physician’s verbal orders for admissions, transfers, and discharges.
procedure to communicate with pharmacy and acquire medications.
medication and other medications if available from interim box.
resident and family member to the unit.
resident with name band to be worn at all times.
admission assessments and implement 48- hour care plans.
care will be developed using admission history and information gathered
through responsible agent interview. Responsible agent is asked to
provide information on resident’s health, developmental and social
history. Responsible agent is asked about usual routines, and any
resident to his/her roommate and other personnel.
resident comfortable (i.e. put to bed, change clothing, orient to room
nursing unit, the call light system and TV) as necessary. Provide
age/developmentally appropriate equipment and supplies.
transfer summary, print MAR, TAR, and advance directives to accompany
discharge summary, educate family/caregiver, and get prescription for
3. Nursing Care
for resident care during shift.
required assessments and interventions.
person-centered care plans and reviews and revises for appropriateness of
DON/Supervisor of resident status and change in condition.
appropriately delegate the recording of blood pressure and vital signs
based on staff’s competencies.
catheter care as required.
respiratory care (i.e. oxygen, nebulizer treatments, suctioning,
in a courteous, professional, and empathetic manner with residents, and
care with other disciplines as resident’s care needs require (i.e.
respiratory therapy, physical therapy).
in a courteous and professional manner with peers, subordinates, and
resident and family concerns within personal ability, and refer other
concerns to the appropriate discipline. Communicate resolution steps
to resident and family.
attending physician and responsible agent of changes in condition.
and transcribe physician’s orders to resident’s computerized medical
and administer medications and perform treatments as ordered by
nurse’s progress notes in an informative and descriptive manner that
reflects the care provided as well as resident’s response to care.
pertinent information as required by resident’s payer source (i.e.
Medicaid, HMO etc.) and as per facility standards and policy.
drugs with other nurse at shift change and notify DON/Supervisor of all
drug and narcotic discrepancies noted.
medication room and medication cart locked.
medication room and medication cart free from expired medications.
Disposes of expired medications as per facility policy.
document any incidents or accidents of residents, staff or visitors to the
appropriate facility personnel.
weekly shift meetings with nursing assistants.
in the interdisciplinary plan of care.
required protective equipment.
4. Personnel Function:
work assignments, and, or work schedules in completing and performing your
assignments to CNAs and LPNs.
all assigned tasks in accordance with established policies and procedures,
and as instructed by DON.
facility when you will be late or absent from work in accordance with
and out of the time clock system in accordance with facility policy.
complaints and grievances are documented in the appropriate form and given
to DON/Social Worker.
with personnel from other departments to meet the resident’s needs.
cooperatively with other disciplines to maintain the health, safety, and
well-being of the residents and families.
and direct CNAs, and LPNs.
maintain an atmosphere of warmth and calm environment.
in performance evaluation for staff as assigned.
participate in scheduled training, educational classes, orientation
programs and activities.
in-service training as assigned.
residents and their responsible agent exercise and/or protect their
the confidentiality of all resident care information.
that all nursing care is provided in privacy.
before entering the resident room at all times.
that grievances and complaints are documented and handed to DON/Social
each resident by preferred name.
the resident right to be free of verbal, mental, sexual or physical abuse
and involuntary seclusion.
the resident each activity to be undertaken prior to the activity.
advocate for the resident. Greet friends and family and address
resident participation in care activities and making choices.
that each resident is dressed to enhance individual’s self-esteem their
preference, age, and life style.
have a right to report problems with staff without retaliation.
Answer all call
lights promptly and assist residents as needed and requested by family or
other staff members.
have a right to keep their personal belongings. When a resident
expresses concern that they are missing personal property, you are to
report it to ensure it is documented in the grievance and concern form and
handed to DON/Social Worker.
resident will be treated in manner which maintains and enhances their
Other job duties:
perform other duties in addition to those outlined in this job