Wellness Nurse in Agawam, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 5/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Agawam, MA
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/5/2018

Job Description

Responsibilities for the Wellness Nurse include:

Direct Supervision

• Directs and supervises the daily work assignments of the Resident Care Assistants
• Is the first point of contact for the care associates regarding assignment questions or concerns
• Participates in the hiring and termination processes as they relate to resident care associates
• Has direct input into performance reviews for care associates and presents reviews with the RCD
• Has direct input into disciplinary documentation for care associates and presents action with the RCD
• Closely mentors, guides and directs the Lead Resident Care Assistants in all aspects of their job.

Resident Care

• Accurately administers medications to residents per MD orders 
• Measures and accurately records vital signs (temperatures, pulse, respiration, blood pressure weight and height) where appropriate as per state regulations
• Effectively balances service demands with supporting resident independence
• Accurately assesses, communicates, and documents residents’ status
• Observes and reports any significant changes in resident behavior and health to the DON, physician, family, RCA’s, and Executive Director per state regulations
• Successfully implements the plan of care
• Recognizes and assists in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (financial and other) and reports to appropriate sources per state regulations
• Responds to emergencies and personal emergency response system and knows when to call for backup

Job Requirements

Requirements:

• Graduate of an approved LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse program (per state requirements) or RN /Registered Nurse program
• Current state licensed as an LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse  OR RN / Registered Nurse (as required by state regulation) and CPR certification
• Previous experience working with the elderly in a paid or volunteer position highly desirable

BENEFITS

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