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at Acts Retirement- Life Communities

Date Posted: 6/20/2017

Job Description

Join our team at ACTS Retirement-Life Communities! ACTS has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Summary Statement: 

Attends to the medical and emotional needs of the Independent Living Residential Community.

Essential Job Functions

• Maintains open line of communication with Executive Director, Nursing Home Administrator (NHA), Director of Nursing (DON), Director of Resident Nursing, Resident RN Supervisor, and other department heads.
• Attends all meetings where attendance is requested by the Director of Resident Nursing.
• Maintains a program of health care for the resident in accordance with the policies of ACTS, including giving injections, treatments and checking vital signs.
• Responds to medical and emotional needs of the residents in the community/personnel care unit and takes appropriate action.
• Responds to emergency calls for residents, employees and visitors and takes appropriate action. Calls ambulance or other appropriate authority whenever a medical emergency occurs.
• Promotes self care and independent living.
• Identifies safety hazards and emergency situations and initiates corrective action immediately.
• Participates in the training and supervision of nursing assistants in the daily operation of the PCU.
• Ensures that personnel follow established infection control procedures.
• Maintains the confidentially of all resident care information.
• Transports resident using wheelchair or assist residents to walk.
• Assists physician with clinic visits.
• Conducts annual interviews in apartments.
• Conducts office hours with residents and staff as determined by Director of Resident Nursing.
• Participates in flex meal evaluations and follow up.
• Reviews lab results and notifies physician as needed
• Completed paperwork for transfers to and from the facility.
• Assesses all residents who return to apartment from a higher level of care.
• Dispenses and monitors resident sick tray service.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary

• Comprehensive knowledge of State & Federal Guidelines governing personal care wing
• Knowledge of principles of nursing care and first aid and current assessment skills, preferably in Geriatric Nursing.
• Able to communicate effectively
• Able to make independent decisions
• Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public 

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the completion of a of state approved Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse Program, current state Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse license, current or eligible for certification in Cardia/Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Intravenous Therapy, and a minimum of one year work experience with the geriatric health care field.

Physical Demands 

• Lifting 50 pounds and carrying 10 pounds occasionally (weights greater than 50 pounds require assistance from co-worker or use of lifting devices)
• Walking frequently with occasional standing and sitting
• Pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds occasionally
• Climbing stairs occasionally
• Bending, squatting and kneeling occasionally
• Reaching occasionally from below knees to above shoulders
• Handling frequently including simple grasping
• Twisting upper torso occasionally
• Talking and hearing frequently on telephone and in person
• Clear speaking voice
• Sense of smell
• Near Acuity
• Color Vision 

Environmental Conditions

• Inside 95%
• Hazards -- Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases

Job Snapshot

About Us

Reaching Out ~ Touching Lives ~ Living the Vision

For over 45 years instead of 40, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities has met the needs of senior adults living in our communities with quality care and service. Today, our vision has continued to grow wherein today there are nearly 9,000 residents and 6,000 employees in 22 Acts communities. We are convinced that the secret to ACTS' success has been our employees and the ability we all have had to work as a team to provide quality and caring resident service. As we continue to grow, we’re looking for compassionate talent to live our Vision by joining our team.

Today, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities®, Inc. is the largest not-for-profit builder, owner and manager of continuing care retirement communities in the United States. Our vision for ACTS Retirement-Life Communities is to have The ACTS Culture of Loving-Kindness be the basic fiber of our daily practice to meet the needs of those we serve.

"ACTS is a true and loving family.  I feel the love everyday from residents and staff."

"I love working in a Christian atmosphere.  We work as a team to give our residents the best if service and to carry out the culture of loving-kindness.  I go home everyday fulfilled in knowing that I have done something helpful for a resident."

"My service award gift is very nice and I feel appreciated for my thirty-five years of service when I wear it"

"They say your home is where your heart is.  My heart is with ACTS.  I couldn't find a better place to work"

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