Registered Nurse
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 11/27/2019

Job Description

Work where you feel at home.

The warm and caring atmosphere of our communities is created by nurses, environmental specialists, certified nursing assistants and other team members who love to help older adults feel healthy and at home.

At Volunteers of America, we’re also dedicated to creating thoughtful, caring and flexible work environments for our team members. When you begin a career with us, expect the support you need to succeed in your role, respect for your individuality and beliefs, and opportunities for personal and professional development.

Our residents tell us they feel confident welcoming our team members into their homes, and how they soon feel like family. This sense of hospitality is also cultivated among our staff and leadership, and is part of our mission. We treat each other, and those in our care, as we would members of our family.

Enjoy the benefits of strong roots and steady growth.

 With more than 20 living and care communities across the nation – and a new independent living project under construction in Florida – Volunteers of America is respected among industry peers for serving the needs of older adults while thriving in a shifting health care environment. Residents and their families trust us because of the reputation we’ve earned for stability and reliability.

When you join our team of exceptional professionals, we’ll trust you to do your best each day, and to show compassion and caring for our residents and your fellow team members. In return, you’ll be rewarded with a generous array of industry-leading benefits and workplace considerations.

Special Features

  • Top benefit packages
  • Growth and advancement opportunities
  • Quality training, continuing career education and leadership programs
  • Employee discount program

If you feel that you are a qualified applicant and want a rewarding position enhancing the lives of others, we invite you to consider this opportunity:

Assisted Living RN

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides Leadership and Direction on Assigned Unit
    • Role models positive communication skills with NA/R’s, C.N.A.’s, HHA’s, STNAs, TMA’s (if applicable), interdisciplinary team, supervisory and management team, customers, residents and families.
    • Listen to shift report and keep open lines of communication with supervisor, co-workers and on-coming shift.
    • Make rounds to residents to observe their physical and psychosocial status.
    • Assign personnel appropriately to meet resident needs.
    • Ensure that unit personnel on your shift are carrying out their assignments.
    • Attend nurses and team meetings as scheduled and/or assigned.
    • Initiate disciplinary action when the performance of personnel warrants such action.
    • Report occupational exposures to needlesticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
  • Resident Care Functions
    • Maintains competence in all required skills within the facility.
    • Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.
    • Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per company policy
    • Perform nursing techniques for the comfort and well being of the resident.
    • Administers prescribed medications and treatments per MD orders.
    • Is drug knowledgeable and reports resident response, side effects, responds to drug considerations and reports problems or potential problems to the physicians.
    • Maintains all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner according to policies and procedures of the facility.
    • Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding monitoring of vital signs, weights, administration of medications and treatments.
    • Make physician calls to report resident change in condition.
    • Keep families updated on resident conditions.
    • Comply with acute emergency protocols and tasks involved in the event of a 911 call.
    • Follows all DNR/DNI/CPR/Comfort Care protocols and orders.
  • Charting, Documentation and Assessment Functions
    • Contribute toward completing and updating resident’s care plans.
    • Evaluate the performances of all personnel working under your supervision and direction.
    • Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures.
    • Accurately transcribes physician’s orders as per facility protocol and forwards necessary information to other departments.
    • Document and report all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, visitors, and staff.
    • Chart nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident response.
    • Provides ongoing resident assessments as necessary and as assigned and documents these assessments per facility policy.
  • Personnel Functions
    • Attend nurses meetings as scheduled.
    • Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment.
    • Maintains continuing education requirements.
    • Initiate disciplinary action when the performance of personnel warrants such action.
    • Participate in employee performance evaluations, determining staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Supervisor concerning employee counseling etc.
    • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with inter-departmental personnel.
    • Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.
  • Committee Functions
    • Serve on, participate in and attend various committees and meetings of the facility to enhance interdisciplinary process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Current licensure in Arizona as a Registered Nurse.
  • Current CPR Registration.
  • Maintenance of required CEU’s.
  • Experience in long-term care preferred.
  • Good problem solver with abilities to make independent judgments utilizing initiative, discretion and the nursing process as needed.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability.
  • Effective communicator with staff, families and outside agencies.
  • Ability to prioritize duties.
  • Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques.
  • Clinical competence to utilize the nursing process to perform physical and cognitive assessments of residents.
  • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
  • Must be a team player.

 

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job Snapshot

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Volunteers of America

At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 employees and more than 55,000 volunteers with a shared vision of a world where all people live in safety with social, emotional and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.

The national office is located in Alexandria, Va., part of the greater Washington, DC area. The headquarters includes executive staff and major office departments that have national responsibilities and provide support to local offices and Volunteers of America housing and senior living and care communities: communications, fundraising; public policy, finance, chartering, housing, volunteer services, program services and other operations.

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