RN Night Shift

at Bethesda Senior Living

Saint Louis, MO

Posted on Jan. 9, 2016

The RN is responsible for the well being and nursing care of all residents assigned during his/her shift or tour of duty. This includes, but is not limited to: providing nursing services; assisting in carrying out physician's orders; assessing residents to note any changes in resident's conditions; responding and reporting to resident's changes in condition; distribution of medications, charting of medication, distribution/count of narcotics and maintenance of narcotic inventory record; and responding to emergencies. Requirements The ideal candidate for this position is a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, holds a current, unencumbered license as a RN in this state, and has a minimum of two years experience in the field.

The following is a representative list of duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Visit each resident on unit, assess needs, and assign nursing staff to care for residents during shift, or tour of duty
-- Receive physician's orders in resident care. Make rounds with physicians and record the rounds in resident's charts
-- Distribute medications and chart distribution of medications in resident's charts according to established standards and regulations
-- Count narcotics and maintain accurate record of narcotic inventory/count
-- Participate with the interdisciplinary team, in the development and updates of the Resident Assessment and Comprehensive Care Plan as resident's conditions change
-- Attend treatment and care plan meetings as needed
-- Assist with charting of all clinical and nursing care provided to residents
-- Ensure charting is accurate, done in a timely manner, and meets established standards and regulations
-- Provide consultation, information, and support to residents and their families as needed
-- Ensure information is transferred regarding resident care and condition as related to nursing services at shift change report i.e. shift beginning and shift ending
-- Participate in staff development programs, in-service training and staff meetings
-- Provide emergency care as appropriate, in accordance with physician orders and advance directives
-- Overall management and implementation of resident care plan, documentation in care plan of resident's progress and change in condition
-- Assures that all safety and infection control practices are followed
-- Provide care in accordance with Federal, State, and Local Regulations
-- Perform other duties as assigned and needed to ensure the quality of comprehensive nursing care and other general care to residents

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