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Company: Friends House
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Santa Rosa Facility - Santa Rosa, CAEducation Level 2 Year DegreeJob Shift AnyJob Category Health CareDescription PURPOSE:

  • To provide patient care and oversee patient care delivered by nursing staff.


    • Renders nursing care to residents within an assigned unit.

    • Observes and reports symptoms and conditions of residents.

    • Takes blood pressure and records temperature, respiration and pulse.

    • Administers medications prescribed by physician and records reactions.

    • Completes ordered treatments per physicians order.

    • Completes admission process when new residents are admitted to Friends House.

    • Completes discharge process when resident is going home making sure resident has all the follow up medication and instructions, DME, follow up appointment and any arranged medications from pharmacy.

    • Maintains records reflecting resident's condition, medication, and treatments.

    • Assists with research related to improvement in nursing care and encourages staff to follow newly implemented process changes.

    • Assists in maintaining a physical, social and psychological environment which will be conducive to the best interest and welfare of residents.

    • Supervises the work of CNAs, RNAs, and LVNs.

    • Maintains a working knowledge of resident's condition at all times.

    • Supports and adheres to Administrative Policies and Procedures.

    • Adheres to Abuse Reporting Procedures and maintains awareness of the signs and symptoms of abuse.

    • Responds promptly to emergencies facility-wide as assigned.

    • Reviews reports from previous shifts to determine changes in status of residents and assigns duties to nursing personnel.

    • Provides nursing care according to physician's orders and recognized nursing techniques and procedures.

    • Recognizes and interprets symptoms, reporting patient's condition, and assisting with instituting remedial measures for adverse developments.

    • Establishes standards, and administrative policies.

    • Assumes responsibility for proper care of complicated apparatus used in treating residents.

    • Supervises the feeding of residents.

    • Maintains accurate and complete records of nursing observations and care and reporting resident's conditions orally and in writing, studies trends and developments in general nursing practices and techniques and evaluates their adaptability to specific nursing duties.

    • Assists in training and supervision of nursing service personnel, as directed by the DSD and/or DON

    • Responsible for notifying administration of changes in patient condition or other job related problems.

    • Responds promptly and cautiously to all calls.

    • Attends all in-services as assigned.

    • Observes universal precautions in providing patient care.


      • Maintain Friends House standards of personal appearance and grooming.

      • Must have a positive attitude, an attention to detail and enjoy interfacing with staff/residents.

      • Know the Patient Bill of Rights and Non-Abuse policy.

      • Support and embrace Friends House Core Values (Respect, Compassion, Hope, Appreciation)

      • Be knowledgeable of emergency procedures and act in a calm manner when there is an emergency.

      • Other duties as assigned by Director of Nursing.

        Qualifications JOB SPECIFICATIONS:


        • Hours will be assigned and may vary. Hours include on-call status as needed.


          • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, currently registered and licensed with the California State Board of Nursing.(E) One year experience in long-term care preferred.(N) Familiar with organization, functions, policies, regulations and procedures of a Health Center as they relate to nursing services.(E) Must be CPR and first aid certified.(E)

            Independent Judgment:

            • Ability to work independently and make sound judgments concerning all aspects of patient care.


              • All employees are responsible for complying with facility safety policies and procedures and shall take the necessary measures to ensure a safe environment for oneself, co-workers, patients/residents, and visitors.

                Working Conditions

                • Moderate to heavy physical conditions. On feet most of the time.(E) . Involves walking, bending, stooping, twisting, reaching, carrying, pushing (50 lbs. or more), pulling and handling.(E) Occasional working on irregular surfaces or heights.(N) Exposure to uncomfortable temperatures or odors.(E)

                  HIPAA Classification

                  • Maximum

                    Blood Borne Pathogen Job classification:

                    • Category I

                      Impact of Actions:

                      • Actions affect the quality of care delivered by other personnel and the overall quality of patient care.

                        Supervisory Responsibility:

                        • Responsible for the supervision of nursing staff (CNA, RNA, LVN) assigned to a particular shift.

Keywords: Friends House, Santa Rosa , REGISTERED NURSE, Healthcare , Santa Rosa, California

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