Valley Vista Care Services

Sandpoint - Assistant DNS / PCC RN

Apply to: Susan Ferguson
Full time
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Sandpoint, Idaho


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Functions within the scope of practice as established by the Idaho State Board of Nursing. Directs, through DNS, activities of nursing staff.

In absence of Director of Nursing Services (DNS), functions as DNS.

Ensures completion of all admission/discharge or transfer information including referrals as needed. This includes assuring that all information is complete including weights, heights, clothing inventory and alert charting.

Ensures completion of assessments and charting on all Medicare, ill or status change residents with timely physician interventions. Posts alert charting information as needed.

Monitors residents during meals time including appropriate diets, serving in a timely manner, adequate time for assisting or feeding residents and accurate recording of intake.

Calls physicians as needed regarding any concerns.

Interacts with residents and resident's families and friends to resolve problems or provide teaching as needed. This may include family notification of condition changes, medication changes, or accident/occurrence reports.

Assists as needed with problems, medications, treatments, tube feedings, lab draws and assures that appropriate procedures and documentation are completed.

Ensures completion of accident/occurrence and/or staff injury reports with complete information. Conducts investigations and referrals as needed.

Attends physician rounds as needed.

Replaces call-in C.N.A. staff as needed.

Interacts with surveyors and other regulatory/consultant staff as needed as Assistant to the Director of Nursing.

Completes monthly evaluations of LPN and CNA/NA staff as due and reviews with staff.

Follows up with all new nursing staff within their first 2 weeks of employment regarding understanding of universal precautions, infection control issues, lifting/transfers, etc. per first day orientation information.

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