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Unit Coordinator (RN)

Company Name:
Blountstown Health and Rehab Center
POSITION SUMMARY
The UNIT COORDINATOR, RN delivers care to residents ensuring all applicable laws, regulations and Company standards are met. Responsible for performing a variety of duties to provide quality nursing care to residents and to coordinate total nursing care for residents; implementing specific procedures and programs; participating with the Director of Nursing and the Nurse Manager in establishing specific goals; determining work procedures and expediting work flow; communicating with and supervising appropriate personnel; providing daily reports and other periodic reports; perform all the duties of a certified nursing assistant when required. Reports to Director of Nursing (DON).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Must possess the ability to work independently.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing functions in the long-term care facility.
Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the Nursing department.
Must understand and follow company policies, including harassment and complaint procedures.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must be able to effectively direct the daily functions of unit nurses and CNAs to provide leadership on the floor.
Must be able to chart appropriately, accurately, and in a timely manner.
Must be able to provide and coordinate resident care.
Must be able to accurately prepare and administer medication as ordered by physician.
Must be able to knowledgeably and competently deliver basic nursing care to residents.
Must be able to evaluate resident's needs through ongoing assessment and revises care plan based on changes in resident's condition.
Must be knowledgeable of resident rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all residents in a safe, secure environment.
Must be able to provide clinical supervision to LPNs and CNAs.
Must be able to respond to emergency situations related to resident and staff safety in a leader capacity.
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.
Must be able to coordinate resident care plans and services with RN.
Must practice dependable, regular attendance.
Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment.
Must be able to communicate and function in an interdisciplinary team.
Must be able to Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in residents conditions.
Must be able to maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
Must be able to interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess residents condition.
Must be able to modify resident treatment plans as indicated by residents responses and conditions.
Must be able to consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate resident care plans.
Must be able to monitor all aspects of resident care, including diet and physical activity.
Must be able to instruct individuals, families on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and develop health improvement programs.
Must be able to prepare residents for, and assist with, examinations and treatments.
Must be able to prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment and supplies, and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
Must be able to administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on residents charts.
Must be able to observe residents, charting and reporting changes in residents conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
Must be able to provide basic resident care and treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations.
Must be able to sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
Must be able to answer residents calls and determine how to assist them.
Must be able to measure and record residents vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
Must be able to work as part of a health care team to assess resident needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
Must be able to collect samples such as blood, urine and sputum from residents, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
Must be able to prepare residents for examinations, tests or treatments and explain procedures.
Must be able to assemble and use equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.
Must be able to evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other health care team members as necessary.
Must be able to record food and fluid intake and output.
Must be able to help residents with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, or standing and walking.
Must be able to apply compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
Must be able to inventory and requisition supplies and instruments.
Must be able to clean rooms and make beds.
Must be able to supervise CNAs and assistants.
Must be able to wash and dress bodies of deceased persons.
SKILLS and ABILITIES
Education : Associates Degree (two year college or technical school)
Experience : Six months to one year related experience
Certificates and Licenses
Must possess a nursing diploma, AS or BS degree in nursing.
Must be currently registered/licensed with applicable state.
Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtained during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.

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