Valley Vista Care Services

Sandpoint - RN/LPN

Apply to: Susan Ferguson
Full time day and night shifts available
Job Type:
Sandpoint, Idaho

Pay Rate: Depending on Experience
Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Contributes to the nursing process, and implements a resident plan of care. May assign nursing diagnoses and write nursing orders.

Performs direct nursing services such as administering medications and treatments and providing personal care and ADL’s to assist in assessment and evaluation; assists with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Will draw blood, start and administer IV fluids per MD order. Care for PICC line per guidelines.

Delegates suitable components of care to nursing assistants and LPN’s; provides guidance and supervision when necessary.

Assists in resident and family health teaching and rehabilitation.

Consults and validates data, records and reports pertinent information; provides explanations to families and other staff.

Recognizes and reports safety hazards.

May assume charge nurse, primary nurse, and team leader duties.

Identifies and evaluates the resident’s response to health problems and treatment.

Communicates resident care needs and approach to other personnel involved in care.

Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development; plans and/or participates in conferences and classes to improve knowledge and practice in resident care; attends in-service programs that are provided to facilitate compliance with government regulations.

Participates in the nursing service quality assurance program.

Participates in orientation and training of licensed and unlicensed personnel.

Documents on the 24 hour report any pertinent information, new orders or changes in condition during shift.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Preferred Skills: Practical problem solver. Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures within the scope of practice.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questons from groups of managers, employees and the general public.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.  A current Registered Nurse License from the State of Idaho.