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Registered Nurse, RN full time 2p-10p M-F in Skilled Nursing - Austin, TX #4414669


Company: Querencia at Barton Creek

Date: 01/12/2018

Category: Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals

City: Austin, TX

Sensational only begins to describe Querencia, Austin's premier, resort-style retirement community. It's not about aging, it's about growing. No other Austin, Texas retirement community looks at senior living quite like Querencia. We replaced all the myths, preconceptions and conventional wisdom with a new concept in senior living. It's based on listening carefully and understanding the goals, dreams and full potential of each resident. Querencia is nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, in west Austin's Barton Creek neighborhood. Our life care community includes 167 Independent Living suites, 40 Assisted Living suites, 23 Assisted Living-Memory Support suites, and 42 Skilled Nursing/Long-term Care beds.


Benefits offered at Querencia:


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, and Short -term disability after 60 days for full time employees


  • Company Paid Life Insurance for full time employees


  • PTO- Paid Time Off- after 90 days up to 22 days a year for full time and part time employees


  • 401K with company match for full time and part time employees


  • Premium Holiday Pay (time and one half) for seven legal holidays if worked for all employees


  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for all employees

We are looking for full time RNs to fill the 2p-10p Monday to Friday shift in Skilled Nursing.


POSITION SUMMARY


Provides general nursing care to residents in the retirement community and health center by performing the following duties listed below.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.


  • Explains procedures and treatments to resident to gain cooperation, understanding, and alleviate apprehension.


  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques. Notes time and amount on patients’ charts. Knowledgeable of common action, usual dosage, and side effects.


  • Prepares equipment and aids Physician during examination and/or treatment of resident.


  • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of resident.


  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.


  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.


  • Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.


  • Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients.


  • Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family instruction.


  • Makes beds, bathes and feeds patients.


  • Participates in department or unit quality improvement activities.


  • May need to respond as appropriate to personal calls from the Independent Living Center. Duties in this setting may include but are not limited to providing First Aid, call emergency personnel (dial 911), and/or call family members at request of Independent Living residents.


  • Maintains compliance to all personnel policies, established community policies and procedures, and Federal and State regulations and standards, including but not limited to HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Provides supervision to LPN’s, Certified Nursing Aides and others as assigned to assure delivery of consistently high quality care to residents. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Educational Requirements and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university preferred; and/or one to three years related experience and/or education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Registered Nurse license in good standing with applicable state.

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