Polk County

 

Rohr Home.Registered Nurse

Bartow, Florida

REGISTERED NURSE-ROHR HOME

(Health and Human Services)

Pay Rate $25.79 Hourly

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:

MAJOR FUNCTION:

The Registered Nurse-Rohr Home is a competent, licensed, professional caregiver who is responsible for the Rohr Home residents and provides nursing care through the nursing process and other healthcare team members while adhering to the standards of care and nursing practice.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

  • Responsible for following proper Universal Precautions and Infection Control techniques per policy.
  • Responsible for maintaining and demonstrating current knowledge and operational techniques on all equipment in the Rohr Home utilized by this position.
  • Responsible for assisting with Department's Performance Improvement Program.
  • Responsible for maintaining and demonstrating competency in direct patient care of patients in the adult and geriatric age categories.
  • Responsible for following Rohr Home policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining professional and safe department and work area in line with established safety policies and the image desired for the organization.
  • May be responsible for collecting samples, such as urine, sputum, blood, and cultures from patients to be sent to the designated laboratory for testing.
  • Performs routine waived laboratory tests on samples.
  • Responsible for displaying a positive guest relations attitude and for maintaining proper attendance.
  • Attends required Rohr Home meetings, required in-services and continuing education programs as required.
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of nursing principles and standards, knowledge and skill in techniques of good resident care and adequate technical vocabulary.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Bilingual abilities a plus.
  • Must possess ability to make independent decisions when circumstances wan-ant such actions.
  • Must possess good sight and hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the position requirements can be fully met.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and have the leadership qualities to act as a role model to health team members.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Capable of moving intermittently throughout the workday, walk long distances, and stand on feet for long periods.
  • Must be able to help lift, move, maneuver residents, equipment and supplies. Ability to lift, move maneuver twenty (20) to fifty (50) pounds of force occasionally, and/or ten (10) to twenty five (25) pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to ten (10) pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Ability to cope with mental and emotional stresses of the job.
  • Must be willing to work beyond normal hours and other shifts, when necessary, and will be required to work on weekends and holidays as scheduled.
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases including exposure to HIV and Hepatitis B viruses.

MINIMUM OUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed with the Florida State Board of Nursing

A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with the exception of required licensure.

SPECIAL PREFERENCE:

  • Prefer a minimum of one (l) year of experience in a nursing home setting and/or attendance in a rehabilitative nursing or gerontological course of study.

SPECIAL REOUIREMENTS:

  • All new Rohr Home employees must undergo Level 2 (FDLE) screening submitted electronically before commencing work and every 5 years thereafter and attest, upon hiring, that they meet the requirements for employment and agree to infonn the employer immediately if arrested for any disqualifying offense.
  • New employees, who have worked for another health care facility, may obtain background screening information from their previous employer to satisfy the new requirements. Persons who have been screened and qualified as required by Section 435 and who have not been unemployed for more than 90 days thereafter, and who under penalty of perjury, attest to not having been convicted of a disqualifying offense since the completion of such screening, shall not have to be re-screened.

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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