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Registered Nurse

at Gulf Coast Health Care

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Status: Full-Time/Regular
Job Reference #: 368
Keywords: nursing

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The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by the Nursing Assistants and Licensed Practical Nurses in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act; current federal, state, and local standards; guidelines and regulations that govern the center; and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services or Assistant Director of Nursing to ensure the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.


  • Direct the day-to-day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care center.
  • Ensure that all nursing personnel assigned to you comply with the written policies and procedures established by this center.
  • Ensure that all nursing service personnel comply with the procedures set forth in the Nursing Service Procedure Manual.
  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations concerning the activities of your shift as required.
  • Cooperate with other resident services when coordinating nursing services to ensure that the residents'' total regimens of care are maintained.
  • Participate in center surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as may be requested.
  • Assist in planning the nursing services portion of the residents'' discharge plans as required.
  • Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.
  • Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
  • Complete all record keeping upon residents'' admissions, transfers, and/or discharges into the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Receive telephone orders from physicians and transcribe as required by center policy.
  • Chart Progress notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to residents as well as the residents'' responses to the care.
  • Perform routine and required documentation/charting duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Sign and date all entries and electronically sign all entries in the EHR.
  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and as required by center policy.
  • Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as necessary and in accordance with established policies.
  • Ensure that narcotics are handled in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and as required by center policy and that narcotic records are accurate for your shift.
  • Participate in associate performance evaluations and making recommendations to the Nurse Supervisor concerning associate dismissals, transfers, etc.
  • Develop work assignments.
  • Make daily rounds of your unit/shift to ensure that nursing service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
  • Meet with the nursing personnel on your shift on a regularly scheduled basis to assist in identifying and/or improving services.
  • Understand and implement the Disciplinary Policy and Procedures. Instigate and/or escalate disciplinary actions for resolution. Ensure that departmental disciplinary action is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or marital status.
  • Make rounds with physicians as necessary.
  • Consult with the residents'' physicians in providing the residents'' care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc. as necessary.
  • Implement and maintain established nursing objectives and standards.
  • Notify the residents'' attending physicians and next-of-kin when there are changes in the residents'' conditions or if the residents are involved in an incident or accident.
  • Administer professional services such as catheterizations, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy and drainage bags, taking blood, etc. as required.
  • Ensure that personnel providing direct care to residents are providing such care in accordance with the residents'' care plans and wishes.
  • Attend and participate in all center in-service programs as required.
  • Maintain professional competence through participation in continuing education programs, seminars, and training programs.
  • Monitor assigned personnel to ensure established safety regulations are followed in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Ensure that established departmental policies and procedures are followed by self and assigned personnel.
  • Ensure work area, unit, resident care rooms, treatment areas, etc. are maintained in a confidential, safe and sanitary manner.
  • Ensure self and assigned personnel follow established infection control procedures.
  • Review care plans to ensure that appropriate care is being rendered.
  • Ensure nursing documentation reflects that the care plan is being followed when administering nursing care or treatment.
  • Ensure assigned Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are aware of and carry out resident care plans.
  • Assist the Resident Assessment/Care Plan Coordinator in planning, scheduling, and revising the MDS, including the implementation of CAAs and triggers.
Required Skills


  • Frequent walking, reaching, climbing, bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing,
    and pulling.
  • Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of this position with or without
    reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents, families, and outside agencies and
    to work cooperatively with other associates.
  • Ability to present to groups.
  • Ability to remain calm under stress.
  • Ability to communicate with local staff, remote staff, and outside agencies.


  • Practice universal precautions at all times.
  • Understand, comply with, and promote rules regarding residents'' rights.
  • Maintain an orderly, confidential, and safe work environment.
  • Adhere to all Company and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Experience


  • Must hold a current and valid RN license in the state employed.
  • Completion of post-secondary education and be able to read, write, and follow oral and written directions.
  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance as required.
  • Must meet all local health regulations and pass post-employment exam, if required.
  • Related experience at a level necessary to accomplish this position.
Job Location
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Company Location
Coastal Health & Rehab Center
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