In collaboration with the Director of Nurses; plans, provides,
supervises, directs, and evaluates nursing care of a designated
group of customers according to policies, procedures, philosophy
and objectives of Baptist Community Services
Essential Functions of Job
- Under the direct supervision of the Director of Nurses, manages
nursing care through:
(a) assessing and evaluating customers for medical,
psychosocial, and personal care needs;
(b) determining staffing needs in compliance with internal and
external, regulatory requirements;
(c) promoting communication with customers and family members
(d) functioning as the customers' advocate; and
(e) developing collaborative relationships with
interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care.
Provides leadership and staff development while maintaining all
regulatory requirements. (frequently)
- In collaboration with the Director of Nurses, assists with the
(a) completes interviews as indicated;
(b) performs as a charge nurse as assigned by the Director of
(c) assists with scheduling; and
(d) monitors staffing sheets to ensure adequate staff is
scheduled to care for residents. (frequently)
- Manages and evaluates services provided by the staff, to
(a) the evaluation of the needs;
(b) consideration of regulatory requirements; and
(c) evaluation of the quality of services provided.
Performs direct emergency medical care for customers and staff.
Assures that personnel are assigned responsibilities consistent
with their education, experience, and abilities. (frequently)
- Makes random walking rounds of all departments and units
(a) assess and ensure quality of services provided; and
(b) ensure environmental compliance. (occasionally)
Assesses acutely ill customers and determines the need for
medical care and/or hospitalization. (occasionally)
Notifies the attending physician and responsible family members
of change in customer's status. (occasionally)
Facilitates the transfer of customers to the hospital in
life-threatening situations. (occasionally)
In the event of death and under order of a physician, may
pronounce the death of an elder. (occasionally)
As directed by the DON, reviews medical records for compliance
of regulations, standards of practice and appropriateness of
Directs skin rounds on each unit on each resident once a week
and as needed. (frequently)
- Under the direction of the Employee Health Nurse, provides
Employee Health services such as:
(a) at work illness care;
(b) on the job injury care; and
(c) reads TB tests. (occasionally)
Provides written reports as described and requested by the DON
and Administrator. (occasionally)
Manages, evaluates, and directs the Charge Nurses.
Evaluates staffing needs with Charge Nurses, Supervisors, Crew
Leaders, and Directors concerning call-ins and employee incidents.
- Establishes, manages, and maintains educational services that
are to be provided by the staff, which includes:
(a) the evaluation of the client's needs;
(b) consideration of the nurse practice act; and
(c) evaluation of the quality of services provided.
Analyze data to identify risks/trends, recommend appropriate
action, communicate cost effective solutions. (frequently)
Initiate the policies and procedures that govern the educational
In collaboration with Human Resources, is responsible for
assisting with staff recruitment and staff retention.
Maintains current educational files and records.
Establishes, coordinates, implements, and keeps current an
Infection Control Plan for facility. (frequently)
Conducts surveillance of infections. (frequently)
- Develops effective communication and education with nursing and
ancillary departments to incorporate Infection Control policies and
procedures in order to provide a safe environment.
Maintains flexibility to serve on teams, committees, or
individually as an Infection Control representative.
Participates and/or completes education/training/in-services as
required by Federal and State requirements and BCS policies.
- Must be able to commit the time necessary from an attendance
and punctuality standpoint to accomplish the above specified
Essentials of Job. (constantly)
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
of the essential functions and level of work being performed. They
are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the
responsibilities, duties and skills required; other duties may be
performed as assigned. This job description will be reviewed
annually and may be revised as needed. In addition, all BCS
employees are expected to:
Support and participate in the Life Enrichment Program.
Promote teamwork and cooperative effort.
Help train and give guidance to other BCS employees.
Maintain a clear, safe and unobstructed work area, practice
habits, and utilize appropriate safety equipment.
Follows all BCS safety policies.
Provide customers with the highest quality products and
Understand and apply quality improvement processes.
Promote customer Service.
EDUCATION: Licensed Nurse or Registered Nurse with a minimum of
two (2) years' experience in a supervisory position. Must maintain
an active full status Licensed or Registered Nursing
license in the State of Texas, must meet all continuing
education requirements to maintain State licensure, and must have
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Be able to adapt to frequent change.
Legible handwriting to document vital signs, assessments and
other pertinent patient information in the charts.
Cognitive skills are required for reasoned interpretation of
assessments and for implementation of appropriate nursing care
Ability to interact effectively with others.
Ability to work independently and coordinate/implement/manage
projects concurrently in an unstructured environment.
Interpersonal skills ability to analyze and independently
resolve complex problems.
Leadership skills exhibit the ability to guide, direct and
motivate the staff.
Ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement programs,
processes, and procedures in compliance with standards.
Ability to make formal presentations, interact effectively at
all levels of the organization and represent BCS to external
General computer knowledge.
Knowledge of electronics and technology used in current
Visual acuity to prepare and access reports.
Must be able to walk and stand 80% of 8-12 hour shift; walking
on a smooth, hard surface (may be covered with tightly knit
Must lift or move up to 75 lbs. or greater with assistance,
occasionally; 50 lbs., frequently; and 25 lbs., constantly. Aerobic
energy requirements are high.
Lifts, grasps, holds, moves, positions, and regulates equipment
such as oxygen equipment, infusion pumps, gauges, physical therapy
equipment, and mechanical lifts.
Must be able to push/pull up to 200 lbs. Moves beds (empty and
occupied), medication carts, laundry carts, and food carts.
Must be able to manipulate, position, and transfer various size
customers in bed, to and from toilets. Customer participation in
ambulation and transfers not always reliable.
- Must be able to respond to monitor alarms, patient intercom,
telephone inquiries and physician orders, to communicate
effectively with customers and other care givers, and to perform
general nursing assessment functions