Quality Imprv RN- InfectPrv
Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Location: West Orange
Posted on: January 11, 2022
Overview:Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of
our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a
benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile.
The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn
more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your
career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health,
financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you
can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something
bigger than yourself.
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and
military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients,
we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is
through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
- 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
- Benefit plan package
- Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
- Associate Compassion Fund
- Associate Discounts
- Identity theft protection
- Pet savings and insurance plans
- Voluntary benefits available
Full-time associate benefits:
- Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision,
flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
- Paid Time Off
- Adoption Benefit
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and
- Voluntary STD and LTD
Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all
associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to
limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held
religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and
regulations.Responsibilities:Provides residents with nursing
services and administers medications and treatments in accordance
with physicians' orders, within state licensure regulations and
consistent with facility nursing standards. Monitors and manages
the quality measures and indicators of the community. Plans,
develops, directs and evaluates Educational and Clinical Training
programs in accordance with current Federal, State and Local
Regulation for SNF staff. Plans, organizes, budgets, coordinates,
evaluates and develops policies for facility's risk management
systems in accordance with current federal, state, and local
standard, guidelines, and regulations to protect residents, staff
and facility from loss. See Infection Prevention Addendum for
additional job duties.
Monitors residents within state licensure regulations; may
supervise and direct resident assistants where allowed by state
licensure regulations. Assists in maintaining a physical, social
and psychological environment in the best interest of
- Obtains and administers medication and treatments, as
prescribed by physician. Documents and reviews medication and
treatment sheets for accuracy and compliance with physician orders,
professional standards, federal and state regulations and company
policies. Assists in implementing and revising service plans or
resident care plans based on resident needs. Monitors responses to
treatment plans. Possesses knowledge of medication interactions and
notifies Resident Care Coordinator and Director of any
- Plans and organizes quality control programs and activities.
Maintains library of quality control and assessment materials
necessary for complying with current standards and regulations and
maintaining quality resident care.
- Oversees the Infection Control Program of the facility and
devises infection control reports for submission to Director,
Clinical Services and Quality Assurance Committee. Ensures
adherence to OSHA regulations and infection control standards.
- Directs and coordinates all in-service educational programs of
the facility in accordance with current Federal, State and Local
Regulations. Develops, maintains and directs orientation programs
for skilled nursing personnel. Conducts regular or special
in-services for staff to ensure they remain current on new
procedures. Develops, maintains and secures records, reports and
instructional manuals, reference materials, pertinent to in-service
programs. Uses facility consultants and others for special
- Plans, implements, evaluates, and directs the facility's risk
management programs and activities in accordance with guidelines
issued by the governing board and administrator. Investigates all
allegations of misconduct. Notifies appropriate personnel of the
investigation. Reports findings to the administrator and other
appropriate personnel in accordance with state and federal
- Ensures appropriate professional staff maintains adequate
liability insurance. Ensures licensure and background checks are
conducted in accordance with company policies.
- Assists in developing and implementing plans of correction for
cited deficiencies. Ensures such plans incorporate timetables and
methods of monitoring to prevent such deficiencies from
- Ensures all personnel attend and participate in annual
in-service training programs relative to hazard
communication. Provides leadership in formulating the goals and
objectives of the in-service programs of
the Department. Assists the staff in setting educational goals.
Meets with supervisors on a regular basis to
solicit advice concerning training needs and assists in identifying
and correcting problem areas and/or the
improvement of services.
- Counts controlled substances with off going nurse or resident
assistant; secures and corrects reconciliation
of controlled substances during shift. Ensures cleanliness and
organization of medicine supply room and
security of discontinued medicine in accordance with federal and
state regulations and company policy.
- Assists with discharge process relevant to medication/treatment
- Gathers and analyzes resident outcomes through tracking and
trending to identify root cause and
determines appropriate interventions.
- Provides recommendations and reports to management, as
necessary/required, concerning quality
control programs and processes. Makes recommendations to facility
management to reduce the
frequency and severity of medical malpractice and resident/staff
injury claims. Reports all
accidents and incidents to appropriate agencies and facility
management within established time
- Works with community management, public agencies, insurance
adjusters, attorneys, and claimants
to obtain and provide information necessary to resolve
- Completes other duties as assigned.This job description
represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above
referenced position. It is not intended to represent a
comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform
all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.
Qualifications:Education and Experience
Education as required to obtain state nursing license (RN). One (1)
year of full-time nursing experience as a
licensed nurse providing direct patient care to the
aged/chronically ill in a long term care facility and one (1) year
experience planning, implementing and evaluating educational
programs in the nursing field.
Previous supervisory experience preferred.
Certifications, Licenses, and other Special Requirements
Valid license to practice as an RN. Basic CPR/first aid training.
Fire safety training.
Must possess a current Health Care Risk Manager license in FL or
meet state specific licensure requirements.
Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions
within a department. Uses sound judgment and
experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent,
example, reasonableness or a combination
Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a
thorough understanding of the organization and
work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline.
Proficient with computer use and software
applications. Possesses knowledge of medication interactions.
Possesses knowledge of OSHA regulations and
infection control standards. Excellent planning, time management,
communication, decision-making, presentation,
organization, and interpersonal skills. Ability to lead, direct,
and coordinate in-service training, continuing
education, and orientation programs for the entire skilled nursing
staff. Ability to adjust to new and changing
environments, priorities and/ideas. Promotes and maintains positive
relationships and rapport with co-workers,
residents, family members, and facility personnel. Projects a
positive and professional image at all times.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure
- On-Call on an as needed basis
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting
- Exposure to latex
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
- Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from
- Requires Travel: OccasionallyBrookdale is an equal opportunity
employer and a drug-free workplace.
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