Job Description

Traveling Resource Nurse Manager - RN / LPN Floater

Far Rockaway Center is seeking a Traveling Resource Nurse Manager - RN / LPN Floater to work for our Skilled Nursing Facility in Far Rockaway, NY.

INTRODUCTION

The primary goal of the resource nurse is to facilitate the provision and coordination of patient care on any given shift and to assist staff in addressing patient care issues and staff needs. The resource nurse plays a vital role in supporting daily operations on the unit in collaboration with the nursing leadership - DON and ADON. Some of these activities include interdisciplinary patient care rounds, coordination of residents’ admissions, transfers, and discharges, troubleshooting supply and equipment issues, monitoring infection control.

Nurses who function in the resource role demonstrate clinical competency as well as an ability to prioritize, and think critically. The resource nurse is an advocate for patients, families, and staff, and integrates conflict resolution and negotiation into daily practice. The resource nurse leads by example and utilizes unit leadership to assist in problem solving, assessment and management of patient, family, and visitor needs, administrative aspects of the role (e.g. staffing requirements, scheduling) and exploring personal professional development goals and learning needs.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct clinical audits on area nursing homes
  • Maintain focus on quality improvement
  • Report findings to the facility Director of Nursing and Regional Director of Nursing
  • Meet with staff at the beginning of each shift to collect pertinent information related to resident’s acuity, discharges, and other clinical issues or problems. Staff RNs will report changes in patient condition, impending discharges, and other clinical information to the resource nurse as required throughout each shift.
  • Coordinate collaborative staff nurse decisions to address staffing and nursing assignments.
  • Coordinate communication from the clinical supervisor and other intradepartmental staff as appropriate to facilitate unit operations and patient care.
  • Work with Admitting and peers to coordinate admissions, patient placement, and nursing assignments.
  • Ensure that all patients are classified each shift.
  • Assist with patient care as needed which may include but is not limited to: - ADLs - Patient positioning/transfers - Contacting interdisciplinary team to address patient problems.
  • Monitor patient problems and clinical issues on an ongoing basis and consult the appropriate resources in collaboration with the DON/ADON/Facility Administrator.
  • Discuss discharge-planning needs with the admission team and or case manager, social worker, and DON/ADON/Facility Administrator during interdisciplinary morning.
  • Facilitate discussion and resolution of staff conflicts and when a breakdown in communication occurs.
  • Consult with the nursing leaders related to clinical and administrative issues.
  • Serve as a back-up in emergency/critical situations to support staffing and patient care activities.
  • Collaborate with the DON/ADON/Facility Administrator to coordinate staff attendance at unit-based in- services or other internal educational programs as staffing permits.
  • Check emergency equipment according to Centers policy - Code cart and defibrillator unit need to be checked daily.
  • Perform end of shift verification count with another staff licensed nurse.
  • Perform a discrepancy check for narcotics and controlled substances.
  • In the event of a disaster, the Resource Nurse will:
    • Assure and updated to determine bed availability.
    • Account for all staff on duty.
    • Assess and identify patients for discharge home and/or skilled nursing facility in collaboration with social services, Medical Team, and nursing staff.
    • If an internal disaster, follow the safety manual guidelines.
    • Maintain communication with nursing supervisor.
    • Prepare to expedite acceptance of patients from the ED/or inter-facility transfer.
  • Other duties assigned by Clinical Leadership

Qualifications and Education Requirements

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • 5+ years of work experience as a Licensed Nurse in a skilled nursing environment
  • Active RN / LPN license in good standing
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong level of accountability
  • Travel is required

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Report to the facility Director of Nursing and Regional Director of Nursing

Extensive Travel is Required! RN / LPN license along with proven experience in a long-term care environment required!!!

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LOCATION:

Far Rockaway, NY

ABOUT US:

Far Rockaway Nursing Home is a 100-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in Far Rockaway, New York. Our size enables a warm, nurturing environment, which allows each resident to maintain his or her individuality. Our staff is committed to ensuring the highest quality of life for all our residents, by maintaining each resident’s dignity and independence. Far Rockaway is a proud member of the Centers Health Care Consortium. 

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Application Instructions

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