RN - Day or Night
Frankfort, KY
Job Description

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Position Summary:

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 nursing assistants. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, the Medical Director, and the Director of Nursing Services or Nurse Supervisor, to ensure that the highest degree of quality of care is maintained at all times.


  • This position requires a current valid Licensed Nurse issued in the state where the person will practice, and the candidate must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of nursing, techniques, and practices.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the specialized procedures applied, and equipment used, in the assigned unit.
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership and organizational skills, and provide positive attitude, direction, and discipline for the nursing staff.
  • Up-to-date physical assessment skills and comprehensive knowledge of nursing principles are required.
  • Must be CPR certified.
  • Recent experience in geriatric or rehabilitative nursing and experience preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct the day-to-day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with current regulations, rules and guidelines that govern the long term care facility.
  • Ensure that all nursing personnel assigned to you comply with the written policies and procedures established by this facility.
  • Meet with your assigned nursing staff in planning the shifts’ services, programs and activities.
  • Cooperate with other resident services when coordinating nursing services to ensure that the resident’s total regimen of care is maintained.
  • Ensure that all nursing service personnel are in compliance with their respective job descriptions.
  • Participate in facility surveys and inspections made by authorized government agencies as may be requested.
  • Admit, transfer and discharge patients as required.
  • Complete incident/accident reports as necessary.
  • Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc. as necessary.
  • Encourage attending physicians to review treatment plans, record and sign their orders in accordance with established policies.
  • Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on the Physicians’ order form.
  • Transcribe physicians’ orders to residents’ charts, medication and treatment records and care plans as required.
  • Chart nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided the residents, as well as the residents’ response to the care.
  • Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures.
  • Sign and date all entries made in the resident’s medical record.
  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician.
  • Ensure that an adequate supply of stock medications, supplies and equipment is on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents.
  • Ensure that narcotic records are accurate for your shift.
  • Dispose of drugs and narcotics as required.
  • Report call-ins to the Nursing Director.
  • Provide leadership to nursing personnel assigned to your unit.
  • Make daily rounds of your unit to ensure that nursing personnel are performing their work assignments.
  • Meet with your nursing personnel assigned to your unit on a regular basis to improve services and assist in correcting problem areas.
  • Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions.
  • Notify residents attending physician and guardian when there is any change to the plan of care (incidents, medication orders, treatments, change in overall condition)
  • Supervises and coordinates nursing personnel in providing nursing care in adherence to state, federal, and corporate guidelines.
  • Administer professional services as required.
  • Obtain urine, sputum, and other specimen for lab tests as ordered.
  • Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
  • Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as necessary.
  • Ensure that your nurse’s notes reflect that the care plan is being followed daily.
  • Participates in the training and supervision of nursing personnel as needed.
  • Manages conflict through effective problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Completes daily rounds on units to observe residents to determine if patient care needs are being met. Rounds to be completed at least four times per day.
  • Acts calmly and efficiently in handling emergency situations.
  • Attends and participates productively on the resident care meetings, staff meetings, and in-services.
  • Takes an active role in teaching (formal or informal presentation) with residents, families, and staff.
  • Ensures that residents and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere, which recognizes the needs and rights of each individual.
  • Coordinates nursing services with all other services and departments, to ensure proper care of each resident.
  • Assist in surveys and interact professionally with surveyors during inspection process.
  • Supervises state tested nursing assistants.
  • Notify STNA’s of any concerns found on their unit, and assure follow up is completed.
  • Monitor and assure labs are addressed and notified to MD in a timely manner.
  • Oversees the daily assignments at the beginning of each shift and makes changes as necessary.
  • Accepts responsibility.
  • Shows initiative and seeks to improve.
  • Addresses resident and family concerns.
Job Type Full-time