Fort Myers, Florida

Job Description

Work where you feel at home.
The warm and caring atmosphere of our communities is created by nurses, environmental specialists, certified nursing assistants and other team members who love to help older adults feel healthy and at home.

At Volunteers of America, we're also dedicated to creating thoughtful, caring and flexible work environments for our team members. When you begin a career with us, expect the support you need to succeed in your role, respect for your individuality and beliefs, and opportunities for personal and professional development.

The Preserve Rehab and Living is hiring for a Nurse Secretary to support our residents and staff including with the daily office administrate duties, as well as scheduling.

Responsibilities:
1. Nursing Unit Functions
a. Role models positive communication skills with NA/RS, HHA's, TMA's (if applicable), interdisciplinary team, customers, residents and families.
b. Listen to shift report and keep open lines of communication with supervisor, co-workers and on-coming shift.
c. Make rounds to residents to observe their physical and psychosocial status.
d. Assign personnel appropriately to meet resident needs.
e. Ensure that unit personnel and volunteers on your shift are carrying out their assignments.

2. Resident Care Functions
a. Maintains competence in all required skills within the facility.
b. Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.
c. Observes, records, and reports to supervisor regarding residents' conditions, reaction to drugs and treatments and significant events.
d. Participates in resident care planning as assigned by the Director of Nursing.
e. Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy
f. Perform nursing techniques for the comfort and well being of the resident.
g. Administers prescribed medications and treatments per MD orders.
h. Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding monitoring of vital signs, weights, administration of medications and treatments.
i. May administer professional services, such as catheterization, tube feedings, suctioning, applying/changing bandages, packs, colostomies and drainage bags. Provide range of motion exercises, care of the dying/expired resident etc.
j. Makes physician calls to report resident change in condition and documents same.
k. Keeps families updated on resident condition and documents same.
l. Comply with acute emergency protocols and tasks involved.
m. Follows all DNR/DNI/CPR/Comfort Care protocols.

3. Charting and Documentation Functions:
a. Maintains all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner according to policies and procedures of the facility, including documentation of medications, treatments, restraints, psychotropic medications and skin condition.
b. Contribute toward completing and updating resident's care plans, as directed by RN.
c. Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures.
d. Accurately transcribes physician's orders as per facility protocol and forwards necessary information to other departments.
e. Document and report all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, visitors, and staff.
f. Chart nurses' notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident response.
g. Provides ongoing data collection and completion of forms as necessary and as assigned.

4. Personnel Function
a. Attend nurses meetings as scheduled.
b. Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment.
c. Maintains continuing education requirements.
d. Participate in employee performance evaluations, provide input into your shifts staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Supervisor concerning employee counseling etc.
e. Participate in disciplinary action as requested by the immediate supervisor when the performance of personnel warrants such action per facility policy.
f. Develop and maintain a good working relationship with inter-departmental personnel.
g. Report occupational exposures to needlesticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
h. Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.

5. Committee Functions
a. Serve on, participate in and attend various committees and meetings of the facility to enhance interdisciplinary process.

6. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 2 + years experience preferred in Long Term Care or similar setting.
  • Previous HUC or office administrate experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize duties.
  • Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques.
  • Ability to understand residents' charts, doctor's orders, residents' plan of care, medication orders.
  • Must posses the ability to effectively gather clinical data in regards to resident status and condition.
  • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

Fort Myers, Florida

About Volunteers of America of Florida

What does it take to help America’s most vulnerable citizens? Commitment. Innovation. A willingness to step forward when the task is most difficult. Volunteers of America of Florida strives to uplift people in desperate need by working in the trenches where we can effect real change.

 

Nationally, Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 2.5 million people each year in over 400 communities across 46 states and Puerto Rico, with nearly 16,000 employees. Volunteers of America of Florida contributes to this total by providing health services, housing, and training, education and employment to our most needy residents. We are recognized as the largest provider of supportive housing for homeless veterans in Florida, serving 13 communities from Pensacola to Key West.

 

Through our wide-range of programs and services, we are able to reduce public expenditures for homelessness, hospitalization, and institutionalization. We focus on results, continually improving the delivery of services to ensure that those we serve thrive.

 

Volunteers of America of Florida is a faith-based, human service organization that has been serving our community for decades. We are the first to step forward, taking on the most crushing problems. We are passionate, spiritual, creative problem solvers working together with vulnerable people and their families to achieve long-term, sustainable and meaningful change.  Our Mission: Help the Most Vulnerable.

 

Click here to read our manifesto and understand Why We Do What We Do.

 

Click here to learn about our Accreditation and why being accredited is so important.

 

 

Programs sponsored by LSF Health Systems LLC, State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.

 

 

 

 

Programs sponsored by Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. CFBHN, State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.

WE SHELTER

For more than a century, we have believed that a home is far more than shelter—it is the foundation for life. We provide individuals and families with safe, affordable housing and the vital support services they need to thrive. Our agency has become a major nonprofit provider of quality, affordable housing for economically challenged and homeless individuals, families, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities. We have single-family, duplex and multi-family rental housing in rural and metropolitan areas from Pensacola to Key West. To us, home is where empowered lives thrive.

 

WE SUPPORT

Floridians with special needs turn to us—including individuals, families and veterans at-risk of or experiencing homelessness; people dealing with significant mental health, emotional or substance abuse issues; and seniors searching for an affordable, independent lifestyle. Our experienced, interdisciplinary, mental health-social service team may deliver psychosocial rehabilitation, substance recovery support, clinical services, day-to-day case management, basic and independent living skills, as well as assist with the coordination of benefits and other services as needed.

 

Our Continuing Care Retirement Community allows seniors to maintain their independence providing everything from an occasional helping hand to full-time care.

 

Our support inspires and encourages those served to retain the highest level of dignity and control over their own path to a self-sufficient and independent lifestyle.

 

WE GUIDE

The capacity to learn, grow and change paves the way to independence. We embrace and foster life-long learning and inspire individuals to become contributing members of society. By understanding the challenges and barriers faced by veterans, families, the elderly, people with disabilities and others in need, we are able to help them move toward a better tomorrow. We assess an individual’s skills, interests and educational competencies, help develop a personal career plan and provide pre-employment and job-readiness training. We target local workforce demands and offer individuals on- the-job employment support.

 

WE CARE

We are an interdenominational Christian church with a distinctive ministry of service. For more than 100 years, we have provided essential services to heal both the body and the soul. Working together our committed ministerial staff members reach out to those we serve, our faith communities and our neighbors to restore hope and build a shared sense of community. We offer people a unique opportunity to put their faith into action.

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