Lead Nurse $15,000 SIGN ON BONUS $5,000 RELOCATION STIPEND
The Lead Nurse role for Long Term Care is an approximate 75% clinical and 25% administrative position responsible for aiding in the oversight and guidance of the Long-Term Care Center (South Lincoln Nursing Center). The position includes assistive oversight all of the nursing care provided for the residents in long term care, coordinating residents care with the providers, and providing general administrative back-up to the Director of Nursing, including coordinating and/or providing nursing coverage when occasion requires. The Lead Nurse will be provided with education regarding the administrative duties of the Nursing Center including local, state, and federal requirements and is intended to be a preparatory position to qualify and be prepared to
serve as a Nursing Home Administrator.
Desired Education, Certifications and/or Experience
· Wyoming Registered Nurse License in good standings with the state
· Preference will be given to candidates with nursing home experience
· Preference will be given to candidates with BSN or actively enrolled in BSN program
Responsibilities / Functional Job Description
General: Performance Expectations
1. Responsible - works independently, in a safe and appropriate manner. Demonstrates both problem-solving and
2. Sensitive - displays sensitivity to the needs of patients and co-workers. Demonstrates good communications skills and
3. Timely - recognizes time as a customer's most valuable resource and responds promptly to patients' and co-workers'
4. Accurate - works carefully and precisely, with attention to detail.
5. Coordinated - organizes and delivers service in the proper order. Displays good organization skills and utilizes
6. Thorough - meets all the requirements of his/her position. Is able to evaluate and follow up on his/her services.
General: Teamwork and Service Expectations
1. Display and encourage sensitivity to needs of patients, visitors, and co-workers.
2. Treat others with consideration, courtesy and respect.
3. Perform duties willingly and with initiative; shares necessary information so co-workers can do the same.
4. Remain composed and takes actions to restore calm in stressful situations.
5. Demonstrate judgment and tact when dealing with others.
6. Cooperate with other hospital departments and work groups.
7. Communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and co-workers; take action to clarify information received from
General: Standards of Behavior
1. Demonstrates a commitment to living the SLHD standards of behavior through exemplifying in action, a commitment to
the values of SLHD, namely:
A. Innovation – continually seeking the latest advances in cost effective healthcare and customer service.
B. Compassion – concern for the individual, empathy for the situation, action to provide service
C. Integrity – doing the right thing; always.
D. Community – supporting, giving and acting to improve where we live, serve, and work.
E. Passion for Healthcare – fervently, avidly, and zealously seeking the improvement of human health
2. Displays this commitment to the standards of behavior through actions and words, by demonstrating the following behavior traits:
A. Adaptability – Responding resourcefully to changes indirection, priorities, schedules, approaches and responsibilities for the good of everyone. Maintaining a positive attitude when faced with a difficult or challenging situation and providing an uplifting and realistic outlook on the opportunities the future may present.
B. Communication – Listening attentively and seeking clarification, being friendly in words and actions, responding to others in a timely manner to ensure satisfaction, comfort and quality care. Utilizing AIDET and the promise to explain the experience the patient can expect, and communicate how the patient will receive excellent and timely care.
C. Professional Conduct and Attitude- Keeping personal conversations to an appropriate volume for the area I am working in, treating everyone in a courteous manner – rudeness is never acceptable, addressing conflict with others privately and respectfully and utilizing the appropriate chain of command. Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching, keeping frustration separate from patent care and professional activities, and recognize that patients are not an interruption, they are our reason for being here.
D. Commitment to Team Members/Patients – Assist patients in finding their destinations, walking with them when possible, interacting constructively with team members and supporting a blame free environment, recognizing there is no place for “it’s not my job”, finding the right person to support a patient or coworker if I am unable to support or help them. I will not spread negativity, being positive starts with me.
E. Personal and Career Development – Demonstrating a curiosity toward learning and practicing self-development. Supporting co-workers by sharing knowledge, expertise and encouragement to help them be successful in their role. Finding ways to improve the quality of my work even when things are going well. Seeking creative solutions to problems and encouraging creativity in others.
F. Sense of Ownership – Admitting and correcting mistakes, taking personal responsibility to help the organization to succeed. Ensuring cleanliness by maintaining a clutter free environment. Refraining from behavior or conversations that undermine the confidence of the community in our facility. Utilizing resources effectively and maintaining financial responsibility.
Role Specific: Work role responsibilities
1. Ensure that Local, State, and Federal requirements related to patient care activities are adhered to.
2. Ensure that quality of care is consistently the top priority of all nursing staff.
3. Assist the DON in creating a working environment that builds trust with staff, leadership, patients, and our community.
4. Learn MDS data entry within 3 months of starting the position.
5. Ensure completion with end-of-month requirements.
6. Oversee scrubbing of paper charts and scanning in of resident records from paper charts.
7. As delegated by the DON, assist with creating monthly schedule and assist with finding coverage in a backup capacity. Share after-hours accessibility responsibilities for LTC staff with the DON.
8. Have an active role in the rotation of RN on-call needs of LTC department.
9. Attend all patient care conferences to assist in coordination of resident care.
10. Active involvement in psychotropic and QAA Committee. 11. Assist DON with oversight of Restorative aide, activities, and social services programs.
12. Other duties as assigned by the DON.
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Ability to operate various office equipment
2. Skill in accuracy and attention to detail
3. Ability to perform public relations and public speaking in a professional manner
4. Ability to maintain confidentiality
5. Ability to read, write legibly and calculate mathematical figures
6. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables
7. Ability to work with and lead others
8. Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects; meet timelines and prioritize responsibility
9. Ability to handle stressful situations and react appropriately
10. Ability to maintain a driver’s license and ability to travel distances for multiple days as necessary
11. Ability to exercise good judgement in appraising situations and making decisions
12. Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and enhance teamwork across SLMC departments
13. Ability to communicate to complete responsibilities effectively
14. Ability to see to use computer efficiently and read computer reports and correspondence.
15. High proficiency with Microsoft office products (excel, word, PowerPoint, etc.)
Equal Employment Opportunity
South Lincoln Hospital District will provide equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or intellectual disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Position Type : Full Time
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