Midwest Health Traveling Pool Nurse in Topeka, Kansas
The health and wellbeing of our staff members and residents is our number one priority. Our community is strictly following the CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and has restricted community access in accordance with state and local health agency direction. Our infectious disease protocols include but are not limited to: * Screening staff members at the beginning and part way through each shift. * All staff members are wearing face masks at all times while inside the community. * Staff members have access to PPE including gloves, face masks, face shields, and gowns, if ever needed. * Our community is utilizing telemedicine as much as possible. This ensures our residents are getting the care they need with as little risk of exposure as possible. * As always, we are committed to transparency and will make all staff, residents, and families aware of any COVID-19 positive cases at our communities. The traveling nurse is required to travel to designated facilities and perform assigned work as needed. Actual role and tasks may vary based upon the specific needs of the facility. The traveling pool nurse reports to the director of nursing Duties and Responsibilities Communicate with family members regarding the progress of the resident. May be required to assist visiting physicians in rounds. May be required to draw blood and obtain fluids to submit for lab work. Record and monitor all progress of residents and communicate with physicians according to facility policies. May be required to assist in dining area and assist in feeding. Monitor work of other nursing staff in unit to insure thoroughness and assist with tasks as needed. Required to use telephones to communicate with physicians, arrange for transportation for doctor appointments, and contact families. Make rounds to insure cleanliness and proper care to residents. Coordinates care of residents in accordance with their care plans. Effectively manages all nursing staff assigned to unit. May be required to complete various reports as needed. Monitors personal and staff compliance to all State and federal requirements including blood borne pathogens, hazardous materials, infection control, and fire safety. Monitors personal and staff compliance to resident’s rights. Assures that all medications and treatments are administered as ordered and in a timely fashion according to facility policies and schedules. Required to replace nursing staff that call in sick with additional staff. May be required to help provide nursing services when sufficient staff cannot be attained. Key Job/Physical Requirements The following is a general list of key job/physical requirements for your position. The list is not to be considered inclusive and other job/physical requirements may be necessary as deemed by the Facility. • Must have a valid Kansas nursing license that is in good standing with the State. • Must have basic computer skills; must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. • Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary. • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations. • Must be able to perform the essential position functions of the job with, or without reasonable accommodation. • Employee is required to use a transfer/gait belt or to obtain the assistance of another employee when attempting to assist residents when lifting or carrying objects in excess of 25 pounds. The employee must be aware that during the normal, routine performance of the essential functions, some of the following body movements may occur naturally, although they may not be a requirement of the job. • This is a supervisory position. Employee is required to handle employees in a manner that assists them in their ability to function effectively. Employee may be asked to perform other duties not listed above. Such duties will be within the scope of the employee’s training and ability. The employer reserves the right to modify this job description based upon the company needs.