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Wellness Nurse - OakView Health Center

Department: Assisted Living
Salary/Hourly Rate: $24 - $30 Per Hour

GENERAL SUMMARY: 

OakView Health Center is currently hiring a full or part time Wellness Nurse in our Assisted Living Department. The Wellness Nurse oversees that each resident's necessary care and services are provided determined by the assessment and individualized care and service plan. Assists the Assisted Living Director with maintaining compliance of Department of Social Services RCFE regulations. Supervise daily duties of caregivers and medication technicians. The Wellness Nurseís work hours will be based on the needs of the department and determined by the Director of Assistant Living. Compensation will be provided for on-call duty as necessary.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES: 

  • Initiates communication with physicians regarding maintenance and change of residentís health condition; implements new orders.
  • Communicates with families regarding the change of condition and needs of the residents.
  • Initiates and updates care and service plans quarterly as assigned under supervision of the Assisted Living Director and/or Administrator. Review assignment of resident units.
  • Complies with RCFE regulations and oversees documentation, notification and administration is completed and pertinent information is given and reported.
  • Responds timely to medical emergencies.       Oversees the completion of the incident report. Responsible for all required notifications including but not limited to: the residentís physician and residentís responsible party.  
  • Communicates with pharmacies regarding all new orders and cycled medications as necessary, verifies medication deliveries against physicianís orders when available.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement Committee efforts and initiatives to improve the quality of life, care and regulatory compliance.
  • Expected to return to the community in the event there is a disaster or emergency.
  • Responsible for obtaining durable medical equipment and insurance authorizations when necessary.
  • Assists with ordering of central supplies and its storage.
  • Assists with supervision and providing direction to Caregivers and Medication Technician staff. Submits staff performance information to Assisted Living Director to complete comprehensive annual and 90-day performance reviews.
  • Directs Caregivers/Med Techs to report any incidents and accidents, skin issues and any unusual occurrences immediately to ensure follow-up with AL Director, family, and physicians in a timely manner.
  • Assists Medication Technicians with review and correction of monthly medication sheets. Verifies medication supplies against medication record as necessary.
  • Follows STAR Values. Acts as a role model in Community.
  • Works effectively and efficiently with others, team player.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Promotes/protects resident rights.
  • Complies with abuse prevention and reporting policies and procedures.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in staff meetings and mandatory in-services as required.
  • Performs other work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:                                                           

  • Current licensure by the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Examiners required.
  • 1 year experience as Licensed Vocational Nurse as staff nurse in acute care setting desirable. 2 years in long term care with prior charge nurse experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills required (written and verbal). Good attention to detail and follow up skills required.
  • 1 year of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in an assisted living environment.
  • Committed to delivering outstanding hospitality to residents, families, and co-workers.

TESTING REQUIREMENTS: 

Applicants for this position are required to complete a computer-based Customer Service Aptitude test. After you complete the application and apply for the position, an email confirmation will be sent to you. On the email is a link to the Criteria Test Center. Please complete the test at a time that is convenient for you. Be aware, once you begin the test, you will not be able to 'come and go' on the testing site. You must complete the test in one sitting. The test is multiple choice, and will take about 30 minutes. You will not be considered for this position until the test has been completed. Check your spam filter if you do not receive the confirmation email.

About OakView Health Center:

OakView is a 5-star rated Health Center located in Thousand Oaks, adjacent to the campus of University Village Thousand Oaks, a large resort-style Continuing Care Retirement Community. OakView offers 48 Medicare certified Skilled Nursing beds and 49 Assisted Living apartments, including a dedicated and secure memory support wing. OakView provides professional staffing 24 hours a day, as well as full-service rehabilitation resources including physical, occupational and speech therapy. Set in a beautiful location, surrounded by natural hills our residents enjoy delicious meals; many planned social, recreational, educational and cultural activities; and compassionate assistance with daily living, all with the goal of the highest level of independence possible.

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities at our community. We are committed to hiring high quality, professional and caring individuals. We value and recognize the importance of supporting, training, and retaining our employees to better serve our residents. We look for employees with a passion for customer service.

Prior to beginning work at our community, applicants must complete and pass a drug screening, physical exam with tuberculosis (TB) skin test, and criminal clearance through FBI and Department of Justice (over 18 only). The background search includes minor misdemeanors and DUIs.

OakView Health Center offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a Safe Harbour 401(k) plan with match.

Apply online at http://oakview.hrmdirect.com.

 

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