Registered Nurse

Website Vista Prairie at Goldfinch Estates

Full-Time, Benefit Eligible, Salaried

Are you ready to make a difference in people’s lives? Working within the framework of Vista Prairie Communities’ values of Caring, Respect, Collaboration, Innovation and Stewardship, the Staff Development RN is responsible for ongoing education and in-service programs for the development of nursing staff to provide quality of care to residents.

Deliver and manage care through the Aspire Lifestyle Model to honor residents and enhance their quality of life.
Engage residents using the Aspire 5 pillars of wellness including Social, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual.

Completes initial, face-to-face comprehensive assessment of prospective/new residents and develops a proposed service plan.
Conducts or delegates the completion of assessments as resident conditions change.
Resident Service Planning and Delegation of Tasks

Assists in developing policies and procedures regarding storage, set up, administration, and disposal of medications, including systems to secure controlled medications.
Assures that each staff person is oriented to the individual needs of each resident Communicates changes to plans of care.
Evaluate staff performance in coordination with the Director of Health Services through appropriate documentation.
Determines the staff’s competency to provide all delegated tasks according to the procedures for the resident.
Develops and assures that all direct care staff has at least 8 hours of in-service training on required topics every 12 months of work and assures that staff clearly understands and follows all resident care procedures.
Develops and maintains a system to track the training and competencies of all unlicensed staff providing continuing education and documents such training to ensure compliance with state, federal, and local regulations.
Develops, reviews, and implements service agreements with all new Reviews and revises service plans as needed due to changes in resident’s needs and at a minimum will review the plan once every 12 months with the resident or the resident’s representative.
When the resident requests VPC staff assistance in medication management, the RN ensures that residents’ medication records are up to date and administration procedures are followed properly; investigates and discusses errors and issues with staff and implements corrective action plans, as needed.
Rotating on-call schedule.
Provides all new unlicensed staff with required training according to state law for all delegated nursing tasks.
Provides direct supervision of new licensed and unlicensed staff within 30 days of hire, and on an on-going basis.
Re-train or discipline staff as needed for non-compliance with job performance or agency policies and procedures.
Supervises medication practices and medical equipment being used in the building
Case Management

Addresses, documents, and reports resident and family concerns or complaints.
Assists with the start-up of services, transitions, and discharges.
Communicate with physicians and other personnel regarding changes in resident’s needs or conditions.
Ensures all physicians’ orders are signed and implemented on a timely basis consistent with the resident’s needs and condition.
Ensures that documentation of resident services and orders are properly filed and conducts periodic chart audits.
Monitors and maintains resident’s clinical charts and progress notes.
Controls management services identified in the individualized service plan
Updates and communicates changes to resident records promptly each workday.

Attention to Detail
Change Leadership
Customer Service
Positive Communicator

Must be registered and licensed with the State of Minnesota as an RN and maintain a current unencumbered license with the Board of Nursing.

Ensures compliance with regulations and is available for federal and state licensure surveys.
Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age.
Must be able to relate information concerning residents’ condition.
Must be knowledgeable about validation techniques, reality orientation, and/or appropriate diversional activities for clients with dementia.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant action.
Must receive a “not disqualified” criminal background result and may not be on the OIG exclusions list.
Stays up to date on all required training.
Understands and adheres to the Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy. Is familiar with the Resident’s Bill of Rights and adheres to it.
Working knowledge of state, federal, and local regulations.
Vista Prairie Communities is the place where purpose and passion meet. From our competitive compensation program to our opportunities for growth and career advancement, we empower our team members. For us, care doesn’t end with our residents. There are many benefits to growing with Vista Prairie Communities including:

Misson-focused, Nonprofit Organization
Flexible Schedules
Monetary support for employees in need
Employee Assistance Programs
Medical and Life Insurance
Paid Time Off (PTO) Program
Retirement Savings Program
Continuing Education

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