Seniors’ Resource Center (SRC) is looking for a Registered Nurse to support our on-site Adult Day Services. We provide an Adult Day Program, Monday through Friday that provides participants with daily socialization, activities, light breakfast, and lunch in a safe environment. We are looking for individuals who have a heart for older adults and are compassionate, reliable, dependable, and friendly.
SRC is dedicated to enhancing the independence, dignity and quality of life for seniors in the Metro Denver Area and surrounding communities. We believe seniors are a vital part of our community. At SRC we provide an array of services that enable older adults to remain in their homes and thrive. Services such as in-home care and adult day programs provide life enriching activities and support both older adults and their caregivers. We help older adults remain independent and engaged.
Location: Seniors’ Resource Center, 3227 Chase St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
Job Type: Full time (M-F) Days 40 hours – will consider Part Time for highly qualified candidate
Starting Pay Range: $28.00 – $30.00/hour, DOE
Full-Time Benefits include:
- 25 days Paid Time Off (accrued)
- 9 paid holidays
- Affordable Medical Dental, Vision and Life insurance
- 401K plan with match
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for monitoring the general health of Adult Day Program clients, provides basic first aid as needed, medication management and care planning for each client. The Registered Nurse (RN) is also responsible for acting as the communication liaison between the center staff and the participant’s care partners as concerns arise.
What you will do
- Write individualized participant care plans and biographies including information about a participant’s needs and abilities in relation to activities of daily living (ADLS), psychosocial, dietary, medications
- Communicating with respective parties and obtaining respective signatures on care plans, including physician signatures, participant and/or responsible party signatures in accordance with state regulations and center policies and protocols
- Identify realistic goals for participants while at the program
- Communicating to interdisciplinary team how to best support participant in achieving those goals
- Communicating changes in condition, pain, concerns to care partners and documenting that communication in medical record
- Communicating with physician offices about medications needed to be taken on site, sending and receiving orders
- Use a computer to check for any new faxes from physicians for new orders, printing orders and filing in medical record
- Conducting participant assessments when members of multidisciplinary team express concerns with a participant or in case of an emergency or a fall and determining the safest course of action up to and including contacting EMS personnel
- Coordination with family and any outside additional help, such as PT, OT, Psychological Counseling that a participant may have during their time at the center
- An understanding of the state regulations and laws regarding adult day programs and elder abuse reporting
- The ability to evaluate things on a case-by-case basis and come up with creative solutions to challenging problems
- Provide basic first aid, including attending to small cuts and skin tears.
- To be able to determine the difference between a small cut or skin tear and a more serious injury that would require additional medical attention and then contacting EMS personnel accordingly
- To take participant vital signs when nurse determines that information would be helpful in assessment of participant need for medical attention
- Administering covid tests upon request of family or when nurse determines that a participant is exhibiting symptoms that warrant a test for the overall safety and well being of staff and other participants
- Conduct screenings with participants to determine ability self-administer insulin
- Assist in the ongoing oversight, training and communication with Qualified Medication Administration Personnel (QMAPS) who assist participants with medications and with Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) and other program staff that assist with participant ADL care.
- Checking in on activity programs and during meal time to observe, assess, document and communicate participant changes in functional ability and behaviors and to provide intervention as needed
- Lead educational meetings and trainings to staff at times
- Participate in daily stand-up meetings and communicate participant updates as appropriate
- Assist in dining room and observing and monitoring appetite, changes in functional ability
- Participate in care as needed and observing, assessing, documenting and communication with care partners on any observed skin concerns
- Reports any variance, accident or unusual occurrence to the appropriate personnel
- May facilitate caregiver support group, educational programs to community members and participant care partners either in person or virtually.
- Partners with site manager on other duties and leadership responsibilities
- Dependable and committed to improving older adults’ lives
- Strong time management skills
- Patience and understanding of the older adult community
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
- Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Colorado
- Experience working with individuals with Dementia
- Smart phone and willingness to learn/use technology
- Able to successfully pass a criminal background check
- Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado
- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) card or the ability to obtain one upon employment
- Experience in a care setting for the frail and cognitively impaired elderly
- Comprehensive office experience, including excel, electronic faxes, emails, answering phones, making copies etc. or ability to learn
Our people are passionate about what they do, the services they provide, and the clients they serve. If you’re looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we’re the right organization for you.
To Apply: Please forward Resume along with a Cover Letter to email@example.com
SRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer – We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. similarly, the following disclaimer may also be added: Note: Job descriptions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.