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Registered Nurse, Winder Adult Day Health


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Registered Nurse, Winder Adult Day Health
Full Time
Job Overview and Requirements

Are you an RN looking for work that is challenging, meaningful, and fun? Does your best day at work include knowing that what you’ve done has made a measurable difference in someone’s life? Would you like regular, daytime hours and no weekend work?

ACCA is looking for a full time registered nurse who will provide exceptional care for the clients of our Winder Adult Day Health Center.

About Us: Serving Northeast and Eastern Georgia, the Athens Community Council on Aging is the nonprofit providing a comprehensive resource of expertise and opportunities for adults and families who need and desire the essentials to age and live well. We do this by offering programs and services that address basic needs, such as food and transportation, to personal fulfillment gained through building relationships, expanding knowledge, and making meaningful contributions to the community. With more than 50 years of experience, ACCA helps people navigate – and celebrate – life’s second half, positively impacting their health and well-being, and making their communities an even better place to live.

Our Winder Adult Day Health Center provides adults with cognitive and/or functional impairments a safe, engaging environment where they can participate in therapeutic group and individual activities, receive assistance with personal care and health monitoring, and enjoy a feeling of disconnectedness with other participants and staff.

Reports To: Winder Adult Day Health Coordinator

Essential Responsibilities:

Provide daily preventative and rehabilitative nursing care to the Adult Day Center clients. Implement, direct, supervise, and evaluate all nursing care rendered to the client.

Provide RN coverage, as needed, to the Bentley (Athens) ADH program.

Provide back-up nursing services by assessing the health needs of current clients as requested through routine monitoring of vital signs, symptoms, medication compliance, progress notes related to nursing care, and through communication with physicians, family, and caretakers.

Perform the initial ADH assessment and evaluation of clients and periodic evaluation of needs.  Responsible for notifying physician, family member and/or Care Coordinator of any changes.

Develop and implement a Comprehensive Care Plan for each client; and review and revise the care plan at least once per month  in consultation with other ADH staff, the staff of other involved agencies, and the physician.  Coordinate communication of all revisions to appropriate staff.

Review the Activity Participation Sheets, Client Service Records and Daily attendance records for accuracy and assure each has the RN signature.

Maintain all client records to standards set by funding sources and self-monitors charting at least once a month. Complete and maintain records such as: attendance, meal counts, vital signs, weights.

Coordinate with the Activities Coordinator the planning and implementation of all activities of the ADH.

Teach, supervise, and counsel the client and family members regarding nursing care needs and other related problems of the client.

Initiate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the clients’ care and safety.  Supervise the maintenance of the therapeutic environment.

Coordinate personal care services.  Coordinate with contracted agency providing specialized therapy (PT, ST). Instruct and supervise Health/Activity Aides in provision of these services and assist the ADH Director and/or WADH Program Coordinator with the evaluation of their performance.

Participate in discharge planning for clients.

Coordinate with the ADH Director and WADH Program Coordinator the development and scheduling of in-service and staff development activities.

As needed, perform public and community relations activities for the Adult Day Service programs and the ACCA, and provide information to staff, volunteers, and student interns.

Maintain active working relationships with subcontract agencies well as other community organization.

Coordinate client care with other service providers.

Provide assistance to all the ACCA program staff during client medical emergency situations.

Complete all appropriate forms including time sheets, travel sheets.

Attend the agency Annual Meeting, training programs and other appropriate meetings and conferences related to the position and job duties.

Accept other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of ADH, WADH Program Coordinator, Director of Operations, and the Chief Executive Officer.

Essential Requirements:

  • Ridiculously detail oriented with great documentation skill.
  • Able to quickly establish a rapport with a wide variety of people.
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills.
  • Registered Nurse with current Georgia license, and current First Aide/CPR certification.
  • At least one year experience in a health or social services field, preferably with work in aging and/or with adults with chronic impairments.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

Benefits for Full Time position:

  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Health, dental and vision insurance offered
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid long-term disability
  • 403(b) with agency match after 1 year of service

Applicants must fully complete an agency application form and submit a cover letter and resume in order to receive consideration. All application paperwork should be submitted to nnorris@accaging.org or mailed to Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, Georgia 30601.

 


ACCA is An Equal Opportunity Employer

In all of its activities, hiring, and operations, ACCA complies with federal law, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. The Agency shall be committed to providing an inclusive environment for all clients, staff, vendors, suppliers, contractors, board members, visitors, and volunteers.

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