Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, one of South County’s largest
independent, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation
community nonprofit senior living communities, seeks compassionate and
experienced Graduate Practical Nurse to join our growing team.
At Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, our mission is simple: we
create communities that promote the dignity of human life and reflect the
spirit of Jesus Christ. We proudly provide the best possible physical, social,
and spiritual care for our older adult residents...but we need your help.
the Nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation to
determine and respond to resident needs in a holistic manner.
instructs, and assists, Certified Medication Technicians (CMTs) and Certified
Nurse Assistants (CNAs) in the care of their assigned residents, ensuring
appropriate care is being provided. This
includes maintaining current assignment sheets to caregivers under the
direction of an LPN/RN.
the individualized and maximum care level for each resident, physically,
emotionally, and spiritually.
and/or administers prescribed medications and treatments according to physician
orders, MQMC policy and procedures, and the Nurse Practice Act.
residents reactions to medications and treatments, and records and reports
reaction, and other significant incidents to Nursing Supervisor, resident’s
physician, and responsible party.
Documents this information in the resident’s chart and on the 24 Hour
Mentor, and or Develop CNAs and CMTs as necessary to maintain a positive
cohesive team environment that delivers high Quality Care to all Residents.
multiple Rounds to ensure that all staff is performing their work assignments
in accordance with acceptable Nursing Standards. This includes monitoring and
managing Resident Call Lights Response Times.
Matrix System to ensure Nursing Practices are compliant with State and Federal
Guidelines. This is to include but not limited to the following daily review:
Open Events, Dashboard, and Facility Report.
in a positive and professional manner with all departments within CRSS and
maintaining Positive employee morale.
employee performance appraisals on designated Due Date for Staff directly
immediately to the DON and Administrator if there is Abuse & Neglect of a Resident.
for ensuring staff follows HR policies and procedures.
a complete, accurate report about residents to the next shift.
in completing the Minimum Data Set (MDS) in a timely manner, utilizing the
information for individualized care plans by attending resident care
conferences as scheduled.
the medical record, documenting all pertinent and routine information, i.e.,
change in condition, monthly summaries, Medicare notation, physician visits,
skin conditions, cognitive status, etc.
Rounds with physicians noting changes in resident status. Completes all required documentation and
physician orders according to policies and procedures.
all duties necessary for the care of the resident, i.e., labs, xrays, pharmacy
requisitions, and consulting with other departments and other personnel or
professionals as needed.
in the delivery and feeding of residents during meals, ensuring that each
resident is properly fed.
Incident Reports as needed for residents, staff, or visitors. Follows through with notification of
physician and responsible party in a timely manner.
the responsible party in the event of a change in resident’s condition,
Incident Reports, adverse reactions to medication or treatment, lab or xray
permissions, consult permissions, transfers, discharges, changes in orders, or
and makes provisions for the proper care, use, storage, and billing of supplies
in orienting and teaching new staff.
performance counseling and evaluations in cooperation with the Nursing
Supervisor and according to policies and procedures.
professional growth and development by participating in inservices, seminars,
workshops, and professional organizations.
communication between shifts by verbal, written, or taped reports. Communicates to the Nursing Supervisor any
unusual incidents or changes in condition involving residents, families,
visitors, or staff.
all duties in a professional manner, showing kindness, consideration, and
cooperation in regards to residents, families, visitors, and staff.
IVs (must be IV Certified) and may monitor IV fluids and site once started by
an IV Certified Nurse.
the Nursing Communication log.
new admissions/transfers in a timely manner (verifies physician orders, fax
prescripions to pharmacy, notifies appropriate departments of arrival of new
resident, and makes appropriate documentation notes).
unused medications according to procedure.
for ensuring staff follows HR Policies and Procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
& Experience Requirements
become licensed and complete graduate nursing program within 90-days of start
in the proper use of equipment necessary to fulfill physician’s orders and
possess a specialized interest and experience in geriatrics and Nursing care of
the chronically ill and convalescent adults.
- Must possess a knowledge or regulations governing extended care
& Attitudes Required for Success in Job
be flexible and tolerant in circumstances as they arise.
be able to assume responsibility, supervise, and delegate duties in a fair and
be organized, tactful, courteous, and possess good communication skills.
maintain confidentiality with all pertinent resident care information to assure
residents rights are protected.
be willing to advocate resident rights to ensure fair and equitable treatment, self-determinations,
individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, and the right to wage a
set an example for staff in regards to promptness, manner, professionalism,
dress/appearance, demeanor, safety, cooperation, customer service, Nursing
- Must be able to perform the physical/mental functions/requirements
of the position (see attached).
All candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required
to submit to pre-employment screening. The screenings will include criminal
background check and other background checks (as needed), drug screen, an
employment and education or licensure/certification verification, and Covid-19
vaccination. Various positions will require physical examination, Tuberculosis
screening and Hepatitis A. All offers are contingent upon successful completion
of required screening.
Cardinal Ritter Senior Services does not discriminate on the basis
of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment
in, its federally assisted programs and activities.
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Cardinal Ritter Senior Services
Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (CRSS) provides programs, communities and services designed to meet the needs of senior adults across a continuum of care. Our mission at Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is to create communities that promote the dignity of human life and reflect the spirit of Jesus Christ. With our social service programs, affordable housing, independent living, assisted living, memory care, nursing communities and volunteer opportunities, we honor choices and maintain the quality of life for senior adults. We provide independence, options and the highest quality of service to senior adults.
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