Register now and plan to attend the population health workshop to learn how your hospital can address community needs in the areas of transportation, housing, education, access to healthy foods, physical activity,and others.
Wash hands before entering and leaving an isolation room/area.
Report any communicable or infectious disease that you contact to the Director of Nursing Service.
Follow established isolation precautions and procedures. Use gowns, gloves, and surgical masks as indicated.
Use proper lifting techniques at all times.
The use of a gait belt, Sara Lift, or Dextra Lift is mandatory when lifting, moving or transferring any resident who has been identified as needing assistive lifting devices.
Employees under 18 years of age may assist with mechanical lifting devices such as the Sara Lift and the Dextra Lift.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY FUNCTIONS:
Use only the equipment you have been trained to use.
Operate all equipment in a safe manner.
Use only the equipment and supplies necessary to do the job.
Report defective equipment to the charge/staff nurse immediately.
Inform the charge/staff nurse of your equipment needs.
Keep equipment, supplies, and resident furniture clean.
Keep the environment clean.
CARE PLAN FUNCTIONS:
Review care plans daily to ensure that you are providing appropriate nursing care.
Inform the charge/staff nurse of any changes that need to be made on the care plan.
Ensure that your notations reflect that the care plan is being followed.
RESIDENTS RIGHTS FUNCTIONS:
Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
Ensure that you treat all residents fairly, with kindness, dignity, and respect.
Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy.
Knock before entering residents’ rooms.
Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident to the charge/staff nurse and DON.
These lists are not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
HOSPITAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
Attend facility and department meetings.
Participate in fire and disaster drills.
Follow the department dress code.
Wear name badge so visible at all times while working.
Be to work on time and when scheduled.
Follow the time clock procedures (clock in and out properly).
Follow facility safety policies.
Follow infection control policies.
Follow facility confidentiality policy.
Follow facility HIPAA and Corporate Compliance policy.
Through approved workshops and in-services, improve skills and job knowledge.
Follow personnel policies as stated in the Employee Handbook.
Be aware of and cooperate with the mission of Gove County Medical Center.
Maintain good interpersonal relationships with personnel of other departments, public, physicians, patients/residents, and promote positive guest relations.
Demonstrate the ability and willingness to provide support to Department Managers, Supervisors, and coworkers in a team-oriented manner.
Demonstrate a respectful and caring attitude through verbal and non-verbal behavior.
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to contribute an effort to cross-department boundaries to ensure quality and efficient service.
Must be a graduate of a Kansas Department of Health and Environment approved nurse aide training program or be eligible to enter such a program, graduate, and pass a state-approved competency evaluation within 120 days from the date of employment.
KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:
Must be able to write and speak the English language in a legible and understandable manner.
Must have the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and short correspondence.
Must have the ability to write simple correspondence and be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents, family members, and other employees.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Must be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age.
Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with all personnel.
Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, enthusiasm, and the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, kneel, stoop, use hands to grip and handle objects, tools, or controls. Must be able to reach with hands and arms.
Must be able to speak clearly and hear with or without the use of corrective devices.
The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, crouch, crawl, and smell.
The ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus or use prosthetics that will enable this sense to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Must be able to function independently and in a team setting, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
Occasionally works under high-stress situations and must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
Works in well-lit and ventilated areas; occasionally in dimly-lit areas.
Is subject to frequent interruptions.
Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, and government agencies/personnel under all conditions and circumstances.
Is subject to stressful conditions when working with hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
Communicates with nursing personnel and other department personnel.
Is willing to work beyond normal working hours, on weekends, holidays, and in other positions, temporarily, when necessary.
Attends and participates in continuing education programs.
Is subject to being struck by a resident, verbal abuse by a resident, falls, and odors throughout the workday.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste and diseases, including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
Internal Number: 14785
About Gove County Medical Center
Gove County Medical Center is committed to providing exceptional healthcare services delivered in a spirit of compassionate care.
Gove County Medical Center will be a prominent healthcare provider in Northwest Kansas offering services which encompass the complete life cycle of our patients, residents and their loved ones.