Posted by Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook on 01/18/2016


Devlin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation
Cumberland, MD

Employment Type

Provide quality nursing care to residents; perform specific procedures and programs; coordinate work within the department, as well as with other departments; report pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; respond to inquiries or requests for information; assist the immediate supervisor with tasks to support department operations.

Standard Requirements
  • Supports the Mission, Values and Vision of facility.
  • Is knowledgeable of resident rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all residents in a safe, secure environment.
  • Participates, supports, and cooperates with specific procedures and programs for:
  • Safety, including standard precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security; report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.
  • Confidentiality of all data, including resident, employee and operations data.
  • Quality Assurance and compliance with all regulatory requirements. Compliance with current law and policy to provide a work environment free from sexual harassment and all illegal and discriminatory behavior.
  • Supports and participates in common teamwork:
  • Cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plans and completes job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment.
  • Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations.
  • Follows up, as appropriate, with supervisor, co-workers or residents regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.
  • Promotes positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
  • Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene, and other work duties as assigned.
Essential Duties
  • Provide quality nursing care to residents in an environment which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality as illustrated by the following:
  • Provide individualized attention, which encourages each resident's ability to maintain or achieve the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.
  • Knowledgeable of the individualized care plan for residents and provide support to the resident according to the care plan. Contribute to the care planning process by providing the charge nurse or other care planning staff with specific information and observations of the residents' needs and preferences.
  • Attend to the individual needs of residents which may include assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, and range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individuals' care requirements.
  • Maintain the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each resident in the delivery of services to them. Interact with residents in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment.
  • Fully understand all aspects of residents' rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse. Responsible for promptly reporting to the charge nurse or administrative staff incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents' rights.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment; report environmental deficiencies to the charge nurse such as lighting or equipment problems.
  • Protect the personal belongings of each resident including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing, memorabilia, etc. Promptly report missing items according to established policy and participate in efforts to locate missing items.
  • Observe residents for changes in condition or behavior and promptly report these changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel.
  • Provide care that maintains each resident's skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears, and other damage by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents, and applying moisturizers to fragile skin, etc.
  • Answer residents' call bells promptly and courteously.
  • Perform various tasks assigned by the charge nurse including vital signs, residents' weights, applying creams/ointments, collecting specimens, etc.
  • Assist with orienting residents and their families to the nursing home upon admission and to the unit when transfers occur.
  • Lift, move, and transport residents, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention.
  • Communicate and interact effectively and tactfully with the resident, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors.
  • Assist and escort residents for appointments such as beauty shop, activities, church services, etc. Participate in activities and functions as directed.
  • Practice careful, efficient, and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen and follow established charge procedures for resident charge items.
  • Complete certified nursing assistant records documenting care provided or other information in keeping with department policies.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials and appropriate handling of soiled linens.
  • Walk extensively to and from various locations of the unit while making rounds and transport residents within the facility.
  • Support an atmosphere which promotes a homelike environment.
  • Respond to inquiries relating to his/her particular area or to requests from residents, visitors, other personnel, etc. within given time frames and within established policy.
Other Duties
Assist the immediate supervisor with various administrative tasks to support department operations as directed; may also be assigned special projects.
Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances.
Meet on-going requirements to maintain current certified nursing assistant certification.

Job Location: As assigned.

Equipment/machines used in the performance of this job
The incumbent must maintain skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate the following equipment and machines used in the performance of this job:
  1. Telephone
  2. Mechanical lifts
  3. Electronic scales
  4. Shower equipment
  5. Adjustable chairs/beds, wheelchairs
  6. Various other equipment and supplies
Contact Info:
Sarah Shade, HRM

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Cumberland, MD

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