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Posted by Ingleside on 12/05/2022 in Senior Housing

Wellness Nurse

Ingleside at Rock Creek
3050 Military Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA

$10,000 Sign on Bonus
Employment Type
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SIGN ON BONUS of $10,000!!!

Are you interested in being a nurse champion for 300 independent living residents? Are you interested in leading and collaborating with a team to provide comprehensive delivery of health and wellness to our residents? We have been looking for you!

At Ingleside, our philosophy of engaged living puts us on the ultimate path of health and happiness. To us, health and happiness starts with engaged and happy employees dedicated to making a difference in our community.

This Monday-Friday salaried position is primarily responsible for onsite health services and wellness programs for Independent Living residents and employees. This includes the ability to schedule and provide nursing services, as appropriate, and to develop and implement wellness education programs.

This position will be able to assess, advise, treat, and refer residents for minor injuries, infections, or other medical concerns. They will have regular office hours for appointments and walk-ins as well as communicate with after hour staff to make additional appointments/assessments.

This position will report to the Executive Director and work alongside the senior leadership team to ensure best outcomes and results.

A minimum of an Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree preferred in Nursing with a valid RN license and seven (7) to ten (10) years of nursing leadership and critical thinking experience. Incumbent should be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form, possess high-quality verbal and written communication ability, strong customer service skills, and be knowledgeable of all Department of Health requirements with regard to outpatient clinics and employee health. Must be able to work independently and have demonstrated ability to problem solve. Must be solution-oriented. Proficiency in the operation of computer applications, general office and medical equipment is required.

Job Summary

This position is primarily responsible for coordinating Wellness programs for Independent Living residents and employees. This includes ability to schedule and providing nursing services to employees and residents, as appropriate, and developing and implementing wellness education programs.

Key Responsibilities

Nursing and Clinical Operations:

  • Operates clinic and performs routine nursing functions to maintain the highest level of patient service and satisfaction.
  • Participates in daily stand up meetings at the Health Center. Communicates with Security team regarding any emergency calls received during off shift or overnight hours from IL residents. Follows up as indicated.
  • Makes additional assessments in resident's apartment and assists residents as necessary with leaving messages for providers.
  • Schedules appointments as needed and ensures messages are followed up on appropriately.
  • As appropriate, screens laboratory and radiology results. Contacts MDs and residents with results based on resident/physician preference and as within scope of practice.
  • Effectively performs various nursing actions as directed by the providers that are within scope of practice as defined by local health department regulations.
  • Participates as member of Health Center clinical leadership team. Attends weekly Health Center meetings with Administrator
  • Assists in transitioning residents to different levels of care. Completes assessments for services, resident transition, and family guidance.
  • Receives information on new IL residents moving into the community. Conducts voluntary assessment for residents moving into the community as requested. Participates in weekly Resident Review Committee meetings.
  • Maintains and reviews IL resident charts for quality assurance purposes. Utilizes EHR to replace manual documentation whenever possible. Completes timely follow up to ensure any errors are corrected.
  • Meets with resident and/or family to discuss nursing and medical care needed and documents.
  • Provides a variety of health education programs based on need and desire of IL residents.

Resident Care

  • Performs a variety of services to ensure excellent resident care.
  • Accurately collects data for Independent Living resident care including chief complaint, history of present illness, current medical and social problems, past medical history, current medications, allergies, and vitals; recognizes emergency procedures that need to be performed and responds appropriately. Provides emergency response, when needed.
  • Schedules residents for initial and follow-up appointments. Coordinates telehealth visits as necessary.
  • Assists with patient referrals; displays a thorough understanding of guidelines for all appropriate referral programs.
  • Takes vital signs of patients and records
  • Examines processes and/or resident scheduling for lab work.
  • Performs all resident care duties within regulatory guidelines and nursing scope of practice.

Administrative Function

  • Performs clerical functions for health clinic as well as other general office duties as assigned.
  • Performs word processing and clerical duties as requested in a timely and accurate manner; proofs all work before forwarding to resident or staff, ensuring 100% accuracy.
  • Assists in the development and distribution of resident's education materials and tools for patients and their families; hands out literature as appropriate in a timely manner.
  • Ensures accurate and legible documentation is maintained regarding all resident encounters.
  • Ensures all functions performed meet all safety and federal guidelines.
  • Calls in prescriptions and refills as directed by the provider in a timely manner. Keeps confirmation in case of questions.
  • Ensures exam rooms are adequately stocked and prepared prior to resident hours in contributing to the maximum efficiency of the Clinic.

Employee Health

  • Coordinates and refers employees for health services that ensure physical and mental health status requirements are met.
  • Coordinates with HR to complete PPD screening for new employees and annual recertification as needed. Refers employees to Health Department or health care practitioner as indicated.

Performance and Professionalism

  • Maintains professional presence when representing the community; exhibits degree of professionalism consistent with standards in performance, behavior, and appearance.
  • Maintains resident confidentiality and privacy at all times according to policies and procedures; uses discretion when discussing confidential matters.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior with residents, families, co-workers, subordinates, supervisors, and other department staff.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with management and coworkers; willingly follows directions and requests as appropriate.
  • Exhibits professional standards through appearance and demeanor consistent personnel standards.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of work assignments and performs in a manner to meet quality and timeliness objectives.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures; seeks clarification or interpretation from appropriate supervisor when needed.
  • Uses tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in all relations with others.

EEO Statement

As an employer committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ingleside recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

3050 Military Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA

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