RN – San Diego

St. Paul's Senior Services - Careers

Locations: San Diego (Banker’s Hill), Chula Vista and El Cajon

St. Paul’s is the leading provider of caring senior services since 1960. We are centrally located in the beautiful community of Bankers Hill, close to downtown San Diego. St. Paul’s strives to be the most outstanding and innovative senior home and service provider in California. We are dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual and social needs of the elderly and community, fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within the highest quality facilities, health care and programs consistent with affordable costs.

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • RN – RN – Full Time (Day or PM shift) Skilled Nursing – Banker’s Hill
  • RN – Full time (Home Care) – Chula Vista
  • RN – On-Call (Day) Clinic – Chula Vista
  • RN – Full Time (Day) Clinic – El Cajon

BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for the nursing care for meeting the spiritual, emotional, and functional needs of Residents. Ensures quality care to Residents by delegation of responsibilities to direct nursing staff based on the acuity of the Resident, and the skills, training and experience of the staff member. Assists in the training of nursing staff as requested and as is appropriate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follows established standards of nursing practices and implements facility policies and procedures. Interprets existing policies and procedures to nursing assistants, restorative nursing assistants, Residents, families and physicians.
  • Supervises and evaluates all direct Resident care and initiates corrective action as necessary.
  • Obtains reports from nurse being relieved and records sufficient information to implement appropriate follow-up action as necessary. Provides report to nurse coming on duty, including sufficient information for follow-up action as necessary.
  • Conducts Resident rounds daily, reporting problems to nursing supervisor and initiating corrective action.
  • Identifies safety hazards and initiates corrective immediately.
  • Identifies Resident problems and emergency situations, and initiates immediate “life saving” measures in the absence of a physician.
  • Follows, supervises and evaluates the implementation of the Resident’s Rights Program.
  • Participates in facility education programs and coordinates student activities with the Education Coordinator.
  • Provides clinical supervision of nursing assistants providing direct resident care.
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service classes and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Follows staffing guidelines and makes nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the Resident population.
  • Assumes responsibility for compliance with all federal, state and local regulations and all St. Paul’s policies and procedures within the assigned unit.
  • Counsels nursing assistants and recommends disciplinary action, when necessary, to the Director of Nursing.
  • Participates in the employee evaluation process by providing information on the clinical performance of nursing assistants to the Director of Nursing.
  • Administers and documents medications and treatments per the physician’s order and accurately records all care provided.
  • Performs comprehensive assessment of each Resident. Documents comprehensive assessment of each Resident. Develops an accurate comprehensive care plan based on each Resident’s comprehensive assessment. Documents Resident Care Plan provided and Resident’s response to care provided.
  • Reports changes in Residents’ conditions to physician, Director of Nursing, or responsible party promptly and takes follow-up action as necessary.
  • Follows all admissions procedures and communicates Resident admission to other departments, physicians and ancillary service providers.
  • Knowledgeably and competently performs all basic nursing skills.
  • Follows discharge/transfer procedures and coordinates discharge/transfer with other departments, physicians and ancillary service providers. Completes documentation related to the Resident’s discharge/transfer.
  • Assesses Resident needs and initiates development of individualized plans of Resident care. Reviews and revises Resident Care Plans as necessary and as required by regulations.
  • Participates in Resident care conferences, as assigned.
  • Provides direct Resident care and gives instructions to nursing assistants related to Resident care. Supervises response to Resident’s calls for assistance. Listen to Residents, families, or physicians concerns and initiates corrective action and/or reports concerns to Nursing Supervisor.
  • Counts narcotics, check emergency kits and exchanges keys.
  • Prepares nursing assistants’ assignments and explains all pertinent Resident care. Prepares and administers medications, enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition and treatments as ordered. Check meal trays to assure proper diet is served and Residents are assisted as necessary. Supervises distribution of nourishments. Orders medications as necessary.
  • Supervises the application and removal of all postural supports and restraints.
  • Observes all infection control procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as may be assigned by Nursing Supervisor, Director of Nursing or Administrator.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: California RN License.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must have a current California Registered Nurse’s License.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Frequently must be able to push and pull objects up to 50 pounds. Must be able to lift and carry objects more than 20 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. The ability to perform difficult manipulative skills is expected and will occur occasionally to frequently. Must be able to walk, stand, stoop, squat, bend, and stand and sit for prolonged periods of time, in some cases frequently. Must be able to frequently identify objects at a distance of 50 feet, read fine print and discriminate among colors. Hearing will frequently involve distinguishing normal sounds where there is some background noise. Consistently must be able to speak clearly and make self understood.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Frequently must be able to concentrate on moderate detail where there is some interruption. Less frequently, there will be concentration on fine detail with constant interruption. Frequently to occasionally will be required to attend to tasks and functions from 20 minutes at a time to more than an hour. Essential to be able to understand and relate to the theories behind several related concepts. Must be able to frequently remember multiple tasks and assignments given to self and others over long periods of time. The above statement describes the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an extensive list of all duties, skills, and abilities required of personnel. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Occasionally job will involve exposure to blood, body tissue or fluids and at times other kinds of waste materials. There will exist some exposure to toxins, cytotoxins, poisonous substances, and hazardous materials. There will on occasion be exposure to loud or unpleasant noises.

IMPORTANT NOTES

To apply online, please visit www.stpaulseniors.org.

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO CLEAR FINGERPRINTS THROUGH DOJ AND FBI IN ADDITION TO A DRUG SCREEN CLEARANCE.

St. Paul’s Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer