Reference Number : J07032019001
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Job Summary

A Registered Nurse may be expected to:

  • Oversee the assessment and recording of vital signs and symptoms, adjust and modify care plan according to observation made of the resident's physical and mental state
  • Oversee the administration of medication, treatment and monitor the residents reaction to ensure the best possible outcomes
  • Conduct Monthly Inspection/Audit of all medication and complete and submit the Medication Audit Report Form to the Nursing Supervisor
  • Anticipate potential and predictable problems and institute early intervention to prevent or reduce occurrence eg: Disorientation, physiological alterations, disturbance in acuity, rest sleep patterns and nutrition
  • Acts promptly and effectively in emergency situation
  • Performs nursing procedures that are appropriate to the needs, age and acuity level of the resident.
  • Assists in promoting the general Nursing Service of the Home by setting and maintaining a high level of professional standards.
  • Report to the Medical Officer any critical matter regarding residents to be examined and treated.
  • Give subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous injections as directed by internal Medical Practitioner
  • Effectively Manage Petty Cash assigned to the Nursing Department
  • Performs other related duties that may be assigned from time to time

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from an accredited Institution
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Jamaica
  • Certificate in caring for the elderly
  • 1-2 years working experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Experience working with the Elderly population will be an asset.
  • Professional qualification and or certification in Supervisory Management would be an asset