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STG International Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Milledgeville, Georgia

STGi is seeking an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to provide services to our Georgia War Veterans Home.

JOB SUMMARY:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide primary care to specific residents under the medical direction and supervision of the residents’ attending physicians or the Medical Director of the facility with an emphasis on assessment, illness prevention and health care management including assistance in modifying the treatment regimen to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the resident in accordance with established medical practices, requirements of the state and the policies and goals of the facility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Contribute to the facility’s quality management including reduction of re-hospitalizations that were avoidable, development of safe discharge plans and culturally competent care.

  • Assist the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Committee in developing and implementing appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of facility policies and procedures as appropriate.

  • Initiate requests for consultation or referral.

  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary.

  • Participate in the development of the annual facility assessment by assisting in identifying tools, training and resources required to effectively treat the resident population.

  • Serve on the IDT and collaborate on conducting assessments and developing care plans for

  • Participate in resident discharge planning.

  • Assess, diagnose and treat residents with acute, episodic or chronic illness independently or as part of a healthcare team.

  • Order, interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess resident’s clinical problems and health care needs.

  • Consult with the Medical Director and the attending physician regarding specific residents as necessary.

  • Determine when to refer the resident to a physician or specialist for evaluation, supervision or directions.

  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team (IDT), resident and family members on care planning and interventions that are individualized and person-centered; evaluate interventions and revise as appropriate.

  • Provide preventive health care services.

  • Conduct medication reviews in collaboration with the consultant

  • Coordinate with physicians and the Medical Director for on-call rotation to provide appropriate

  • Collaborate with the Staff Development Coordinator to schedule education and training required to provide proficient and culturally competent care including new adaptive equipment or treatments.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities

  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, , that are necessary for providing quality care.

  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as willingness to handle difficult

  • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing

  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the

  • Physical and Sensory Requirements (with or without the aid of mechanical devices)

  • Must be able to move frequently throughout the

  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable

  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the

  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel and support agencies.

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.

  • Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and, at times, hostile people within the facility.

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.

Required SkillsRequired Experience

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited college or

  • Must have, as a minimum, three (3) year(s) experience as a Registered Nurse (RN).

  • Must possess a current unencumbered active license to practice as an APRN the state of

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works in office areas as well as throughout the nursing services area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses’ stations, resident rooms, etc.).

  • Moves intermittently during working hours.

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.

  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel and visitors.

  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel and other department directors.

  • Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when On call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).

  • Is involved in community/civic health matters/projects as appropriate.

  • Attends and participates in continuing education programs.

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke and other air contaminants.

  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.

    STGi is a workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better accomplish their mission. STGi offers a competitive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match and a generous PTO policy.

    STGi is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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