Job ID: 231332936

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
1 - 3 years
Job Description

A successful non-profit seeks a Registered Nurse to attend the needs of elderly religious brothers.

The Saint Paul’s Community located in Covington, Louisiana, is searching for a Registered Nurse.   The primary role of the Registered Nurse is to work in collaboration with the District Healthcare Coordinator and the Brother Directors in both attending to the health care needs and supervision of staff of the St. Paul’s Community, as well as attending to the healthcare needs of the Charles Crouzet Community and Christian Brothers School Community residents.  This is a full time position including some weekends and holidays. The Christian Brothers are members of a Catholic religious order.

De La Salle Institute’s (DLSI) purpose is to serve and support the Brothers, Partners and Apostolates of the San Francisco New Orleans District of the Christian Brothers, whose mission is a human and Christian education for the young, especially the poor.  The Saint Paul’s, Charles Crouzet and Christian Brothers Communities belong to DLSI, a religious nonprofit organization.  Under the direction of the District Healthcare Coordinator and the Brother Directors the successful candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Effectively identifies, evaluates, and addresses disease prevention and health promotion issues of the Brothers while administering quality patient care
  • Supervises  all healthcare, kitchen, housekeeping personnel involved in the day to day care and service to the retired Christian Brothers including  providing disciplinary action and counseling when appropriate
  • Assists with hiring of all personnel for St. Paul’s retirement community
  • Provides  job skill training for CNAs, kitchen personnel, and housekeeping personnel  as needed
  • Accesses community services to meet the individual needs of the Brothers with special consideration and emphasis on the St. Paul’s Community
  • Evaluates healthcare needs of the individual Brothers in Louisiana with special emphasis on the St. Paul’s retirement community as a whole
  • Notifies District Healthcare Coordinator of any concerns regarding healthcare personnel
  • Notifies District Healthcare Coordinator of any Brothers’ change of condition
  • Maintains accurate and current health data on the Christian Brothers in TabulaPro Database System
  • Assesses the individual Brothers and documents changes in TabulaPro
  • Answers questions from Brothers in other communities as the need arises
  • Advises individual Brothers regarding health care needs, alternatives, changes in managing their healthcare and personal needs; takes action where appropriate and necessary and/or requested
  • Provides individual health screenings on a regular basis
  • Communicates with physicians regarding individual needs for the Brothers
  • Escorts Brothers to medical appointments as needed
  • Accesses community services to meet the individual needs of the Brothers
  • Provides first aid care as needed
  • Provides wound care as needed
  • Assists Brothers with ADL’s as needed
  • Provides relief for Certified Nursing Assistants  as needed
  • Educates individual Brothers on changes in medications and health care plans
  • Assists in ongoing safety and disaster management
  • Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent documentation skills
  • Demonstrated assessment and critical thinking skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to learn new software and database technology
  • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to the Brothers and to work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Self-starter; ability to manage time and meet deadlines with minimal guidance
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities
  • Excellent professional courtesy and manner with all external and internal contacts
  • Basic operation of printer, copier/scanner, online fax program
  • Willingness to grow in understanding of the Lasallian mission and heritage

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Nursing degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN program
  • BS preferred
  • Current and active Louisiana Registered Nurse License
  • Minimum of two years of full-time experience as a Registered Nurse, at least one year of which must be in provision of direct resident care in a nursing facility
  • Current CPR certification

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Walking, sitting, standing, kneeling, driving
  • Manual dexterity for keyboarding
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Indoor and outdoor work environment
  • Potential exposure to biohazards, blood and bodily fluids
  • Lifting up to 200 pounds with assistance
  • Pushing/pulling up to 225 pounds
  • Requires gentle assistance to residents weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Frequent travel to multiple communities within Louisiana required
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