RN - Assisted Living - FT

Cedar Crest - Pompton Plains, NJ
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Registered Nurse


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Cedar Crest is a 130-acre senior living campus located in Pompton Plains, NJ. Our team members enjoy the opportunity to work in a vibrant community situated in the rolling hills and scenic valleys of historic Morris County.

For professionals dedicated to helping seniors live life to the fullest, Cedar Crest provides a rewarding alternative to the typical retirement community career. Our team members help each resident achieve the most active and independent lifestyle possible. In fact, almost everything our residents need can be found on campus or nearby. There is an abundance of amenities available, as well as hundreds of clubs and activities, excellent on-site restaurants, a state-of-the-art medical center, an all-season pool, and a fitness center. For this reason, Cedar Crest continually offers career opportunities in three major categories: Healthcare, Dining and Community Support.

Responsible for the direct observation of residents' condition and assessing the need for appropriate intervention.  Provides nursing care according to established policies and procedures, develop and implements the residents plan of and participates in the evaluation of care.  Supervises various nursing personnel on a regular basis.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Documents residents’ responses and the effectiveness of nursing interventions, including the administration of PRN medications                                                                                                

2. Demonstrates the ability to develop an individualized care plan by utilizing the MDS assessment and care planning process                                                                                                       

3. Follows through with clinical and psychosocial issues as evidenced by contacting the appropriate individual(s) in a timely manner                                                                                            

4. Carries through with comprehensive documentation qs until resolution of clinical or psychosocial issues 

5. Supervision, documentation and direct resident care as delineated in the Charge Nurse Responsibilities Guidelines (see attached)                                                                                             

6. Ensure that the GNA’s refer to residents’ care plans prior to administering care to the resident      

7. Makes daily rounds to ensure nursing personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards                                              

8. Make periodic checks to ensure that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by nursing staff and to evaluate the residents’ physical and emotional status                                 

9. Plans, supervises, and instructs other staff members work.

10. Knowledge of when to seek help or guidance from immediate supervisor or appropriate resource person          

11. Makes daily rounds on each resident and initiates concurrent review procedure when appropriate          

12. Prepares monthly rounds sheet and participates in rounds                                    

13. Admits, transfers, and discharges residents as necessary                                      

14. Ensure that an adequate stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., is maintained on your unit/shift at all times                                                                                 

15. Complete incident reports as necessary                                                    

16. Transcribe physician’s orders to resident charts, cardex, medication cards, treatment / care plans / service plans, as required

17. Respond to all resident requests (verbally or call-light) for assistance                  

18. Practice positive resident relations; responds to resident and family inquiries, concerns or problems       

19. Displays a caring and respectful demeanor towards residents, families and staff 

20. Maintains confidentiality                                                                          

21. Manages difficult or emotional situations

22. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development as evidenced by participation in classes and seminars that facilitate enhancement of RN’s knowledge base.    

23. Perform technical aspects of resident care according to established policies and procedures.  Adapts techniques to individual resident’s needs                                           

24. Administer medication with knowledge of action, route of administration, side effects and contraindications                                                                                                                 

25. Administer professional services such as catheterization, tube feedings, IV’s, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy, and drainage bags, taking blood and ROM exercises, care for the dead/dying, etc., as required                                                                     

26. Satisfactorily completes annual competency checklist                              

27. Contributes to resident assessment and MDS/Care/Service Planning process

28. Communicate about residents’ condition between and among nursing shifts and exchanges resident information with staff nurses and certified nursing assistants on an ongoing basis throughout the assigned shift                    

29. Communicate and cooperate with members of interdisciplinary health care team to accomplish resident goals established in care/service plans                                       

30. Gives accurate and concise report on each resident to the following shift            

31. Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written/oral report to the ADON/Supervisor indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. 

32. Follow the facility’s established procedures                 

33. Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property      

34. Provide accurate written documentation on 24-hour report

35. Explains nursing techniques and procedures and assists nursing personnel in providing resident care

36. Displays willingness and ability to work as a team.  Maintains a positive attitude; does not offer complaints, offers suggestions

37. Demonstrates a time conscious awareness; reduces non-essential interruptions to an absolute minimum in order to complete resident care priorities                                       

38. Verifies the identity of the resident before administering the medication/treatment          

      Utilizes gait belt appropriately                                                                  

39. Promptly answers resident call lights.  Assesses resident needs and makes regular rounds           

40. Practices all safety and loss prevention procedures; monitor adherence to safety rules and regulations and takes remedial action when necessary                                       

41. Demonstrates knowledge of emergency policies and procedures                         

42. Implement and practice infection control policies and procedures; ensure compliance by assigned GNA’s to universal precautions and all other infection control guidelines; inform supervisor of any real or potential infection control concerns

43. Provides education to families regarding disease process and adjustment to continuum care       

44. Maintains own staff development record accurately                                 

45. Participates in unit QA/QI activities for improved resident care                                        

46. Participates in the orientation of new residents/families to the facility                  

47. Meets mandatory educational requirements as required by regulatory agencies    

48. Effectively adjusts assignments with changes in resident care needs                    

49. Provides leadership to nursing personnel assigned to that shift

50. Regularly attends staff meetings; when unable to attend, reads & initials minutes

51. Meets mandatory educational requirements as required by regulatory agencies    

52. Required documentation completed accurately and timely (monthly summary note, comfort calls, quarterly & annual MDS, Braden scale, Falls Assessment, Care / Service Plans, skin rounds, restraints, MMDS, GNA Care Plans)                                                                                

53. Signs and dates all entries made in resident’s medical record                                           

54. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines

55. Manage competing demands                                                                     

56. Demonstrates willingness and ability to learn new procedures and policies          

57. Willingly attends in-service training

58. Schedules time off in advance                                                                  

59. Begins working on time                                                                            

60. Keeps absences within guidelines                                                             

61. Flexible in meeting unit scheduling needs                                                 

62. Works where needed without complaint


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Basic computer skills required.



Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and firing; training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; coaching, counseling and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



Licensed by State as a Nurse.  CPR certification required.