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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible to the Unit Manager and its residents for rendering nursing care in the Skilled Nursing Unit or Dementia Care Unit at Sayre Healthcare Center on the campus of Sayre Christian Village.  Successful candidate will be able to identify of individual resident needs, according to dependent and independent nursing functions and conformance with recognized nursing techniques, procedures, and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing, under the direction/delegation of the Unit Manager or Charge Nurse.


  • Responsible for providing outstanding care to a group of residents/patients.
  • Notifies charge nurse and/or physician when a change in a resident’s condition occurs.
  • Make daily rounds to see each resident and as needed throughout the designated shift.
  • Assess residents upon admission to develop interim care plan and further assess to develop long term care plan.
  • Responsible for updating care plans as warranted and required.
  • Administer medications and treatments to residents; monitor the administration of intravenous fluids; place orders for medication from the pharmacy.
  • Confer with residents and family members; make referrals to other departments when appropriate.
  • Maintain accountability for controlled substances; inventory medications and at the beginning and end of each shift notify supervisor of discrepancies.
  • Communicate resident status to incoming personnel according to Sayre Christian Village policies and procedures.
  • Supervise and delegate duties for State Registered Nursing Assistants assigned to unit.
  • Ensure all skin assessments are completed for Sayre Christian Village residents.
  • Maintain daily charting and Medicare charting.
  • Ensure that all supervised personnel adhere to standard job requirements.
  • Comply with facility HIPAA Security Policies & Procedures by using only protected health information (PHI) needed to perform designated job responsibilities which include access to information contained in a patient’s records (other than information that has been restricted by the patient’s physician) for the purpose of treating the patient, including consulting with other professionals concerning the patient’s treatment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge and understanding of accident protocol.
  • Must possess verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Ability to build trust and rapport with residents and families.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with residents and Nursing Home employees as needed.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule to include weekends, evenings and overnight.
  • Must obtain a thorough knowledge of residents’ rooms, files and medical supplies.
  • Must obtain medical knowledge to ensure proper care is given to all residents.


  • 2-3 years’ experience as a licensed nurse in areas including but not limited to Skilled Nursing Facility, Dementia Care, Short Term Rehabilitation, or Orthopedics preferred but not required
  • Active KY Registered Nurse License.


  • Frequently communicates with employees, residents, family members, physicians etc.
  • Occasionally lifts objects weight up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently remains in a standing position.
  • Frequently stoops, kneels, or bends when assisting residents and coworkers with resident needs.
  • Must be able to use all body limbs up to 100 percent capacity.
  • Ability to work in either well-lit or dimly-lit, tempered room.
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