Nurse - RN - PT TN in Bartlett, TN at D&S Community Services

Date Posted: 7/13/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Performs position specific job functions at an acceptable level with minimal direction.


  1. Conduct and document nursing assessments of individuals and groups by:

- Collecting objective and subjective data in an accurate and timely manner.

- Accurately sorting, selecting, reporting and recording the data.

- Validating, refining and modifying the data by utilizing available resources including interactions with the client, family, significant others, and health team members. 

  1. Establish critical paths and teaching plans based on individual patient’s plans of care after prioritizing need upon completion of a comprehensive assessment.
  2. Develop the plan of care/action based on a comprehensive assessment, desired outcomes, and current knowledge.
  3. Safely implement the plan of care/action either directly or by delegation.
  4. Establish and maintain a therapeutic nurse/client relationship.
  5. Seek resources for patients/clients with cultural, physical or language barriers.
  6. Use appropriate teaching skill for individual or group teaching.
  7. Evaluate the responses of individuals or groups to nursing interventions and revise the plan of care where appropriate. Evaluation shall involve the client, family, significant others and health team members.
  8. Communicate accurately in writing and orally with recipients of nursing care and other professionals.
  9. Provides direction to Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in providing health services.
  10. Provides periodic, on-site supervision of the LPN.
  11. Provides direct skilled care, in addition to, but not limited to, providing assistance in transferring, positioning, cooking, feeding, and providing measures to ensure infection control.


STANDARD II – Job Knowledge/Productivity/Initiative - Maintains certifications, education and development appropriate for position.  Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines and protocols within the appropriate timeframe.

  1. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of work practices/responsibilities and emergency procedures.
  2. Demonstrates initiative and enthusiasm in performing job duties.
  3. Demonstrates ability to set priorities; utilizes organizational skills to complete duties timely.
  4. Demonstrates ability to accept and act upon suggestions for improved performance.
  5. Demonstrates ability to perform work in an accurate and timely manner during periods of increased workload and high stress.
  6. Demonstrates self-direction, flexibility, professional development and willingness to master new skills.
  7. Demonstrates reliability by adhering to the Company’s attendance policies as documented on the attendance records.

STANDARD III – Customer Service/Communication/Interpersonal Skills - Demonstrates good skills in all forms of communication.  Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.  Exceed expectations of internal and external customers: Patients, families, physicians, colleagues, visitors and vendors.

  1. Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication. Utilizes proper etiquette with telephone and electronic mail.
  2. Demonstrates respect for other’s opinions, judgment, and capabilities; gives recognition and praise.
  3. Anticipates and provides resolution to issues based on the needs and expectations of our customers.
  4. Consistently displays professional, compassionate behavior that enhances the public image of the Company evidenced by professional care of clients and courteous behavior toward the public and co-workers.
  5. Responds to supervisors, clients and co-workers request for information and assistance in cooperative manner and within appropriate timeframe.
  6. Channels concerns appropriately through Chain of Command; deals with conflict appropriately/privately.
  7. Treats others with respect at all times; maintains a work environment free of harassment, hostility, threats or violence.

STANDARD IV – Organizational Ethics/Improving Organizational Performance - Supports Company ethics, mission, vision and values.  Demonstrates understanding and involvement with Performance Improvement. 

  1. Demonstrates understanding of, adherence and commitment to the Standards of Conduct.
  2. Conduct reflects Company values; accepts the responsibility to act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness professionally and personally.
  3. Conducts daily activities in accordance with the Ethics and Compliance Program, policy and directives.
  4. Maintains privacy and confidentiality (intentional or unintentional) of patient and employee information in verbal, written and electronic form. Limits access to patient/employee information on a job-related need to know basis.
  5. Verbalizes the process for resolution of ethical issues in Company offices; knows how to initiate an ethics consult.
  6. Complies with the Company’s risk management program- timely/accurate occurrence reporting.

STANDARD V – Policies & Procedures - Supports, implements and ensures compliance with all Company policies and procedures.

  1. Adheres to the policies and procedures of the Company, and regulatory/ accrediting agencies.
  2. Ensures accuracy and completeness of documentation and work performed per policy.
  3. Adheres to the Company’s payroll practices; accurate documentation of time worked.
  4. Completes all orientations and the Company’s annual requirements when notified.
  5. Demonstrates appreciation of cost factors in the routine performance of duties; maximizes cost efficiency and appropriate utilization of supplies.
  6. Demonstrates knowledge, understanding, compliance with the Company’s Infection Control policies and practices.
  7. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the Company’s Environmental Safety policies (i.e. fire, Security, Disaster, Hazardous Material, etc.)

STANDARD VI – Performance Criteria - Provides the highest level of care to those individuals and healthcare organizations we serve through our valued team of professionals. 

  1. Performs job duties with the highest levels of ethical conduct and integrity.
  2. Represents the Company and its affiliated corporate entities and employees in a professional and business-like manner when interacting with all clients, business associates, and regulatory entities.
  3. Demonstrates good personal conduct in the work setting which will promote development of appropriate, supportive, collegial and professional working relationships with management staff and employees.
  4. Serves as a professional role model as requested and/or as appropriate for other employees.
  5. Participates in other company activities as may be requested or assigned.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid, current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of Tennessee or multi-state/compact license.
  • Experience equivalent to one year of registered nursing, or currently licensed as a Registered Nurse and education equivalent to a bachelor's or graduate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university or a diploma in registered nursing from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Must obtain mandated IDD training from either State Nurse Educator and/or the Company.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Heavy work exerting up to 100 lbs. force occasionally, and or 50 lbs. frequently, and or 20 lbs. constantly; at least 5 hours of standing and walking with minimum time for sitting; perform repetitive motion tasks; distinguish colors; hear alarm/telephone and the normal speaking voice; good manual dexterity; clarity of vision; good eye-hand-foot coordination. Potential exposure to blood, body fluids and communicable diseases.



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