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Estimated Pay $32 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Cottage Grove, Tennessee

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To perform this job, an individual must accomplish each essential function satisfactorily, with or without a reasonable accommodation.  

• Recognize and respond to changes in residents’ conditions and document observations, interventions and outcomes

• Evaluate resident conditions; assist in development of overall care plans for residents and restorative activities

• Review and re-write care initiatives as directed

• Order medications from facility pharmacy

• Assist in facilitating the coordination of nursing services leave with interdisciplinary team

• Assist in reviewing, monitoring, intervention and documentation of complaints and grievances from residents, families, visitors and employees

• Assist in organizing, managing, reviewing, monitoring, authorizing and administering nursing care functions for residents within the facility

• Assist with the scheduling report of personnel as well as the daily assignments of individuals working in the Nursing Services Department

• Assist in making routine rounds; conduct tours with others

• Monitor the workplace for possible health and safety hazards, assist in the development and conducting of routine health and safety; back care training programs to prevent worker injuries

• Coordinate with workers comp coordinator and offer reasonable accommodations for early return to work programs

• Assist the DON with evaluating the competencies of nursing staff

• Follow and assist in the development and implementation of universal precautions and isolation procedures; assist in reviewing and monitoring compliance by staff

• Assist in inventorying, identifying and monitoring the storage of equipment, supplies, etc.

• Assist in planning and developing of in-service education for staff on related nursing services functions; conduct training as directed

• Participate in various meetings of the facility, such as care plan conferences, infection control, quality assessment and assurance, and any others as assigned by the DON

• Assist in determining the staffing needs of the Nursing Services Department, including the recruitment and hiring of nursing personnel

• Meet with nursing personnel, as scheduled, to assist identify and correct problems, and/or the improvement of services

• Assist in arranging for and overseeing resident admissions, transfers and discharges

• Other duties as assigned



• Encourage an atmosphere of optimism, warmth and interest in residents’ personal and health care needs

• Assist in maintaining a reference library of written nursing materials that will assist the Nursing Services Department to meet residents’ needs and comply with state and federal regulations

• Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions, and other information relating to residents, employees and facility

• Attend and participate in orientation programs, on-going training and educational classes

• Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies

• Perform emergency procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation

• Recognize, intervene and report accidents and incidents when they occur

• Successful completion of required training

• Handle multiple priorities effectively

• Reliable transportation


Required Computer Software/Equipment used:

• Various operating systems 

• Scheduling systems


• Standard office equipment

• Microsoft Suite applications 

• Desktop, laptop and/or iPad

• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

• Standard medical equipment



• Experience: 

o Preferred two (2) years’ experience in supervision of others in a health care institution

o Minimum of one (1) year experience implementing total patient care and care planning 

o Minimum of (6) months experience in geriatric and/or psychiatric nursing  

• License/Certification(s):

o Registered Nursing Degree required

o Registered Nurse in the State of Tennessee

o Current CPR Certification



• Respect – We treat people as they want to be treated, showing regard for their rights and privacy

• Integrity – We emphasize honesty, fairness, and doing the right thing even when no one is watching 

• Teamwork – We work collaboratively to improve processes, resolve problems and reward results

• Excellence – We hold ourselves to the highest standards, aspiring to zero defects in every task

• Compassion – We respond to those who need help with sensitivity and a positive attitude

• Professionalism – We perform our duties with skill, good judgement and politeness



1. Analytical Thinking:  Able to gather and analyze data and reach appropriate conclusion; solves problems in a timely manner.  Use logic and reasoning to identify changes in patients’ conditions to determine the correct plan of action.

2. Customer and Personal Service:  Possess good interpersonal skills while dealing with emotional or difficult situations; respond promptly to customer’s needs. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing personal services, including needs assessment; meeting quality standards.

3. Accountability:  Accepts responsibility for own decisions, actions and results; able to maintain dependable behavior in times of crisis or complexity.

4. Attendance:  Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered; returns from lunch and breaks appropriately; arrives at meetings on time; notifies supervisor of pending absences.

5. Communication:  Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively; listens and receives clarification.

6. Ethical Behavior:  Upholds organizational values and abides by state and federal regulations; maintains confidentiality of HIPAA information; treats others with respect.

7. Initiative:  Seeks increased responsibility; sets self-improvement goals related to the organization’s objectives.

8. Job and Industry Knowledge:  Demonstrates knowledge of the position and industry; seeks additional information.  

9. Productivity and Quality of Work:  Maintains high level of performance while demonstrating commitment to accuracy and thoroughness.

10. Teamwork: Displays ease working with others; contributes ideas and skills to team; puts success of team above own interests.    Communicates with co-workers at all levels to adequately meet the needs of patients.



• Complexity: Work assignment is performed within an established framework under general instructions but requires simultaneous coordination of assigned functions or projects in various stages of completion.

• Decision Making: Exercises judgment and discretion, and is responsible for determining the time, place and sequence of the work performed.

• Communications: Contacts with the public or employees where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, defended, and gathered and discretion and judgment are required within the parameters of the job function.

• Supervision Received: Performs work with supervisory oversight. Under general supervision, receives assignments and is expected to carry them through to completion with substantial independence. Work is reviewed for adherence to instructions, accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standard practice or precedent. Recurring work clearly covered by guidelines may or may not be reviewed.



• Organize workflow; ensure employees understand their duties or delegated tasks

• Monitor employee productivity; provide constructive feedback and coaching

• Maintain staff by recruiting, orienting, and training employees

• Occasionally needs manager’s direction due to extraordinary circumstances



• Audio-Visual:  Hearing:  Good  

• Ability to lift to 40 pounds

• Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling 

• Work is typically performed in a standard nursing facility; well-lit; comfortable temperature-controlled

• Above-average conversational noise is frequent

• Position may require flexible hours, unscheduled overtime or occasional week-end work

• Travel may be required

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



• Work safely and follow safety rules

• Report unsafe working conditions and behaviors

• Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices


  • Associates or better

Licenses & Certifications

  • Registered Nurse