Each RN/LPN, regardless of title, enhances the living experience for Tabitha’s elders/residents/clients (hereinafter, “elders/clients”) by performing various prescribed medical treatment and personal care services under the direction of the physician supporting the medical plan of care and meeting the written comprehensive care plan objectives, while functioning within the appropriate scope of practice. While doing so, they will contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of elders/clients through respectful, professional, competent and personable interaction. This employee strives to uphold Tabitha’s LIVE Culture, Crew Code of Conduct and actively embraces Tabitha’s Core Values. By doing so, the employee supports Tabitha goals related to the dignity, respect, independence, competence, autonomy, personal comfort, safety and security of elders/clients. In addition, the employee contributes to the success of Tabitha through ongoing collaboration with family members, coworkers, management, volunteers and others in the organization.
Tabitha’s TEAM CONDUCT CODE
As a member of the Tabitha team…
I will always be in character while doing the work of Tabitha.
I will extend unwavering Christian compassion toward everyone.
I will build relationships rooted in love, because at Tabitha, love matters.
I will anticipate each customer’s needs, always looking for ways to exceed their expectations.
I will cooperate with others to create an atmosphere of teamwork.
I will accept responsibility for excellent communication and will be constantly aware that what I say and do is a reflection of Tabitha.
I will do what I say, when I say, because Tabitha’s success depends on my ability to make and keep commitments.
I will offer my time, talent, and treasure to Tabitha.
I will support Tabitha’s ongoing efforts to continually improve and am willing to offer ideas and be accepting of change.
I will understand who Tabitha is and what Tabitha does in order to support and promote One Tabitha.
COMMUNICATION : Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language including medical terminology related to the job. Sufficient fluency to be able to understand and follow written and verbal instructions, provide instruction to others, read and understand a plan of care or service plan, policies, procedures or other similar documentation, interact successfully with elders/clients/caregivers, hold a conversation, conduct or participate in meetings, compose professional e-mails or other written communication, prepare legible, accurate and thorough documentation as required by the job and effectively interact with coworkers, customers, vendors, volunteers, managers and family members. Ability to recognize and interpret non-verbal cues. Ability to respond calmly and clearly to emergencies and emotional situations.
WORKSITE CONDITIONS : Works indoors in a facility maintained by Tabitha that will typically be in good repair, clean, well ventilated and well lit. Frequent exposure to heat/steam (in bath facility), dust, disinfectants, infectious waste, communicable diseases, bodily fluids, blood borne pathogens, cleaning products, personal care products. Frequent exposure to noise from call lights, phones, walkie talkies. Frequent interruptions and changes in priorities based on needs of elders/clients. Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals. Occasional exposure to outdoors and the resulting extremes in temperature and exposure to sun, rain, heat, cold, wind, and allergens.
Frequent interaction with elders/clients, coworkers, visitors, representatives of government agencies, etc. under all conditions and circumstances. This will include exposure to elders/clients, family members and coworkers who may experience extremes in emotions. Elders/clients, in particular, may become agitated or combative. Works beyond normal scheduled hours and on weekends and holidays when assigned. Is subject to extended hours or callback during emergency conditions or based upon needs of the organization.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to gain access to the work area and then safely perform the duties of the job while utilizing standard and specialized equipment, including but not limited to the equipment described below. Physical stamina with the ability to perform duties while moving about the work area for the entire shift with few opportunities to sit down and with little or no break between tasks. Strength and agility sufficient to frequently and continuously lift, push, pull, reach, squat, kneel, bend, carry, twist, pinch, grasp, climb stairs while performing duties (such as transferring and re-positioning) and manipulating various supplies and equipment. Frequent periods of intense activity. Ability to safely perform unassisted transfers (to and from bed, chair, toilet, commode, bathtub or shower) and otherwise provide care to elders/clients who are weak, frail, obese, or unable to assist due to limited mobility, quadriplegia, paraplegia, tremors, paralysis, etc. Ability to remain calm and work effectively when others (such as elders/clients, coworkers or family members) experience emotional extremes, up to and including elders/clients who become combative. Vision and hearing within normal limits (with or without correction). Must have unrestricted lift/push/pull ability and pass a 50 - pound physical exam demonstrating strength and agility prior to employment and from time to time thereafter at Tabitha’s discretion.
EQUIPMENT USAGE : Standard and specialized equipment including but not limited to gait belts, bedpans, urinals, wheelchairs, geri - chairs, commodes, shower chairs, blood pressure apparatus, thermometers (glass, electronic and tympanic), ambulation equipment (canes, walkers, crutches, etc.), whirlpool, scales (electronic and regular), oximeter, glucometer, Doppler, suction machine, infusion pumps (IV and tube feeding) oxygen concentrator, mechanical lift devices, Clinitron bed, Aqua-K pad, braces, splints, side rails, humidifier, fan, telephone, computer, walkie talkie, electronic devices, and photocopier.
AGE REQUIREMENT: At least age 18.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse course of study. High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
EXPERIENCE: 6 months experience as an RN or LPN preferred.
CREDENTIALS : RN or LPN License in good standing as recorded on the Nebraska State Registry or other Nurse Compact state required. CPR required. License must be kept up to date at the expense of the employee. CPR Certification must be kept up to date at the expense of the employee.