Jewish Senior Services
  • Clinical Support Services
  • Full-Time
  • Days

Title: RN Short-Term Rehab. Nurse Manager

Supervisor: Guide/Director of Nursing



The Assistant Guide/Clinical Nurse Leader performs nursing duties within the scope of practice as defined by the State of Connecticut and provides nursing care to household Residents in accordance with the Core Values of Jewish Senior Services and practices within the scope of the role of RN/LPN. The Assistant Guide/Clinical Nurse Leader assumes the responsibility for the overall delivery of care and supports the household team to ensure quality of care and quality of life.  



  • Provides nursing care appropriate to the needs and abilities of Resident's including: medication and treatment administration; mentoring; implementation of the interdisciplinary care plan, etc.
  • Clarifies, transcribes and carries out physician orders.
  • Documents accurate information in a timely and concise manner as required per regulations and Jewish Senior Services.
  • Provide assessments when changes in Resident's/patient's condition occur. Verify and co-sign all orders transcribed by LPN's.
  • Contributes to the MDS and care plan by collecting data in an ongoing and systematic manner.
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with Resident/patients, families, staff and other household members of the interdisciplinary team to meet Resident/patient and unit needs.
  • Supervise care provided by LPN's and CNA's to assure compliance with the interdisciplinary care plan.
  • Participates in educational programs, inservices, meetings and workshops and utilizes current literature to enhance professional skills and knowledge.
  • Participates in QAPI Program.
  • Follows policies and procedures of JSS.      
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
  • Annually completes the Core Competencies for the role of an RN.
  • Works weekends and holidays on a rotating basis according to the needs of household.
  • Participates as part of a team, not always the leader.
  •  Facilitates resolutions with Residents and household team members in shared problem solving, decision making and planning.
  • Understands the importance of consistency of caregivers for Residents.
  • Identifies, promotes, and models person-centered care.
  • Participates in problem solving complex medical/psychosocial situations related to Resident choice and risk


  • Participates in collection of data from Resident's or other appropriate sources.
  • Verifies and interprets data collected.
  • Recognizes the relationship of assessment findings as related to Resident's diagnosis.
  • Records and appropriately reports the results of the nursing assessment to other members of health care team.


  • Identifies Resident's needs.
  • Determines all immediate needs and interventions.
  • Determines goals and interventions.
  • Formulates plan of care.


  • Implements plan of care including securing resources.
  • Assigns, delegates, and oversee licensed and unlicensed staff to ensure positive outcomes.


  • Evaluates effectiveness and achievement of expected outcomes.
  • Modifies plan of care as required.

Reports and Records:

  • Responsible for accurate and timely documentation.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with Residents, representative of Resident, physicians, and all members of the household team.
  • Documents in accordance with organizational policies and procedures using the electronic medical record and all other communication tools.
  • Receives and transcribes physician orders according to policy.
  • Gives and receives a complete report at the beginning and end of assignment: includes correct counting and documentation of controlled substances.

Mentoring and Counseling:

  • Identifies learning needs.
  • Participates in mentoring and counseling of Residents and families.
  • Mentoring/Counseling uses established policies and protocols.
  • Makes referrals to and for appropriate resources.


  • Participates in the household to organize work of the household and establish priorities.
  • Initiates, coordinates, plans, and provides nursing care within the multidisciplinary team.
  • Is accountable for quality nursing care.



Embracing and consistently demonstrating the following competencies, including:

  • Person-Centered
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Taking the Initiative
  • Learning and Teaching Person-Centered Philosophy
  • Conflict Facilitation
  • Interpersonal Sensitivity and Communication Skills
  • Dementia Sensitivity
  • Ability to read, write and follow oral/written instructions, and report progress.
  • Previous long-term care experience preferred.
  • Ability to recognize changes in Resident status and communicate changes to Assistant Guide.
  • Genuine interest in geriatric care and Residents of Jewish Senior Services.
  • Understanding, patience, tact in dealing with the chronically ill.
  • Professionally and positively represent Jewish Senior Services.
  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
  • Currently licensed as a RN in good standing with the State of Connecticut.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • Good physical and mental health.




            - must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time.

            - must be able to lift 50 pounds or more.

            - must be able to bend, stoop, reach, assist with lifting, turning and repositioning.

            - must be able to use equipment, push Residents in wheel, shower and Geri chairs.

            - must be able to handle stressful situations.


 Core Competencies:

Competency                                               Measure

IV Line Management                                 Successfully demonstrates IV line management.

Competency                                               Measure

Medication Pass                                         Successfully demonstrates a Medication pass.

Competency                                               Measure

Dressing Change                                        Successfully demonstrates a dressing change.

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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Jewish Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Accordingly, all applicants for employment and all persons employed in any capacity are treated without regard to race, color, national origin, religious affiliation, age, gender, sexual preference, marital status, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, physical or mental disability, Vietnam Era Veteran or other veteran status or any other legally protected class.  The fair and equitable treatment imposed by this policy encompasses, but is not limited to, all aspects of the employment process including: personnel recruitment, advertising, all hiring practices, promotions and transfers, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, benefits, selection for training, layoff and terminations, and all facility sponsored social and recreational programs.

Jewish Senior Services will strive to make a reasonable accommodation, as required by law, for qualified individuals with known disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is currently employed unless doing so would result in an undue hardship on the operation of its business.  Any individual who believes they may require such accommodation should contact Employee Relations at 203-365-6457.

It is the responsibility of all staff to conform to both the letter and spirit of this Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement. The designated person at Jewish Senior Services for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity is Soncerria Holland, 203-365-6456,


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