About Parkway Center
Parkway Center is the only privately and locally owned independent living facility in the Sterling, IL area. It was originally founded by Richard & Juanita Prescott in 1987 and is currently owned by Bryan and Marce Haas. Their goal was to create a facility where residents could live life to the fullest and forget about the stress of housework, yard maintenance, laundry, and meal preparation. After Parkway Center earned its Certificate of Need by the State of Illinois in December of 1986, the first resident moved into the facility in August of 1987.
This is professional work involving the overall deliverance of resident care according to the resident care plan and the delegation of care to non-licensed personnel. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Nursing.
(This is not absolute or restrictive, but indicates approximate duties and responsibilities which may be redefined pursuant to operational needs.)
- Executes all physician orders relating to direct resident care.
- Manages medication regimen of each resident by: noting physician orders; ordering, administering, and documenting administration of medications and treatments as prescribed.
- Assess on-going response to medications/treatments and notifies physician of effectiveness or adverse reactions as indicated.
- Verifies that each medication correlates with diagnosis and recommended lab studies according to medication regimen.
- Supervises non-licensed nursing staff in carrying out resident care assignments.
- Assists with all aspects of resident care, including lifting and transferring as indicated.
- Participates in on-going scheduled in-service and educational programs.
- Orders nursing supplies and resident care items as needed.
- Documents assessments, observations, pertinent findings, change in resident status, incidents, physician consultations, family and resident conferences, and resident responses to plan of care.
- Contributes to the ongoing review and revision of each individual resident care plan.
- Participates in disaster plans and evacuation procedures of the facility.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
- Work is performed in both office environment and resident care setting, work requires walking, standing, bending, squatting, leaning, stooping, stretching, supporting, climbing stairs, and safely carrying items up to 50 pounds that may be needed to safely accommodate resident needs.
Work requires graduation from an approved school of nursing and the flowing knowledge, skill and abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of modern nursing procedures, practices, equipment and demonstration of good nursing techniques.
- Ability to provide quality care in meeting psychological and physical needs of each resident.
- Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with State and Federal Rules and Regulations.
- Ability to direct and provide for emergency care and responses.
- Ability to document and maintain accurate records and reports using consistent charting methods.
- Ability to communicate effectively with other health care providers in relaying and receiving information essential for total resident care through knowledge of State and Federal Sheltered Care Regulations.
- Ability to coordinate interdisciplinary care/services and establish a written resident care plan.
- Adherence to professional standards in management skills, conduct, confidentiality, and appearance.
- Ability to practice and ensure that good safety techniques and infection control precautions is followed according to facility policy and procedure.
Licenses & Other Requirements
- Licensed in the State of Illinois. Participation in ongoing professional educational programs to enhance knowledge and skill of licensure level.
- Police Background Check
- Current CPR Certificate
- Two-step then Annual One- Step Mantoux; annual checklist of documented history of positive Mantoux.
- Hepatitis B Vaccination Series unless waivered by declination.
- Annual CEU’s per State Requirements.