Care Coordinator - Nursing Home

Posted Date: 5/30/2023

Job Location: St. Anthony Nursing Home, 406 East Anthony St, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Nursing Home
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

SUMMARY  Assists the Nursing Home Director in planning, organizing, developing and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Service Department in accordance with federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility, and as may be directed by the Nursing Home Director, to ensure the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assists the Nursing Home Director in conducting the day-to-day functions of the nursing activities in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.

Participates in facility surveys made by authorized government and private agencies as requested by Administrator or Director of Nursing Home.

Assist with coordination of a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished and which professional service is responsible for each element of care as needed.

Coordinate and organize resident care activities and sharing of information among all of the participants concerned with resident’s care to achieve safer and more effective care. Ensures that the resident’s needs and preferences for health services and information sharing.

Resident- and family-centered, team-based activity designed to assess and meet the needs of residents, while navigating effectively and efficiently. Identifying potential gaps in meeting residents’ needs.

Works closely with front line staff to assist in care plan compliance.

Shares hallway charge nurse responsibilities as assigned.

May work as a floor nurse / supervisor when needed if staffing is not sufficient.

Participates in the development, maintenance, and implementation of the facility’s quality assurance program. (auditing)

Communicates professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers in a way that generates a collaborative effort and positive team spirit.  Optimum resident care requires a positive team effort.

Attends and participates in continuing education programs designed to keep abreast of changes in the profession, as well as to maintain current licensure.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attend all mandatory meetings and programs and compiles meeting notes and designated by the director

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

Participate in on-call schedule and responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• RN licensure in the State of Iowa

• CPR certified

• 1-3 years of work experience

• Demonstrated initiative, ability to work with others, and good professional judgment.

• Ability to work independently and organize time effectively.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines while being flexible


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and rarely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Has the ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.


The employee may be subjected to frequent interruptions and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel and visitors.

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If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.