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If you ask the staff what the best part of working at RiverWoods is, they’ll tell you it’s the residents. If you ask the residents what the best part of living here is, they’ll tell you it’s the staff. 

RiverWoods, the Seacoast’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, is committed to being the best in the world at providing community and peace of mind for our residents and staff.  The foundation of our culture, the RiverWoods Way, is built on our five core values: Respect for the Individual, Authenticity, Not For Self, Mutuality and Sustainability.  Our core values direct and guide the way we work together, think and act.  To be a great place to live, it must be a great place to work, and RiverWoods demonstrates its commitment to providing employees the opportunity to be their best self by offering access to a variety of benefits to allow staff to achieve their personal and professional goals.  

If you are looking for more than a job and wish to be part of a community constantly striving to grow, develop and expand our horizons (we call that Be Better), consider RiverWoods.  Whether this is your first job or you’re looking for a rewarding career, RiverWoods is a GREAT place to work!


Primary Purpose:

To commit to and live out ‘The RiverWoods Way’; to create a community alive with extraordinary bonds and relationships realizing our full potential and purpose in providing the opportunity for the best life and peace of mind for all.

  • We achieve this through our culture which occurs from an unwavering commitment to, and living of our core values.
    • Respect for the Individual
    • Not for Self
    • Authenticity
    • Mutuality
    • Sustainability
  • These core values direct and guide the way we work together, think and act.
  • Our approach to working together is building relationships based in mutual trust, respect and reliance on one another.
  • We are confident in our ability to produce positive results regardless of circumstances.
  • We hold each other accountable to our commitments and core values.  We embrace tough conversations in order to strengthen our relationships.
  • We strive for consistent excellence as our norm in service to our residents and each other.
  • We achieve consistent excellence by intentionally working together every day to make every decision and interaction based on our core values.


Secondary Purpose:

To assist in the assessment and data collection, development and implementation of the plan of care for the residents and to ensure that consistent and appropriate nursing care is provided.  To administer medications, provide direct skilled nursing care, supervise direct caregivers, and to assist in the education of residents, family members and staff regarding health care issues. 

Description of Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Director of Nursing, with established company and departmental policies and procedures, and in accordance with NH and Federal Healthcare regulations, the Licensed Nurse performs the following functions:

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Manages and coordinates the care of residents utilizing the nursing process.

2. Performs professional duties in accordance with facility policies/procedures and standards of professional practice, State of New Hampshire Nurse Practice Act, OBRA and HIPAA.

3. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to formulate individualized resident care plans. Updates care plans as necessary. Participates in Resident Care Plan Meetings.

4 Institutes care protocols as indicated including: falls prevention, safety and elopement, behavior management, weight management, skin integrity, bowel/bladder management, infection control guidelines (Standard Precautions), and pain assessment and management.

5. Assesses and documents changes in residents’ physical or mental status and reports findings to the primary care physician and treatment team. Provides complete clinical data to facilitate decision-making.

6. Provides leadership and direction for direct caregivers. Prepares daily assignments and delegates workload appropriately. Supervises direct care through observation and evaluation of direct care results.

7. Establishes positive working relationships with team members, residents and family members in order to facilitate open, direct communication.

8. Obtains, administers and documents medications and treatments given to residents following professional guidelines and Nursing department policies. Inventories and maintains locked system for narcotics.

9. Cooperates with the overall needs of the facility in times of increased demands.

10. Completes nurses notes and other required documentation (monthly summaries, behavior logs fall investigations, wound and skin assessments, etc.) in a timely manner following established procedures. Accurately transcribes all physician and NP orders and communications according to policy and procedure.

11. Abides by the RiverWoods at Exeter Code of Conduct.


Non-Essential Responsibilities:

 1.  Quality Improvement

                A.            Reviews department policy and procedure manual once a year to maintain knowledge of policies.

                B.            Reads and initials meeting minutes.

                                C.            Completes incident reports according to policy with complete pertinent information including Fall Assessment if indicated.

                                D.            Participates in nursing department Quality Assurance activities including collection of data on quality care indicators.


 2.           General Responsibilities/Professional Development

                A.            Attends a minimum of 50% of staff meetings annually. 

                B.           Attends mandatory in-services annually.

                C.          Participates in Team Building and Management Development learning activities and opportunities.

                D.           Maintains individual record of continuing education.

  1. Observes and enforces general professional standards for self and supervised staff including general house rules: no sleeping on the job, professional dress code, time clock rules, calling in at appropriate times for a call out, etc. and all standards in the Employee Handbook.
  2. Demonstrates hospitality and the core values of quality, respect, service, and integrity to residents, family members and fellow staff.


 3.           Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Individual must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the primary functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the primary functions of the job.


 1.           Physical requirements include ability to use upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward; use upper extremities to exert force in order to move objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position; apply pressure to an object with fingers and palm; perceive attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, and texture by touching with skin, particularly fingertips.  Is subject to callback during emergency conditions (e.g. severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).  Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, disease, conditions including TB, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses. 

 2.           Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the English spoken word.

 3.           Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and make fine discriminations in sound.

 4.           Ability to exert up to 60 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 35 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 5.           Ability to work under conditions which subject the incumbent to environmental conditions and activities which occur inside and outside.

 6.           Ability to wear the following safety equipment:  safety glasses, gloves, gait belt.

 7.           Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with preparing and analyzing date and/or figures, transcription, computer terminal operation, reading and visual inspection involving small parts/defects at distances close to the eyes.

8.           Ability to plan and perform diversified duties requiring an extensive knowledge of a particular field and the use of a wide range of procedures.  Involves the exercise of judgment in the analysis of facts and conditions regarding individual problems or transactions to determine what actions should be taken, within the limits of standard practice.

9.           Ability to perform job independently following standard practices and any of several procedures, but refer to questionable cases when they arise out of standard practice.

10.          Ability to understand protective measures related to the prevention of infections and disposal of waste.

11.          Ability to display knowledge of facility fire and disaster plan.

OSHA Rating:                                               1

Work Schedule:     As scheduled by Director of Nursing or designee. Shifts will consist of 6:45 AM to 3:15 PM, 2:45 PM to 11:15 PM, and 10:45 PM to 7:15 AM. Twelve hour shifts will be available based on needs of the facility.  All full-time and part-time regularly scheduled staff are required to work every other weekend (Saturday and Sunday).   

Education: Must posses, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree or Diploma from an accredited college, university or nursing school.

Experience:  Long term care facility and specialized knowledge of nursing care of the elderly and rehabilitative nursing is preferred.


  • Must hold a registered nursing (RN, LPN) license within the State of New Hampshire.
  • Certified in intravenous administration preferred.
  • Must maintain CEU's annually. 
  • CPR is required.
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Date Added: April 12, 2019

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