The NEWSTART® Nurse coordinates the care provided during the NEWSTART® Program and is directly responsible to the Nursing Director.

The nurses employed in our institutions should clearly understand that they are to be representatives of the saving truths of the gospel. Realizing that they are laborers together with God, they are to do all in their power to pay the debt they owe to Christ. Let them remember that the patients will carry with them to their homes the knowledge of God they gain in the institution. (To Dr. J.H. Kellogg, September 11, 1901.) Released August 11, 1971. {5MR 87.2}

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Arrives on duty at scheduled time; Provides adequate notice to Nursing Director prior to absence or lateness.
  2. Assesses and identifies guest problems on admission and throughout each shift.
  3. Develops and update nursing care plans. Documents all care provided.
  4. Performs venipuncture and processing of specimens under direction of physician at the clinic.
  5. Provides therapeutic treatments via hydrotherapy and massage.
  6. Reviews, verifies, and notifies physician’s orders in a timely manner.
  7. Facilitates Patient Update meetings, participating with multidisciplinary team in planning care of Health Guests.
  8. Serves as clinical resource to other team members.
  9. Supervises and delegates responsibilities to licensed and unlicensed staff (students, new staff, & hydrotherapists)
  10. Identifies guests at increased risk for complications and/or adverse reactions; taking appropriate action, functioning effectively in emergency situations.
  11. Recognizes unsafe and ineffective practices; utilizing chain-of-command for resolution of clinical practice issues.
  12. Observes and reports needed repairs to Plant Services
  13. Abides by dress code; assumes responsibility for professional appearance.
  14. Takes responsibility for professional growth and developments; identifying goals for professional development; demonstrating progress on previously set goals.
  15. Attends meetings and in-services; reading required information communicated though various sources.
  16. Participates in performance improvement activities.
  17. Maintains an orderly, quiet, and clean work environment.
  18. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  19. End of shift report includes any new treatments & orders, upcoming appointments, and/or changes in guest condition.
  20. Adheres to policies, procedures, and established standards of nursing practice.
  21. Maintains qualifications (completion of Registered Nursing or License Vocational Nursing program required), licensure (current Active California License required), certifications (Basic Life Support required) and competencies.

Education & Qualifications

  1. Graduated from an accredited school of nursing or an approved school of vocational nursing.
  2. Currently licensed in the state of California as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse.
  3. Has training and experience in or is enrolled in classes at Weimar in hydrotherapy, massage, and the use of nonpharmacological approaches such as herb, teas, and poultices.
  4. Maintain BLS certification.

Date Posted: February 26, 2014