The LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) delivers quality care to residents ensuring all applicable laws, regulations, and Company standards are met.
* Must be knowledgeable of nursing practices and procedures as well as the applicable state laws, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing functions in the long-term care community.
* Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other LPNs, CNAs and non-professional personnel or independently when circumstances warrant.
* Must have the ability to implement the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the Community.
* Must understand and follow company policies, including harassment and complaint procedures.
* Must be able to work as part of a health care team to assess resident needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
* Must be able to evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other health care team members as necessary.
* Must be able to administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids where applicable, and note times and amounts on residents’ charts.
* Must be able to observe residents, charting and reporting changes in residents’ conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
* Must be able to answer residents’ calls and determine how to assist them.
* Must be able to measure and record residents’ vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
* Must be able to collect samples such as blood, urine and sputum from residents.
* Must be able to record food and fluid intake and output.
* Must be able to assist residents with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, or standing and walking.
* Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly.
* Adhere to confidentiality policy regarding information concerning residents and employees, HIPPA.
* Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.
* Comply with the Residents’ Rights and Community Policies and Procedures.
Skills and Abilities:
* Must have attended an accredited LPN program.
* Six months to one year of related experience
* Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
* Must be computer literate
* Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.
* Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements of your position including standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise move objects.
* Must be available to work weekends, extended shift hours, holidays and on short notices.
Certificates and Licenses:
* Must be currently licensed LPN with applicable state.
* Must possess a valid driver’s license as some driving may be required
* Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtained during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.