Senior Living Nurse – LPN/LVN or RN - Full-Time

  • Cedar Ridge
  • 2100 S Lakeline Blvd
  • Posted: Mar 12, 2019

Job Description

Minimum Eligibility Requirements::

* Current state LPN/LVN or RN License
* Previous experience working with the elderly in a healthcare setting
* Previous supervisory experience preferred
* Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members, and staff
* Strong documentation skills
* Ability to represent the facility in a positive and professional manner
Essential Functions::

Resident Care

* Participates in narcotic count
* Sets up, dispenses, and documents all resident medications
* Responsible for maintaining orderly medication cart, medication room, and accurate medication administration records
* Monitors the daily care of all residents
* Performs skilled nursing tasks as defined by company policy and procedure, and as allowed by state law
* Exercises independent discretion in responding to resident emergencies, determining need for and contacting emergency services, and/or physician and family, as appropriate
* Documents observations, concerns, changes in resident conditions, incidents and/or accidents, and ensures that follow-up documentation occurs until issue is resolved
* Reports observations, concerns, and changes in resident condition to Health Services Director (HSD) or Administrator
* Communicates resident needs and concerns to family members and physicians
* Communicate with family members, physicians, and other outside healthcare providers
* Records and implements physician orders, following appropriate procedures for fax and telephone orders
* Ensures that information and interventions recorded on resident service plans are implemented by Caregivers
* Receives reports from caregivers before end of shift
* Gives report to oncoming Charge Nurse or Lead Caregiver
* Receives report from outgoing Charge Nurse or Lead Caregiver


* Makes Caregiver shift assignments and ensures that assigned duties are completed in a satisfactory manner
* Monitors performance of caregivers for compliance with established policies and procedures, and to ensure quality resident care
* Reports Caregiver performance issues to HSD or Administrator and provides input for Caregiver performance evaluations
* Manages shift coverage when staff members call in sick for the oncoming shift
* Participates in Caregiver orientation and training
* Responsible for scheduling and other staffing duties, as requested
* Conducts building tours when requested
* Acts as Manager on Duty for assigned shift in absence of Administrator or HSD
* Deals appropriately with family member and visitor concerns or complaints, documenting the issues and actions taken through appropriate reporting mechanism
* Manages minor physical plant issues that arise during assigned shift, reporting as necessary to Maintenance Director and Administrator
* Locks outside doors (p.m. shift); unlocks outside doors (a.m. shift)
* Other job duties as assigned