Senior Living Nurse – LPN/LVN or RN

  • Glenwood
  • 6355 Emerald Pkwy
  • Posted: Nov 09, 2018
Nursing

Job Description

Glenwood Alzheimer's Special Care Center is an established dementia care facility where we pride ourselves in our philosophy of Care. Our interaction with our residents are specifically created to promote dignity and respect. We strive to incorporate a familiarity and balance into each residents experience, ensuring a deserved contentment and cherished sense of belonging. As the Food Service Director, your culinary knowledge and skills will be utilized to provide the highest quality dining experience Glenwood Alzheimer's Special Care Center.

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

Supervisory/Management

* 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