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LPN-Per Diem

at Country Meadows Retirement Communities
Location Bethlehem, PA
Date Posted March 27, 2020
Category Bethlehem Community
Job Type PRN (as needed)
Company Name Country Meadows Retirement Communities
Address 4025 Green Pond Road

Description

A co-worker’s job title is only the beginning of who he/she is to our residents because here, each co-worker serves a position and a purpose. We care for our residents the way we all would want to be treated: with dignity, compassion and respect. To honor the care and commitment that they offer to our residents every day, we work hard to provide a rich benefit package, an environment which encourages career development and competitive compensation.  **This is a PRN (per diem) position for all shifts.**

LPN works in harmony with the Charge Nurse to assure that all nursing services are rendered on the unit.

Routine Functions of the Position:
•Makes rounds with physicians, assisting them in examining and treating residents as necessary. Assist physicians to ensure that all documentation is completed by physician as necessary.
• Administers treatments as ordered according to the physician’s orders and the policies and procedures of the facility.
• Renders hands-on nursing care as necessary, including but not limited to, bathing, dressing, toileting.
• Carefully uses supplies and equipment.
• Astutely and consistently observes unit and all residents and reports pertinent information to Charge Nurse.
• Ensures that residents’ hearing aides are inserted properly, are in good repair and are stored in appropriate containers when not in use.
• Responsible for counting of narcotics with oncoming Charge Nurse or Assistant Charge Nurse. Immediately notifies the DON or ADON of any discrepancies in the narcotic count.
• Assumes Charge Nurse responsibilities in the absence of the Charge Nurse.
• Participates in the hiring process of C.N.A’s. Assists in the orientation of new co-workers. Assists in the evaluations of other Assistant Charge Nurses and C.N.A.’s. Reports any disciplinary actions that need to be taken. Recommends the termination of C.N.A’s as necessary.
• In conjunction with the Charge Nurse, assures that all nursing services are rendered on the unit.
• Administers medications according to the policies and procedures of the facility and in accord with the physician’s orders. Reports any problems concerning a medication order or the administration of the medication to the Charge Nurse in a timely manner.
• Ensures that medications are received from the pharmacy in a timely manner and that medications are refilled.
• Leaves the medication and treatment carts clean and in neat order for the oncoming shift.
• Acts as a liaison between the C.N.A.’s and the Charge Nurse, referring concerns of the C.N.A’s to the Charge Nurse.
• Responsible for reviewing and revising the resident’s Plan of Care, when completing monthly summaries.
• Maintains accurate, documentation on the medical records in accord with State and OBRA regulations.
• Follows Infection Control policies and procedures of the facility and monitors C.N.A’s in this area. Reports any problems or questions about Infection Control to the Charge Nurse.
• Ability to multitask.
• Must be dependable, punctual, self-motivated, and able to work without constant supervision.
• In case of fire or other internal disaster, assists in evacuating residents to exits.
• Protects resident rights and confidential information according to state and federal laws.
• Observe for any signs of resident abuse or neglect. Takes immediate action to prevent harm and report incidents according to company policy and state law.
• Other duties as assigned.

Critical success factors:
• Must be dependable, kind, sympathetic, and respectful, and otherwise demonstrate good judgment concerning the rights of others.
• Must engage in good grooming habits and professional conduct toward residents, families and staff.
• Must be able to work and communicate effectively with others.

Minimum qualifications:
• Must be a graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing program, and must possess and maintain a current LPN license issued by the Commonwealth of PA.
• Must possess a working knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Department of Health pertaining to licensed practical nursing, and the storage and administration of drugs.
• Must be able to lift a minimum of 100 pounds, as necessary, for the lifting, with assistance, of residents from their beds to a chair and from a chair to their beds, and as otherwise required in assisting residents part of their nursing care plans.
• Have the ability to understand and speak English at a level which allows the safe, efficient performance of the job.

EOE

 

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