|Date Posted||March 27, 2020|
PRN (as needed)
|Company Name||Country Meadows Retirement Communities|
|Address||4025 Green Pond Road|
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.
• 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.