THE IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS:
- A passion for helping seniors
- A desire to contribute to a positive atmosphere in the community for residents, family & friends, and all team members.
LPN FULL-TIME NIGHTS
- 1-2 Years of experience working in senior living
- Supervisory experience
- Knowledge of Department of Human Services licensing
- Coordinate resident medical appointments
- Responsible for resident care plan development (RASP)
- Communicate with physicians on clinical concerns and medication orders
- Supervise Medication Technicians and medication management
- Assure adequate staffing on a daily basis
The nurse is a licensed professional employee who provides services to help maintain and strengthen a resident’s independence and dignity in a family life atmosphere. This employee will give medical assistance when needed, assist with social maladjustments or any other situations developing. The nurse will supervise and direct all Resident Assistants.
- Must be a licensed practical nurse from an accredited school
- Current licensure by the State Board of Nurse Examiners
- Geriatric experience preferred but not mandatory.
- Should understand and respect the need for confidentiality in regard to the details of his/her work.
- Interest in and caring attitude toward all residents.
- Associate degree or equivalent form a 2-year college or technical; or 6 months – 1 year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The duties of this position include the following:
- Ability to supervise and motivate others.
- Willing to work at stated times including flexible hours.
- Ability to work under minimal supervision.
- A self-starter.
- Understand and respect the need for confidentiality in regard to the details of his/her work.
- Ability to work well with others in the medical profession (Administrator, Marketing, Dietary, Facilities).
- Maintain a high level of professionalism and courtesy toward all families, residents, co-workers and visitors.
- Respond to resident requests and call bells promptly for emergencies and appropriately.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and to make quick decisions.
- Ability to deal with emergencies quickly and efficiently.
- Ability to maintain accurate and legible records such as nurses notes, incident reports, 24 hour reports and medication records.
- Familiar with Department of Health regulations for personal care.
- Utilize holistic approach in all aspects of care.
- Assist residents with all medications according to established procedures.
- Complete all treatments ordered by physicians.
- Make medical assessments requiring physician attention by nursing communication form appropriately.
- Make decisions related to medical emergencies for residents, staff and visitors.
- Exhibit professional, service-oriented attitude.
- Knowledge of policies and procedures of the community.
- Attend regularly scheduled meetings and in-service as directed.
- Supervise serving of meals; monitor DR during meals to be available to handle emergencies and monitor resident’s appetites.
- Attempt to replace nursing staff call out for the following shift.
- Keep work areas orderly and clean.
- Assist any physician who comes to facility to see patients. Contact primary physician before consulting any specialist, i.e. psychiatrist, cardiologist, therapist, etc.
- Ability to work well with other departments, Administrator, marketing, Dietary and Facilities.
- Set good examples for PCA’s by showing good taste in attire, language and demeanor.
- Monitor quality of care given by PCA’s and help teach them correct ones.
- Make adjustments on RA assignments PRN.
- Use positive reinforcement techniques with PCA’s as well as corrective ones.
- Teach PCA’s correct use of equipment and assistive devices as needed by residents.
- Read communication book form days off.
- Rotate wing assignments monthly.
- Be flexible to adjust to changes in routines and procedures as community grows and changes.
- Follow up immediately if resident returns from doctor’s appointment without paperwork.
- Equipment is to be handled and put away properly.
- All resident services staff may not take a break at the same time – a staff member is to be available for calls.
- Help in any area as needed i.e., direct assistance with AOL’s, meals, activities, cleaning, laundry, etc.
- Perform other duties as assigned.