Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (Per Diem)

Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill
Job Description
Purpose of Your Job Position
 
As a Consulate Health Care Clinical Nurse I-LPN, you are entrusted with the responsibility of caring for our residents, families, co-workers, visitors, and all others; as well as demonstrating in all interactions, Consulate Health Care’s five core values of Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, and Passion. The primary purpose of your position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Clinical Services to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. You are entrusted to provide innovative, responsible healthcare with the creation and implementation of new ideas and concepts that continually improve systems and processes to achieve superior results.

Job Functions: As Clinical Nurse I- LPN, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Responsible for providing direct resident care in accordance with established plans. Supervises Nurse Techs. This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by the supervisors or mangers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in his job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.             
Act in the capacity as a Team Leader in a modified primary care setting.
2.             Provide regular resident status updates to appropriate personnel.
3.             Supervise Nurse Techs. Participate in Nurse Tech evaluations.
4.             Conduct and document a thorough assessment of each resident’s medical status upon admission and throughout the resident’s course of treatment.
5.             Assist in the implementation of an individualized treatment plan for each assigned resident.
6.             Comply with evaluation, treatment, and documentation of Consulate Health Care guidelines
7.             Complete required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
8.             Attend and participate in department/facility meetings, as required.
9.             Act in compliance with Consulate, regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
10.           Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical competency.
11.           Adhere to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
12.           Oversee Falls Program and Pressure Sore Program for those residents on their team.
13.           Embrace Consulate Health Care’s five core values of compassion, honesty, integrity, respect, and passion, and incorporate them into the daily job function.
14.           Demonstrate respect and compassion in every interaction.
15.           Conduct oneself with the highest degree of honesty and integrity in every interaction.
16.           Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interactions with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.
17.           Participate in the evaluation of Nurse Techs.
18.           Perform routine nursing services for residents as directed
19.           May be trained and assigned to perform the Customer Care Liaison duties as needed.
20.           Perform other duties, as assigned.

Resident Rights: Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident’s room.
Ensure that all nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of the residents’ responsibilities and rights including the right to refuse treatment. Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written/oral report to the Nurse Supervisor indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. Follow the facility’s established procedures.
Maintain a written record of the resident’s complaints and/or grievances that indicates the action taken to resolve the complaint and the current status of the complaint.
Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property.
Ensure that nursing staff personnel honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Ensure that such requests are in accordance with the facility's policies governing advance directives. 
Working Conditions
 
Works in office area(s) as well as throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses’ stations, resident rooms, etc.). Moves intermittently during working hours.
Is subject to frequent interruptions.
Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department directors. Works beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.). Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants,
tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Maintains a liaison with the residents, their families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for the residents’ needs.
 
Education & Certifications
Graduate/Completion of approved/accredited school of nursing. Valid license as an LPN in the state of practice. Must have CPR Certifications
 
Experience
Must have a minimum (1) year nursing experience preferred in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.
 
Specific Requirements
 Must possess a current, unencumbered, active LPN license to practice as a Nurse in this state.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language and possess good communications skills.
Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served. Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of teamwork and team concept.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and p rocedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents. Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices. Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Physical and Sensory Requirements
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
 
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support
agencies.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of the company, which include a medical and physical examination. Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times, hostile people within the facility.
Mu
st be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet. May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations. 

Resumes can be submitted to Lori Burns at 
Lori.A.Burns@consulatehc.com
 
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