Licensed Nurse - RN / LPN

Job Summary:

The Licensed Nurse RN/LPN carries out and assists in the delivery of nursing services to residents, including oversight and direction for caregivers.


Essential Functions:

  • The Floor Nurse maintains and supports good working processes for care staff ensuring continuation of services to residents.

  • Supervises nonprofessional staff in the daily delivery of resident care, schedules job assignments and develops nursing unit priorities and assists in identifying substitutes for staff absences.

  • The Floor Nurse monitors work assignments, provides feedback, evaluates performance, and redirects services as directed by Resident Care Manager or Director of Nursing Services of pertinent problems.

  • Prepares or assists with new admissions, transfers, and discharges, providing direct resident care as determined by resident condition.

  • The RN/LPN completes treatments and procedures, as ordered by the physician, and within scope of practice and related training while observing resident condition and reporting changes to physician and Resident Care Manager.

  • Evaluates and records residents needs and responses to medications and administers medications as ordered by the physician and directs medication aides accordingly.

  • Monitors resident skin condition and reports changes or new problems to physician and Resident Care Manager and monitors residents on alert status.

  • Completes incident forms, transcribes and carries out physician orders and notifies family and physician as directed.

  • Documents all pertinent information on interdisciplinary notes and 24-Hour D. N. S. report form, and documents medications, treatments and procedures performed on appropriate records.

  • Respects resident rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy and property.

  • Assists others with lifting, and attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Must have a current, unencumbered LPN or RN license in the state or the ability to obtain one

  • LPN Certificate, Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Excellent written and oral communication and motivational skills are essential to success.

  • Ability to creatively problem-solve in both resident care and employee management situations.

  • Must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • 1 year working in geriatric nursing, including experience with medication administration, delivery systems and pharmacies is preferred but not required.




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