LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - 2nd & 3rd Shift Needed!

Exton Senior Living

Exton, PA 19341, USA Remote / WFH

Jun 21

*LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE *
Department: Nursing

Reports to: Charge Nurse or Unit Manager

*FUNCTION: *Provides nursing care, nursing services and health education to nursing home residents.

*QUALIFICATIONS: * The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

*Minimum Qualifications: *

 Freedom from illegal use of drugs.

 Freedom from use of and effects of use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

 Anyone found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in the position.

*Education and/or Experience: * Licensed L.P.N., preferably with experience in long- term care of geriatric nursing.

*Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: *Current state license to practice as a nurse.
Current CPR certification and additional certification in nursing specialty desired.

*LANGUAGE SKILLS: *Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, nursing/Resident progress notes and nursing procedures.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from department heads, customers (Residents, family members, physicians, etc.) and the general public.

*MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: *Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

*REASONING ABILITY: *Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written oral, diagram or schedule form.

*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions.

*Care and Services: *

 Institutes appropriate nursing intervention which might be required to stabilize a resident’s condition and/or prevent complication.

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*Performance Review Process Summary Form *
 Makes daily resident rounds to interview physical and emotional status and to implement any required nursing interventions.

 Responds to resident and family concerns and ensures that each concern is documented and a resolution is initiated or communicated to appropriate staff.

 Coordinates admission, discharge and transfer of residents.

 Obtains report from nurse he or she is relieving, provides report to nurse coming on duty and keeps the charge nurse or others (as appropriate) informed about the status of residents and related matters.

 Prepares, administer and documents medications following accepted practices.

 Consults with licensed or registered nurse, physician or licensed independent practitioner.

 Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed practitioner.

 Notifies the supervising nurse when medication or treatment issues arise. Assists in discussion making process regarding non-delivery of same.

 Knows the rationale for the effect of medications and treatments and correctly administers same.

 Accurately reports and documents the resident’s symptoms, responses and status.

 Monitors residents who self-administer medication and reports deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse.

 Administers medications within 60 minutes of schedule time.

 Identifies residents before administering medications.

 Secures medication cart.

 Lists all current medications and dosage schedules on the resident’s medication or administration record.

 Records the administration of medication of the resident’s medication sheet at the time the medication is given.

 Reports a drug administration error or drug reaction to the charge nurse.

 Completes a medication incident report when appropriate.

 Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.

 Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory.

 Observes follows and correctly performs manufacture’s recommendations regarding delivery and medication.

 Reviews medication and treatment records for completeness, accuracy in transcription of physician orders and adherence to stop order policies.

 Administers and documents administration of medications, enteral nutrition and treatments per the physician’s order and accurately records all care provided.

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*Performance Review Process Summary Form *
 Orders and documents receipt of medications.

 Supervises the serving and documentation of prescribed diets and fluid intake.

 Counts all narcotics, signs for count and exchanges keys to medication carts and medication room.

 Checks emergency equipment (oxygen and suction) and emergency medication kit
(if application)

 Follows procedures related to the use of nursing equipment and supplies.

 Performs other duties as assigned by the DON.

*Maintenance Of Supplies/Equipment: *

 All equipment is operated in a safe manner and the only equipment utilized is that which previous training of use has occurred.

 Defective equipment is reported to the Manager.

 The nurses station is maintained: a. Supplies are maintained at par levels and are arranged in an organized manner. b. Nurses station is neat and orderly.

 Assure cleaning and maintenance occurs according to schedule. a. IV or tube feeding pump poles, tube feeding infusion pumps, and suction machines are wiped down weekly. b. Utility room is checked routinely for supplies that need to be returned to the appropriate department, meal trays requiring return to dietary, and linen that requires removal to the laundry. c. Safety hazards are removed from unit floors (liquid spills, food, paper, equipment cords, etc.).

 Assure the resident's environment is safe and clean.

 Individual patient/resident supplies are restocked as indicated.

 Procedures are performed according to established method in the procedure manual.

 Body substance precautions and other appropriate infection control practices are utilized with all activities.

 Safety guidelines established by the facility (i.e. proper restraint and side-rail use) are followed.

 All accidents or incidents observed are reported on the shift that they occur.

 Intake and output is accurately recorded on the appropriate form.

 Patient/resident weights are recorded on the appropriate form.

 Nursing care flowsheet (if applicable) is maintained.

 Only Five Star approved abbreviations are used when recording information.

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*Performance Review Process Summary Form *
*Communication: *

 All changes in a residents condition are reported as soon as possible to the appropriate parties.

 Staff meetings are attended, if on duty. Minutes read and initialed if not on duty.

 Resident/unit problems are reported to the Supervisor/Manager.

*Performance Requirements: *

 Decisions are made that reflect both knowledge and good judgment.

 Awareness of own limitation is evident and assistance is sought when necessary

 Dress code is adhered to.

 Committee meetings (if assigned) are attended. Reports related to the committee are given during staff meetings.

 Responsibility is taken for own professional growth. Attend and participate in all scheduled training, educational and orientation classes, programs and activities including annual mandatory classes.

 Follow work schedules and complete assigned tasks according to the established policies and procedures of the facility.

 Notifies the facility when late or absent from work.

 Organizational ability and time management is demonstrated.

 Confidentiality of resident is respected at all times (i.e., when answering telephone and/or speaking to co-workers or use of fax or electronic messaging.)

 Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel to ensure that the needs of the residents are met and maintained.

*Human Relations: *

 A positive working relationship with residents, visitors and facility staff is demonstrated.

 Authority is acknowledged, and response to the direction of supervisors is appropriate.

 Time is spent with residents rather than other personnel.

 Co-workers are readily assisted as needed.

*Staff Development: *

 Participate as requested by the Medical Director or Director of Nursing Services in the planning and conducting of in-service training classes concerning dermatologic nursing skills and procedures used within the facility

 Participate in educational programs for residents and their family members relative to skin care when a resident is being discharged to home.

 Attend and participate in annual in-service programs for hazard communication, TB management, bloodborne pathogens standard, and other related programs.

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*Performance Review Process Summary Form *
 Attend and participate in advance directive in-service programs for the staff and community.

*Safety and Equipment: *

 Assist in monitoring the inventory of medications, medical supplies, and equipment to ensure an adequate supply of skin care products are on hand to meet the needs of residents.

 Be familiar with and use as appropriate all items of personal protective equipment offered by the facility, including, but not limited to, masks, gowns, gloves, and back brace to be worn when lifting.

 Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., back brace, mechanical lifts, etc.) when moving or lifting residents.

*Resident Rights: *

 Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.

 Monitor all care and activities of residents to ensure that residents are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity and respect.

 Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident’s room.

 Report any complaints or grievances made by residents regarding nursing or medical care to the Director of Nursing Services. Maintain a written record of any resident’s complaints or grievances communicated to you with a notation of actions taken.

 Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation or 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.

*Resident Rights: *Promotes and protects resident’s rights, assists Residents to make informed decisions, treats Residents with dignity and respect, protects Residents’ personal belongings, reports suspected abuse or neglect, avoids the need for physical restraints in accordance with current professional standards and, supports independent expression, choice and decision-making consistent with applicable law and regulation.

*Leadership: *Demonstrates willingness to try new tasks, generates new ideas for change, evaluates and recognizes priorities, select effective team members, challenges others to learn, keeps current and integrates new information, communicates and models organization values, fosters high performance, recognizes need for and provides adequate resources.

*Process Improvement: *Applies process improvement methods and techniques and identifies processes for improvement in daily work.

*LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE *
*Performance Review Process Summary Form *
*Environment of Care: *Demonstrates understanding of fire and emergency procedures, participates in fire and disaster drills, demonstrates understanding of safety and security procedures, applies safety and security precautions, demonstrates understanding the hazardous materials plan and demonstrates proper use of equipment.

*Infection Control*: Applies hand washing principles during daily work, demonstrates understanding of isolation precautions, recognizes signs and symptoms of infection and complies with the employee health program, demonstrates understanding the process of identifying and handling infectious waste, maintains personal hygiene, complies with
OSHA standards in the work place and demonstrates understanding of cross- contamination.

*Information Management*: Enters or records data timely and accurately, protects confidentiality of Resident information, protects data against loss or destruction, logs onto the system using own password, logs off the system when leaving the work station, reports suspected violation of security/confidentiality issues, reviews data and identifies trends and deletes passwords of employees no longer needing access to software programs.

*INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: *Demonstrates active listening techniques, gains support through effective relationships, treats others with dignity and respect, seeks feedback, sets clear standards for performance, evaluates job performance and provides effective feedback, establishes system to measure effectiveness, efficiency and service and creates and maintains reporting mechanisms.

*CONTINUING EDUCATION: * Attends in-service and education programs and attends continuing education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure.

*PHYSICAL DEMANDS*: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands or fingers, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and stoop or kneel. The employee on occasion will assist to lift and/or transfer Residents weighing between 100 to 250 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision and peripheral vision.

*WORK ENVIRONMENT: * The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes r airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $24.00 - $26.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 10 hour shift
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Evening shift
* Monday to Friday
* Overnight shift
* Weekends
Supplemental Pay:
* Differential pay
* Overtime pay

License/Certification:
* LPN (Preferred)

Work Location:
* One location

Hours per week:
* 10-19
* 20-29
* 30-39

Employer type:
* Nursing home

Qualifications:
* Current State Nursing License

Relocation Assistance Provided:
* No

Company's website:
* www.fivestarliving.com

Benefit Conditions:
* Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:
* No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):
* Personal protective equipment provided or required
* Temperature screenings
* Social distancing guidelines in place
* Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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