JOB SUMMARY: The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for resident care activities under the direction of a Professional Registered Nurse.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Exhibit knowledge and proper application of established policies and procedures.
• Provide information for the development of nursing care plans.
• Observe and monitor residents’ health status and communicate significant findings to the registered nurse.
• Safely perform therapeutic and preventative nursing procedures and treatments under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
• Follow established care plan.
• Participate in quality assurance programs and infection prevention as required.
• Assist with supervision and direction of non-professional nursing staff under direction of Professional Registered Nurse on all shifts. follow resident plan of care
• Be familiar and accountable for all medication policies and procedures.
• Administer medication per policy and procedure.
• Reorder medication per the pharmacy procedures.
• Exhibit knowledge of desired/untoward effects of administered medications.
• Observe residents for reaction to medications reporting and documenting effectiveness.
• Follow established documentation procedures.
• Complete exception report, bowel record at the end of shift and hand off any pending issues.
• Be familiar with documentation requirements specific to MDS and resident needs.
• Utilize supplies in a cost-effective manner. Monitor usage regularly.
• Report unsafe conditions to the Professional Registered Nurse in a timely manner.
• Document all incidents/accidents per policy.
• Be familiar with established emergency procedures.
• Be courteous and polite to all encountered.
• Address residents by name
• Respond to resident needs as soon as possible.
• Refer issues/problems to Nurse Manager/supervisor or designee.
• Assist with orientation of new nurses on the unit.
• Report off to other team leader or nursing leadership when leaving the unit.
• Ensure residents get to scheduled activities/therapy on time.
• Floating to aid staffing need within the nursing department as needed.
• Follow dress code per facility policies.
• Provide assistant to co-workers as needed.
• Answering call lights/unit phone in unit secretary absence.
QUALIFICATIONS: Effective written and verbal communication skills. Must have effective social and communication skills, need to be flexible and willing to adapt to change. Ability to interact courteously and tactfully with staff, residents, family members, visitors, vendors, and the general public. Adult CPR Certified.
EDUCATION: Current NY state practical nurse licensure.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum one year clinical experience, preferably in gerontology.