LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) – Fairhaven Community – Upper Sandusky, OH

Position Description

United Church Homes, Inc. is seeking a Staff Nurse, LPN to join our team! This position is responsible for operating within scope of practice to coordinate care delivery interventions for approximately 25 residents in assigned area in accordance with current professional practice standards, physician’s orders, community policies and procedures, and local, state and federal regulations.

Hours

Essential Functions Include

  • Distributes and administers prescribed medications and treatments, when required, according to approved nursing protocols, including IVs if certified
  • Assesses residents, under RN
  • Participates in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating resident care delivery with actual outcome, also assesses, plans, implements and evaluates services and education to be delivered to the family or significant other in coping with and participating in the management of the resident’s care
  • Assists in completing the initial and ongoing nursing assessments needed to plan care and interventions
  • Makes resident rounds to ensure care delivery meets quality standards and restorative protocols
  • Utilizes appropriate infection control techniques to prevent spread of infection
  • Observes vital signs and hydration status to detect deviations from normal limits, utilizing resident care equipment and ancillary supplies
  • Requests and arranges for diagnostic and therapeutic services as ordered by resident’s physician, from departments within the institution or from outside the facility
  • Records resident’s responses to treatments/medications, response or lack of progress toward care plan or restorative goal
  • Assists in documenting and observing changes in condition and unusual incidents and reports findings to supervisor, physician and responsible party, as required
  • Ensures dietary recommended feeding allowances are maintained
  • Administers emergency procedures as necessary
  • Consults with dining services regarding resident’s special dietary needs and follows through on recommendations
  • Monitors residents with significant weight loss/gain and identifies residents at risk for nutritional problems and implements preventative measures, reporting to the physician and dietary
  • Checks food brought by family members, ensuring it complies with residents’ orders, dietary needs, and safety
  • Completes medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc.
  • Documents the following according to policies and procedures: medications, treatments, prn’s; daily 24-hour report; residents’ intake and output; monthly medication renewal process; any exceptions to residents’ condition; daily charting on ill residents; 24-, 48-, or 72-hour follow-up charting on residents with infections; incidents or new admits; new/changed diet orders
  • Reports any discrepancies noted concerning physician’s orders, diet changes, charting errors, etc., to supervisor and/or the Dining Services department
  • Is familiar with and accurately completes forms used throughout the residents chart
  • Interprets policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, and government agencies as required
  • Assists in completion of the care plans (acute and long term)
  • Participates in care conferences as deemed necessary
  • Evaluates effectiveness of care interventions, identifies problems/trends and develops alternative interventions
  • Understands resident’s rights and conducts (as appropriate) investigations related to any alleged abuse
  • Ensures progress notes are reflective of care plan and ensures they are properly followed
  • Ensures assigned nursing assistants are aware of the resident care plans, and ensures nursing assistant refers to the care plan prior to administering care
  • Oversees the admission process through the following: Orients patient to room, facility, policies; Obtains necessary physician orders; Completes nursing admission assessments; Orders necessary medication, supplies and diagnostic test
  • Oversees the discharge process through the following: Completes post discharge plan; Educates resident on post discharge needs; Completes discharge paperwork; Informs nursing personnel of planned discharges for their shift; Arrange for discharge transportation
  • Ensures all documentation is accurately completed for any admission, discharge and transfer
  • Coordinates and evaluates the supportive interventions provided by nursing to other departments or services to achieve a holistic approach to resident care
  • Coordinates and evaluates the efforts of other departments/services in providing education and support to family members in coping with and participating in the management of the residents’ care needs
  • Assists physicians, when necessary, during rounds and examinations
  • Participates in the assessment, planning and implementation of nursing staff in providing resident care
  • Participates in planning and implementing the coordination and involvement of nursing staff with other departments/services to teach family the management of the resident’s care

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a state-approved pre-licensure nursing education program: Required
  • One (1) year of experience in nursing and/or long-term care, preferred
  • Must be able to operate a computer, the Internet and knowledge of basic office equipment preferred
  • Successful completion of a state-approved pre-licensure nursing education program; Active LPN license conferred by the State Board of Nursing; Must obtain and maintain mandatory, state and federal requirements and certifications for practice or occupation; Must be CPR certified

What You’ll Love About United Church Homes

  • Our mission is to transform Aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace.
  • Our core values are Compassion, Hospitality, Respect, Integrity, Stewardship and Transparency
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Health Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • And much more!

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Geriatrics

Physical Setting:

  • Long term care
  • Nursing home

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • Night shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Differential pay
  • Overtime pay

License/Certification:

  • LPN (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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