A licensed practical nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing basic medical attention to patients and assessing their wellbeing as part of a larger medical team. Their duties include checking vital signs, recording a patient’s medical history and assisting patients with hygiene. The position requires patience, compassion, and a desire to care for the elderly in a gentle and empathetic manner.
At StoneBridge Senior Living, being a caregiver is more than our business. We consider it our privilege, and we are dedicated to both the individual needs of our residents and to each other.
Here we are more than caregivers. We are family. Each StoneBridge community becomes a close, welcoming group in which employees help each other develop skills related to their senior care careers knowing we can do more together than we could ever do alone. Employees are encouraged to become the best version of themselves to help us provide the best possible care for our residents.
Licensed Practical Nurses assist medical staff in caring for patients, ensuring that each resident receives the comprehensive and personalized care they need. LPNs often have the following responsibilities:
- Supervises nursing care provided by nursing assistants and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizational policies and applicable laws.
- Supervisory responsibilities include:
- Plans, assigns, and directs work of nursing team members assigned (CNAs/CMTs/etc).
- Prepares work assignment sheets, taking into consideration resident safety, the educational. preparation, experience, knowledge and ability of the persons to whom the assignments are made.
- Reports staff shortages to nursing management.
- Assists to prepare performance evaluations with the understanding such evaluations impact tenure of probationary employees and wage increases of non-probationary employees.
- Participates and communicates employee actions that may result in reward or discipline.
- Schedules and adjusts lunch and rest breaks according to resident needs and labor laws.
- Receives and helps resolves employee complaints.
- Monitors and corrects job performance of employees.
- Uses independent judgment and discretion on behalf of the organization in the performance of these duties.
Care and Services
- Coordinates the nursing care of residents on the unit assuring all residents are assigned a nurse aide capable of providing care to the resident.
- Provides safe and accurate Medication related interventions to residents.
- Administers and documents medications and treatments according to each resident’s medication schedule using current standards of medication pass technique.
- Knows the rational for the effect of medications and treatments and correctly administers same.
- Provides treatments per the physician order including wound care, urinary catheterization, oxygen care, tracheostomy care, etc.
- Orders and receives medications from the pharmacy.
- Conducts an accurate accounting of all narcotics, signing for count and exchange of keys to medication carts and medication room.
- Promptly responds to resident requests for pain intervention and documents such in the resident record.
- Accurately transcribes and coordinates the implementation of physician orders.
- Performs nursing assessments regarding the health status of residents.
- Notifies the physician of changes in status and promptly implements and documents new orders.
- Conducts ongoing and consistent assessments of residents to avoid unplanned hospital discharges by actively utilizing the INTERACT program.
- Develops a plan of care based on assessment, implementing nursing care.
- Selects and institutes appropriate nursing interventions that might be required to stabilize a resident’s condition and /or prevent complications.
- Contributes to the resident’s assessment (MDS/RAPs) and the development of a plan of care.
- Informs the resident and/or legal representative of incidents or changes in condition and documents same in chart.
- Collaborates with the resident, members of the healthcare team and, when appropriate, the resident’s legal representative/significant other in the interest of the president’s health care.
- Consults with, utilizes and initiates referrals to appropriate community agencies and healthcare resources to provide continuity of care.
- Makes resident rounds throughout the shift to assess physical and emotional status and to initiate any required nursing interventions.
- Responds to resident and family concerns promptly; ensures that each concern is documented, and a resolution is initiated.
- Coordinates admission, discharge and transfer of residents.
- Obtains report from nurse working off going shift, provides report to nurse coming on duty ad keeps the Director of Nursing or others as appropriate informed about the status of resident and related matters
- Maintains an accurate 24-hour report and documents changes in resident conditions and significant issues needed for continuity of care and safety of residents.
- Monitors and assists with the serving and documentation of prescribed diets and fluid intake.
- Checks emergency equipment (oxygen and suction) and emergency medication kit (if application).
- Uses nursing equipment and supplies according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Accepts only those nursing assignments that are commensurate with one’s own education preparation, experience, knowledge and ability; obtains instruction and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing procedures or practices.
- Follows the policies and procedures of the facility.
- Must have a current state license to practice as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Current CPR certification and additional certification in nursing specialty desired.
- Demonstrates knowledge of basic nursing practice with an interest in gerontological nursing. Prefer 2 years’ experience in a long-term care setting.
- Basic computer skills and experience with Electronic Medical Records Preferred.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to communicate orally and through written reports and other documents relating to residents, staff and others. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, clients, customers, and the public.
- Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical journals and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
We recognize and support our associates with benefits, PTO options, and employee recognition. Here, our support doesn’t clock out when you do.
- Vacation, sick time & paid time off
- Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability)
- Competitive Compensation
- Flexible Scheduling
- Bonus opportunities & recognition
- Up to six paid holidays per year and/or double-time opportunities
- Tuition reimbursement
For more than 50 years, our family has been dedicated to caring for others, and we invite you to reach out with any questions or comments.
We welcome the opportunity to meet you and make you a part of our family.
Together, we’re confident we can work together to provide a spectrum of high-quality care including Rehabilitation, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing Care that enhances the lives of those in our communities.
Apply today at www.stonebridgeseniorliving.com/careers.
Click Here To Apply