The primary purpose of the LPN is to provide direct and individualized nursing care to residents. The LPN works as part of the nursing team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Provides direct resident care and treatments, including, but not limited to:
- Prepares, administers and records medications in accordance with community policy.
- Monitors and records resident vital signs, such as temperatures and blood pressure
- Performs standard nursing duties, such as dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas, catheterizations, etc.
- Sterilizes equipment and supplies as needed.
- Prepares paperwork for laboratory requests, including X-Ray and other tests. Collects samples such as urine and sputum, and sends to laboratory with paperwork to perform tests on samples.
- Prepares residents for medical treatments, examinations and tests, explaining the procedures and their purpose.
- Administers prescribed emergency care, such as, but not limited to CPR.
- Answers residents’ call-lights and determines how to assist them, as needed.
- Assess residents’ conditions and vitals to determine and/or modify resident treatment plans.
- Monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes in residents’ conditions.
- Provides input for the development of individualized care plans and implements accordingly.
- Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records.
- Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned residents.
- Maintains confidentiality of all resident information and ensures resident privacy in accordance with HIPAA and community guidelines.
- Promotes and supports the greatest possible degree of independence for residents.
- May be required to be “on-call” periodically or as specifically needed by community.
- Reports any issues or problems that may arise to the Wellness Director and/or Executive Director.
- Complies with state, federal, and all other applicable health care and safety standards.
- Assists families and other visitors as needed.
- Attends/completes required in-services and other required meetings.
- Performs other duties as directed.
SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS of this position are generally as follows:
Occasional supervision of non-licensed nursing staff at the direction of the Wellness Director.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE an equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
- Graduate from an accredited nursing program; minimum of 1 year of previous long-term care experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must be licensed in the applicable state as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Must maintain CPR/FirstAid certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
- Reading Ability -Able to read and interpret written information.
- Written Communication -Able to write clearly and informatively.
- Verbal Communication -Able to talk to others to convey information effectively.
- Reasoning Ability -Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
- English Language -Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.
- Math Ability -Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
- Medicine -Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive healthcare measures.
- Customer and Personal Service -Knowledge of principles for providing customer and personal services. This includes meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Judgment and Decision Making -Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Active Listening -Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Safety and Security -Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
- Problem Solving -Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
- Organizational Support -Follows company policies and procedures.
- Adaptability -Adapts to changes in the work environment; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
- Planning/Organizing -Prioritizes and plans work activities; advises for additional resources in needed.
- Attendance/Punctuality-Arrives to work/meetings on time.
- Dependability -Completes tasks accurately and on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
- Professionalism -Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions.
COMPUTER SKILLS/EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM THE JOB which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
Various medical equipment, including, but not limited to, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, Accu-Check machine, thermometer, weight scales, etc.
WORK ENVIRONMENT environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
- The associate is occasionally required to wear protective clothing.
- The associate may be exposed to blood, bodily fluids, odors and airborne particles, dust or fumes.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES commonly associated with the performance of the 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 associate is frequently required to talk or hear, stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel or crouch, use hands to use hands to grasp, manipulate or feel objects and reach with hands and arms. The associate is occasionally required to smell.
- The associate must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted. The associate may lift and/or move up to 200 pounds with assistance.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
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