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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: La Villa Grande Healthcare Center
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

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: --- Licensed L.P.N., preferably with experience in long-term care or geriatric nursing. --- Current and unencumbered state license to practice as a nurse. --- Current CPR certification and additional certification in nursing specialty desired. --- Demonstrates ability to read, write, and speak English sufficient to fulfill job requirements. --- Demonstrates the ability to make independent decisions, solve practical problems that may or may not include a variety of concrete variables. This may require the ability to interpret instructions given in written, oral, diagram, or scheduled form. --- Demonstrates the ability to listen actively and evaluate social situations in an objective, consistent and fair manner. Functions independently with integrity, flexibility and works well with residents, personnel and support agencies. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key function satisfactorily. 1. Institutes appropriate nursing intervention which might be required to stabilize a resident's condition and/or prevent complication. 2. Makes daily resident rounds to determine physical and emotional status and to implement any required nursing interventions. 3. Responds to resident and family concerns and ensures that each concern is documented and a resolution is initiated or communicated to appropriate staff. 4. Coordinates admission, discharge and transfer of residents. 5. 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. 6. Prepares, administers and documents medications following accepted practices. 7. Consults with licensed or registered nurse, physician or licensed independent practitioner. 8. Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed practitioner. 9. Notifies the supervising nurse when medication or treatment issues arise. Assists in discussion making process. 10.Knows the rationale for the effect of medications and treatments and correctly administers same. 11.Accurately reports and documents the resident's symptoms, responses and status. 12.Monitors residents who self-administer medication and reports deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse. 13.Administers medications within 60 minutes of schedule time. 14.Demonstrates knowledge or and complies with proper medication administration policies and procedures. 15.Lists all current medications and dosage schedules on the resident's medication or administration record. 16.Reports a drug administration error or drug reaction to the charge nurse and completes report when appropriate. 17.Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory. 18.Reviews medication and treatment records for completeness, accuracy in transcription of physician orders and adherence to stop order policies. 19.Orders and documents receipt of medications. 20.Supervises the serving and documentation of prescribed diets and fluid intake. 21.Counts all narcotics, signs for count and exchanges keys to medication carts and medication room. 22.Checks emergency equipment (oxygen and suction) and emergency medication kit (if application) 23.Performs other duties as assigned by the DON. 24.All equipment is operated in a safe manner and the only equipment utilized is that which previous training of use has occurred. 25.Defective equipment is reported to the Manager. 26.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. 27.--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.). 28. Assure the resident's environment is safe and clean. 29. Individual patient/resident supplies are restocked as indicated. 30. Procedures are performed according to established method in the procedure manual. 31. Body substance precautions and other appropriate infection control practices are utilized with all activities. 32. Safety guidelines established by the facility (i.e. proper restraint and side-rail use) are followed. 33. All accidents or incidents observed are reported on the shift that they occur. 34. Intake and output is accurately recorded on the appropriate form. 35. Patient/resident weights are recorded on the appropriate form. 36. All changes in a residents condition are reported as soon as possible to the appropriate parties. 37. Staff meetings are attended, if on duty. Minutes read and initialed if not on duty. 38. Resident/unit problems are reported to the Supervisor/Manager. 39. Decisions are made that reflect both knowledge and good judgment. 40. Awareness of own limitation is evident and assistance is sought when necessary 41. Dress code is adhered to. 42. Committee meetings (if assigned) are attended. Reports related to the committee are given during staff meetings. 43.--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. 44.--Follow work schedules and complete assigned tasks according to the established policies and procedures of the facility. 45. Complies with Attendance/Tardiness policy. 46. 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.) 47. Cooperates with inter-departmental personnel to ensure that the needs of the residents are met and maintained. 48. Demonstrates a positive working relationship with residents, visitors and facility staff is demonstrated. 49. Authority is acknowledged, and response to the direction of supervisors is appropriate. 50. Time is spent with residents rather than other personnel. 51. Co-workers are readily assisted as needed. 52. Participate as requested by the Medical Director or Director of Nursing Services in the planning and conducting of in-service training classes 53. Participate in educational programs for residents and their family members when resident is being discharged to home. 54. Attend and participate in annual in-service programs for hazard communication, TB management, bloodborne pathogens standard, and other related programs. 55. Attend and participate in advance directive in-service programs for the staff and community. 56. 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. 57. 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. 58. Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., back brace, mechanical lifts, etc.) when moving or lifting residents. Resident Rights: 59. Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information. 60. Monitor all care and activities of residents to ensure that residents are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity and respect. 61.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. 62. Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation or resident property. 63. Ensure that nursing staff personnel honor the resident's refusal of treatment requests and that such requests are in accordance with the facility's policies governing advance directives. 64.Complies with community policies and procedures for workplace safety including infection control procedures, emergency response and safety protocol. 65.Complies with all company policies and procedures related to resident rights; abuse prevention and reporting; and resident confidentiality (HIPPA). 66.Demonstrates knowledge of Employee Handbook and complies with the policies in the Handbook. 67.Performs other related duties as may be assigned. PHYSICAL Requirement: (% of work time) (Production Schedules) Seeing: Must be able to read reports and use computer. Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, residents. Standing/Walking/Mobility: Must be able to reach above his/her head and perform repetitive movements on feet over long distances. Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to bend to the floor. Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to transfer up to 50 pounds. Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must have finger dexterity to open containers. WORK ENVIRONMENT: JOB DESCRIPTION REVIEW: I understand the job description, its requirements and that I am expected to complete all duties as assigned. I understand that the statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed for my position. These duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the position and as a result of other duties that may be assigned. I understand that overtime may be required as part of my work schedule. I understand the job duties may be altered from time to time. I have noted below any accommodations that are required to enable me to perform these duties. I have also noted below any job duties that I am unable to perform, with or without accommodation. EEO STATEMENT: Stellar Senior Living is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Stellar Senior Living makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in this position. Employment may dependent upon drug testing before or during employment. Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: La Villa Grande Healthcare Center, Grand Junction , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Grand Junction, Colorado

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