Graduate Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Lanier Village Estates at Lanier Village Estates

Date Posted: 1/6/2020

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Job Description

Join our team at Acts Retirement-Life Communities!

Acts has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Acts is currently seeking qualified candidates for the role of a fulltime Graduate Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in our WillowBrooke Court (Skilled Nursing) neighborhood. 

Summary Statement:

Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to residents in WillowBrooke Court, under direct supervision of a licensed LPN or RN.

Essential Job Functions:

• Supervises and coordinates nursing assistants in providing direct resident care according to the patient care plans.
• Takes an active role in direct patient care.
• Contributes to the formulation of individualized nursing care plans.
• In conjunction with Registered Nurse prepares daily assignment for nursing assistants.
• Accompanies the physician on rounds to ensure the exchange of pertinent information.
• Ensures that physician's orders are transcribed correctly.
• Administers medication and performs treatments (ie -- dresses wounds, gives enemas, douches, applies compresses, ice bags and hot water bottles) as ordered by the physician and in accordance with Acts policies and procedures.
• Identify potential safety hazards and takes appropriate action to correct the situation.
• Maintains accurate resident care records and documents pertinent data.
• Attends and participates in resident-care meetings, staff meetings and all mandated in-services.
• Takes and records residents’ vital signs.
• Observes residents and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to nursing personnel in charge.
• Collects samples, such as urine, stool, and sputum, from residents for testing and performs blood glucose monitoring.
• Monitors meal times and food trays for prescribed diet and assists in feeding residents when needed.
• Demonstrates, understands and uses medical equipment (ie -- catheters, tracheotomy tubes, food pumps and oxygen suppliers.
• Assists nursing assistants in the performance of their essential job duties when needed.
• Reports changes in the Resident's condition, complaints or concerns immediately to the Director of Nursing.
• Answers signal lights, bells or intercom system to determine resident's needs.
• Follows established guidelines and performs duties per the Nursing Policy and Procedure Manual.
• Orders prescribed medications, solutions or treatments.
• Maintains accurate narcotic counts.
• May perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary:

• General knowledge of supervisory principles and practice
• Basic physical assessment skills
• General knowledge of nursing principles
• Good interpersonal skills
• Good oral and written communication skills in English

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the completion of a state approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program, Temporary Practice Permit, Current or eligible for certifications in Cardio/Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Intravenous Therapy, and a minimum of one year’s experience in the geriatric health care field. On the job training of ..................will be required to learn [example: the specific computer programs and company procedures].

Physical Demands:

• Lifting 50 pounds and carrying 10-20 pounds short distances -- occasionally weights greater than 50 pounds require assistance from co-worker of use of lifting device
• Walking moderate distances and sitting frequently
• Pulling/pushing up to 50 pounds occasionally
• Reaching below knees to above shoulders occasionally
• Bending and twisting frequently
• Kneeling and squatting occasionally
• Able to use both hands independently and together
• Simple grasping, fine manipulation, writing
• Talking and hearing in person and on telephone
• Clear speaking voice
• Sense of smell
• Near Acuity and Color Vision

Environmental Conditions:

• Inside 100%
• Hazards -- Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases

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