Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Posted on Jul 30, 2020 by Wesley Enhanced Living
Do you aspire to enhance the lives of others while enjoying a positive work environment?
Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) is dedicated to making a compelling difference in the lives of our residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services. If you are looking for an inspiring and rewarding workplace, Wesley Enhanced Living is a great place to be!
Wesley Enhanced Living is a retirement community providing Independent Living, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing services to senior adults. We are seeking individuals whose values align with Wesley Enhanced Living's values of Grace, Honor, and Integrity. Ideal candidates will be:
- Kind and Compassionate
- Honest and Trustworthy
- Committed to Moral and Ethical Principles
- Driven to Provide Enhanced Living to Our Residents
Wesley Enhanced Living is working to set a new paradigm in aging services by always doing the right thing and we need YOU to help us discover new ways to achieve this goal.
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The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for performing a variety of duties to provide quality nursing care to residents and to coordinate total nursing care for residents; implementing specific procedures and programs; participating with the Director of Nursing and the Nurse Manager (RN) in establishing specific goals; determining work procedures and expediting work flow; insuring compliance with all operating policies and procedures and Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations and Federal Health Care Administration regulations; communicating with and supervising appropriate personnel; providing daily reports and other periodic reports; perform all the duties of a certified nursing assistant when required.
Licensed Practical Nurse essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Perform various duties to provide quality nursing care to residents to maintain or attain the highest practical level of functioning and to coordinate total nursing care for the residents as illustrated by the following:
- Assess residents and analyze obtained information to develop appropriate interventions to prevent decline; record signs of change in condition; notify appropriate staff per facility protocol to evaluate weight loss, decline in ambulation, change in AdLs, development of skin breakdown, etc.; observe conditions which indicate possible need for restorative nursing programs and then notify appropriate staff per facility protocol of the need for evaluation; inform the physician of changes in assessment when appropriate.
- Administer medications and treatments to residents; monitor administration of intravenous fluids; place orders for medication from the pharmacy.
- Assess residents upon admission to develop interim care plan and further assess in depth to contribute to the complete care plan. Update care plans as warranted and required. Attend and participate at Plan of Care meetings as scheduled.
- Respond to emergencies; assess the condition of the resident; decide on the type of medical attention; call appropriate ambulance service if needed; notify family when resident is transferred or admitted to the hospital; notify the physician when a change in condition occurs.
- Confer with residents and families; make referrals to other departments when appropriate.
- Complete employee and resident incident report forms; complete follow-up investigation forms.
- Make rounds to see each resident daily and as needed.
- Ensure that residents are aware of the services that are available to them; encourage residents to participate in activities program and provide staff support to enable residents to get to and from and participate in activities.
- Maintain accountability for controlled substances; inventory medications at the beginning and end of the shift with another licensed nurse; notify supervisor of discrepancies.
- Support the facility's medical supply system; follow procedures for resident charge items.
- Correlate accurate and complete documentation and its impact on reimbursement and federal regulations.
- Communicate status of residents to incoming personnel according to established procedures; communicate with physicians; transcribe, clarify, and implement physicians' orders.
- Supervise the certified nursing assistants and the unit clerk and determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, expedite work flow, evaluate, counsel and discipline.
- Insures that certified nursing assistants and unit clerk and all supervised personnel adhere to standard job requirements.
Related Experience: One year previous experience in Acute Care facility preferred. One year previous experience in a Continuing Care Facility, Long Term Care Facility, or Rehabilitation Facility preferred
Education or Degree Requirement: Graduate of accredited School of Nursing
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations: Current license with the State of Pennsylvania for Licensed Practical Nurse. Must maintain current CPR Certification
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