LPN - On Call
Responsible for the delivery of care and services to the resident within the area during a given period of time. Delivery of resident care is performed through implementing prescribed interventions and evaluating resident outcomes and conditions.
- Performs clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies, protocols, standards of care and practice, regulatory mandates, and within limits of the respective State Nurse Practice Act.
- Collects data about each residents physical, psychosocial, environmental, spiritual, cultural, self-care, educational and discharge planning needs, as appropriate.
- Evaluates data and determines residents needs.Performs personal care for residents, as needed, (i.e. bed making, bathing, etc.)
- Documents nursing care per policy and procedures.
- Participates in quality assessment and performance improvement activities.Participates in the establishment of mutually formative outcomes with resident, family and other members of the health care team.
Reviews the care plan and consults with a registered nurse or the physician and other health care providers to adjust the plan to assure optimum resident outcomes.
- Follows assignments and delegates tasks based on resident need and according to knowledge and skill of the designated caregiver.
- Implements interventions established in the care plan.
- Incorporates fiscal responsibility through the provision of efficient, safe and cost -effective practices in the delivery of care.
- Responsible for upholding resident rights.
- Assists with dining services, as needed.
- Participates in resident and family education and counseling.
- Identifies and reports deviations from safe practice. Adheres to policies and guidelines of regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA).
Manages emergency situations according to outlined emergency procedures.
- Communicates and collaborates with other members of the healthcare team to resolve resident care problems and enhance care delivery.
- Identifies care center issues, proposes possible solutions and successfully adapts to
Maintains gerontologic nursing competencies and attends annual educational programs.
- Participates in orientation of new employees.
- Attends/participates in care center meetings, in-services and committee meetings.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and commitment to the Companys Mission, Values and Resident Care Philosophy and Standards of Care and Practice.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduation from a School of Nursing for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses.
Minimum of 6 months experience working as a Licensed Practical/Vocation Nurse. Prior experience working with geriatric clients preferred.
Licensure / Certification, where required: Current State Licensure as a licensed practical nurse or licensed vocational nurse, in the state where practicing. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation/Automatic External Defibrillator certification. First Aid certification, where required. Food handlers certification, where required.