The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing and is responsible for delivery of resident care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; also directs and guides patient teaching, activities of ancillary personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing.
Has knowledge of resident’s condition at all times. Provides nursing care according to physician’s orders and in conformance with recognized nursing techniques and procedures, established standards, and administrative policies. Recognizes and interprets symptoms, reports resident’s condition, and assists with or institutes remedial measures for adverse developments. Assists the physician in diagnostic and therapeutic measures, and administers medications and treatment as prescribed. Maintains accurate and complete records of nursing observations and care. Studies trends and developments in general practices and techniques and evaluates their adaptability to specific nursing duties. Assists in training and supervision of direct-care nursing personnel. Maintains cleanliness of areas. Provides proper care of complicated apparatus used in treating residents. Develops, organizes and implements the modified primary care concept as it applies to specific shift. Coordinates activities with all other shifts to ensure continuity of care. Assigns care areas monthly to shift staff. The Licensed Practical Nurse must be respectful of resident rights at all times.
The Licensed Practical Nurse provides care in accordance with the residents plan of care and in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, mission and values.
Scheduled accordingly to meet patient (resident) care needs/operational demands including overtime as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assesses physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients.
Applies knowledge of illnesses, injuries and diseases and uses available resources in assessment process.
Provides written assessment of resident on admission and subsequently in the nursing process.
Assists the M.D.S. Assessment Nurse in the formation of a written plan of care.
Initiates plan based on nursing assessment and applies knowledge of specific illnesses, injuries, diseases, human behavior and appropriate standards of care.
Documents specific nursing orders and interventions related to direct resident care.
Utilizes all available resources in planning care and consults as necessary with clinical specialists, supervisors, physicians, etc.
Attends plan of care as necessary to assure accurate continuing assessments of residents.
Develops discharge plan which uses all available resources.
Implements Plan of Care:
Implements clinical and technical aspects of care and nursing orders in accordance with established policies and procedures; intervenes with proper technique, procedure and safety precautions to meeting individual needs of resident.
Implements medical plan through passing medications and intervention with physician orders.
Documents nursing intervention, resident response, effectiveness, complications, etc.; communicates information to peers and physician.
Uses all available in-house resource personnel and departments for treatment, consultation.
Respects dignity and confidentiality of resident serving as an advocate as necessary and providing a safe and secure environment for the resident.
Functions within limits of State Nurse Practice Act, Humility House and nursing department policies and procedures; provides care and demonstrates skills comparable to peers with similar training and experience, functioning under similar circumstances.
Evaluates Nursing Care Provided:
Reviews and evaluates effectiveness of intervention and implementation of plan.
Determines level of accomplishment of Plan of Care goals and expected outcomes following intervention.
Reviews and evaluates personal nursing practice as compared to standard of care and original plan of care as supported by peers and other resource personnel.
Resident and Family Instruction/Education and Discharge Planning:
Assesses need for resident and family instruction.
Reviews resident and family knowledge of disease, illness and readiness to accept leaving and care for resident at home.
Identifies needs for care at home, or alternatives such as outpatient treatment, extended care facility, etc.
Plans Instructions for Resident and family:
Sets realistic learning objectives by including resident and family in instruction planning.
Provides self-care instructions.
Identifies necessary medical information to be communicated and community resources available.
Communicates discharge needs/planning with Social Services Department.
Implements Instruction on Teaching Plan:
Uses individualized techniques utilizing and acting as resource for peers.
Initiates referrals as necessary to healthcare providers and other resource agencies in coordination with the Social Services Department.
Evaluates instruction on teaching plan through monitoring learning process, seeking feedback from resident and family, and further changing or modifying instruction based on evaluation process.
Professional Expectations and Leadership
Personal Growth and Development:
Assesses personal and learning development needs.
Plans and implements program to meet identified needs through formal and informal means.
Evaluates effectiveness of formal and informal developmental programs; changes or modifies plans to meet personal learning needs.
Demonstrates knowledge of State Nursing Act, Humility House and Nursing policies and procedures.
Supports philosophy, objectives and goals of Nursing Department.
Performs within limits of State Nurse Practice Act, Humility House, and Nursing Department policies and procedures.
Acts as a resource person regarding resident care, specialty area, orientation and teaching of staff.
Strives for excellence in resident care by the direction and supervision of Nursing
Department Staff. Challenge and/or correct errors of peers as necessary to ensure resident safety and well-being.
Participates in Nursing Assistant performance evaluations and makes recommendations to the Nurse Supervisor concerning staff member disciplines, dismissals, etc.
Develop work assignments and provide leadership to Nursing Assistant on the assigned unit and shift.
Accountable for own conduct and promotes good working relationship among staff and between other disciplines and departments.
Participates in nursing committees and other activities, which promote the growth and development of nursing and/or resident care.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications - Minimum
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and possess a current, Ohio License and current CPR Certification.
Previous experience working as an LPN in a Long Term Care/Geriatric facility preferred.
Strong history of demonstrated supervisory skills strongly preferred.
The Licensed Practical Nurse provides exemplary customer service with attention to detail.
Reports to the Manager of Nursing Services and to the Unit Manager/Shift Supervisor. Supervises monitors and evaluates work and performance of Resident Assistants.
Hours per pay period: 0
Weekend and holidays are rotated.
Shift and Job Schedule
Job Shift: All, Job Schedule: Contingent
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.