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Licensed Practical Nurse

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Henderson Nursing And Rehabilitation Center Henderson , KY 42420

Posted 1 week ago

DEPARTMENT: Nursing

REPORTS TO: DON/ADON/Unit Manager

POSITION PURPOSE:

Organizes and directs assigned unit duties to provide quality nursing care to residents.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:

  • Responsible during the shift for the total nursing care of residents in the assigned unit.
  • Assumes responsibility for compliance with Federal, State, Local and company regulations.
  • Explains procedures and treatments and care plan to residents.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques,
  • Transcribes physician orders.
  • Charts progress notes in an informative, factual manner that reflects the care administered as well as the resident's response to care.
  • Receives/gives report from/to nurse he/she is relieving/coming on and records sufficient information and implements appropriate follow-up action as necessary.
  • Follows established procedures for charting and reporting all reports of incident/accidents for residents and employees.
  • Conducts frequent rounds to evaluate effectiveness of care delivery.
  • Prepares equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of resident
  • Maintains aware3ness of comfort and safety needs of resident.
  • Observes resident, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or physician of resident's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents.
  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of resident.
  • Responds to emergency situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures and protocol.
  • Assists in completion of the care plans (acute and long term) and is involved in the care conference as deemed necessary
  • Participates. reports to DON/Administrator and conducts (as appropriate) investigations related to any alleged abuse.
  • Ensures that documentation is reflective of the care plan and that the approaches on the care plan are being followed.
  • Assures that assigned CNA's are aware of the resident care plan, and ensure that the nursing assistant refers to the care plan prior to administering care.
  • Monitors that CNA's documentation is completed daily.
  • Takes report from CNA's to facilitate accurate documentation in resident medical record.
  • Follows company policy and procedure in the event a restraint must be utilized.
  • Coordinates resident's rehabilitation program with therapists to ensure 24 hour rehabilitation needs are met.
  • Identifies residents at risk for nutritional problems and implements preventative measures.
  • Records new/changed diet orders. Forwards information to the Dietary Department.
  • Makes beds, bathes and feeds residents, when necessary.
  • Assures documentation is accurately completed for admission, discharge and transfer.
  • Supervises and evaluates implementation of the "Residents Rights".
  • Participates in department or unit quality improvement activities.
  • Follows facilyt procedure requesting supplies and charges for items ordered through Central Supply.
  • Participates and attends periodic in-services and staff meetings.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/REQUIREMENTS:

Must hold current state LPN/LVN licensure with a minimum of 2 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Good standing in the state registry is required.

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ON BONUS AVAILABLEJob Type:
Full-time

Experience:

  • LTC: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Healthcare: 2 years (Preferred)

License:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (Preferred)

Nursing Clinical Setting:

  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Specialty:

  • Geriatric
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Licensed Practical Nurse

Expired Job

Henderson Nursing And Rehabilitation Center