Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn) - Full Time

Mckendree Village Inc Hermitage , TN 37076

Posted 2 months ago

$2000 sign on bonus available!

Statement of the Job

The LPN is responsible for rendering nursing care in assigned area and conformance with recognized nursing techniques, procedures, and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing. Supervises staff as assigned.

Duties of the Job

Position Responsibilities/Standards

  • All employees of McKendree Village, Inc. are expected to exemplify the principles of Quality Loving Care to each person with whom you interact. The six principles of QLC are:

  • SERVICE: Making those served the highest priority

  • OWNERSHIP: Having a sense of ownership

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Exhibiting professional conduct

  • CONFIDENTIALITY: Respecting privacy and confidentiality

  • COMMUNICATION: Communicating effectively

  • COMMITMENT: Being committed to all persons at McKendree

  • Utilize nursing knowledge and skills in the safe implementation of basic preventative therapeutic and rehabilitative nursing care of assigned resident as evidenced by documentation and observation of positive resident care outcomes.

  • Perform delegated independent nursing functions using established procedures, policies, guidelines, and standards.

  • Assist in data collection on the Admissions Data Record.

  • Contribute to the development of the resident's plan of care based on the identified resident needs.

  • Assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the nursing care administered relative to the resident's identified needs.

  • Document pertinent observation and intervention on appropriate record.

  • Perform selected tasks related to resident care and the resident's environment in a safe manner.

  • Administer medication accurately, observing resident response, as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and lack of negative outcomes.

  • Perform limited I.V. Therapy procedures on those residents receiving peripherally inserted Intravenous fluids, as delegated and observed by the RN.

  • Perform limited I.V. Therapy procedures upon proof of successful completion of Tennessee Board of Nursing approved Intravenous Therapy course, as observed by Department Director and RN.

  • Maintain and coordinate communication among residents, staff, and physician as evidenced within medical record, resident, and health care team feedback.

  • Assist in assuring that effective communication exists with resident/family as reflected in the plan of care.

  • Give punctual change of shift report consisting of pertinent and relevant information for assigned residents.

  • Effectively communicate residents changing needs and plan of care among staff members.

  • Report resident needs/problems and observations regarding condition to the Registered Nurse and physician.

  • Reinforce resident/family information regarding plan of care and discharge plans.

  • Work collaboratively with other members of the health care team in coordination of the resident's care as evidenced by other department feedback.

  • Provide resident/family education as delegated and observed by the RN.

  • Demonstrate flexibility to perform duties wherever volume deems it necessary with the Organization.

Resident Satisfaction

  • Assist residents, family members or others with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner.

  • Answer and refer telephone calls or other inquiries to ensure accurate and timely communications are facilitated. Identify yourself in a pleasant and positive manner. Take responsibility for helping the caller.

Teamwork

  • Assist in the orientation and training of new staff members.

  • Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow staff members.

  • Assist others in the performance of their assignments.

  • Seek out opportunities to help rather than wait to be asked.

  • Consider the impact of your actions on staff members throughout the Organization.

  • Recognize the need for variations in staffing and volunteer to fill open shifts.

  • Take direction and initiate actions that will allow the assumption of cross-functional duties to ensure seamless resident care.

Problem Solving

  • Demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.

  • Investigate and follow through on unusual orders or requests for service or information.

  • Follow proper reporting procedures for actual or potential accidents and/or incidents so follow-up and/or prevention can occur.

  • Record/report the need for service maintenance or repair of equipment and remove any faulty equipment from service.

  • Consistently evaluate work and determine if further steps are needed to meet resident expectations.

  • Take initiative to do or redo inadequate or incomplete work, even if it is not yours.

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

Productivity/Efficiency

  • Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.

  • Minimize non-productive time and fill slow periods with activities that will enable you to prepare to meet the future needs of the Organization (education, organizing, housekeeping, assisting others).

  • Organize job functions and work area to be able to effectively complete varied assignments with established time frames.

  • Consistently demonstrate ability to take the initiative to make decisions/choices without direct supervision.

Personal Development

  • Attend required annual in-service programs.

  • Participate in continuing education activities and obtain required contact hours.

Adherence to System and Departmental Policies

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate books and manuals.

  • Comply with the Organization's infection control policies and procedures including OHSA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards to ensure a safe working environment for self and others.

  • Ensure that the Organization is operated in an efficient and cost effective manner by adhering to Organization and departmental attendance policies as documented in the Employee Handbook.

Job Qualifications

Required:

Currently licensed LPN in the State of Tennessee. Must be actively certified, in good standing, as a LPN in Tennessee. (If certified in another state, must be seeking reciprocity with Tennessee.)

Certified in Basic Life Support.

Preferred:

Minimum of 1 year nursing experience.

Previous experience in long-term care setting

Previous charge and/or supervisory experience.

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