Lpn, Licensed Practical Nurse

Cadia Healthcare Wilmington , DE 19801

Posted 3 months ago

Cadia Rehabilitation Silverside, A FIVE STAR Skilled Nursing Facility, conveniently accessible from Interstate 95 and Route 202 in North Wilmington, DE , New Castle County.

Silverside is the newest of all Cadia skilled nursing centers in Delaware specializing in short term skilled nursing care!

Full Time and Part Time

Paycheck loans available up to $500!

Purpose of Your Job Position

The primary purpose of your job position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services or Nurse Supervisor to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.

Delegation of Authority

As staff nurse, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.

Job Functions

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.

Essential Job Functions

Administrative Functions

  • Direct the day to day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility

  • Meet with your assigned nursing staff, as well as support personnel in planning the shift services, programs, and activities

  • Complete 24 Hour Report

  • Assist in completing C.N.A. assignments

  • Make rounds on assigned residents

  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as may be requested.

  • Admit, transfer and discharge residents as required

  • Complete accident/incident reports as necessary

  • Give and receive nursing report

  • Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting in DAR format, etc., as necessary.

Charting and Documentation

  • Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on the Physician's Order Form

  • Transcribe physician's orders to resident charts, cardex, medication cards, treatment/care plans as required

Drug Administration Functions

  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician and in accordance with Facility policy

  • Clarify any questions with RN/Supervisor

  • Perform venipuncture, IV management (competency required) as allowed by State Law

Nursing Care Functions

  • Inform nursing personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc.

  • Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions

  • Greet newly admitted residents upon admission, Escort them to their rooms as necessary

  • Participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the facility

  • Make rounds with physicians as necessary

  • Make periodic checks to ensure that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by certified nursing assistants and to evaluate the resident's physical and emotional status

  • Notify the resident's attending physician when the resident is involved in an accident or incident

  • Notify resident's attending physician and next of kin when there is a change in the resident's condition

Education

Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree form an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN/LPN program.

Specific Requirements

  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN or LPN in this state

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.

  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care

  • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel

  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care

  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents

  • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices

  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

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