LPN - Skilled Nursing - PT - 7 Am-3 Pm (#2018-2)

Harbor's Edge Norfolk , VA 23510

Posted 2 months ago

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a primary provider of resident care. An LPN promotes the physical, personal, and emotional well-being of each resident and strives to maintain the residents at their maximum level of self-care and independence. The ultimate goal of quality resident care is to enable each resident, where possible, to return to the highest level of functioning, to attain a new stage of independence, or to at least prevent regression. Resident care is not passive maintenance; an active approach will always be taken.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides direct nursing care services to residents and follows resident care plan for all residents (ADL Assignment Worksheets)

  • Performs resident assessments as required by regulations and facility policy under the direction of the Director of Nursing (DON) and scope of practice

  • Observes residents for change in condition and reports any changes immediately to nursing supervisor and/or the Director of Nursing as well as resident's physician as directed

  • Documents all pertinent/relevant observations, communication with the resident's physician & responsible party, clinical procedures, and daily assistance/care by the end of each shift

  • Updates, completes, and maintains plan of care for each resident

  • Attends all scheduled interdisciplinary resident care meetings

  • Checks and records vital signs, weights, and blood sugars as assigned

  • Administers medications, injections, and other treatments as authorized by current licensure by the VA State Board of Nursing

  • Provides for or assists patients with activities of daily living as needed, including bathing/showering according to schedule, oral care, toileting, dressing, etc.

  • Performs restorative nursing techniques including proper positioning, ADL training, and Passive Range of Motion

  • Assesses resident and ensures complete documentation of skilled need

  • Assesses safety of all medication, including narcotics, with inter-shift count

  • Encourages residents to participate in recreational activities and assists residents in getting to activities

  • Assists in the planning and implementation of resident activities as needed

  • Assists residents with transfers and ambulation as directed and ordered by the physician using proper body mechanics; use of facility gait belts, back supports, and mechanical devices is required

  • Responds to urgent calls as needed

  • Maintains restraint free environment at all times and supports fall prevention programs for all residents in need

  • Helps admit and discharge residents according to facility procedure

  • Assists in post-mortem care as instructed

  • Orients new employees

  • Assist in preparation of monthly Community newsletter. Assist with planning, organizing, and functioning of various resident committees.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. Attend in-service classes and staff meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma/GED at a minimum

  • Current state license as an LPN in the Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Minimum of one year of experience at this level of responsibility

  • Minimum of one year of experience in a skilled nursing care facility or other related medical facility

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • An up-beat and engaging personality

  • Genuine desire to work with the elderly and/or disabled

  • Able to follow spoken and written instructions

  • Desire to work in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

  • Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and the general public

  • A heartfelt compassion for this line of work

  • Must be able to exert 50-100 lbs of force to assist elderly in and out of wheelchairs

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Matched 403(b) Retirement Savings

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