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Licensed Practical Nurse -LPN

Company: Carerite Centers
Location: Glen Cove
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Job Description:

Licensed Practical Nurse -LPN

Glengariff Healthcare Center, rated in the top 1% of skilled nursing facilities in the United States, is your premier destination for Sub-acute Rehabilitation & Long Term Care. Enveloped by beauty indoors and outdoors, guests are motivated to stretch themselves, attaining an optimal level of functioning. Once they are back on their feet, our mission is complete.

JOB DUTIES:


  • Provides direct nursing care and assist the designated Registered Nurse, planning, implementation and evaluation of care of residents within the framework of the nursing process. Work within the philosophy, purposes, policies and standards of both the Facility and Nursing Department. The incumbent performs nursing procedures for which preparation as License Practical Nurse has provided the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Observes records and reports resident condition in order to facilitate resident assessments, care planning, therapeutic intervention and evaluation of care.
  • Provides direct care to residents particularly in administration of medications, treatments and diagnostic procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining an environment that is conductive to the health, comfort and safety of residents and staff.
  • Adheres to regulatory and facility policies and procedures, particularly with respect to the proper handling of drugs and controlled substances, infection control, quality of care quality of life, resident rights and protocols for residents behavior.
  • Provide basic health information to residents and staff.
  • Acts as Charge Nurse when assigned and carries associated duties as making out shift staff assignments, completing 24 hour Nursing Report, documenting resident condition and care when on reporting resident and staff issues of concern to the supervising nurse (UCC).
  • Documents observations of resident conditions and care (e.g. pressure ulcer status, responses to medications, incidents/accidents MDS, Monthly ADLs, resident behavior, etc) as assigned.
  • Assist in maintaining needed supplies and equipment on the unit.
  • Assist the physician in assessment and treatment activities and cooperates with other disciplines and departments in the interest of residents care and staff relations.
  • Manages concerns of residents and their relative/friends in a prompt, courteous and responsible manner.
  • Assist in the orientation of other nursing staff to the work environment and unit activities.
  • Assist in the evaluation of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs).
  • Engages in self-growth and development, attend in-service classes as scheduled and keeps abreast of nursing and resident care trends.
  • Report all pertinent resident and staff performance information to RN in charge or supervising nurse (UCC).

    QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:


    • Current license and registration as Practical Nurse in New York State.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology and medication administration in the elderly; knowledge of aging process.
    • Ability to communicate resident condition needs and care vocally and in writing.
    • Experience in long term care/residential health care facilities preferred.

      Shifts:


      • All Shifts

        Glengariff Healthcare Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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