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The licensed practical nurse will coordinate resident care and designate assignments to other staff members so that optimum resident care is provided. This position is also responsible for reporting any changes in residents' health condition to physicians and supervisors.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Direct the day-to-day functions of nursing assistant and other staff being supervised
Give direct nursing care to residents
Visit all assigned residents at regular intervals during tour of duty
Supervise feeding of residents as necessary
Notify physician/physician assistant/nurse practitioner when resident's condition warrants
Perform administrative duties, such as documenting of:
o Nurses' notes
o Physician/Nurse Practitioner/ Physician's Assistant orders
o Discharge plans
o Dietary changes
o Miscellaneous forms, charts, etc.
Chart pertinent facts and information in a professional, clear and comprehensive manner
Admit, transfer and discharge resident according to policy
Recognize and respond to changes in residents' conditions and document observations, interventions and outcomes
Order from pharmacy, prepare, administer and document medications and treatments as ordered by physician/nurse practitioner/physician's assistant
Ensure that physician/physician assistant/nurse practitioner sign off on all verbal orders and document process
Conduct and/or monitor prescribed treatments, such as dressing changes, drawing of blood, catheter changes, NG tube insertion and removal, laboratory work, etc.
Give and receive condition report from the on-coming and off-going shift
Perform emergency procedures, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and in the event of death, notify family and appropriate other parties
Recognize, intervene, report and document accidents and incidents when they occur
Monitor and update care plans on each shift as appropriate
Supervise and participate in fire safety and other disaster drills and be prepared to carry out duties in the event on an actual event
Recognize, intervene and/or report complaints and grievances from resident's, families, visitors and employees
Monitor the facility for possible health and safety hazards
Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions and other information relating to residents, employees and facility
Follow the established universal precautions and isolation procedures
Update daily census report and submit as required
Attend and participate in orientation programs, on-going training and educational classes
Check inventory and request equipment, supplies, etc.
Assist in updates of written policies and procedures of routine nursing care
Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies
Monitor and participate in daily clean-up of the nurses' station
Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor
Communication skills and active listening
Possess good interpersonal skills while dealing with emotional or difficult situations. Respond promptly to customer's needs
Position may require flexible hours, unscheduled overtime or occasional week-end work
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses
Current State of Tennessee Licensed Practical Nurse (See exception below)
Exception: employed as a Graduate Nurse until successful completion of the State board per Governor's Executive order No. 28, dated April 17, 2020, amending Executive Order No. 26, paragraph 7.16. If unsuccessful with State board, employee becomes ineligible for LPN-Charge Nurse position.
Current CPR Certification
Required Computer Software/Equipment used:
Ability to learn HRIS and/or scheduling systems
Standard Office Equipment
Microsoft Excel and Word
Respect - We treat people as they want to be treated, showing regard for their rights and privacy
Integrity - We emphasize honesty, fairness, and doing the right thing even when no one is watching
Teamwork - We work collaboratively to improve processes, resolve problems and reward results
Excellence - We hold ourselves to the highest standards, aspiring to zero defects in every task
Compassion - We respond to those who need help with sensitivity and a positive attitude
Professionalism - We perform our duties with skill, good judgement and politeness
1. Analytical Thinking: Use logic and reasoning to identify changes in patients' conditions and determine the correct plan of action.
2. Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing personal services, including needs assessment; meeting quality standards.
3. Accountability: Accepts responsibility for own decisions, actions and results; able to maintain dependable behavior in times of crisis or complexity.
4. Attendance: Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered; arrives at meetings on time; notifies supervisor of pending absences.
5. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively; listens and receives clarification.
6. Ethical Behavior: Upholds organizational values and abides by state and federal regulations; maintains confidentiality of HIPAA information; treats others with respect.
7. Initiative: Seeks increased responsibility; sets self-improvement goals linked to the organizational goals.
8. Job and Industry Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge of the position and industry; seeks additional information.
9. Productivity and Quality of Work: Maintains high level of performance while demonstrating commitment to accuracy and thoroughness.
10. Teamwork: Communicates with co-workers at all levels to adequately meet the needs of patients.
Supervises support staff including training, scheduling and assigning work, reviewing performance, recommending salary increases, promotions or discharges and assists in problem solving for staff
Occasionally needs manager's direction due to extraordinary circumstances
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
Job will require frequent lifting of objects up to 40 pounds
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Work is typically performed in a well-lit, comfortable temperature-controlled environment; above-average conversational noise is frequent
Work safely and follow safety rules
Report unsafe working conditions and behaviors
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices
- Technical/other training or better in Nursing
Licenses & Certifications