Licenced Practical Nurse (LPN)

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Position Summary

The LPN Charge Nurse provides care to elders and supervises the day-to-day nursing activities provided by care managers or Certified Nursing Assistants.  This position ensures medications are administered, documented, and provisioned properly.

 

Primary Responsibilities

All employees of St. Martin’s in the Pines are expected to maintain strict confidentiality, ensure compliance with policies and procedures, and uphold the safety and well-being of our residents.  Employees are expected respect elders’ rights and demonstrate an appreciation of the heritage, values, and wisdom of the residents as well as the aging process.  In particular, the LPN Charge Nurse:

  1. Ensures that care managers or Certified Nursing Assistants are performing their job duties and rendering quality care through compliance rounds
  2. Determines work assignments and assists in completing and performing such tasks
  3. Contacts physician’s office daily to validate or receive orders and document telephone orders on the Physician’s Order Form and has forms mailed if applicable
  4. Records new/changed diet order forms and provides to administrative assistant for retention
  5. Prepares medications and assists elders in taking medications as ordered by the physician, documenting all records accurately (including narcotics)
  6. Place daily order for prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications and personal supplies, and equipment as necessary
  7. Monitors assigned personnel to assure that safety regulations are being followed, work areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manger, and personnel participate in fire safety and disaster preparedness drills
  8. Charts nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects care rendered
  9. Collaborates with elder’s attending physician as well as social workers and sponsor to address status or change in elder’s condition and notes changes on 24 hour report
  10. Ensures refrigerator temperature is kept between 32 – 40 degrees and documented daily
  11. Completes accidents/incidents reports on elders/sponsors/staff, provides appropriate care/instructions and forwards reports to supervisor.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews complaints or grievances and report to Administrator
  2. Participates in staffing allocation, employee performance evaluations, recommendations concerning employee disciplines, etc.
  3. Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of infection control program
  4. Provides orientation for new LPNs
  5. Makes rounds with physician as necessary
  6. Performs other duties as assigned

 

Accountability

Supervision:  Care Managers or Certified Nursing Assistants

Budget Responsibility:  N/A

Security Level:   High – Access to patient data, pharmaceuticals

Reporting Structure:  direct supervision

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Graduate of accredited LPN program
  2. Active LPN license in state of Alabama
  3. Geriatric experience preferred
  4. Experience in a position requiring strong organizational and time management skills
  5. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and supervise others
  6. Must successfully complete DETA Brain Series or Care and CPR

 

Schedule

Work hours are full-time and scheduled in shifts with occasional overtime

 

Physical Requirements

Able to lift or exert force up to 100 lbs. occasionally, up to 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 25 lbs. constantly in turning, lifting or assisting with elder transfers

 

Extensive standing and walking, moving intermittently throughout the day

 

Safety/Environmental

Exposed to body fluids, infections, odors, and behavior of elders with or without cognitive impairments

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Contact:
Susan Taylor

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