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LPN - Experience Lead

Company: Thrive Senior Living, LLC
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
QUALIFICATION STANDARDS


EDUCATION


It is required that the LPN holds a current, unencumbered license to practice as a nurse in this state. It is required that the LPN received a nursing degree from an accredited nursing program, college or university. It is required that the LPN holds a current CPR certification.


EXPERIENCE


It is preferred that the LPN has six months experience working in a nursing home, hospital, home health agency or other healthcare facility.


SKILLS REQUIRED


Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathering and analyzing information to develop alternative solutions both alone and with groups.


Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional resident, family member, and employee situations, responding promptly to their request for service and assistance, while soliciting feedback to improve service insuring that commitments are met.


Interpersonal: Focuses on solving conflict and not blaming. Maintains confidentiality. Listens to others without interrupting and keeps emotions under control. Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens carefully and gets clarification. Responds well to questions.


Team Work: Balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibiting objectivity and openness to others' views. Contributes to building a positive team spirit.


Planning and Time Utilization: Consistently plans/coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency without sacrificing quality, accuracy and customer service. Meets deadlines in completing job assignments and special projects.


Computer Skills: Literate in Word and Excel, as well as preferred skills in Outlook.


Written Skills: Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively; and is able to read and interpret written information.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


The duties and responsibilities of the LPN include providing direct nursing care to residents in an assigned unit under the direction of the Healthcare Director, Nursing Supervisor or Registered Nurse. Such care will be performed timely and accurately in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and current acceptable policies, procedures and principles relating to the operation of the Community.


FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB


ESSENTIAL


The following job functions have been determined to be essential to the position. Management reserves the right to modify this list and other functions as deemed necessary.


  • Provides services in accordance with specific written orders from a physician and under the supervision of an RN.
  • Records all care given and observations during the visit on appropriate forms.
  • Obtains vital signs on each visit and records.
  • Reports and documents pertinent information. Prepares clinical and progress notes.
  • Charts client and family teaching when provided, concerning condition of illness, related needs, medications, etc.
  • Follows preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
  • Records supplies used on Daily Visit Report.
  • Attends client care conferences.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency when assisting RN in performing specialized tasks as directed by plan of care, Nurse Practice Act, and policies/procedures, with following areas:
    • Vital signs
    • Preparing and instruction of medications
    • Safety and emergency procedures
    • Dressing changes in accordance with plan
    • Oral and nasal suction
    • Catheterizations
    • Nursing assessment and documentation of visits.
    • Perform venipuncture as ordered by MD
    • Encourages client and family participation in activities of daily living to increase their independence and self-esteem. Assists patient in learning self-help techniques.
    • Prepares equipment and materials for treatment, observing aseptic techniques.
    • Maintains a safe work area free from hazards of fire, spills, litter, chemicals and equipment. Reports any problems to RN.
    • Respects the rights of clients and their family members.
    • Prepares and submits all paperwork in a timely manner.
    • Assists in obtaining needed doctor signatures in a timely manner.
    • Checks medical supplies in the Community, reviews with client-needed items, such as medications, groceries; makes deliveries as needed.
    • Records supplies purchased and errands performed on Summary of Service sheet.
    • Practices infection control measures and techniques and uses universal precautions.
    • Practices efficient use of supplies and materials. Safeguards the client's private property.
    • Respects the rights of clients and families.
    • Maintains confidentiality of all client information and client records.
    • Adheres to the Community's dress code.
    • Accepts all job assignments and requests to take call.
    • Conducts self in a professional manner at all times to reflect favorably upon the Community.
    • Attends all Community required training sessions to maintain professional competencies.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


      EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, MACHINES AND/OR TOOLS USED


      The following is a list of the principal equipment, materials, machines, tools, etc., used by the employee.


      Bedside commodes, urinals


      Shower chairs


      Bed and bath lines


      Catheters, bedpans


      Gait belts, geri chairs


      Blood pressure cuffs/


      Special eating utensils


      Safety restraints


      Sphygmomanometers


      Wrist watches


      Lift chairs,


      Stethoscopes


      Electric Shavers


      Wheelchairs


      Thermometers


      Soap and hygiene supplies


      Walkers


      Scales


      Whirlpool


      Back Support Belt


      Other miscellaneous devises/ nursing supplies


      PHYSICAL STRENGTH REQUIRED


      Frequent body movements include lifting, moving, transferring, bending (static forward bending), stooping/squatting and reaching. Able to do heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds unassisted with twisting and turning of trunk. Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.


      ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS


      Because the essential functions of the job may require general involvement in a healthcare facility, including but not limited to, exposure to AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses involving Risk Classification Categories 2 and 3, environmental and safety conditions will fluctuate. To be qualified for the position, a person will have the ability to work in this type of environment without posing a direct threat to self or others.


      ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


      I understand and acknowledge that this job description sets forth the basic requirements necessary to perform the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all job requirements that may be needed to perform the job. The employer needs may necessitate performance of multiple other tasks, duties and responsibilities, including, but not limited to, assuming the responsibilities of other positions in order to deliver a high quality of service.


      I further understand and acknowledge that this job description is not all-inclusive and that the Employer reserves the right to revise and/or change job requirements and responsibilities as needed.


      I have reviewed this job description. I certify that I am qualified to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations, and without posing a direct threat to myself or others.


      I further understand and acknowledge that this job description is not a contract, in whole or in part, and that I am an employee at will.


      __________________________

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      Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
      Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
      Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
      :
      Motivations
      Preferred
      Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
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      Education
      Experience
      Licenses & Certifications

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