• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

    Posted Date 6 days ago(12/7/2018 3:32 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-5786
    # of Openings
    2
    Area of Interest
    Nursing
    Company
    Elderwood
    Location
    Elderwood at Hornell
    Position Type
    Per Diem
    Shift
    Day, Evening & Night Options
  • Overview

    Elderwood at Hornell is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to join our team of professional clinicians. 

     

    Who Is Elderwood at Hornell?

    • Elderwood at Hornell is a Long Term Care (LTC) and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) serving the geriatric population. We offer specialty programs that include Adult Medical Day, Respite Care and Seasons Memory Care. Seasons Memory Care is a specialized program for residents living with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other memory loss conditions.

    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Position Overview:

    • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are indispensable members of our interdisciplinary team and are charged with managing the daily clinical regimen of each resident and subacute patient. Our LPNs enjoy a unique opportunity to gain extensive clinical experience and provide advanced care in a home-like setting. State LPN license required. 

    Shifts: 

    • Per Diem nurses must pick up at least 2 shifts each month to maintain per diem status.
    • We offer days (6a-2p or 7a-3p - depending on unit), evenings (2p-10p or 3p-11p - depending on unit) and overnights (10p-6a or 11p-7a - depending on unit). All shifts include every other weekend requirements.
    • Shift requests and shift availability will be discussed during pre-screen phone call.

    Responsibilities

    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Job Duties include:

    • Pass medications and give skilled treatments to assigned residents.
    • Direct and monitor the personal care duties and nursing care procedures carried out by Nursing Assistants of the assigned team.
    • Assist Nursing Assistants with direct care of residents, as necessary.
    • Report to Unit Manager/Assistant Unit Manager or Charge Nurse unusual symptoms, changes of condition, daily needs, and progress of residents.
    • Follow the Plan of Care for each resident, and monitor the performance of Nursing Assistants in carrying out the appropriate aspects of the care plan.
    • Receive controlled substances from the shift Supervisory Nurse and is responsible for all aspects of the storage and distribution of these medications; ensure proper and safe placement and use of medications stored in medication cart, stock medication cupboards, medication room refrigerator and narcotic cabinets.
    • Maintain documentation regarding the care plans of residents in the Nursing Notes, Medical Administration Records, Treatment Records and other required records.
    • Ensure that resident care standards are maintained in performance of duties, and that the rights of residents and preferences in care and treatment are respected.
    • Participate in Change-of-Shift Report and is responsible for bringing nursing personnel of next shift up-to-date about the care and needs of residents.
    • Provide assessment of needs and resident care planning information as necessary and requested by nurses and other health care disciplines.
    • Participate in quality assurance programs upon request.
    • Telephone physicians for orders or updates; conduct skin care assessments and diabetic nail care; update family members as needed; start pressure sore, treatment and routing sheets.
    • Attend staff meetings and required or preferred in-service training.
    • Generate and develop ideas, which improve the quality of care for residents or increase job productivity and satisfaction.
    • Perform all job duties according to safety rules and practices required for this job position, and as required to ensure the general safety of staff, residents and visitors of this facility.
    • Perform assigned duties according to the service excellence standards and goals established for this job position, and for all staff members of this facility.
    • Exhibit the highest level of customer service towards residents, staff and visitors.
    • Perform other work tasks as assigned by the Unit Manager/Assistant Unit Manager or Charge Nurse.

    Qualifications

    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Qualifications:

    • Credentials as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) with a current state license required.
    • Training and work experience in a geriatric setting preferred.
    • Ability to supervise and work well with other personnel required.
    • Qualities of maturity, diplomacy, and ability to work well with others required.
    • Caring, respectful attitude towards residents required.

    Elderwood at Hornel is located at 1 Bethesda Drive, Hornell, NY 14843.

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