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Full time LPN's needed!

Company: White Oaks Nursing and Rehab
Location: Woodbury
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

White Oaks Nursing and Rehab - MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED
Under the direction of the Director of Nursing Services (DNS), ADNS, and Nursing Supervisor, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) bears the responsibility for quality of health care to the residents of the facility. - He/she monitors resident activity and communicates change to the Nursing Supervisor and Attending Physician. -
Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing licensed and registered as a Nurse in the State of New York. - - -

A minimum of 5 years' experience in a nursing home facility with knowledge of gerontological problems.
Current CPR certification.
The ability to relate to long-term care/sub-acute rehabilitation individual's needs.
Good communication skills; must understand English; written, oral and listening.
Must be able to observe and demonstrate proper safety and sanitary techniques.
Must be a team player, able to work independently, and with a wide variety of individuals.
Maintains a responsible and positive attitude.
Good organizational skills.
Must be able to multitask.

The following is intended to outline the essential responsibilities of the position. - -
1. - - - - - Delivers competent nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and according to the plan of care derived from Physician's Orders and RN Assessment.
2. - - - - - Ensures that residents are free from abuse, mistreatment and neglect.
3. - - - - - Confers with resident's physicians to clarify medical orders and direct care. - Makes rounds with physician as needed as picks up Physician Orders accurately and enters them into the electronic medical record (SIGMA). - Receives telephone orders from the physician and enters them accurately into SIGMA.
4. - - - - - Admits, transfer and discharge residents as needed utilizing (SIGMA)
5. - - - - - Charts progress notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the resident as well as resident's response to care. - Signs and dates all entries made in the medical record.
6. - - - - - Reviews MAR/TAR for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of the physician' order and necessary initials to indicate doses administered.
7. - - - - - Participates in analyzing and interpreting data and making informed judgement as to the specific elements of nursing care, using appropriate resources and MD/NP consultation.
8. - - - - - Performs controlled substances count with relieving nurse and obtains unit keys. - Ensures accuracy if count. - Assumes responsibility for controlled substances throughout the shift and reports discrepancies or torn blister packs to the supervisor. -
a. - - - - - - If a control substance is wasted it must be co-signed by the supervisor
b. - - - - - Do not leave the building with the keys. If you must leave the building, you must count out with the nurse who is given the keys.
1. - - - - - Receives report from the shift supervisor or designee and goes on walking rounds. -
2. - - - - - Assess all residents on report.
3. - - - - - Gives report to the Nursing Assistants, Hall Monitors and Feeders. - Completes the assignment books with the directives for the aides.
4. - - - - - Dispenses medications safely as per facility protocol and established nursing practice.
5. - - - - - Performs treatments safely as per facility protocol and established nursing practice.
6. - - - - - Responds to emergencies and codes.
7. - - - - - Participates in facility surveys and Quality Assurance programs.
8. - - - - - Ensures Regulatory Compliance.
9. - - - - - Manages and supervises unit staff. - Informs Nursing Supervisor of any staffing concerns.
10. - Makes supervisor aware of all changes in resident's condition, including falls, change of cognition, elevation of temperature, etc.
11. - Contributes to resident's individualized plan of care in which needs are identified and achievable goals are set. - Implements nursing care plan in an organized manner, establishes and reorders priorities as needed. - Evaluates outcomes of basic nursing interventions.
12. - Maintains all infection control protocols and reinforces protocols with staff. - Monitors residents on isolation.
13. - Documents as per facility protocols. -Maintains medical record, both paper and electronic and thins paper record as needed according to facility protocol.
14. - Orders medications from the pharmacy, as needed. -Accepts pharmacy delivery of meds, except controlled substances, which only the supervisor can accept.
15. - Reports to supervisor any potential safety hazards immediately along with securing the area in question.
16. - Intervenes immediately with resident/staff crisis and alerts supervisor.
17. - Reports to supervisor any suspected or witnessed abuse immediately, once the resident has been removed from harm.
18. - Collects lab specimens but does not accept critical lab results. - The supervisor or RN designee is responsible for the critical labs. - May assist the phlebotomist in transporting the resident to a private location as lab personnel are not permitted to transport residents.
19. - Collaborate, cooperate and communicate with other health care providers to ensure quality and continuity of care.
20. - Attends Interdisciplinary Team Care Meetings as directed as part of the interdisciplinary team.
21. - Discusses the resident's status with the sponsor and notifies them of any changes.
22. - Participates in health teaching for the resident and family/significant other. - Explains procedures to residents and family members and assists them in coping with illnesses. -

Keywords: White Oaks Nursing and Rehab, Stamford , Full time LPN's needed!, Healthcare , Woodbury, Connecticut

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