Bolivar Medical Center
Job Summary: Assesses, plans and implements the nursing care of residents within the skilled nursing setting with the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Responsible for ensuring continuity of care of the residents between shifts by providing direct care as well as supervising the care given by CNAs and supportive staff members. Participates in resident and family teaching. Maintains role as resident advocate with a focus on the facilitys mission.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Assesses residents on admission and on a weekly basis as well as when conditions change. Documents appropriately including Minimum Data Sets under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Assesses the residents condition and nursing needs, prescribes appropriate nursing action.
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the resident and family regarding pain management.
Documents changes in residents condition and nursing care on progress notes and care plan.
Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratorys and the resident care units policies and procedures
Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
Administers medications and follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Performs all aspects of resident care in an environment that optimizes resident safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Meets current documentation standards and policies.
Notifies physician of changes in residents condition and follows through until appropriate action is taken.
Notes and carries out physicians orders in a timely manner.
Gives a thorough report to oncoming shift by participating in walking rounds and documenting appropriately on calendar for upcoming needs.
Follows through as needed on information given by shift report, resident or family regarding resident concerns.
Implements plan of care of the resident based on assessments and goals established by the interdisciplinary care team.
Treats residents and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of residents and their families.
Supervises other members of the healthcare team as needed to accomplish the plan of care which has been developed.
Demonstrates competence in technical and manual skills according to scope of practice for LPNs/LVNs.
Functions as a resident advocate by protecting the residents rights.
Demonstrates creativity in solving problems and looking at situations in new and innovative ways.
Interacts with residents, families, co-workers, managers and other departmental personnel in a kind, knowledgeable and friendly manner.
Consistently involves resident and family in planning for care, treatment, teaching needs and discharge plans.
Initiates and leads resident care conferences and updates plan of care, as appropriate.
Functions as a leader for the CNAs; delegates in a manner that contributes to the excellence of the nursing unit to which LPN/LVN is assigned.
Participates in orientation of new personnel and assists in performance evaluations when needed.
Follows proper infection control procedures and supervises supportive staff in infection control procedures.
Demonstrates ability to remain calm in emergency and/or stressful situations and gives everyone a feeling of confidence that station is under control.
Consistently follows the policies and procedures of the facility.
Exhibits genuine interest in and appreciation of adults in later years of life.
Is a motivated, independent individual who can organize workload so that all functions are completed appropriately?
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
Completes annual education requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Maintains resident confidentiality at all times.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time system correctly.
Completes inservices and returns in a timely fashion.
Attends annual review and department inservices, as scheduled.
Attends at least 75% of staff meetings annually, reads and returns all monthly staff meeting minutes.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility.
Graduate of a LPN/LVN program.
Current Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse in State of Mississippi.
Current BLS certification.
Current certification in IV therapy.
2 professional references required.
Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
Additional languages preferred.
Basic computer knowledge.
For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising resident care.
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Primary Location Mississippi-Cleveland
Schedule Per Diem/PRN