Licensed Practical Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse
- Do you have a passion for caring for others?
- Are you an individual who takes responsibility and follows through?
- Do you like to deliver high quality service to others?
- Are you detailed oriented and like to follow through on your promises?
WellAge Senior Communities is a dynamic senior housing organization with recognized healthcare expertise leading our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. We bring high quality service delivery to our residents and value-driven management outcomes to the business.
Our name, WellAge, reflects our commitment to creating environments and services to promote our residents aging well and remaining active doing the things they love and enjoy. Each community is designed to create a purposeful life and engaging life experiences.
We offer you competitive pay, a great benefits package, opportunities for growth and an engaging culture. Join our team today!
OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
The Licensed Practical Nurse, under the supervision of a professional nurse, (RN), render nursing care to residents; observe and report symptoms and conditions; take and accurately record temperature, respiration’s, pulse, and blood pressure. The LPN also assist in the administering of medications and record reactions; maintain records reflecting the resident’s conditions; bathe and help acutely ill residents; and assist in improving the welfare of residents. The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.
- Assist with counseling residents and families
- Provide nursing care in accordance with the community and nursing policies and procedures
- Assist in coordinating residents’ dietary needs with the Executive Chef
- Assume responsibility for residents assigned to his/her care, including regular bed checks to ensure that no resident is left unattended or permitted to wander from the premises and insure that resident call lights are answered promptly
- Report incidents of suspected resident abuse immediately
- Assist the Wellness Director to develop and maintain an up-to-date individual service plan for each resident
- Engage with residents, families and visitors with genuine interest and tact
- Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or scheduled form
- Promote inter-departmental relationships
- Assist with the orientation and training personnel
- Responsible for supervision of care managers
- Coordinate state required training with Resident Services Director/Executive Director to ensure regulatory requirements
- Direct supervision of care giving and coordination of health care needs within the community
- Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating maintenance instructions and procurement manuals
- Deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists
- Prepare and administer medications according to procedure and be aware of pharmacological and therapeutic effect
- Record nursing information on resident’s service plan and clinical records, including nursing notes, graphic sheets, medications and treatment records, transcribe physician orders
- Observe, report, and record resident reactions to drugs, test, treatments, and therapeutic measures
- Maintain ongoing communication with the resident, resident’s family and physician regarding the resident’s medical needs
- Ensure all infection control guidelines are met
- Coordinate additional health services the resident may need
- Review changes in residents’ condition with the Wellness Director, Executive Director and residents’ physician
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Personal computing and word processing software
- Effectively communicate in the English language and follow written and verbal instructions?Continuing education as required by law
- Attend in-service educations within the community
- As required to obtain state nursing license
- Minimum of 2 years of experience working with elderly
- Recommended and encouraged
- Current nursing license issues by appropriate state licensing agency