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LPN - Ira Davenport
Ref No.: 17-14721
Location: Bath, New York
1. General job duties. Types of procedures required. Please see additional comments.
2. Equipment utilized in the unit/dept. (Is there computerized charting, medication systems, etc.) Computerized and written charting,
3. Required skills and minimum years of experience.
Basic nursing skills are needed, 1 years of LPN experience. Geriatric experience preferred.

4. Specific licensures and certifications/registrations required. (ARRT, CRT, BLS, ACLS, etc)
Graduate of a Practical Nursing Program registered by the New York State Education or by the licensing authority of another state. BLS required,

5. Shift or schedule requirements. (Will the employee ever work alone? Is call required? If so, how often? Are weekends required?)
Will not be working alone, 2 LPNS to a unit/per shift; additional LPNS and an RN are available within facility

6. Floating to over units/departments. (If so, to which units/departments?) No
7. Bed size/number of rooms for this unit/dept. The SNF consists of 120 beds on 2 floors.
8. Nurse to patient ratio of this unit. (nursing only)

Approx: 1:20 (Days), 1:20 (Evening) or less 1:20 (Nights) or less This is all based on staffing.

9. Dress Code:
Scrubs, name tag, appropriate foot wear, hair in professional manner

10. Tell us about the unit/department specific training and orientation program.
Each nurse will be trained on computer documentation, medication administration and the routine of the unit. Training time depends on the nurse being trained. There are always resources available to travel nurses.

Additional Comments:

See Attached Job Description.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Assists in providing leadership, supervision, and support to staff in performing quality resident care in compliance with the philosophies, objectives, and established policies and procedures of the department and facility.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
Responsible to the Director of Nursing, Nurse Manager and Charge Nurse. Annual performance evaluation according to job description and personnel policies by nurse manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting /Communication

** 1. Receives report on residents from the Charge Nurse going off duty and gives a complete report on residents to oncoming nurse prior to leaving duty.

** 2. Evaluates residents and refers information to the Nurse Manager, House Charge Nurse and/or Supervisor when necessary. Communicates pertinent information to other staff members involved with resident care.

** 3. Counts controlled substances/ narcotics with previous shift nursing staff when arriving on duty. Ensures that all medications are properly stored, counted, and locked.

** 4. Handles all situations with professionalism, tactfulness, politeness, and is always courteous to residents, visitors and co-workers.

** 5. Participates in meetings and committees as requested.

Supervision

** 1. Willingly assists in supervising the work performance of the nursing assistants and assists as necessary.

a) Cleanliness of entire unit.
b) Meals and nourishments.
c) Toileting, answering call lights.
d) Lifting, moving, turning, positioning, and transporting residents including to activities.
e) Comfort and safety of residents.
f) Hygiene, cleanliness and proper dress attire of residents.
g) Documentation, including, but not limited to, vital signs, bowel/bladder training, intake and output, weights, Foley catheter output, range of motion, turning and positioning, ambulation, Resident Care Record, etc.

** 2. Maintains staff morale and promotes their working together as a unified group.

** 3. Evaluates and performs nursing care of all residents per physician's orders and in compliance with facility policies, procedures, and care plans including but not limited to:

a) Medication administration and treatments

b) Assists in emergency situations
c) Feedings

** 4. Acts as Unit Charge/Med Nurse on off shifts and weekends.

Documentation
** 1. Performs documentation in compliance with facility policies and procedures in a timely manner, including, but not limited to:
a) Charts, medications, treatments, procedures, and resident tolerance.
b) Admissions, discharges, transfers, physician visits.
c) Documents all significant or acute care issues with follow up to MD, and family.
d) Nurse's notes, summaries, progress notes.
e) Documents all resident/family education.
f) Completes 24 hour shift reports, census reports, and signs completed.
g) Laboratory. X-Ray results
l) Responsible for charting I&O, vital signs and fluid summaries when appropriate.
m) Completes all accident and incident reports
n) Contact with physician and family member(s) as appropriate.

Staff Development
1. Attends in-services and educational programs both in and out of the facility.

** 2. Assists in orientation and on the job training of staff.

** 3. Helps educate the resident and family in all aspects of their health condition and treatment.

4. Has a working knowledge of Corporate Compliance regulations and promptly reports any potential Corporate Compliance violations to the Corporate Compliance Officer.

5. Is familiar with and demonstrates Continuous Quality Improvement principles and participates in the process as appropriate, focusing on meeting the customer service needs of the internal and external customers.

6. Provides age appropriate care to all THC residents.

7. Is responsible for attending all annual mandatory educational programs as required by position and is responsible for completion of all annual competencies per job description and other educational opportunities as they become available.

8. In order to provide the highest quality care to our patients and residents, individuals may be required to work hours beyond those normally scheduled. Work schedules may be subject to change based on the needs of the department.

9. Acts as a role model while maintaining professional, ethical and respectfully values while maintaining resident/staff confidentiality.

10. It is understood that this job description lists typical duties for the classification and is not to be considered inclusive of all duties that may be assigned.

EDUCATION/TRAINING:
NYS Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse with valid NYS license. Current CPR certification.

EXPERIENCE:

One to two years experience in acute care or long term care preferred

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking. Verbal and written communication skills are necessary. Positions, pushes, pulls, and lifts medium to heavy weights intermittently.

EXPOSURE CATEGORY:
Category I. Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.