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LPN Staff Nurse

Company: Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center - New Starting Rate: $24.75/hr!!!! All shifts available including day shift!
Experienced LPN Rates up to $27.75/hr!
POSITION SUMMARY: The LPN reports to RN with the Shift Supervisor or Resident Care Coordinator.
A. Job Knowledge and Role Responsibilities:
1. Demonstrates knowledge of age specific developmental factors specific to adult and geriatric residents
2. Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to care for residents with the following needs: therapeutic, neuro and dementia, dialysis, IV therapy, infectious disease and wound care, if applicable.
3. Provides nursing care in accordance with Resident Care Policies and Procedures and ensures the safety and well-being of the residents is maintained.
4. Attends all mandatory in-services by employee's anniversary date.
5. Maintains and updates New York State license in compliance with New York State regulations.
6. Acts appropriately under the direction of the RN Shift Supervisor, RN, or Resident Care Coordinator and acts as an active member of the interdisciplinary team.
7. Demonstrates ability to adjust to changes in units/shift assignments to meet resident and facility needs.
8. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to assist the RN or Resident Care Coordinator with the day- to- day activities.
9. Successfully completes facility-conducted orientation of specialized dementia unit, as appropriate.
10. Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with the Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program when performing work functions.
B. Resident Care Responsibilities:
1) Assumes responsibility on assigned unit for:
Medication & Treatments
a) Administers enteral feedings, and oral, injectable and intravenous medications and treatments within the LPN scope of practice as prescribed by the Physician and per facility policy.
b) Performs and is co-responsible for narcotic count as per Resident Care Policies and Procedures.
c) Demonstrates expertise in dispensing medications and treatments by all routes as ordered by the Physician with established time frames. Ensures no medications are left unattended.
d) Assesses effectiveness and observes for interaction and reaction of medications and treatment.
e) Demonstrates knowledge of residents' allergies according to established Care Plan.
f) Documents medication and treatment administration in a timely and accurate manner according to Resident Care Policies and Procedures.
g) Orders appropriate medications from pharmacy as needed in accordance with Resident Care Policies and Procedures.
Management and Supervision of Nursing Assistants:
a) Reports pertinent information to Nursing Assistants on assigned residents prior to delivery of care, and provides direction in prioritizing resident care.
b) Reports resident information to Nurses and Nursing Assistants reporting for next shift.
c) Ensures all aspects of delivery of care to residents is completed within the established time frames according to Resident Care Policies and Procedures.
d) Ensures all aspects of resident care information is up-to-date and reviewed by Nursing Assistants prior to the delivery of care.
2) Complies with all State Department codes and requirements regarding nursing care and documentation.
C. Role Responsibilities-Interpersonal Skills:
1. Is aware of, and adheres to, Resident's Bill of Rights and Confidentiality of Resident Information.
2. Interacts with residents and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-judgmental, supportive and calm manner.
3. Addresses resident and family satisfaction issues immediately by reporting them to the Supervisor in a professional manner.
4. Is aware of Resident Abuse Reporting Law.
5. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.
D. Role Responsibilities-Safety:
1. Demonstrates ability to locate emergency equipment (i.e., emergency oxygen tank, etc.)
2. Understands and demonstrates knowledge of role in Fire and Disaster drills.
3. Demonstrates ability to identify and respond appropriately to potential behavioral outbursts.
4. Uses facility equipment safely.
5. Recognizes, removes, and/or reports potential hazards.
E. Role Responsibilities-Infection Control:
1. Demonstrates knowledge of and implements universal precautions.
2. Washes hands between resident contacts as appropriate.
3. Handles linen and disposes of waste properly.
4. Demonstrates ability to care for residents on precautions.
5. Demonstrates knowledge of correct positioning/care of catheters and drainage.
F. Role Responsibilities-Resident Dignity:
1. Addresses residents in a respectful manner.
2. Discusses confidential resident information in appropriate areas only.
3. Knocks on door prior to entering resident rooms, and maintains resident privacy & dignity when providing treatments or other resident care.
G. Other Duties as Assigned by Shift Supervisor, Head Nurse and/or Resident Care Coordinator.

Keywords: Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Buffalo , LPN Staff Nurse, Healthcare , Buffalo, New York

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