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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Episcopal Church Home
Location: Rochester
Posted on: September 22, 2019

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Assure supervision of residents at all times. Provide encouragement of residents in performing activities of daily living and assign appropriate staff to meet the care needs of the residents as needed. Monitor physical, emotional, social and cognitive functioning levels of residents. Work with team to arrange transfer to another care level if needed. Keep the physician and families updated on changes in the resident status and ensure the physician instructions regarding care are met. Assist the resident care director r in reviewing all medical information. Review all DOH 3122s to ensure accuracy. Keep resident care director updated on medication changes when needed. Assess each residents health and functional abilities. Communicate with residents and families regarding health status. Work with residents primary physicians to coordinate care needs and medical orders. Maintain all resident nursing records as required. Maintain resident confidentiality. Assign and direct all resident care in absence of resident care coordinator. Develop schedule for all nursing staff to ensure staffing coverage at all times. Supervise resident care assistants to ensure accurate medication administration & care needs are met for residents. Assume responsibility for proper storage of all medications not kept by the residents. Maintain Optimus eMAR & task list per MD orders, DOH 3122, FA & ISP Phone in refills for residents on med-assist program and notify residents family if they pick up refills. Monitor Optimus exception reports to ensure proper medication administration. Assist resident care director with discipline of RCAs as needed. Complete monthly medication review with residents who self-manage medications. Provide resident teaching re: medication and medical equipment as needed. Communicate all pertinent information to other staff. May be assigned on-call duty on a rotational basis to handle resident and program emergencies as needed. Conduct in-service training for resident care assistants as needed & offer continuous Optimus training & support to RCAs. Assist resident care coordinator with in-service training as needed. Ensure that resident care assistants follow policies and procedures. Participate in quality assurance process. Conduct audits regarding nursing program as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Good nursing assessment skills. Strong team approach to working with other staff. Ability to interact courteously and tactfully with staff, residents, family members, visitors, vendors and the general public. EDUCATION: Current license and registration as a licensed practical nurse EXPERIENCE: Three years experience with older adults. license and registration as a registered nurse may substitute the LPN requirement and a portion of the experience requirement. Current New York State PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performing duties of this job requires occasional walking and standing. Must be able to occasionally lift loads of 30 pounds without assistance and the ability to sit for prolonged periods, talk, and hear is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. WORKING CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The majority of essential job duties are performed indoors as well as in resident areas where universal precautions apply. Employee may be exposed to indoor temperature fluctuations. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The work is performed within established guidelines, and requires periodic supervision. The employee exercises some initiative and independent judgment to effectively perform the essential job duties of this position. RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHERS: The employee has no direct responsibility for others. SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES: Shall be fully acquainted with all safety policies and procedures of Brentland Woods. Takes an active role in all fire drills during the shift and/or emergencies for internal and external disasters as monitored by supervisor and incident manager. Must comply with facility in-service requirements. Maintain confidentiality of all information related to the organization, residents, participants, family and staff, that may be encountered, either formally or informally, during the normal course of business. This includes medical and treatment records, financial and human resources information. I have read and understand the above information as evidenced by my signature below. DISCLAIMER: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and is not an inclusive summary of job duties and responsibilities. The omission of specific statements of duties or responsibilities does not exclude them from the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the Company as the needs of the Company and requirements of the job change. PI113152159

Keywords: Episcopal Church Home, Buffalo , Licensed Practical Nurse, Other , Rochester, New York

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