LPN
Fleet Landing - Atlantic Beach, FL

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RESPONSIBILITIES:
To provide professional supervisory nursing practice and control the quality of Resident care within the Health Center maintaining the standards of Fleet Landing and maintaining compliance with State and Federal guidelines.

DUTIES:
1. Supports the mission, vision, and core values of Fleet Landing.
2. Assures that Residents’ rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to register complaints, are followed.
3. Follows all established safety procedures and precautions. Reports all unsafe/ hazardous conditions, and/ or defective equipment to Manager. Reports all incidents/accidents, no matter how minor, to Manager.
4. Maintains strict conformity to Medicare compliance policies and the legal requirements applicable to their function and job responsibility.
5. Ensure that all Nursing Assistants assigned to you follow the written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Fleet Landing Health Center.
6. Cooperates with other Residents services regarding care, quality assurance program, completion of forms, participation in surveys, make recommendations.
7. Admit, transfer and discharge Residents as required.
8. Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
9. Chart all accidents/incidents involving a Resident.
10. Encourage attending physicians to review treatment plans, re-orders, progress notes, etc.
11. Chart nurses’ notes in informative manner, complete required record keeping, record new diet orders, transcribe physician’s orders, and report all discrepancies to the Charge Nurse.
12. Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician.
13. Assure prescribed medication is not administered to another; Verify identity.
14. Order prescribed medication, supplies; ensure adequate supply of stock medications.
15. Ensure that narcotic records are accurate, dispose of drugs as required, notify attending physician of automatic stop orders.
16. Notify Unit Manager of all drug and narcotic discrepancies noted on your shift.
17. Inform Charge Nurse of staffing needs.
18. Develop work assignments.
19. Make daily rounds.
20. Assure that department staff, Residents and visitors follow department’s policies and procedures.
21. Provide leadership to nursing assistants.
22. Make rounds with physicians.
23. Cooperates with and coordinate social and activity programs with nursing services schedules.
24. Administer profession services; Make independent decisions concerning nursing care.
25. Participate in the orientation of new Resident and family members of Fleet Landing.
26. Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs.
27. Notify Residents attending physician and next of kin when there is a change in Resident’s condition, consult with Charge Nurse on authorized changes, inform family members of the death of a Resident.
28. Participate in the development, planning, conducting, and scheduling of in-service training.
29. Implement and maintain an effective orientation.
30. Assist in standardizing methods.
31. Participate in continuing education programs.
32. Monitor your assigned staff assuring safety regulations are being met.
33. Maintain work areas as safe and clean, maintain infection control program, and report hazardous conditions.
34. Assure stock level of medications, supplies and equipment; Recommend to the Unit Manager equipment and supply needs of your unit.
35. Monitor nursing procedures and care.
36. Review care plans daily to ensure that appropriate care is being rendered; inform Unit Manager of changes.
37. Ensure that nurses’ notes reflect that the care plan is being followed.
38. Review Resident care plans, goals, and problems and make revisions.
39. Ensure that nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of the Residents’ rights and responsibilities.
40. Review complaints and grievances made by Residents and make a written report.
41. Performs other duties as assigned by Manager.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:
Must have a thorough working knowledge of the duties and requirements necessary for the proper performance of a licensed nurse.

SPECIAL DEMANDS:
Possesses a genuine interest in caring for and serving older adults while participating as a team player. May have to react to an emergency situation. May be required to instruct others or demonstrate to others the use of certain equipment as required. Confers with families, visitors, and physicians in person and/or via telephone. Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing. Carries out detailed written or verbal instructions. Must be capable of functioning independently, have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with Residents, their families, personnel, and regulatory agencies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Ability to stand for long periods of time. Sustains physical activity throughout the work period. Relates to the physical demands of the job in terms of fatigue, strain and repetitive motion. Able to physically exert self involving frequent pushing, pulling, carrying and lifting of varying weights following established safety Policies and Procedures. Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable those senses to function adequately to assure the requirements of this position can be fully met.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be able to successfully maintain established competencies for the position. Effective communication skills; both oral and written. Computer skills needed. Ability to work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care. Strong problem-solving skills. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Minimum Education Required:
Must be a licensed Practical Nurse. Must hold a valid license for the state of Florida or show proof of an application for such. Current CPR certification.

Experience:
Must have knowledge of all phases of nursing care to Residents and previous experience in a convalescent home, skilled nursing facility, or general hospital with supervisory or charge nurse abilities. Some experience in geriatrics is preferable.

Supervision:
Each staff nurse will answer directly to the Charge Nurse or the Unit Manager. The Staff Nurse is responsible for his/her actions and the actions of staff under his/her direction and control.

Fleet Landing is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Smoke and Drug Free Work Place.

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