LPN
Welcov Healthcare - Mitchell, SD

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To assist an RN with supervising routine functions of an assigned area to include functioning as a Charge Nurse in providing nursing care to residents under the direction of an RN and as prescribed by the physician and in accordance with standards of nursing practices and regulations; and as may be directed by the (RN) Director of Nursing.

Primary Responsibilities:

UNIT COORDINATOR

Duties: Supervise under the direction of an RN, other professional and non-professional staff in the day-to-day delivery of resident care. Assist in scheduling job assignments and developing nursing unit priorities under the direction of an RN. May assist in orientation new staff and participating in recruitment and selection of nursing staff. Communicate non-nursing practice policies, and assist and coach as needed. Monitor work assignments, provide feedback, and assist an RN in evaluating performance and redirect and discipline as needed.

Participate under the direction of an RN who establishes and directs nursing care in the interviewing and hiring of nursing assistants applicants. Supervise, evaluate and discipline under the direction of an RN certain non-nursing practice performance of nursing assistant employees, to include the effective recommendation of suspension and termination.

NURSING CARE

FUNCTIONS

Duties: Prepare and review medical records and nurses notes under the direction of an RN, and assess residents to evaluate their physical and emotional status. Monitor resident activity and provide nursing care as directed by an RN, and according to the Physician’s orders, care plans, established standards and facility policies. Coordinate and assist or prepare for new admissions, transfers, and discharge of residents as directed by an RN. Transcribe physician’s telephone orders. Communicate with Residents, family members, other interdisciplinary tem members, and managements.

DRUG

ADMINISTRATION &

DOCUMENTATION

Duties: Prepare and administer medications under the direction of an RN and as ordered by the physician in accordance with nursing standards and facility policies. Sign, date and perform all charting and recordkeeping in accordance with established policies and procedures.

RESIDENT’S RIGHTS

Duties: Understands, complies with, and promotes all rules regarding residents’ rights.

CARE PLAN

AND ASSESSMENT

Duties: Assist RN as directed and participate in developing and implementing a written care plan for individual residents that addresses the needs of the resident.

STAFF

DEVELOPMENT

Duties: Attend and participate in educational activities, in-service training, and staff meetings; assist in orientation and training other staff.

SAFETY AND

SANITATION

Duties: Monitor environment and care practices of nursing personnel as directed by an RN to ensure compliance with established safety, fire and disaster, infection control and all other departmental policies and procedures are followed; and to ensure cleanliness and safety of work and treatment areas.

OTHER DUTIES

Duties: Other duties as assigned or needed.

Physical and Sensory Requirements (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices):

Walking/mobility, reaching, climbing, bending, lifting, grasping, pushing, pulling; fine hand coordination; ability to distinguish smells and temperatures; ability to hear and respond to pages; ability to read and write; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate with residents and others; ability to understand and follow training and in-service educations; ability to instruct personnel during training education and staff meetings; ability to travel; and ability to remain calm in emergency situations and when handling multiple tasks.

Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in good standing and currently licensed by the State.
  • Completion of secondary education or otherwise show ability to read and write in a legible and understandable manner.
  • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents and families and to work cooperatively with other employees.
  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.
  • Must meet all local health regulations, and pass post-employment physical exam if required.
  • Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Related work experience is preferred.

We conduct drug and alcohol testing as allowed by applicable state law.

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