Temporary RN/LPN -- Cortland Acres -- Thomas
Cortland Acres - Thomas, WV

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The RN/LPN has overall accountability for the smooth functioning of the long term nursing units on a day-to-day basis. This includes, but is not limited to provisioning of nursing services; assisting in carrying out physician’s orders; assessing patients to note any changes in conditions; responding and reporting to patient's changes in condition; oversight of distribution of medications, chart medication, distribution/count of narcotics and maintain narcotic inventory record; assigning nursing staff to patients; providing leadership and supervision to nursing staff; and responding to emergencies. The RN/LPN assures the best practices in nursing care are followed, as well as meet the standards and mandates of long term care required by state regulations.

The ideal candidate holds a current license as a RN or LPN in this state, has graduated from an accredited RN or LPN program, and has two or more years experience, preferably in the long term care arena.

The following is a representative list of duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Visit patients on unit, assess needs, and assign nursing staff to care for patients during shift, or tour of duty
-- Provide leadership, guidance, supervision, and evaluation of nursing staff
-- Evaluate performance of nursing staff and participate in the evaluation process of nursing staff
-- Receive physician’s orders for patient care. Make rounds with physicians and record the rounds in charts
-- Distribute medications and chart distribution of medications in medication record. Charts according to established standards and regulations
-- Count narcotics and maintain accurate record of narcotic inventory/count
-- Participate with the interdisciplinary team, in the development and updates of the Patient Assessment and Comprehensive Care Plan as patient's conditions change
-- Attend treatment and care plan meetings as needed
-- Assist with charting of all clinical and nursing care provided
-- Ensure charting is accurate, done in a timely manner, and meets established standards and regulations
-- Provide consultation, information, and support to patients and their families as needed
-- Ensure information is transferred regarding patient care and condition as related to nursing services at shift change report i.e. shift beginning and shift ending
-- Participate in staff development programs, in-service training and staff meetings
-- Provide emergency care as appropriate, in accordance with physician orders and advance directives
-- Overall management and implementation of patient care plan, documentation in care plan of patient progress and change in condition
-- Assures that all safety and infection control practices are followed
-- Demonstrates best practices for staff to follow
-- Provide care in accordance with Federal, State, and Local Regulations
-- Perform other duties as assigned and needed to ensure the quality of comprehensive nursing care

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