Kendal at Ithaca - Ithaca, NY

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Full-time, 40 hours/week, 6:00 am - 2:30 pm, every other weekend plus 4 additional shifts/week. Position available May 14, 2012. Must have current licensure by the State of New York as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Experience in long term care setting preferred, successful candidate will also possess good observation, documentation, hands on care and communication skills as well as a strong desire to work with elderly residents in a team centered environment.

Familiarity/expertise in using electronic medical record preferred. Carries out MD orders for medications. Notes condition changes in residents and reports to nursing supervisor and MD as appropriate. Assists staff with care needs of residents including bathing, dressing, toileting and transferring.

Checks physician orders for accuracy. Works with interdisciplinary staff to ensure that residents are functioning at their optimal level of independence. Applications accepted until position is filled.