•Possesses the following abilities: common sense, leadership ability, organizational skills, good judgment, alertness, math skills, public relations and creativity.
•Must be able to meet the physical and mental demands of the position.
•Must be able to meet the requirements of Mission Essential Values: Leadership in All of Us, Quality, Teamwork, and Safety.
•Effectiveness in documenting
•Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal forms. Must be able to talk hear, taste, write and smell.
•Calm approach to emergencies and mental pressure
•Must be able to adapt and be flexible in changing situations.
•Performs Powerlift technique and pre-shift stretches. Lead team in using this technique and to complete stretches before starting their shift.
•Respond quickly and appropriately in fire drills and tornado drills.
•Complete resident incident reports and follow-up any emergency care or intervention that is needed.
•Assist staff in completing any staff incident reports.
•Observe Infection Control procedures as related to the nursing department.
•Observe and report change in resident’s condition.
•Communicates with preceding and following shifts and with the supervisor/ADON
•Collect samples, such as urine, sputum from residents for testing and performs glucometer testing.
•Assembles and uses such equipment as tube feeding equipment, catheters, tracheotomy tubes, oxygen supplies and other equipment for resident care.
•Contacts physician and families when necessary.
•Meet with nursing assistants daily to assess resident’s changing needs, and give input to neighborhood meetings.
•Give reports to other members of the nursing team.
•Counts Narcotics with preceding and next shift.
•Administers, records and reorders medications accurately according to physician orders.
•Performs daily monitoring of residents condition – monitor, observe, collect necessary data daily and document appropriately.
•Daily upkeep and cleaning of work area, including medication cart.
•Receive and transcribe orders from physicians.
•Monitor I.V.’s and discontinue I.V.’s. Add medication as ordered.
•Make rounds with physicians.
•Understands and communicates with specialized medical terminology.
•Completes charting and keeps charting current.
•Completes admission, discharge, transfer documentation and tasks.
•Updates care plans as changes are noted in condition and communicates to teammates.
•Works closely with other departments.
•Participate in care conferences as needed.
•Completes treatments and vital signs.
•Complete appropriate data collections of residents and prepare lab slips.
•Prepare appointments packets, schedules appointments, transportation and companions to accompany residents to appointments.
•Complete Quality Assurance forms as required.
•Monitors quality of daily care given by nursing assistants and assists when needed.
•Responsible to delegate work to others.
•Responsible to see that care is completed on shift worked.
•Do resident cares as needed as a part of team nursing including feeding residents, answering lights and completing care.
•Leading and teaching staff to provide cares.
•Responsible for answering emergency calls for assistance, from Lamplighter Manor in the event the supervisor is not available, visit and collect necessary data of the individual and make appropriate care recommendations.
•Responsible for completing nursing assistant job performances.
•Works with practical nursing students from DLTC during their geriatric training at Emmanuel Nursing Home.
•Organize work schedule to complete assignments on time with a high degree of effectiveness.
•Conduct resident rounds.
•Identify when monitored staff requires disciplinary action and follow through with such action and bring to the attention of the supervisor.
•Replace staff in the absence of staffing coordinator and when supervisor unable to do.
•Instruct nursing assistants in the correct use of adaptive devices to meet the needs of the resident.
•Participates in orientation and training of new employees.
•Monitors that nursing staff adheres to the dress code.
•Must receive a “not disqualified” criminal background result from the Department of Human Services.
•Demonstrates a Professional Attitude.
•Work hours as assigned, scheduled, or mutually agreed upon. Occasionally called upon to work on short notice.
•Responsible to assure all nursing assistants are provided report at the beginning of a shift and all report off at end of a shift.
•Ability to organize day in order to anticipate the unknowns.
•Initiate problem solving with residents and staff.
Skills & Requirements
Current LPN license in Minnesota
Completes Mantoux/TB Requirements
Knowledge of State and Federal Regulations for nursing homes
Capable of gathering accurate information to assist in assessments and evaluations of residents condition
Knowledge of teamwork and working as a team member.
Knowledge of medications and purpose
Ecumen - 15 months ago