JOB SUMMARYThe Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the delivery of quality, long-term care to geriatric and disabled individuals as specified in individualized care plans; promotion of comfort, maintenance of functional abilities and respect for resident s dignity, along with supervision of care provided by CNAs and support staff.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIESEducation/Experience: Current State of Montana LPN license. Two to three years nursing experience in long-term care setting preferred.Technical Skills: 1. Strong analytical and organization skills.2. Ability to execute multiple tasks with minimal supervision.3. Ability to handle stressful situations competently, effectively and courteously.4. Management and leadership skills.5. Ability to assist in lifting, transferring and positioning patients; agility to respond quickly to unexpected resident safety needs and medical emergencies.6. Basic to intermediate computer skills.Other qualifications/certificate/license: Current CPR certification.Behavioral Competencies: Supports PMC s Code of Conduct and the organization s Mission, Vision and Values. Maintains security and confidentiality of all information at all times. Demonstrates the ability to function successfully in a team environment. Exhibits courteous, compassionate and respectful treatment of all customers. Displays a positive attitude, flexibility and ability to adapt to new and changing situations. Participates in identifying potential problems or situations and suggests solutions.DECISION MAKING LATITUDEEmployee works independently, refers questions to Registered/Charge Nurse or Director of Nursing.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Administers, supervises and assists in overall resident care.
2. Operates and maintains equipment to departmental standards
3. Performs safety and infection control procedures to ensure a safe and clean environment for the residents and staff. 4. Complies with and maintains regulatory compliance requirements as defined for the nursing care on the unit and according to facility standards.5. Completes and demonstrates competencies in required yearly unit competencies and education requirements as defined by the facility, and Director of Nursing.
6. Performs a comprehensive assessment of patient on admission and assessment or reassessment at regular intervals appropriate for the condition of the patient or as ordered by the provider
7. Rounds to observe resident s conditions, assesses findings, plans nursing care, answers resident s call light and records appropriate information into resident s chart.
8. Administers medications, treatment, provider specific care to patients in compliance with facility and nursing policies/procedures
9. Makes arrangements for resident to see his/her provider(s) and notifies family member(s)/responsible party(ies).
10. Notifies provider(s), Resident Care Coordinator, Director of Nursing and other appropriate individuals when a change in the resident s condition occurs.
11. Provides supervision to C.N.A. staff.
12. Completes resident clinical records including care plans, monthly, weekly and daily charting, medication and administration record, requests for laboratory and Imaging procedures and requests for pharmaceutical items.
13. Notifies appropriate individuals of changes in resident s condition to allow for decision-making in ongoing plan of care.
14. Other duties as assigned.
Disclaimer: Not all inclusive other duties as assigned. Every effort has been made to make this position description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties required. The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.Schedule: Shift work to include weekends and holidays. May float to RHC and HH.Work Environment: Acute care hospital, professional office setting. Area is well lit and ventilated. Possible exposure to marked changes in temperature, humidity, and noise.? OSHA Exposure Category: (I) Tasks involve an inherent potential for contact with Blood/Body fluids or Tissue during the normal work routine. Appropriate protective measures are required for every employee engaged in Category I tasks.Dress Code: Must comply with Pondera Medical Center s Dress Code Policy 84.01.2013.OP.41 and departmental guidelines.Compliance: My decisions and behavior while employed will be governed by the policies and guidelines of our Compliance Program. Claims of ignorance, good intentions or bad advice are not acceptable excuses for noncompliance. I understand the following are expected from me: Being familiar with the Compliance Program and Code of Conduct; Being sensitive to legal and ethical issues; Asking questions if I am uncertain about any given situation; and Reporting concerns I may have about the conduct of others.I understand that failure to comply with the Compliance Program and Code of Conduct will result in formal disciplinary action up to and possibly including termination from Pondera Medical Center. Position Urgency:Rapid Response Crisis