Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - $2500 Sign on Bonus
Company: Vanguard Healthcare Services
Posted on: September 25, 2022
JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of the Licensed Practical Nurse
position is to provide direct nursing care and services to assure
resident safety to residents as a member of an interdisciplinary
team of care providers and to plan, supervise and evaluate the
day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. JOB
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Administrative Functions * Plan, assign,
supervise and evaluate all responsibilities to be performed by
members of the nursing staff under your supervision, so that care
and services are provided on the basis of staff qualifications,
resident acuity, required duties and physical layout of the
* Provide leadership, mentoring and guidance to associates for whom
you are responsible.
* As requested by the Director of Nursing or designee, assist in
reviewing department policies, procedures and job descriptions and
making recommendations for revisions.
* Implement and monitor compliance with all established policies
* Meet regularly with your assigned nursing staff and support
personnel to plan and communicate appropriate care-related services
and activities for your residents, communicate residents' concerns
and needs and discuss other vital information related to resident
care and facility practices. Develop staff assignments as
* Cooperate with other resident services to ensure that residents'
individual care plans are being followed.
* Participate in the facility's quality improvement to discuss
resident, personnel and facility related business.
* Meet with other nursing service and facility personnel on a
regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting
problem areas and/or improve services.
* Review complaints made by your assigned personnel and communicate
such information to the Director of Nursing or designee, as
* Participate in facility surveys made by authorized regulatory
* Participate in the admission, transfer and discharge of residents
as required. Nursing Care Functions * Implement and maintain
established facility objectives, consistent with federal and state
licensure regulations and nursing standards of practice.
* Follow the facility's policies and procedures governing the
provision of direct care to residents, including the administration
of medications, treatments and other care in accordance with
physicians' orders and the residents' care plans.
* Perform continual observation and evaluation of each resident's
physical, mental, cognitive and emotional status and Director of
Nursing or designee, to the attending physician and to the
resident's responsible party, according to facility policy and
* Communicate timely with physicians and/or nurse practitioners
related to resident care needs and concerns. Be responsible to
properly implement and communicate to other caregivers all
physician &/or nurse practitioner orders.
* Respond immediately to resident events, accidents, incidents
and/or allegations of resident abuse, neglect and/or
misappropriation of property. Perform an assessment of the involved
resident(s) and provide emergency intervention as required. Notify
the Director of Nursing or designee, the Administrator (as
appropriate), the resident's attending physician and the resident's
responsible party when the resident is involved in an
accident/incident. Initiate an immediate investigation of the
accident/incident/unusual circumstance, when indicated, and in
accordance with facility policy & procedures.
* Attend in-service education programs in order to stay current in
your profession and practice and meet facility educational
* Conduct weekly skin checks and document/report findings to unit
manager. Documentation * Document all clinical information in an
informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided
to the resident as well as the resident's response to the care.
* Comply with state, federal, facility and other regulatory
guidelines in terms of the frequency and type of documentation
required. Care Plan and Assessment Functions * Develop and/or
revise the residents' care plans on admission and as otherwise
* Collect and continually contribute resident assessment data to
assist in determining resident problems, goals and interventions,
based on each resident's individual needs. Human Resource Functions
* Recommend to the Nurse Educator the skill development and
knowledge acquisition needs of your assigned staff. Participate in
conducting in-service training classes that meet those needs, as
* Participate through serving as a "preceptor" in the orientation
for new associates.
* Assist in responding to staffing shortages by arranging for
replacement staff or revising care assignments, as directed.
* Participate in performance evaluations for your assigned staff
through the provision of information to the Director of Nursing or
designee. Safety and Sanitation Functions * Report occupational
exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and
hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility's policies and
* Monitor your assigned personnel to ensure that they are following
established safety and sanitation regulations, policies and
* Assist the Infection Control Coordinator in identifying,
evaluating and classifying routine and job-related functions to
ensure that tasks in which there are potential exposure to
blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.
* Ensure that all personnel participate in appropriate in-service
training programs prior to performing any tasks that involve
exposure to blood/body fluids.
* Ensure that your assigned work areas are maintained in a clean
and sanitary manner. Resident Rights' Responsibilities * Maintain
the confidentiality of all resident care information.
* Monitor nursing care to ensure that all residents are treated
fairly, and with dignity, kindness and respect.
* Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that
nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident's
* Ensure that all nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of
and honor the residents' responsibilities and rights including the
right to refuse treatment.
* Review complaints and grievances made by the resident &/or
family and make a written/oral report to the Director of Nursing or
designee indicating what action(s) were taken to initially address
the complaint or grievance
* Report and begin the initial investigation of all allegations of
resident abuse, neglect and/or misappropriation of resident
property. Working Conditions * Works throughout the nursing service
area (drug rooms, nurses' station, resident rooms, etc.)as well as
other areas of the facility.
* Moves intermittently during work hours.
* Is subject to frequent interruptions.
* Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government
agencies/personnel, under all conditions and circumstances.
* Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family
members, personnel and visitors.
* Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel and other
* Works beyond normal working hours and in other positions
temporarily, when necessary.
* Is subject to callback during emergency conditions.
* Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
* Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions,
etc. including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
* Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors,
etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust,
plastics, synthetics, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other
* May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous
* Maintains a liaison with the resident, their families, support
departments, etc. to adequately plan for the residents' needs. JOB
REQUIREMENTS: Education * Must be a graduate from an accredited
school for Licensed Practical Nurses with a current, unencumbered,
active license to practice as an LPN. Specific Requirements * Must
possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an
LPN in this state.
* Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English
* Must display professionalism both in appearance and attitude.
* Must possess the ability to solve problems and make independent
decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
* Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel,
residents, family members, visitors, government agency personnel
and the general public.
* Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and
procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that
pertain to long-term care.
* Must possess the ability and the willingness to work harmoniously
with and to coach and supervise other personnel.
* Must be able to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret
the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures that are
necessary for providing quality care.
* Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm,
as well as the willingness to handle difficult personnel.
* Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be
willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
* Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's
* Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other
individuals in the workplace.
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