LPN - Garden View

Posted Date: 8/27/2019

Job Location: Garden View Assisted Living, 502 S Maple St, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Garden View Assisted Living
Employment Type: Relief

Job Description

Relief LPN or RN 

SUMMARY Provides direct nursing care and support to tenants in accordance with the tenants’ service plan, and supervises the day-to-day nursing activities performed by tenant assistants. Provides medication management, chronic and acute disease monitoring, basic treatments and performs glucose monitoring. Keeps a safe and clean environment. Responsibilities also include monitoring and reporting tenant conditions, assisting with housekeeping, laundry and food service needs to provide holistic care for tenants.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Uses nursing skills to monitor tenants’ baseline, recognize changes and implement interventions in accordance with the service plan.

Administers drugs and other therapeutic and diagnostic measure to the tenant in accordance with physician orders, observes and chart the effects of these measures. Records appropriately on MAR and/or TAR.

Has knowledge of and monitors both chronic and acute disease processes, reports to Director and physician to prevent and/or manage symptoms and exacerbations.

Provides daily nursing care and other services according to nursing standards of care and documents appropriately. Includes but is not limited to bathing, dressing, grooming, transfers, ambulation, toileting, laundry, housekeeping and serving of meals.

Communicates with Director and RN supervisor frequently in regards to tenant needs, service plan changes, health status and procedures.

Provides assistance to and from activities, appointments in accordance with service agreement while encouraging as much independence as appropriate for each tenant. Partners with pastoral and wellness teams to assure participation in resident selected activities.

Performs accurate reporting and documentation using established procedures and training. Recognizes, records and reports unusual findings. Information includes but is not limited to blood sugars, vital signs, weight, behavior and mobility.

Assists with resident admission, transfer or discharge following established procedures. Completes administrative duties required or as requested such as copying and faxing.

Documents resident incidents, accidents, emergencies or unusual behavior.

Consults with and keeps staff nurse informed of change in tenants’ condition as soon as possible.

Anticipates and responds to tenants’ needs promptly. Partners with family and team to meet service plan needs.

Attends and participates in scheduled training and educational classes to maintain license as a practicing nurse. Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains professional attitude and is able to work harmoniously with other personnel.

Maintains tenants’ rights to confidentiality, privacy, fair treatment and the right to refuse treatment.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct. Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Maintains a safe and clean work environment. Follows procedures for proper equipment use, infection control, disaster plans, per policy and regulatory guidelines.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervisory responsibilities as listed above.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Certificate from college or technical school.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, tenants, families and other employees or the organization.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS

Current unencumbered practical nursing license in the State of Iowa. Graduate from an approved practical nursing program.

Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as the ability to handle tenant needs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and rarely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, and blood-borne pathogens. The employee may have exposure to combative residents. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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