TENDERCARE TRAVERSE CITY IS CURRENTLY EXPANDING THEIR PRN/ON-CALL NURSING TEAM AND ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LPNs.Â SECURE YOUR SPOT ON OUR EXCEPTIONAL NURSING TEAM AND APPLY TODAY!
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LOCATION: TRAVERSE CITY, MI
FACILITY: TENDERCARE TRAVERSE CITY
Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / DON, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse performs as a licensed care giver and assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned residents/patients for a shift of duty.Â Nursing care is provided through coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the resident’s/patient’s plan of care.Â The LPN/LVN adheres to the standards of care for the area, manages the environment to maintain resident/patient safety, and supervises the resident/patient care activity performance by nursing assistants.Â Follows all Center policies and procedures.Â Performs duties as defined by the State Nurse Practice Act.
Oversees assigned nursing staff.
â¢Makes daily work assignments.
â¢*Directs the work of employees.
â¢Schedules lunch and rest breaks.
â¢Authorizes early departure from work.
â¢Reassigns employees from one area to another area as facility needs dictate.
â¢Prepares written evaluations of assigned employees.
â¢Enforces facility policies with authority to issue Disciplinary Action Reports as needed.
â¢Authority to suspend employees for rules violation.
â¢Initials time records to authorize variances.
â¢Interviews applicants that will be assigned to his/her area of responsibility.
â¢Receives and handles employee complaints.
â¢*Participates in training programs and assists in orientation of new staff.
â¢Provides the following nursing functions:
â¢*Makes frequent rounds to monitor resident/patient conditions and to ensure nursing personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
â¢*Provides direct resident/patient care, including medication administration.Â Makes observations, records and reports to the appropriate person any symptoms, reactions and changes in resident/patient condition.
â¢Reviews care plans daily to ensure that appropriate care is being given.
â¢Keeps physician informed of resident/patient conditions.
â¢Receives and transcribes physician’s order to resident/patient charts, Kardex/Care Plan A, Medication Administration Record (“MAR”), treatment/care plans, as required.
â¢Charts nurses notes in an informative and descriptive manner reflecting the care provided and the resident’s/patient’s response to that care.
â¢Gives/receives nursing report at shift change.
â¢Completes all reports and forms as required.
â¢Participates in Interdisciplinary Plan of Care (“IPOC”) meetings as requested.
â¢Follows all controlled drug policies and procedures as required.
â¢Follows locked medication room and medication cart policies and procedures as required.
â¢Ensures assigned work areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.
â¢Assures charges are accounted for on all chargeable items.
â¢Documents all pertinent data as required by Medicare, Medicaid, Center standards and policies.
Education: Licensed in the state as a LPN/LVN.
Experience: Experience in giving medications to a large group of residents.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Able to use necessary supplies and equipment (feeding pumps, oxygen, treatment trays, medication cart, etc.) Able to calculate drug dosage. Meets all health requirements imposed by law. Ability to relate positively, effectively, and appropriately with residents, families, community members, volunteers and other facility staff. Able to read, write, speak and understand English.Â Demonstrates basic computer knowledge and ability with an aptitude to learn company applications.
Microsoft Office version 1997, 2000 or XP, MS Word, E-mail, Outlook, Internet Explorer.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The responsibilities of this position involve significant physical activities including standing, lifting (up to 60 pounds unassisted), bending, stooping, twisting, pushing and pulling.Â Tasks marked with an asterisk (*) are those that regularly require these physical activities.Â All employees of nursing homes may be required to provide lifting and transfer assistance to residents/patients.Â Lifting and/or transferring some residents/patients will require use of a lifting device and/or assistance of other staff.
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