Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing Services, the LPN oversees the delivery of medication and nursing services for the residents, ensuring that staffing, supplies, and services are provided at the highest level and meet all requirements.
- Makes daily rounds to observe and evaluate physical and emotional status of residents.
- Provides direct resident care, treatment, and medication as ordered. Charts on residents as necessary and required. Assures that all charting and record keeping is completed.
- Reviews and updates resident care plans for problems, needs, appropriate goals, and approaches.
- Reviews routines, calendar of events, and resident needs, delegates and assigns staff to work accordingly. Conducts shift change report meetings.
- Processes physician orders.
- Coordinates admission and discharge of residents.
- Supervises and observes staff in the performance and their duties; provides them with feedback and any needed guidance.
- Reviews medication profiles for completeness of information, accuracy in physician order transcription, and adheres to stop condition changes. Assists in ensuring that medication is provided in accordance with State law.
- Ensures that medications and supplies are ordered and in stock. Ensures that scheduled drugs are counted at shift change.
- Keeps the Director of Nursing informed of residents’ status and related matters.
- Updates families as to resident condition – in accordance with policies and procedures.
- Follows up on dietary requirements and recommendations.
- Participates in Quarterly Care Plan reviews.
- Participates in investigating, documenting, and resolving complaints by residents and family members.
- Performs administrative duties such as telephone work, faxes, filing, records management, scheduling, charting, and paperwork.
- Attends meetings, in-services, and participates in fire and disaster drills.
- Coordinates and communicates with residents’ physician, family, other professionals, and caregivers the ordered care for each resident. Performs assessments on residents, provides information for completion of nursing components of MDS. Performs quarterly reviews and assessments of assigned residents per policy and procedure.
- Monitors residents for mental, physical and/or emotional changes. Reports any changes to appropriate staff.
- Performs nursing functions in a professional manner to the extent and within the limits of the scope of licensure with the State of Washington.
- In concert with other registered nurse, disposes of discontinued or outdated medications according to pharmacy policy and procedure in a timely manner. Records disposition on appropriate form and places form in resident chart.
- Directs CNAs nursing care according to basic standard of care and nursing directives/care plans. Gives report and returns report with CNAs on each shift.
- Makes walking rounds with CNAs while doing report, checking rooms and residents’ care each shift.
- Reinforces to CNAs importance of Knock-Name-Wait-Wash-Pull and Explain when going into a resident’s room.
- Participates in performance evaluations of nursing assistants. Communicates concerns about CNA performance to Director of Nursing.
- Completes incident reports as needed and conducts the initial investigation. Summarizes and reaches a conclusion to the investigation as possible.
- Demonstrates a compassionate and caring relationship with residents, families and co-workers.
- Enforces universal precautions, wearing gloves, gown, mask and goggles as needed.
- Discusses with related professionals on current resident conditions and changes via formal and informal reporting to ensure appropriate and consistent care.
- Attends routine nursing meetings & scheduled in-service trainings.
- Responds to emergencies in independent living & assisted living as needed. Performs first aid as needed to IL & AL residents. Provides assessment & advice to independent living residents in emergencies.
- Reviews staff schedule and makes arrangements to cover for any absent staff.
- Completion of an accredited LPN education program; experience in Geriatrics preferred
- Must possess an active state license in good standing
- Must be able to provide leadership and supervision of other staff
- Must be accurate, detail-oriented, and able to keep thorough records and charts
- Must have knowledge of DSHS Regulations with good communication skills in speaking and writing
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work with staff and external constituents
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