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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company Name:
Koch Davis
The primary purpose of the Licensed Practical Nurse position is to provide direct nursing care 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. 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 facility. As requested by the Director of Nursing or designee, assist in reviewing department policies, procedures and job descriptions and making recommendations for revisions. Meet regularly with your assigned nursing staff. Review complaints made by your assigned personnel and communicate such information to the Director of Nursing or designee, as appropriate. Document all clinical that reflects the care provided to the resident as well as the residents response to the care. Collect and continually contribute resident assessment data to assist in determining resident problems, goals and interventions. Assist in responding to staffing shortages by arranging for replacement staff or revising care assignments, as directed. Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facilities policies and procedures. Ensure that your assigned work areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner. Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information. Report and begin the initial investigation of all allegations of resident abuse, neglect and/or misappropriation of resident property.
Requirements
Must have prior supervisory experience with supervising CNAs and other personnel. 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 language. 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 be able to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures that are necessary for providing quality care. Must be able to relate information concerning a residents condition. Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met. Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies. Must meet the general health requirement set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination. Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of five (5) pounds to a minimum height of three (3) feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of five (5) feet. Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
Education
Must be a graduate from an accredited school for Licensed Practical Nurses with a current, unencumbered active license to practice as an LPN.
Client
The client company is a facility dedicated to providing rehabilitation and skilled-nursing for patients recovering from surgery, illness or injury.

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