Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Stillwater Senior Living
  • Edwardsville, IL, USA
  • Feb 05, 2021

Job Description

PLEASE BRING APPLICATION TO ON-SITE JOB FAIR ON JANUARY 29TH FROM 9 AM- 3 PM. Nurse JOB DESCRIPTION The Nurses are responsible for comprehensive delivery of personal care services to residents on a day-to-day basis following required regulatory requirements. Assist in maintaining a physical, social and psychological environment, which will be conducive to the best interests and welfare of the residents. Coordinate, train and supervise care staff in accordance with the residents’ needs, state regulations, and Stillwater policies and procedures. Maintain excellent services, high occupancy and meet Community financial goals. Minimum eligibility requirements * Licensed LPN/LVN in good standing with State Licensing Authority. Experience of 3 - 5 years or more in the care of senior adults and adults with cognitive decline is preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, community and State officials and general public. Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly. Must demonstrate the ability to work responsibly as a team member as well as an individual. Must be honest, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others. Practice and promote Stillwater Policies and Procedures, Mission Statement, Core Values and Founding Principles. Previous supervisory and/or management experience in a related healthcare setting. Must have exceptional organizational skills and ability to re-prioritize daily tasks in order to accommodate fluctuating needs of the resident and community. Must have strong documentation skills. Must have experience in training and staff development. Must have the ability to develop systems for monitoring resident health conditions and for ensuring efficient and safe delivery of resident care. Must pass criminal background check. Must meet all health requirements. Must have valid driver’s license. Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities (essential job functions), with or without reasonable accommodation. Essential functions Clinical Ensure sound infection control practices are in place that promotes a healthy environment. Maintain responsibility for development, implementation, modification and communication of all resident assessments and customized service plans. Participate in resident and family care conferences. Serve as liaison between resident, family, physician and other health care providers regarding health care issues. Ensure that changes in resident condition are evaluated, monitored, documented and that effective interventions are implemented. Perform nursing procedures within the scope of practice as allowed by state law and in compliance with Stillwater Senior Living. Provide oversight of the medication management systems and ensure that medications are dispensed in a safe and effective manner, that MARS are accurate and complete and that all medications are properly stored and discontinued. Maintain an accurate inventory of all wellness supplies and follow established purchasing protocols. Review resident records on a regular basis and ensure that documentation accurately addresses the healthcare issues, including identified concerns, interventions and outcomes, of all residents. Ensure that resident care is provided in a safe and effective manner, while consistently maintaining resident dignity, choice, privacy and respect. Maintain a current knowledge of OSHA and state regulations and routinely monitor Community compliance with regulations related to resident care and nursing practices. Coordinates and oversees the ordering of resident specific and departmental health related supplies. Any other duties assigned by the Wellness Director. Supervisory functions Responsible for supervising, assigning significant overall duties and tasks and responsibly directing the work of all care employees with full accountability for the performance of subordinates. Responsible for timely and effective communication of all department employees including positive feedback. Communicate and enforce policies and procedures including Stillwater’s policies and procedures dealing with rules of employee conduct, the employer’s safety and sanitation policies and other human resource policies, and directly discipline and effectively recommend corrective and disciplinary action to enforce such policies. Participation in daily standup meetings. Customer service Perform job duties for residents and with team members in a courteous and professional manner. Take initiative to ensure resident safety and satisfaction is a priority. Meet and greet visitors in a friendly, helpful manner (Visitors include anyone who visits the community; specifically, current residents’ families and friends, prospective residents and their families, referral sources, vendors and regulators). Answer phones appropriately, according to company and community standards. Communicate professionally and cooperate with supervisor and all community personnel. Residents’ rights Ensure compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding residents’ rights. Training Attend training sessions as directed by supervisor. Other Follow & communicate Stillwater policies and procedures. The job description provides a framework for the job; other duties may be assigned as necessary. Working conditions (travel, hours, environment) Is subject to frequent interruptions. Is involved with resident, personnel, and visitors under all conditions and circumstances. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, staff and visitors. Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel and other department supervisors and staff. Works beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary. Is subject to callback during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.). Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., through the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants. Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. Physical/sensory requirement Medium work: ability to exert 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Experience extreme change in temperature at times and may be exposed to higher than normal temperatures while working. OSHA category classification II: Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogen. Note: All duties and responsibilities listed are considered to be essential job functions and requirements, and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Marginal functions of the position (those that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties) have not been included. However, the omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the business and requirement of the job change. Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Experience: nursing: 1 year (Preferred) ltc: 2 years (Preferred) lpn: 2 years (Preferred) home health care: 1 year (Preferred) healthcare: 2 years (Preferred) Additional Compensation: Other forms Work Location: One location Benefits: Health insurance Dental insurance Vision insurance Paid time off Flexible schedule Parental leave Professional development assistance Speciality : Geriatric EMR Used: Not listed / Other Patient Type: Geriatric Uniform: Nurses wear own scrubs This Job Is: A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply Schedule: Monday to Friday Weekends required Holidays required Night shift 12 hour shift Overnight shift Company's website: Work Remotely: No