Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Prestige Care, Inc Bend, OR

Job Summary:

Licensed Practical Nurse carries out and assists in the delivery of nursing services to residents, including oversight and direction for caregivers.

Essential Functions:

* Maintains and supports good working processes for care staff ensuring continuation of services to residents understands the assisted living philosophy

* Supervises nonprofessional staff in the daily delivery of resident care, schedules job assignments and develops nursing unit priorities and assists in identifying substitutes for staff absences.

* Monitors work assignments, provides feedback, evaluates performance, and redirects services as directed by Resident Care Manager or Director of Nursing Services of pertinent problems.

* Prepares or assists with new admissions, transfers, and discharges, providing direct resident care as determined by resident condition.

* Completes treatments and procedures, as ordered by the physician, and within scope of practice and related training while observing resident condition and reporting changes to physician and Resident Care Manager.

* Evaluates and records residents' needs and responses to medications and administers medications as ordered by the physician and directs medication aides accordingly.

* Monitors resident skin condition and reports changes or new problems to physician and Resident Care Manager and monitors residents on alert status.

* Completes incident forms, transcribes and carries out physician orders and notifies family and physician as directed.

* Documents all pertinent information on interdisciplinary notes and 24-Hour D.N.S. report form, and documents medications, treatments and procedures performed on appropriate records.

* Respects resident rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy and property.

* Assists others with lifting, and attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings.

* Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* LPN Certificate or Associate Degree in Nursing.

* Must have a current, unencumbered LPN license.

* Minimum of 1 year working in geriatric nursing, including experience with medication administration, delivery systems and pharmacies.

* Excellent written and oral communication and motivational skills are essential to success.

* Ability to creatively problem-solve in both resident care and employee management situations.

EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED

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