Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Americare Osage City, KS
About Americare

For over 30 years, Americare has extended care to senior generations in America's heartland. Men and women who have served sons and daughters, grandchildren, neighbors and their country in countless ways both small and great. Now it's our turn to help. We consider it a privilege to serve those who have passed on to us, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

At the heart of every Americare community is a philosophy of person-centered care. This philosophy guides every decision we make. Person-centered care comes alive in our communities and truly makes a difference in the lives of our residents, their families and our co-workers. Over 90% of Americare employees would recommend their community as a great place to work. To be fully considered applicants must include resume with their salary expectations.

Opportunity

We are looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse to render or assign resident care according to the needs of the residents under the direction of the supervisor and or director of nursing. Maintain a home like, person centered care environment for all residents. Effectively supervise all staff responsible for resident care. As an interdisciplinary team member and supervising others to meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of the resident.

QualificationsEducation:

* Graduate of an approved school of nursing

Licenses/Certifications:

* Current nursing license

* Maintains current state registration and ongoing education

Responsibilities

* Responsible for all nursing service and its administration and clinical supervision

* Responsible for the implementation of nursing objectives, standards of nursing care, nursing policy and procedure manual, and reviews and revises such as necessary and at least annually.

* Interprets all nursing policies and procedures to nursing personnel. Determines that nursing care standards and nursing policies and procedures are being followed according to written guidelines

* Supervises and gives clinical guidance to nurses and other nursing staff (PCA, C.N.A., CMT etc.) as necessary.

* Makes rounds to assess resident and staffing needs and visits residents each work day.

* Works under the direction of director of nursing to assure that all nursing personnel complete the required orientation and attend the necessary in-service training, and that appropriate documentation is maintained.

* Responsible for nursing assessment on monthly or as needed basis, documenting assessments, notifying physicians and families of change in condition, obtaining appropriate orders and implementing order. Responsible for supervising personal hygiene of residents.

* Responsible for seeing that all the necessary written documents such as Admission Nursing Assessments, Nursing Notes, Over-All-Care Plans and other required information is kept current in the resident record system. (Records are kept current following facility's policies, ASI standards and/or State and Federal regulations.

* Responsible for assisting director of nursing in keeping facility standards up to state and federal and ASI requirements and assisting with any and all inspections. Team member in planning, evaluating and providing safe home like environment and quality of life for residents.

* Responsible for determining that the medication systems meets the needs of the resident, is an effective type administration system and is set up according to State regulations and pharmaceutical guidelines.

* Keeps administrator informed of significant changes in residents conditions, transfer of residents to the hospital, expirations or any pertinent information regarding the residents and or employees.

* Assists in determining the type of residents to be admitted to the facility using established nursing care criteria as a guideline. Makes decisions as to placement of residents and transfer to other rooms as necessary.

* Communicates with Administrator schedules and conducts nursing staff meetings and maintenance records of such.

* Assesses supply and equipment needs for nursing department and sees that adequate stocks are maintained.

* Determines that incident reports are made out as necessary or as indicated and reviews such on a routine basis.

* Available for call when needed by the staff members on duty in matters pertaining to nursing care.

* Performs any other duties as may be necessary as specified by the director of the facility.

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