Responsible for providing clinical and front-line support for the nursing department on a designated assignment. Holds specific shift responsibility for maintaining the standards of quality for the nursing care provided to all residents on designated assignment.Accountable for the quality of care provided on designated unit for the assigned shift. The LPN/RN is accessible to front-line staff, residents and families/visitors. Practices and strives for quality customer services relations with staff, residents and families. Identifies unit problems, gathers information necessary for decision-making and takes an active role in problem resolution. Actively supports EBV policies. The LPN/RN is expected to timely inform the Supervisor/Unit Manager of changes in the residents' condition, clinical needs and/or staff issues or concerns. Ensures a good shift-to-shift working relationship and provides on-coming shift with report of resident condition. Provides follow-up on issues from the previous shift.
Functions as the nurse for the designated area. Day-to day clinical duties include, but are not limited to:
- Administers or assists with the administration of all types of medications in accordance with physician's orders and acceptable standards of practice. For IV medications, monitors rate and delivery of IV medication/fluids and monitors appearance and function of access site.
- Ensures that medications are reordered and properly stocked in the med cart. If the medication is not available, informs the pharmacy and supervisor.
- Gathers complete accurate clinical information and notifies the proper clinical team members, resident and/or POA of changes in the resident's status.
- Performs dressing changes in accordance with physician's orders and acceptable standards of practice. Monitors wound condition and makes recommendations for need for change in treatment. Implements new wound treatments according to wound management policy.
- Facilitates timely conference with clinical nurse practitioner and/or physician for changes in the resident's medical needs.
- Provides proper medical information to the physician and/or CNP.
- Participates in the admission process for new admissions/re-admissions and verifies physician orders.
- scribes all new orders completely and accurately. Using the nursing process, the LPN/RN monitors the physical and psychosocial needs of all residents during the assigned shift.
- Monitors individual pain response and provides appropriate pain management interventions per physician's orders.
- Carries out physician orders in a timely and efficient manner.
- Identifies emergency situations and intervenes appropriately per facility policy and standards of practice.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a clear and active license as a Registered Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Ohio. Should have a current working knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations related to long-term care. Minimal computer literacy required. Must maintain a current LPN/RN license and practice nursing in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act for Licensed Practical and Registered Nurses.Experience Requirements:
Previous long term care experience preferred.