In coordination with the Nursing department director, the Nursing Supervisor (LPN) is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of resident-centered care, to comply with Lutheran Senior Services quality standards and State & Federal regulations; Upholds the philosophy, core values and goals of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services is realized so that "Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest".
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate and monitor the daily activities of the nursing staff
Perform duties that may include, but not limited to, staff performance evaluations, determining work assignments and scheduling, medical record documentation, completion of Resident Assessments, and other written reports as required.
Meet with the nursing staff, as well as support personnel, in planning the department's services, programs and activities.
Participate in maintaining written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the department
Participate in the maintenance of the facility's quality assurance program for the department
Participate in survey (inspection) made by authorized government agencies
Provide oversight of, and maintain data related to, the Infection Control Management process.
Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the department director as required concerning the operation of the department.
Participate in any assigned teams/committees; Implement recommendations from established committees as instructed by the department director.
Participate in planning, conducting and scheduling of in-service training classes that provides instructions on "how to do the job", and ensures as well educated nursing services department.
Develop, implement and maintain an effective orientation program that orients the new employee to your shift, its policies and procedures, and to his/her job duties.
Provide leadership training that includes the administrative and supervisory principles essential for your charge nurses.
Monitor nursing personnel to assure that they are following established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies, are aware of all fire safety and participate in disaster preparedness drills in a safe and professional manner.
Participate in the maintenance of the infection control program for monitoring communicable and/or infectious diseases among the residents and personnel, to include proper hand washing techniques. Participate in the maintenance of the procedures for reporting hazardous conditions of equipment.
Assure that a stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment and etc, is maintained on premises at all times to adequately meet the needs of the resident, including emergency supplies and medication; Ensure that only trained and authorized personnel operate the department's equipment.
Ensure nursing personnel follow appropriate care plan assessment protocols for resident and that they are used in administering daily care to the resident.
Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations, and recommend to the Director adjustments in nursing services that ensure the continued ability to provide quality care.
Ensure that all nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of the resident rights and responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Must posses the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care. Must posses the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care. Must have patience, tact, flexibility, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Physical Activities and Demands:
The physical activities and demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A well-lighted and ventilated working area that has its own temperature control system (air conditioning and heat). Is subject to emotionally upset residents, and family members. Is willing to work beyond normal working hours, weekends and holidays when necessary. Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, including exposure to AIDS and Hepatitis B virus. Appropriate ergonomic and personal safety equipment is provided as needed.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and standards. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and standards.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:32
Work Shift:Day/Evening Shift (United States of America)