Overview

Ideal candidates will have flexible availability to work other shifts, weekends, and holidays as needed. Typical shift times will be 7:00 am to 3:30 pm and every other weekend.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs nursing care under the direction and supervision of the Long Term Care Unit Manager/Skilled Unit Manager or designated Registered Nurse. The LPN assists with the planning overall nursing care of the residents on the unit. Completes the resident profile and transcribes orders.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Rounds on assigned residents at least twice per shift to ensure resident safety and implementation of the plan of care; makes rounds with outgoing and incoming nurse to discuss residents on caseload and observed changes
  • Performs assigned nursing tasks and nursing procedures according to current standards, policies and procedures
  • Supervises CNA activities to ensure resident needs are met; obtains information from CNAs regarding response to care, changes in condition, or other information gathered during the shift; holds CNAs accountable for timely and accurate completion of scheduled vital signs and weights
  • Appropriately addresses allegations or sightings of potential abuse/neglect by rescuing the resident, reporting it immediately and reassuring the resident
  • Monitors staff for professionalism and positive interaction with residents and other employees
  • Assists with resolving staffing needs and emergency staffing problems as they arise
  • Takes emergency calls for all of and visits residents as required
  • Orders labs and medications per the physician’s order
  • Keeps work environment clean and tidy
  • Ensures that infection control protocols are followed by fellow team members
  • Contacts physicians, other professional personnel, and families, as necessary
  • Monitors residents’ medical charts for accuracy and timeliness of information updates
  • Documents resident observations, changes in condition, response to care, delivery of medication and treatments, and other pertinent information according to departmental standards, policies and procedures
  • Utilizes the Interact SBAR tool for change in resident conditions
  • Takes house calls, if requested, for Independent Living residents; drives company vehicle to respond to the house calls as requested by public safety
  • Maintains and updates care plans as necessary
  • Comprehensively completes daily skilled notes
  • Greets new admissions within 30 minutes of their arrival and thoroughly completes the admission process
  • Informs the Director of Nursing of any problems which may arise during the shift
  • Serves on committees as requested
  • Ensures staff have adequate supplies and equipment to carry out their responsibilities; ensures supplies are being managed appropriately through the Orbits system
  • Ensures staff complete all shift responsibilities before the end of the shift
  • Assists with performance evaluations for CNAs and staff in-service training
  • Assists management staff during licensing reviews
  • Maintains positive and professional relationships with residents, guests, and other employees
  • Participates in facility performance improvement activities
  • Answers the facility telephone promptly and if unable, delegates the task to another team member
  • Serves as a positive mentor for new team members and provides a comprehensive onboarding experience
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Active License as a Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • 2 years of nursing experience in an acute care or long-term care setting preferred.
  • Obtain Certified Dementia Practitioner within 1 year of employment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Comprehensive knowledge of nursing procedures, theory and practice with an emphasis on current trends in gerontological nursing in a long term or acute care setting; ability to interact well with physicians and other health care professionals; ability to exercise sound professional judgment and respond appropriately in an emergency; ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds; ability to stand and walk for entire shift and safely lift and transfer residents.

 

BENEFITS

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Legal Resources
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Corporate Wellness Program
  • Health Club & Spa Membership
  • Employee Education & Training Fund
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership