RN/LPN

Employer
Reliant Senior Care
Location
Prospect Park, PA, US
Salary
Competitve
Posted
Sep 06, 2017
Closes
Sep 27, 2017
Ref
c18ca1941
Specialty
LPN / LVN
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Description

The Registered Nurse (RN)/ Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing direct nursing care to the residents and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by the and nursing assistants in accordance with current, federal, and local standards governing the facility. He/she is responsible for ensuring that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.

Responsibilities

1. Coordinates, assesses, plans, delivers, and evaluates nursing care for a specific group of patients/residents on a designated unit (sub-acute or dementia care) on a shift basis:
a. Performs accurate, thorough, and timely nursing assessments and reassessments of patient/resident care needs in accordance with Nursing Department standards of practice and with consideration to age, mental, social, and physical status and response;
b. Completes required components of admission assessment process and patient education in accordance with established procedures;
c. Effectively integrates assessment data into a comprehensive nursing assessment inclusive of MDS, interim plan of care per unit standard, data from family members, and the involvement of other disciplines, as necessary;
d. Completes patient/residents initial, quarterly, and annual MDS in a timely manner and consistent with unit standards;
e. In collaboration with interdisciplinary team, develops an individualized plan of care for each patient/resident. Actively participates in the interdisciplinary plan of care process via the care conference;
f. Delivers direct and indirect nursing care to patients/residents, fostering the maintenance of the highest functional level for the patient/resident at each stage of illness and emphasizing family inclusion. Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, calm, and positivity conducive to the nursing care, treatment, rehabilitation, and/or terminal care of patients/residents;
g. Appropriately documents all aspects of nursing care in a clear, concise, and timely fashion and in relation to expected outcome, noting changes, progress or lack of in accordance with established procedure;
h. Provides ongoing patient/resident/family education and documents appropriately;
i. Evaluates the patient/resident response to treatment plan and consults with physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary team to revise ongoing plan of care to best meet the needs of patients/residents;
j. Coordinates and documents discharge planning process for assigned patients/residents, ensuring that both the patient/resident, family members, and/or caretakers fully understand the discharge plan of care;
k. Actively participates in unit/department meetings related to patient/resident care and/or unit function by contributing relevant information and suggesting corrective action and potential solutions to identified problems;
l. Always following correct channels of communication, appropriately documents and reports nursing interventions and/or results in compliance with established guidelines, procedures, and protocols and using designated forms that reflect the nursing plan of care;
m. Actively participates in the complaint/grievance resolution process by completing requested investigative process and documenting findings in a thorough, timely, and concise manner.

QUALIFICATIONS

A. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Graduate of an accredited Nursing program required
Licensure and registration by the Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners as a Registered Nurse required
Prior experience in a skilled nursing care facility, acute care setting, or other related facility required


B. SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge base of nursing practices, procedures, laws, regulations, and standards required, particularly as they relate to long-term care, assisted living, and/or sub-acute rehabilitation facilities
Must understand and act upon complex issues and problems and must communicate and interact effectively with a variety of people
Effective communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills required
Effective leadership and management skills required
Must speak and understand English

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