RN/LPN Charge Nurse

Employer
Lorien Mays Chapel
Location
Timonium, MD, US
Salary
Competitve
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 29, 2017
Ref
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Specialty
LPN / LVN
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN) / Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Due to our continued growth, we are looking for compassionate and energetic Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses to join our team. In this position, you will work within a welcoming and home-like environment where supporting the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of our residents will be at the top of your priorities. If you are interested in joining a company devoted to quality resident care, and if you meet our qualifications, then Lorien Health Systems is the place for you!

1 year LTC experience is preferred.

Lorien Mays Chapel offers an excellent benefit package. We foster quality patient care, open communication, and work-life-balance. We are seeking candidates that provide exceptional service to join our circle of elite care providers, in Lorien Mays Chapel located in Timonium-Lutherville, MD, which is exit-17 off I-83, a short drive from I-695, York Road and Towson Town Center Mall.

As a Registered Nurse (RN) / Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you will be responsible for the caseload for your assigned shift, and for the total care given to the residents in your charge, who will include post-acute patients, patients with complex medical conditions and needs and long-term care patients. You will gather information on each resident's condition and will work with the nursing team to continuously evaluate their individual care plan. You will also oversee the staff of nursing assistants on your assigned shift and gather information from them concerning their observations of the residents and any changes in their conditions.

Providing residents with a positive and family-focused environment

Ensuring that all residents are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity and respect

Communicating changes in resident care needs to your team

Examining residents who are experiencing a change in condition and updating their physician to determine the best course of action

Updating resident care documentation regularly throughout your shift

Carrying out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care

Communicating with physicians and rehab team to ensure that all changes in the care plans for each day are clearly understood

Gathering lab data

Obtaining sputum, urine and other specimens for lab tests as ordered

Advising family members of changes in resident conditions

Addressing and working to resolve any complaints from residents or family members

Maintaining the confidentiality of all resident care information

Interacting with residents and family members in an empathetic, tactful and reassuring manner

Working with your team to plan for resident admission, transfer and discharge

Attending care plan meetings to identify particular problems and to make the appropriate changes to individual care plans

Participating in in-service and continuing education programs

Job Requirements for Registered Nurse (RN) / Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):

An unencumbered certification or license with the Maryland Board of Nursing authorizing eligibility to work in a Maryland Long-term care facility is required

The ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

The ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public

The ability to follow oral and written instructions

Maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, the appearance of work areas, and proper performance of assigned duties

Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning

Company Description

Lorien Health was founded in 1977 by Nicholas Mangione, a successful business man with a strong sense of pride, dignity and work ethic. The company's long-term goal has remained consistent since its establishment: help seniors heal, rehabilitate and maximize their quality of life, through living with us or through living at home, with our support. Today, our Chief Executive Officer is Lou Grimmel, who is committed to maintaining Mr. Mangione's vision to always put the patient first and keep his good family name.

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