Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN

Location
West Reading, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 07, 2017
Closes
Jan 06, 2018
Specialty
LPN / LVN
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy.

The Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN is responsible for supervising nursing personnel to deliver nursing care and within scope of practice coordinates care delivery, which will ensure that patient s needs are met in accordance with professional standards of practice through physician orders, center policies and procedures, and federal, state and local guidelines. This LPN position is a staff position that has direct care responsibilities as well as supervisor responsibility for nursing assistants. We are looking for clinicians who would like to combine their love for people and strong work ethic with the opportunities to advance their career.

In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.

568 - ManorCare Health Services - West Reading North, West Reading, Pennsylvania

One year prior nursing experience preferred.

Job Specific Details:

Looking nurses on 2nd & 3rd shift.

Supervises nursing personnel to deliver nursing care and within scope of practice coordinates care delivery, which will ensure that patient?s needs are met in accordance with professional standards of practice through physician orders, center policies and procedures, and federal, state and local guidelines. Currently licensed as an LPN.

General Nursing Care Responsibilities

? Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of the HCR Infection Control Manual.

? Understands, participates and assists in implementing the Q.A.A.

? Utilizes the Quality Life Practice Guide Manual for identification, placement, and monitoring of patients in the appropriate programs.

? Notifies other Departments of patient changes, i.e., room changes, LOA, new admits, discharge, etc.

? Conducts family and patient education.

? Locates and uses emergency equipment when necessary.

? Demonstrates the ability to administer medications timely and according to facility policy.

? Demonstrates the ability to administer treatments timely and according to facility policy.

? Demonstrates ability to receive, transcribe, and carry out physician orders.

? Makes rounds with physicians when necessary.

? Transcribes physician?s orders to patient charts, cardex, medication/treatment cards and care plans, as required.

? Charts progress notes in an informative, factual manner that reflects the care administered as well as the patient?s response to care.

? Follows established procedure for charting and reporting all reports of incident/accidents (patients & employees).

? Identifies and reports changes in condition to supervisor, physician and family.

 

? Accurately identifies skin changes and follows HCR ManorCare skin management protocols.

? Communicates physician orders and reports diagnostic tests timely.

? Conducts frequent rounds to evaluate effectiveness of care delivery.

? Orders supplies and charges for items ordered through Central Supply.

? Assures that a supply of personal protective equipment are on hand and are available for staff to perform procedures that involve exposure to body/blood fluids.

? Counts narcotics at the beginning and completion of each shift with the nurse leaving and coming on to the shift.

? Follows Pharmacy policy and procedures for ordering and delivering medications.

? Coordinates patient rehabilitation program with therapies to ensure 24 hour rehabilitation needs are met.

? Participates in care planning with team and routine interventions.

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