Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN

West Reading, Pennsylvania
Feb 03, 2018
Feb 17, 2018
Contract Type
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:

We are looking for LPNs to join our Every weekend program. We also looking for nurses to join our 2nd and 3rd shifts. We would like to talk with you about what we can do to help you excell in your career. 


Job Summary

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/LVN or RN.

Essential Job Functions

Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.

Residents Rights

? Knows and respects patient rights

? Ensures protected health information is kept confidential

? Reports complaints made by patients to supervisor

? Reports allegations of patient abuse, neglect and/or misappropriation of patient property

Safety and Sanitation

? Follows established safety policies and procedures

? Observes safety needs of patients as indicated in care plan

? Wears and/or uses safety equipment and supplies when indicated and properly trained to use

? Demonstrates job-specific knowledge of fire and disaster preparedness during drills or actual situations

Staff Development

? Attends and participates in scheduled in-service training, educational classes and meetings to maintain current certification as applicable and as managed by regulatory agencies and company policies.

? Participates in QAA program

? Attends and participates in Circle of Care classes

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.

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General Nursing Care Responsibilities, continued

? 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.

Food Service Responsibilities

? Consults with dietary regarding the special dietary needs of the patients and follows through on dietary recommendations.

? Monitors patients with significant weight loss and gain and reports this to the physician and dietary.

? Checks items and food that is brought in by family members to assure it complies with patient orders, dietary needs, and safety.

Documentation Responsibilities

? Documents medications, treatments, prn?s per facility policy.

? Completes 24 hour report daily.

? Monitors patient intake and output.

? Participates in the monthly medication renewal process.

? Accurately completes and is familiar with the forms used throughout the patients chart.

? Documents in progress notes any exceptions to patient condition, including daily charting on ill patients, 24, 48, or 72 hour follow up charting on patients with infections, incidents, new admissions or those with a change in condition.

? Completes documentation to reflect progress or lack of progress of patients participating in Quality of Life Practice Guide.

? Interpret Department?s policies and procedures to personnel, patients, visitors, and government agencies as required.

? Ensures that all patient admissions, discharges and transfers are entered timely in PCC

? Obtain patient?s or responsible party?s signature on Consent to Treat Form upon admission as needed.

? Accurately maintains daily census reports and submits to business office daily.

? Performs administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc. as necessary.

? Records new/changed diet orders. Forwards information to the Dietary Department.

? Reports any discrepancies noted concerning physician?s orders, diet changes, charting errors, etc. to the Nurse Supervisor/Manager.

Care Plan Responsibilities

? Assists in completion of the care plans (acute and long term) and is involved in the care conference as deemed necessary.

? Assists in completion of the MDS and is knowledgeable in the MDS process.

? Evaluates the effectiveness of the care interventions, identifies problems and trends and develops alternative interventions.

? Participates and conducts (as appropriate) investigations related to any alleged abuse.

? Has knowledge and understanding of Patient Rights.

? Ensures that the progress notes are reflective of the care plan and that the approaches on the care plan are being followed.

? Assures that assigned nursing assistants are aware of the patient care plans, and ensure that the nursing assistant refers to the care plan prior to administering care.

? Admission, Discharge and Transfer per center procedures.

? Assures documentation is accurately completed for admission, discharge and transfer.

Supervisory/People Management Responsibilities

? Demonstrates knowledge of location and how to use Nursing

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