JOB TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse – Skilled Nursing
DEPARTMENT NAME: Nursing
Plans, coordinates and provides total nursing care for residents and provides supervision and guidance to clinical staff members. Scope of work may be modified by state specific rules under the Nurse Practice Act.
Reports to: Director of Nursing
Supervises: Certified Nursing Assistants
Interfaces with: Residents, Charge Nurses, families, visitors, & associates
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Every effort has been made to describe the essential functions of this position; however, this list 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 an essential function of the position.
- Initiates and leads team conference in development of individualized nursing care plans.
- Assesses and documents the resident's condition and nursing needs.
- Accurately and promptly implements physician's orders.
- Assigns nursing care to team members in accordance with the resident's needs and the person's capabilities and qualifications.
- Supervises, directs and evaluates CNAs.
- Administers medications, and performs treatments for assigned residents, and documents the treatment is required by local, state and federal rules and regulations.
- Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel.
- Assists physicians with special tests and procedures within the scope of state specified Nursing Practice Act.
- Ensures that supplies are utilized economically and that equipment is clean and maintained in a safe manner.
- Reports and records pertinent observations and reactions regarding residents.
- Coordinates nursing care of residents when scheduled for therapy or procedures by other departments.
- Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in residents.
- Supervises nursing unit, which includes scheduling and directing the nursing staff to the extent permitted by the Director of Nursing.
- Skilled in directing and motivating in the work force.
- Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
- Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and at all levels of organization.
- Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations.
- Knowledge of training techniques for clinical staff.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Graduate of accredited School of Nursing.
- Valid LPN license in the state employed.
- Valid CPR certification.
- Ability to effectively communicate with residents, families, supervisors and associates.