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License Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Gulf Coast Health Care
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

LPN ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Direct the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care center.

  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations concerning the activities of your shift as required.

  • Chart nurses'' notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the residents, as well as the residents'' responses to the care.

  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and as required by center policy.

  • Ensure that narcotics are handled in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and as required by center policy and that narcotic records are accurate for your shift.

  • Consult with the residents'' physicians in providing the residents'' care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc. as necessary.

  • Notify the residents'' attending physicians and next-of-kin when there is a change in the residents'' conditions or if the residents are involved in an incident or accident.

  • Ensure nursing documentation reflects that the care plan is being followed when administering nursing care or treatment.

  • Assist the Resident Assessment/Care Plan Coordinator in planning, scheduling, and revising the MDS, including the implementation of CAAs and triggers.


    Required SkillsLicensed Practical Nurse PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT:


    • Frequent walking, reaching, climbing, bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing, and pulling.

    • Willing to work beyond normal working hours and during disastrous circumstances, as needed.

    • Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

    • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents, families, and outside agencies and to work cooperatively with other associates.

    • Ability to present to groups.

    • Ability to remain calm under stress.

    • Ability to communicate with local staff, remote staff, and outside agencies.

      OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

      • Understand, comply with, and promote rules regarding residents' rights.

      • Maintain an orderly, confidential, and safe work environment.

      • Adhere to all Company and departmental policies and procedures.


        Required ExperienceLPN QUALIFICATIONS:

        • Must hold a current and valid LPN license in the state employed.

        • Completion of post-secondary education and be able to read, write, and follow oral and written directions.

        • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance as required.

        • Must be able to work weekend and overtime as required.

        • Must meet all local health regulations and pass post-employment exam, if required.

        • Related experience at a level necessary to accomplish this position.


          Job Location

          Pensacola, US-FL

Keywords: Gulf Coast Health Care, Pensacola , License Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Pensacola, Florida

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