Nurse - LPN/LVN
Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Posted on: August 27, 2019
Overview Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply
connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates
are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine
rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our
success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your
career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident
or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over
60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in
lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Responsibilities Administers quality, skilled nursing care to
patients on an intermittent basis in the home and in accordance
with physician orders and the Plan of Care under the direction and
supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Director, Professional
Services. Performs all functions in a professional and ethical
manner and collaborates with other members of the health care team
to ensure the provision of quality patient care. Under the
direction of a RN, provides patient care and identifies the
physical, psychosocial, and environmental needs of patients.
Verifies Plan of Care prior to each visit and provides care
according to the physician’s orders, assessment data, established
standards and guidelines and documents accordingly. Incorporates
short and long term goals as established by the Plan of Care into
nursing care, as evidenced by documentation in the nursing notes.
Performs an ongoing assessment during each visit and documents data
in patient medical records. Communicates significant findings,
problems, or changes in the patient’s condition to the supervising
RN and/or Director of Professional Services and the physician and
documents all findings, communications and appropriate
interventions. Documents nursing interventions including patient
response. Assesses patient/caregiver’s knowledge of disease
process, treatment regimen and/or medication administration.
Provides basic and specialized teaching as ordered in the Plan of
Care and based on the patient’s needs. Identifies and recommends
other disciplines needed for quality care of the patient. Performs
with current standards of practice and with the agency’s policies
and procedures. Ensures that all nursing notes, supply logs/visit
logs are accurate and turned into the office according to agency
policy. Prioritizes patients’ schedules based on patient needs and
provides services in an efficient, timely manner to all assigned
patients. Demonstrates effective time management skills by
completing patient assignments and documentation within projected
time frames and arrives to appointments on schedule. Demonstrates
knowledge of emergency procedures and responds appropriately.
Demonstrates commitment, professional growth and competency.
Attends scheduled meetings, in-services, workshops, etc. This job
description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the
above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a
comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform
all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor. Qualifications
Education and Experience Graduate of an accredited LPN/LVN program.
Minimum of one year experience as an LPN/LVN in a clinical care
setting. Home care experience preferred. Certifications, Licenses,
and Other Special Requirements Must be licensed as an LPN/LVN in
good standing in the state(s) where he/she will be providing
services. Meets all additional requirements for hire including
state specific requirements. Valid driver’s license with an
automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or
Organization requirements and is in good working order. Current
BCLS prior to delivering patient care. Management/Decision Making
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on
precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using
standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to
supervisor and when to handle them personally. Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires
basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work
environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization.
Expresses verbal and written communication in a clear, positive and
cooperative manner. Promotes agency philosophy, mission statement
and administrative policies to ensure quality of care. Ability to
maintain privacy and confidentiality with regard to patient, staff
and agency information. Identifies and resolves problems in a
timely manner. Ability to prioritize and plan work activities.
Demonstrates an interest in working with a senior population.
Ability to establish an effective working relationship with all
departments and the community. Excellent organizational and
follow-through skills. Demonstrates attention to detail. Must be
able follow written and verbal instructions in English effectively.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions Standing Requires
interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors Walking Sitting
Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift
coverage. Use hands and fingers to handle or feel On-Call on an as
needed basis Reach with hands and arms Possible exposure to
communicable diseases and infections Climb or balance Stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl Potential injury from transferring, repositioning,
or lifting residents Talk or hear Taste or smell Exposure to latex
Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds Possible exposure to blood-borne
pathogens Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious,
or biological hazards Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors,
or cuts from equipment Requires Travel: Frequently Vision Brookdale
is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
Schedule: Regular Full-Time
Keywords: Brookdale Senior Living, Richland , Nurse - LPN/LVN, Other , Richland, Washington
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