LPN

LPN

January 9, 2018

Heron’s Key a CCRC, located in Gig Harbor, WA

Job Description/Essential Duties:

The Licensed Nurse is responsible for managing resident-directed health services and supervising the day- to-day resident clinical needs during assigned shift.

Essential Functions as a Licensed Nurse: 
1. Practices high standards of nursing care and implement the policies and procedures of the nursing department.
2. Provides resident directed services that honor individual lifestyles and preferences. Promotes that Penrose Harbor is home for the resident.
3. Consults with attending physicians for treatments, medications, rehabilitation, etc.
4. Notifies attending physicians, family members and members of the neighborhood team when there is a change in the resident’s condition.
5. Completes medication and treatment passes in accordance with state regulation and facility policy.
6. Completes medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies and chartings.
7. Provides leadership with coaching and mentoring to the neighborhood team. Provides supervision for NACs’ daily tasks and routine care of residents.
8. Assists nursing assistant staff in providing direct care when needed. Actively assists nursing assistants answer resident initiated call light service requests.
9. Creates and maintains an atmosphere of personal interest and a positive emphasis on a calm environment throughout all neighborhoods.
10. Participates in creating an environment in the neighborhood where residents have ongoing opportunities to participate in individualized and purposeful activities, resembling their previous home environment, lifestyle and customary daily routine.
11. Provides and receives report on residents’ condition and status and at shift change.
12. Actively participates in care conferences, neighborhood team meetings, nurses’ meetings, and others as required.
13. Initiates and retains the residents’ clinical records in accordance with facility procedures.
14. Makes informative entries in the progress notes that reflect the care provided, and the resident’s response to that care and the acceptance of plan from DPOA/Surrogate Decision Maker.
15. Greets newly admitted residents upon admission, orients new residents and their families to the facility.
16. Meets and interacts with residents and/or family members.
17. Acts as emergency responder with AED and emergency supplies for community wide needs.
18. Manages resident emergencies, assessments of resident conditions and completion of quality assurance reports.
19. Completes requirements to proper admission, transfer and discharge of residents.
20. Reviews and completes incident/accident reports and conducts investigations as required.
21. Follows established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
22. Participates in the facility infection control program for monitoring communicable and/or infectious disease among residents and staff.
23. Participates in procedures for reporting hazardous conditions or equipment.
24. Ensures that all resident care equipment is used and operated in a safe manner.
25. Reports all malfunctioning equipment/safety hazards immediately to facilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AS A LICENSED NURSE IN ASSISTED LIVING
1. Complies with all Washington Boarding Home rules and regulations.
2. Establishes with Neighborhood Team a resident-directed Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) with DPOA notification, for each resident and ensure all changes are communicated.
3. Revises NSA to ensure they are current and that appropriate care is delivered.
4. Ensures that all members of neighborhood team are aware of the content of the NSA and that their care reflects the approaches outlined in the plan.
5. Assumes responsibility for the Resident Initial Assessment and NSA in accordance with State regulations and facility policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AS A LICENSED NURSE IN THE SKILLED NURSING FACILITY
1. Complies with all federal and state rules and regulations.
2. Establishes with Neighborhood Team a resident-directed plan of care with DPOA notification, for each resident and ensures all changes are communicated.
3. Revises plan of care to ensure they are current and that appropriate care is delivered.
4. Ensures that all members of the neighborhood team are aware of the content of the plan of care and that their care reflects the approaches outlined in the plan.
5. Assumes responsibility for the Resident Initial Assessment and Plan of Care in accordance with federal and state regulations and facility policies and procedures.
6. Monitors dining room meals to ensure proper diets are delivered and meals are consumed safely.
7. Collaborates and cooperates with the MDS Coordinator.
8. Conducts resident’s initial assessment upon admission utilizing Resident Assessment Instrument process, including the development of the MDS, resident assessment protocols, care plan and Care Delivery Flow Sheets in accordance with federal and state regulations and facility policy.
9. Ensures that work areas and residents’ rooms are maintained in a safe and sanitary manner.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Willing to seek out new methods and principles, incorporating them into existing nursing practices.
• Regular, dependable and reliable attendance.
• Evidence of basic leadership skills and supervision.

Salary: 27.00-35.00 per hour to start * Open til filled

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Company Info

Company Name
Heron's Key at Gig Harbor

Company URL
http://www.heronskey.org

Location

Gig Harbor, WA