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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: AristaCare at Cherry Hill
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPurpose of Your Job Position

The primary purpose of your job position is to coordinate care on nursing units in accordance with federal and state guide lines, as well as in accordance with facility established policies and procedures. The position provides administrative supervision and clinical oversight to the unit on all shifts to assure that quality standards of practice are maintained.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Make daily rounds to observe patients and nursing care (especially men are shaven, proper positioning, and staff performance).
  • Addresses issues concerning staff members (i.e. CNA's) and takes initiative processing in disciplinary action when needed.
  • Must wear protective equipment as required per department policy and procedure.
  • Review the Nursing Care Plan reflecting physical, emotional, restorative, rehabilitative, teaching, and goals for the resident.
  • Provides for quality resident care by utilizing the abilities and capabilities of staff members.
  • Assists and directs CNA's in organization and completion of workload to meet the needs of the residents, including but not limited to lifting, transferring, repositioning, etc.
  • Integrates the Nursing Plan with the medical care prescribed.
  • Provides for the proper transcription and execution of physical orders.
  • Orders medication from pharmacy.
  • Controls the counting of narcotics, barbiturates, and counter medications and the proper recording.
  • Providing for an accurate syringe count and record.
  • Order supplies for the nursing unit.
  • Responsible for proper and accurate documentation and maintenance of clinical records.
  • Participates in the development of non-professional personnel through orientation and In-service Programs.
  • Evaluates resident care plans for appropriate resident goals, problems, approaches, and revision based on nursing needs.
  • Arranges schedule to allow for supervisor and evaluation of performance of all nursing personnel on the unit.
  • Provide direct resident care when neededPersonnel Functions
    • Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors.
    • Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.
    • Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
    • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
    • Meet with your shift's nursing personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.
    • Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident.
    • Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work.
    • Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals to your supervisor.
    • Job duties as assigned.Education
      • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved LPN program. Must have an active license as an LPN in the state of New Jersey.Specific Requirements
        • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
        • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
        • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
        • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
        • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
        • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
        • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
        • Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace.Physical and Sensory Requirements (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
          • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
          • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
          • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
          • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
          • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
          • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.
          • Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
          • Must be able to push, pull, move, lift and carry.
          • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.

            #INDsponsored #ZRsponsoredCompany DescriptionIt is the mission of AristaCare to deliver the highest quality post acute inpatient rehab, memory care, and long term care services, through an expertly trained staff utilizing medically advised best practices, proven techniques and systems, and state of the art technology, all in a highly compassionate and beautifully decorated environment. Our clinical service model capability encompasses care of the most medically complex patients with a strong focus on close monitoring, early prevention, targeted patient education and compliance facilitation, throughout our rehabilitation care path. Our commitment to excellence and efficiency is realized through our robust outcomes, metrics, and analytics systems, which engage us in constant performance evaluation and improvement. Our patient centric philosophy focuses on patient satisfaction and the wellness, recovery, and progress of the whole person including the clinical, social, spiritual, and mental components for every client we serve. With a deliberate concentration on looking ahead towards the future of the ever dynamic healthcare landscape, we are constantly positioning ourselves to meet and exceed the forecasted demands of the industry with an organized, creative, well thought out approach.

            Keywords: AristaCare at Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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