Posted on Nov. 18, 2016
The RN/LPN is responsible for the well being and nursing care of all residents assigned during his/her shift or tour of duty. This includes, but is not limited to: providing nursing services; assisting in carrying out physician's orders; assessing residents to note any changes in resident's conditions; responding and reporting to resident's changes in condition; distribution of medications, charting of medication, distribution/count of narcotics and maintenance of narcotic inventory record; and responding to emergencies.
Requirements The ideal candidate for this position is a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, holds a current, unencumbered license as a RN/LPN in this state, and has a minimum of two years experience in the field. The following is a representative list of duties and responsibilities associated with this position: -- Visit each resident on unit, assess needs, and assign nursing staff to care for residents during shift, or tour of duty -- Receive physician's orders in resident care. Make rounds with physicians and record the rounds in resident's charts -- Distribute medications and chart distribution of medications in resident's charts according to established standards and regulations -- Count narcotics and maintain accurate record of narcotic inventory/count -- Participate with the interdisciplinary team, in the development and updates of the Resident Assessment and Comprehensive Care Plan as resident's conditions change -- Attend treatment and care plan meetings as needed -- Assist with charting of all clinical and nursing care provided to residents -- Ensure charting is accurate, done in a timely manner, and meets established standards and regulations -- Provide consultation, information, and support to residents and their families as needed -- Ensure information is transferred regarding resident care and condition as related to nursing services at shift change report i.e. shift beginning and shift ending -- Participate in staff development programs, in-service training and staff meetings -- Provide emergency care as appropriate, in accordance with physician orders and advance directives -- Overall management and implementation of resident care plan, documentation in care plan of resident's progress and change in condition -- Assures that all safety and infection control practices are followed -- Provide care in accordance with Federal, State, and Local Regulations -- Perform other duties as assigned and needed to ensure the quality of comprehensive nursing care and other general care to residents