Job Description

885 Hwy. 50, Business Loop, Olathe, CO 81425, USA Req #5192
Monday, August 29, 2022


  • POSITION DESCRIPTION

    POSITION TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse

    REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing (DON)

    DEPARTMENT: Nursing

    OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE/JOB 

    The primary responsibilities of your role in your assigned location is to provide direct nursing care to residents and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and skilled nursing facilities.  You are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care will always be provided to our residents.


    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Care Coordination Duties:              85% time

    • Coordinate resident care with other departments

    • Communicate changes in resident’s condition with employees, physician, resident and family members

    • Perform administrative duties such as: completing medical documents, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc 

    • Admit, transfer and discharge residents as required

    • Complete accident/incident reports

    • Evaluate adequate supplies are available including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, resident personal supplies and equipment 

    • Evaluate that resident abuse does not occur

    • Complete rounds to evaluate and assist in development and implementation various types of care needs on each resident including but not limited to; wound care, behavior management, respiratory care, etc

    • Provide treatments and care to medically complex residents in collaboration with the physician

    • Attend care plan meetings as assigned

    • Provide care plan updates as necessary to assure appropriate resident care

    • Provide resident care according to physician orders and care plan

    • Administer medications and treatments according to physician orders and standard of practice

    • Respond to all resident call lights regardless of assignment

    • Coordinate with outside agencies including but not limited to; hospitals, hospice, home health, lab, x-ray etc


    Teamwork & Supervisory:              15% time

    • Assist with training, supervision, reviews and corrective action for nursing personnel

    • Make rounds to evaluate quality of care performance and teamwork by employees, assuring quality service

    • Make recommendations to the nursing supervisor concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc

    • Respond to resident and family grievances and report per policy

    • Establish open lines of communication between all nursing personnel

    • Maintain confidentiality and rights of resident, family, employee and facility information in compliance with PHI HIPAA policies and applicable regulations and company policy

    • Maintain safe work environment and exhibit safe work practices

    • Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families and visitors

    • Participate in QAPI and other quality improvement initiatives

    • Perform other duties as requested

    TALENT:

    Relationship Building

    Have a caring attitude and sincere interest in others

    Demonstrate friendliness and enthusiasm

    Build relationships with all types of people


    Influencing

    Communicate effectively

    Understand needs of others and identify how you can effectively assist them


    Executing

    Self-directed

    Ability to organize and prioritize 

    Ability to exercise judgment and display understanding

    Detail oriented and follow through


    Strategic Thinking

    Solve problems effectively

    Creative in coming up with options and variety

    Curiosity and desire to learn 


    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

    • Knowledge of computer systems including Point Click Care

    • Working knowledge of long-term care and skilled nursing state and federal regulations (preferred)

    • Knowledge of nursing and medical practices, procedures and standards of care

    • Leadership and supervisory skills-willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel

    • Patience, tact and a cheerful disposition, enthusiasm as well as willingness to handle difficult people

    • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served


    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Experience: One-year experience in a long-term care environment (preferred)

    License: Current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an LPN in Colorado, CPR Certification


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Ability to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the facility

    • Meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of the facility which include a mental and physical examination

    • Possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met

    • Ability to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move and/or carry such weight a minimum of 50 feet

    • Ability to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations


    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    • Move intermittently during working hours

    • Subject to frequent interruptions

    • Involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies etc. under all conditions and circumstances

    • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members etc.

    • Work beyond normal duty hours on weekends and in other positions temporarily when necessary

    • Subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g. severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster etc.)

    • Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors etc., throughout the workday as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants and other air contaminants

    • Subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions etc., including but not limited to TB, AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

    • May be subject to handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals


    OTHER:

    • Classification: Non-Exempt

    • Maintain safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices

    • No direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace

    • Ability to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays as necessary

    • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled

    • COVID VACCINE REQUIRED

    • Pass background check  



    It must be understood that this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular

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