LPN or RN Registered Nurse
Lighthouse Assisted Living & Memory Care Ocean Springs, MS
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) Position Purpose: Provide excellent care to residents in accordance with physician orders, facility protocols, and written plans of care.
Required Qualifications Minimum requirements include the following:
❖ A nursing degree from an accredited college or university or be a graduate of an approved LPN/RN program.
❖ Two years of experience caring specifically for the geriatric population in an Assisted Living/Memory Care/long-term care setting as an LPN/RN.
❖ Must also meet state requirements for relevant licensures or certifications and have no disciplinary action in effect against the professional license.
❖ Must complete initial Alzheimer’s/Dementia training during orientation, and ongoing monthly training. ❖ Must pass the Criminal History Record Check as outlined by the MSDH.
❖ Must pass a drug screen.
❖ Must meet the MSDH medical and TB requirements.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
❖ Always ensure the safety of all residents, being proactive, monitoring constantly for trip/fall hazards, and maintaining clear pathways.
❖ Provide care on assigned residents, in accordance with physician orders, always communicating clearly and patiently with residents and residents’ responsible party.
❖ Supervise and assist residents with ADLs (Activities of daily living) and monitor to ensure residents' health, safety, and well-being.
❖ Complete a thorough and accurate initial assessment. Complete follow-up assessments monthly and as needed. Document all assessments in the medical record.
❖ Administration and supervision of all medications.
❖ Perform a two-nurse narcotic count at the beginning and end of each shift. If any discrepancy is noted Director of Nursing/Executive Director must be immediately notified.
❖ Oversee all care provided by Care Partners and Life Coaches.
❖ Confer with the care plan team in the development of the comprehensive care plan.
❖ Document resident care problems, abnormal findings, and changes in resident’s condition. Report to physician, supervisor, and resident/resident’s responsible party.
❖ Monitor implementation of preventive measures such as nutrition/hydration measures, and toileting/incontinence care.
❖ Provide education to resident/representative as needed on topics concerning nutrition, preventive measures, and medications.
❖ Provide status reports to the Director of Nursing weekly. Additional Assigned Tasks
❖ Treat all residents with dignity and respect. Promote and protect all residents’ rights. Provide care with a sincerely positive attitude and with a smile.
❖ Establish a culture of compliance by adhering to all facility policies and procedures. Comply with standards of business conduct and state/federal regulations and guidelines.
❖ Attend or participate in continuing education related to geriatric nursing. Complete all assigned training and skills competency, as determined by the facility assessment and facility training plans.
❖ Participate in all life safety and emergency drills and training. Fulfill responsibilities as assigned during implementation or activation of the facility’s emergency plan.
❖ Obtain physician orders for care and any new/changed medications, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Transcribe and initiate orders appropriately.
❖ Notify resident/resident’s responsible party within 2 hours of new/changed medications.
❖ Administer medication, as needed, per facility policy and licensure regulations, and complete the appropriate documentation.
❖ Assist with transfer/discharge planning through identification of transfer/discharge needs and providing resident/family education as needed.
❖ Use proper lifting and body mechanics while delivering care to residents. ❖ Perform administrative duties as assigned.
❖ Maintain confidentiality of protected health information, including verbal, written, and electronic communications.
❖ Report non-compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, or breaches in confidentiality to appropriate personnel. Report any retaliation or discrimination to HR.
❖ Report any allegations of abuse, neglect, misappropriation of property, exploitation, or mistreatment of residents to the supervisor and/or Executive Director. Fulfill individual responsibility to report any suspicion of a crime to law enforcement and the state agency. Protect residents from abuse and cooperate with all investigations.
❖ Report any occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy.
❖ Report work-related injuries and illnesses immediately to the supervisor.
❖ Serve on, participate in, and attend committee meetings as required or appointed.
❖ Assist with admission, discharge, or care of residents as needed.
Personal Skills and Traits Desired/Physical Requirements
❖ Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
❖ Ability to see and hear, with or without assistive devices, to perform assigned duties.
❖ Ability to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.
❖ Ability to work independently, and to organize, plan, and manage time effectively to complete assignments.
❖ Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices, and ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to meet resident needs.
❖ Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to exercise judgment.
❖ Strong listening skills and ability to deal with conflict with professionalism and courtesy.
❖ Intermediate computer skills, including the ability to create documents in various programs (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Adobe).
❖ Positive interpersonal relationship skills, including with persons of all ages and cultures.
❖ Ability to walk, stand, sit, bend, and stoop for extended periods of time.
❖ Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform resident care.
❖ Ability to lift, move, push or pull a minimum of 25 pounds.
❖ Meet general health requirements according to facility policy, including medical and physical exams and TB testing/ TB Signs and Symptoms.
Compliance as a Condition of Employment and Performance Appraisal
Lighthouse Assisted Living & Memory CareWhy Work Here?
Great atmosphere with a position that is rewarding. At Lighthouse, you are not a number, you are a valued member of the family.
Lighthouse is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Ocean Springs. We are fully devoted to the unique care of our residents on a daily basis. As a company, we know that we cannot give the best quality of care if we don't have the best providers. Our goal is to always hire professional, compassionate, and dedicated individuals to join the Lighthouse Team so that we can continue to create a safe, high-quality, long-term living environment for our seniors.
8905 Ocean Springs Rd.Ocean Springs, MS
HealthcareView all jobs at Lighthouse Assisted Living & Memory Care