JOB SUMMARY: Provides high quality nursing care in accordance with Oregon Nurse Practice Act. Delivers services which demonstrate understanding of the principles and values of Skilled Nursing, Residential Care and Assisted Living, and care of persons with dementia. Responsibilities: 1. Makes daily rounds and identifies early signs and symptoms, changes in resident's physical and psychological status and consults with supervisor, physician, Resident Care Manager, or Director of Nursing Services as necessary. 2. Has working knowledge of all residents under her/his care; recognizes significant change in the medical, emotional, and psychological status of the resident, and makes necessary interventions. Refers issues to the RN as required. 3. Administers or supervises the preparation and administration of prescribed medications. 4. Administers intramuscular and subcutaneous injections as needed. 5. Orders new medications as necessary. 6. Assures that all medications and treatments are charted upon completion by the person administering the medication or completing the treatment on the assigned shift. 7. Assures that the drugs covered by the Controlled Substances Act are verified by inventory. 8. Administers all treatments prescribed by the healthcare provider. 9. Coordinates the service support and nursing care of the residents during the scheduled shift on the assigned floor; assures that CMA's, C.N.A's, and Personal Service Aides complete all assignments. 10. Assures that prescribed diets and prescribed fluid intake levels are maintained; reports persistent problems to Nurse Manager or Charge Nurse. 11. Assures that the Care/Service Plan is followed. 12. Provides direct resident care as required, including assisting at meal time. Provides emotional support to residents and families in an appropriate, professional manner. Provides health teaching as required. 13. IV management and infusion therapy per OSBN guidelines for LPNs. 14. Documents resident information using legally appropriate style and uses abbreviations according to Willamette View policy. 15. Assures that she/he is current on legal implications of providing care ethically and in accordance with nursing standards and the Oregon Nurse Practice Act. Keeps informed of changes in Long Term Care. 16. Uses a collaborative approach toward working with peers. 17. Collaborates with other departments and reports persistent problems to the NM and or DHS. 18. Is aware of safety standards and follows all established safety rules. Detects and reports safety hazards to appropriate department for resolution. 19. Maintains strict confidentiality with staff and resident information and issues. 20. Prioritizes a multi-task role demonstrating initiative and appropriate judgment. 21. Attends and participates in Health Services and neighborhood staff meetings on a regular basis. 22. Attends mandatory in-services, and completes no less than 10 hours of continuing education per year. 23. Makes Apartment Calls and assists the Registered Nurse in assessing residents with emerging health concerns. 24. Reports identified infection trends to the Director on a timely basis. 25. Performs administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, charting, etc. 26. Regularly attends appropriate conferences/seminars to maintain own knowledge base. 27. Assists Nurse Managers and the Director in assuring that all personnel wear and/or use appropriate safety equipment (e.g. mechanical lifts, PPE). 28. Reports resident injuries using the Occurrence Report and employee injuries using Employee Injury Report forms. 29. Reports occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policies & procedures. 30. Reports to work on time and as scheduled. Follows departmental reporting policies for absences. Completes daily duties as scheduled and completes non-scheduled duties as time allows. 31. May perform duties of other staff in department as need arises, is flexible and dependable for staffing patterns to meet residents needs.
QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of a state approved school of nursing with successful completion of state board nursing exam and current Oregon unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse license. Maintains current certification in CPR. Demonstrates leadership ability and desire for professional growth. Able to interact well with staff as well as residents and their families. Able to prioritize multi-task role using initiative and judgment. SAFETY HAZARDS: Possible exposure to blood or body fluids. Requires some bending, twisting, reaching and lifting. EQUIPMENT USED: Computer, wheelchairs, walkers, electric beds, hydraulic lift, and medication carts.
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