LPN/SIGN ON BONUS!
The LPN is responsible for daily nursing activities and care of residents under the supervision of the Director of Nursing or designee and as prescribed by the physician, ensuring compliance with accepted standards of nurse practice and regulation. Promotes a positive physical and psychosocial environment for the residents. Works collaboratively with leadership and other staff members to support the Mission and Values of SCBMA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Performs daily delivery of resident care
• Oversee CNA duties and responsibilities
• Participate in care plan meetings, develop and carry out residents’ plan of care. Evaluates resident response to nursing interventions and alters care plan through ongoing assessments.
• Care for residents using nursing judgement following policy and procedures of the organization.
• Monitor residents’ overall mental and physical status for changes and report condition changes
• Completes quality care audits as assigned by Director of Nursing, ensure equipment and work areas are clean, safe and orderly and ensure strict adherence to procedures regarding hazardous chemicals and fire safety.
• Provide direct resident care when needed, as determined by resident condition and available staff; completes treatments, procedures and administers medications as ordered by the physician
• Document all pertinent information on interdisciplinary notes, document medications administered, treatments and procedures performed on appropriate records protecting privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to the residents and employees.
• Discharge, transfer and admit residents
• Ensure compliance with all regulations from DHEC, Fire and Safety, OSHA, Labor Laws, etc. and adhere to HIPAA confidentiality standards and Resident’s Rights.
• Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
• LPN certificate
• Current SC LPN license
• 1 yr working in geriatric nursing, including experience with medication administration, delivery systems and experience in IV therapy, wound care, G-tube preferred
• Skilled in basic life support (BLS), CPR
• Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, DHEC and other legal regulations and policies as well as resident rights
• Understanding of physical and psychological effects of the aging process
• Ability to make sound, independent decisions, as circumstances warrant
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office, time management and electronic medical record systems
• Strong communication and motivational skills, including problem resolution in both resident care and employee management situations
• Ability to maintain patient, tactful composure when dealing with residents, family members, staff and visitors
• Well organized, flexible and good team player
• Committed to 100% customer satisfaction and offering highest level of care
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
• Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
• Exposure to biological agents such as viruses and other microbes
• Scheduled work during off hours including weekends, nights or holidays
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship