MISSOURI VETERANS HOME PROGRAM POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE/SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
SHIFT: EVENINGS AND NIGHTS; FT AND H&I POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Assess assigned resident’s needs on an ongoing basis, initiating and implementing appropriate actions. Supervise Nursing Assistants, to ensure that residents receive the highest quality of care possible. Provide skilled technical nursing services as directed by RN Supervisor and report significant changes to such.
Eligibility for classification of a Licensed Practical Nurse or Senior Licensed Practical Nurse within the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System. Also required is appropriate licensure from the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Demonstrate knowledge of and promote resident rights, including but not limited to the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse. Promptly report incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violations of residents’ rights.
Follow dress code guidelines as per MVC policy and procedure.
Approach duties with a positive attitude and constructively support open communication, dedication and compassion.
Maintain effective communication with residents, families and facility staff.
Adhere to all established facility and commission policies and procedures.
Promote positive employee relations.
Participate in individual training plan as required.
Work wherever needed within the department and facility.
Ensure privacy of all protected health information to which he/she may have access.
Apply objectives from offered training
Perform duties in a safe manner minimizing the risk of on the job injuries.
Demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedures and respond accordingly.
Demonstrate understanding of the mission statement of the Missouri Veterans Commission Homes Program. Exhibit a willingness to work as a team member in carrying out the mission of the organization. Facilitate implementation of care systems, i.e., falls, infection control, quality management programs, etc.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks, which may be found in positions of this class.)
Perform clinical nursing procedures according to acceptable standards of practice such as wound care, catheterizations, tracheal care, tube feedings, administering oxygen, etc. which may require bending at the waist, stooping, crouching, reaching with arms in order to empty catheters, provide dressing changes, etc. Push/pull treatment carts, perform treatments which may require awkward positions, i.e., supporting resident while lying on their side and administering a cream medication to affected area, etc.
Demonstrate competency in transcribing and implementing physician orders.
Deliver medication accurately and conduct follow-up observations for effect, adverse reaction or incompatibilities. Push medication carts to the point of medication administration. Open/close medication bottles, punch out medications from bubble packed medication cards, etc.
Stand or walk for extended periods of time, primarily on feet on all shifts with the exception of breaks and occasional sedentary tasks during giving/receiving report, sitting at desk to transcribe orders, medical record documentation, etc.
Follow established policies and procedures, document all nursing assessments, interventions and evaluations.
Assist and/or complete resident teaching prior to discharge.
Assist staff with resident care needs as necessary, which may include but is not limited to assistance with grooming, bathing/showering, oral hygiene, delivery and set up of food trays, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, repositioning, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individual’s car requirements.
Complete sections of MDS as assigned.
Make rounds with physician.
Make clinical rounds on unit to monitor and supervise residents’ care.
Assist and/or initiate assessment within 8 hours of admission.
Accurately enter data on the 24 hour change of shift report.
Complete infection line listings.
Demonstrate knowledge of all care key factors.
Participate in the orientation of unit staff. Promote staff development by situational teaching, reinforcement of MVH policies and procedures and unit conferences.
Demonstrate knowledge of and correctly complete and submit all necessary forms and reports.
Assess, evaluate, counsel employees’ performance in coordination with shift supervisor/unit manager.
Continually evaluate the care outcomes and monitor staff performance to assure appropriate care is administered according to the plan of care.
Assess, organize and plan staff duties on assigned unit.
Identify residents who are at high risk for negative outcomes in key factors and implement preventative measures. Evaluate care outcomes to assure appropriate care is administered according to the plan of care.
Actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
Provide care to residents, lift and move residents with physical disabilities for positioning, toileting, bathing/showering, transferring, etc.; assist with the delivery and set up of food trays (i.e. carry food trays, cut up food items, open milk cartons/juice containers, etc.); feed residents.
Assist with transporting residents to/from their room, dining room, recreational therapy programs and elsewhere as required, this requires pushing and/or pulling equipment, i.e. wheelchairs, whirlpool gurneys, specialized chairs/equipment, etc.
Promote and assist with resident elimination which includes transfers to and from toilet, stooping or bending at the knees to empty catheter bags, etc.
Accurately take and record temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, etc.
Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation when indicated.
Participate in the orientation of unit staff.
Use computers and software programs utilized by the facility proficiently.
Perform manual electronic data entry.
Teach residents and families regarding disease processes, treatment modalities, and give going home instructions prior to discharge.
Participate in in-service and continuing education presentations.
Adhere to infection control procedures as trained.
Arrive to work on time and when scheduled, minimize unscheduled absences and schedule sick and annual leave responsibly, as established by Commission policies.
Respond to internal and external disasters such as fires, tornadoes, etc., in order to protect residents, staff and property.
Work overtime as needed.
Work weekends, holidays, evenings, and nights as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Physical requirements and activities include: walking, balancing, finger dexterity, pulling, pushing, standing, climbing, grasping, stooping, crouching, crawling, kneeling, reaching, bending, lifting, supporting, repetitive motion, frequent washing of hands. Essential sensory and communicative activities include: feeling, seeing speaking, hearing, smelling and tasting.\
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