LPN

Position Summary:
As the Licensed Practical Nurse, reporting directly to the Director of Nursing, you will provide direct care of residents by providing healthcare & optimal living conditions for seniors in a loving, caring and nurturing environment in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations while supporting your care team in optimizing each resident’s well-being and overall experience. This position is responsible for the health needs of the residents and maintaining the well-being of the residents.

Essential Duties include the following:

  • Administer medications and/or treatments for all or a selected group of residents, adhering to facility policies and procedures and skill level of personnel.
  • Receive and process, and follow physician’s orders.
  •  Assist residents with ADL’s per Individualized Service Plan. Examples of this are, but not limited to transferring, ambulation, dressing, hygiene, toileting, etc.
  •  Assist in scheduled and unscheduled activities. One on one’s when appropriate and behavior redirection.
  •  Act as first responder to resident emergency response system.
  •  Initiate planned behavioral interventions when indicated.
  •  Monitor residents and environment frequently, noting resident’s condition and response to treatment.
  •  Supervise and assure completion of any required documentation in the resident’s medical record.
  •  Make physician appointments, therapy appointments and arrange for transportation to appointments as needed.
  •  Identify and seek referrals for residents in need of psycho-social or behavioral evaluations.
  •  Use good body mechanics and monitor environmental factors for potential safety hazards daily.
  •  Maintain clean, orderly and safe environment for residents and comply with and monitor adherence to infection control and medication policies and procedures.
  •  Complete accident and incident reports, and monthly infection control logs according to facility policy.
  •  Maintain current knowledge of scope of practice for self and others and recognize legal implications when making nursing judgments.
  •  Record information on changes in condition, new orders, incidents, etc. in the communication log.
  •  Inform the Director of Nursing, or other appropriate staff regarding changes in resident physical, emotional or behavioral status, orally and via the Stop and Watch tool.
  •  Initiate and contribute to the plan of care for residents, according to resident needs and policy, in order to promote continuity of care from admission through discharge or transfer.
  •  Communicate with therapist(s) to ensure follow through with evaluations or therapy.
  •  Consult with and inform culinary director regarding the resident’s special nutritional needs.
  •  Report defective equipment or potential hazards for repair or immediate remediation.
  •  Serve as role model in dealing with confused residents or those exhibiting disruptive behaviors.
  •  Practice effective health and hygiene habits.
    Present neat clean appearance in keeping with uniform policy.
  •  Conduct self so as to promote favorable public relations for Provision Living.
  •  Daily monitor and assisting with hygiene, leisure, exercise and other programming.
  •  Provide assistance when indicated with various programming, when resident behaviors are disruptive or as
    needed, according to policy.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  •  Collaborative team player able to establish effective working relationships with team members.
  •  Demonstrated experience in promoting a high level of customer service and hospitality towards and among all
    residents, associates, and visitors
  •  Possess sound organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and with a strong attention to detail.
  •  Self-motivated to accomplish goals with a strong sense of accountability for results.
  •  Demonstrated communication excellence, verbally and in writing; comfortable presenting to large groups.
  •  Described as dependable with a strong work ethic.
  •  Possess an appreciation of seniors and an understanding of the aging process.
  •  Basic knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and database systems is required.
  •  Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  •  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
    Education and/or Experience:
  •  High School Degree or equivalent & accredited LPN certification AND 1-3 years of past experience
  •  Applicable State liscensure, required

Please come in and complete an application or apply on line
2333 Chapel Hill Road
Columbia, MO 65203
573-234-1091

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