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Licensed Practical Nurse

BASIC FUNCTION

The LPN is a trained professional person who provides nursing care to residents under the direction of the Resident Care Coordinator (RCC). The LPN is accountable for knowing and supporting the philosophy, objective, and procedures of the Mercy Center Personal Care Unit as they relate to the role of the LPN.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

  • Uses the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation when delivering nursing care

  • Responsible for assisting residents in all aspects of ADLs

  • Makes rounds to assess residents needs

  • Knows and applies the Personal Care Regulations appropriately

  • Administers medication and treatment and documents accordingly

  • Responsible for observing, coordinating, reporting and documenting accurately the resident’s condition care and progress. Reports to the physician, family and/or responsible party

  • Reviews and updates resident chart as requested

  • Coordinates lab procedures and draws

  • Gives in depth report to oncoming staff

  • Follows emergency procedures for ambulance transfer and fire events according to policy

  • Knowledgeable of and follows OSHA Standards

  • Documents Accident/Incident reports according to policy and procedures

  • Directs and guides the CNAs and PCAs in assigned duties

  • Orders medications in a timely manner and prepares paperwork involved in medication/treatment changeover process

  • Checks supplies and leaves list of supplies to order

  • Keeps RCC informed of resident care issues

  • Assist physician with exam and treatments

  • Provides for staffing needs of department in case of a call off

  • Prepares census reports in absence of RCC

  • Maintains a safe, and clean unit

  • Listens to concerns of staff and residents and reports the issues appropriately

  • Acts as a role model for staff members

  • Demonstrates leadership techniques

  • Motivates staff to give quality care to all residents

  • Participates in annual inservice and periodic inservices

  • Maintains confidentiality

  • Performs other duties as assigned by RCC

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of an approved school of Practical Nursing

  • Currently licensed in the State of Pennsylvania

  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to Personal Care

  • Completion of CPR Certification and First Aide

  • Must participate in at least twelve (12) hours of inservice education each year to include but not exclusive to mandatory inservices

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must be able to read, write, and speak English

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday

Must be able to stand for long periods of time
Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds.

Must be able to perform repetitive functions and repeat lifting, and pushing.

Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works in well-lighted and ventilated area(s)

Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.

Is subject to frequent interruptions

Works with equipment that may cut, burn or otherwise harm-safety measures must be taken in areas

Is willing to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when assigned.

Must be flexible with work assignments in order to meet resident’s needs daily.

May be exposed to various odors, fumes, chemicals, heat, infectious waste diseases, conditions and etc. including Hepatitis B Virus