CentraState Healthcare System

  • LPN

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/10/2018 4:16 PM)
    ID
    2018-8184
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Location
    Applewood
    Shift
    Day
    Work Schedule
    7A-3:30P
  • Overview

    Provides skilled nursing by performing assigned duties and services required to deliver quality Resident care. Follows established standards, JCAHO and CentraState policies and procedures.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the Residents' individual needs.
    • Affirms the Resident's right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
    • Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the Residents cared for.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed.
    • Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
    • Correctly performs all scheduled and assigned tasks while continually observing Resident needs.
    • Delegates and monitors components of care to professional and nonprofessional caregivers as appropriate.
    • Implements basic nursing care and assists Residents with activities of daily living.
    • Accurately collects Resident data utilizing learned technical skills under the direction of the RN.
    • Makes decisions that demonstrate knowledge of nursing practice and utilizes sound judgment in clinical and Resident care situations.
    • Participates in preparation and intervention of diagnostic or therapeutic Resident care.
    • Demonstrates accountability for administration, observation, charting and reporting effects of drugs, intravenous, and other therapeutic and diagnostic measures in a safe and accurate manner.
    • Administers medications following CSHS policies and manufactures' instructions.
    • Recognizes adverse reactions to medications and takes immediate and appropriate actions. Follows CSHS policy regarding restraint application, documentation and observation.
    • Consistently includes Resident and family in the development of an individualized plan of care.
    • Performs pain (5th vital sign) screening as indicated, notifies the RN immediately of patient's report of pain or discomfort, and provides appropriate non-pharmacologic interventions as directed by RN.
    • Documents pain assessment, intervention and follow-up.
    • Documents reassessment of pain as per hospital policy.
    • Provides Resident/family education regarding pain.
    • Notifies physician for unrelieved pain as indicated.

     

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Graduate of an approved program for licensed practical nurses and licensed to practice in NJ.

     

    Work Experience:

    • Related experience preferred.

     

    Licenses and Certifications:

    • LPN license/New Jersey required.
    • BCLS certification required.
    • Satisfactory completion of the pharmacology test is required.

     

    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

    Physical Demands

    Working Conditions:

    Works in a normal long term care environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured Residents.

     

    Exposure:

    Daily exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

     

    Physical Demands:

    Sitting - Rarely

    Standing/Walking - Continuously

    Kneeling/Stooping - Occasionally

    Bending/Climbing - Occasionally

    Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Occasionally

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Occasionally

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Rarely

    Typing/Filing - Rarely

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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