Elmcroft Support Center

Licensed Vocational Nurse

US-CA-Carlsbad
Job ID
2017-3302
Type
Full-Time (FT)
# of Openings
6
Category
Clinical
Community
Las Villas De Carlsbad
Department
Nursing

Overview

Our mission at Elmcroft Senior Living is a dedication to enriching the lives of the individuals who live and work with us by responding to their 
unique needs and universal desire for dignity and respect.

Our values are grounded in respect, creativity, humility, accountability, compassion and kindness, integrity, and the passionate pursuit of excellence.

If you believe in this mission and honor our values, please consider joining our team.

 

We are currently seeking a Licensed Vocational Nurse.  This position perform acts requiring the knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills in accordance with the Licensed Vocational Nurse scope of practice.

Responsibilities

This position:

 

  • Periodically reviews the department policies and procedure manual to maintain necessary operational knowledge. 
  • Provides assessment and diagnostic services to residents. Performs an assessment evaluation using techniques including observation, inspection and palpation. 
  • Assists in the admission, transfer or discharge process. Works with other health agencies and family members to meet the physical and emotional transitions of admission, care and discharge of residents as necessary.
  • Participates in the plan of care development and implement therapeutic interventions accordingly. 
  • Provides supervision and direction to subordinate staff as directed. Monitors performance of staff on an ongoing basis during each tour of duty for completion of tasks and assignments in a manner consistent with the quality standards established. 
  • Follows facility policy and procedure for necessary staff disciplinary action. 
  • Utilizes nursing skills, judgment  and facility protocols either directly or via delegation to others for preventive health services, including but not limited to, resident disease prevention or management, nutrition, skincare, hygiene, turning and repositioning, activities of daily living and infection prevention. 
  • Gives direct physical and psychological nursing care in emergencies as well as in the presence of illness or disability in order to maintain life, provide comfort, reduce stress and enhance the resident’s ability to cope.
  • Assists in resident rehabilitation activities. Monitor the results of physical, occupational and speech pathology activities. 
  • Assists in the monitoring of the inventory of medications, medical supplies and equipment to ensure an adequate supply to meet the residents’ needs. 
  • Practices safety and exposure control measures consistently and effectively. Uses safety equipment and supplies as per policy including mechanical lifts and personal protective equipment as indicated. Supervises subordinates for same. 
  • Provides the necessary instruction or correction to nursing staff assigned to supervise in order to provide the necessary resident services and promote the safety of residents, visitors and staff. 
  • Monitors the staffing requirements and reports concerns regarding the quantity or quality of individuals on duty and follows facility procedure for replacement staffing as directed. 
  • Participates in the orientation of new personnel as directed. 
  • Receives physician or other Health Care Professional (HCP) orders, transcribes them promptly and initiates actions accordingly. 
  • Accompanies physicians (or HCP) on patient visits and documents in the clinical record appropriately, including all pertinent communications and activities. 
  • Notifies physicians of resident condition changes, need for additional orders or to report any pertinent information that is deemed necessary to promote the health and well being of the resident. 
  • Notifies resident family/responsible party of condition changes in accordance with facility policy. 
  • Documents all resident information accurately in the clinical record, on all required forms, charts etc. as directed and in keeping with professional standards.
  • Administers medications or treatments via all routes prescribed and in accordance with the Licensed Vocational Nurse scope of practice. (IV, NG, GT, etc.) and as per facility protocol. 
  • Performs professional services such as catheterization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy,  drainage bags, phlebotomy, massage and range of motion exercises  as per accepted standards of practice and per facility policy and procedure. 
  • Promotes adherence to all resident rights and addressed any concerns or grievances expressed as per facility policy. 
  • Communicates effectively with other nurses at shift change by sharing important resident care and activity information to promote continuity of resident care. 
  • Takes measures directly or by delegation to maintain a clean and safe work environment, including the nursing station, common areas, patient rooms and hallways etc. on each tour of duty. 
  • Participates in agency surveys in a manner that is helpful and dedicated to a positive outcome. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned and which relate to the success of Elmcroft and the Care, Comfort, and Happiness of our residents.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications

Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing to be a Licensed Vocational Nurse  and be currently  licensed (active) in the state in which the position is held or qualify for and obtain a license in this state. The license must be unencumbered and without restrictions.

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