Elmcroft Support Center

LPN/LVN or RN - Support Nurse

US-PA-Saxonburg
Job ID
2017-4002
Type
Full-Time (FT)
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical
Community
Saxonburg
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 looking for an LPN/LVN or RN support nurse for our assisted living community.  This position provides nursing support as directed by the Resident Services Director to all nursing associates and residents.  

Responsibilities

  • Participates in oncoming / outgoing shift report
  • Directly supervises all associates of the nursing department while on shift
  • Assists in completion of the RSD Weekly Report in absence of RSD
  • Supervises or participates in as appropriate narcotic count at shift change, ensuring accurate documentation of inventory count
  • Observes medication pass
  • Completes administration of medication as directed ensuring compliance with “Rights of Medication Administration”
  • Participates in weekly medication cart audits, as assigned
  • Assists in re-ordering of medication
  • Supervises and maintains cleanliness of medication room
  • Ensures that all new medication orders are faxed to the pharmacy in an effort to obtain medication timely and accurately.
  • Informs families when mail order medicines need to be reordered.
  • Communicates with physician offices as needed to obtain phone orders or change orders for a resident.
  • Follows Physician Order Protocol to ensure proper processing of orders
  • Documents resident change of condition / status per Elmcroft policy
  • Assists in completing chart audits and thinning per Elmcroft policy
  • Assist with 30-day, change of condition and 6-month screenings, as assigned
  • Assist with move-in, 30-day, change of condition and 6-month Level of Care Assessments, as assigned
  • Assist with resident service plan / care plan development and maintenance
  • Assists with documenting incident reports correctly and timely
  • Updates DNR'S as needed
  • Assists RSD in creating and maintaining of resident charts/care files
  • Visits residents in hospital/rehab. as assigned
  • Participates in annual flu clinics, TB testing of associates/residents
  • Participates in community Wellness Programs as assigned
  • Participates in MOD weekend and holiday coverage, as assigned
  • Member of the backup sales team
  • Participates in on-call schedule as assigned
  • Obtains and records residents’ vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration), weight, as directed.
  • Observes resident to detect response to specified types of medications and prepares report or notifies designated personnel of unexpected reactions.
  • Counsels residents in identifying and resolving social or other problems.
  • Schedules doctor’s appointments based on the needs of the resident
  • Assures call lights are answered in a timely manner in an effort to attend to the residents needs as soon as possible after the call light is signaled.
  • Attends training and conferences as required to stay current with changes in the nursing profession, as well as to maintain appropriate CEU’s for license, with prior approval of supervisor. Assures all training required by the state regulations is completed and documented each year.
  • Assures all caregiver duties are performed as assigned and documented appropriately.
  • Assists in the oversight of appropriate training for all nursing staff to assure requirements for state regulations are met, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Addresses associate, family and resident concerns to promote satisfaction and good communication.
  • Is fully knowledgeable of the fire evacuation and disaster policy of the community and participates as assigned in fire and disaster drills.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all pertinent personal or health information concerning residents and staff.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of compliance and ethics program policies and procedures.
  • Completes all mandatory compliance, HIPAA and state and federal regulatory training as required.
  • Assists with recruiting and interviewing candidates.
  • Other duties as assigned and which relate to the success of Elmcroft and the care, comfort, and happiness of our residents.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must have an unencumbered non-restricted license and currently licensed (active) in the state in which the position is held; three to six months related experience or training.
LPN/ LVN/ RN license required
Competencies

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