Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN

Fort Thomas, KY

Job status
Full time
Job description
Carmel Manor has completed our expansion and renovation and we need more staff to work in our brand new facilities! We are now looking to hire Licensed Practical Nurses - LPN.

Under the direction of the Charge Nurse, assists in providing professional nursing care to residents as determined by qualifications and training.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Assumes charge of unit in absence of Registered Nurse and performs
administrative duties as listed on job description of Registered Nurse.
 Performs assigned nursing procedures for the comfort and well-being of residents
by maintaining philosophy of care and nursing standards within assigned unit.
 Performs professional duties as determined by qualifications and training such as
administering medications and carrying out treatment orders, which do not require
the direct supervision of a RN.
 Reports observations of residents conditions to supervisor.
 Maintains adequate, accurate clinical records and completes required forms if
resident is being transferred.
 Provides treatment using therapeutic equipment.
 Takes temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure and heart rate to detect
deviations from normal.
 Records nursing needs of residents on nursing care plan to assure continuity of
care.
 Provides clinical supervision of nursing assistants providing direct resident care.
 Counsels nurse aide and recommends disciplinary action, when necessary, to the
Director of Nursing.
 Prepares nurse aide assignments and explains pertinent resident care.
 Notifies physician, when necessary, of changes in residents conditions, weight,
medication errors, medication not available, abnormal x-rays/laboratory results
and any other unusual observations.
 Participates in resident care conference as scheduled.

 Conducts resident rounds daily, reporting problems to nursing supervisor and
initiating corrective action.
 Identifies resident problems and emergency situations, and initiates immediate
“life-saving” measures.
 Follows staffing guidelines and makes assignments according to qualifications of
staff and characteristics of resident population.
 Performs and documents comprehensive assessment of resident.
 Knowledgeably and competently preforms basic nursing skills.
 Follows facility discharge/transfer procedures and coordinates discharge/transfer
with other departments, physicians and ancillary service providers. Completes
documentation related to resident’s discharge/transfer.
 Supervises response to residents calls for assistance.
 Counts narcotics, checks emergency kit and exchanges keys with oncoming
nurses.
 Provides report to oncoming nurse, including sufficient information for follow-up
action if necessary.
 Identifies hazards and initiates corrective action immediately.
 Interprets existing policies and procedures to nurse aides, restorative nurse aides,
residents, families and physicians.
 Documents resident care provided and resident’s response or lack of response to
care provided.
 Follows facility admission procedure and communicates resident admission to
other departments, physicians and ancillary service providers.
 Assesses resident needs and initiates development of individualized plans of
resident care.
 Reviews and revises resident care plans as necessary and as required by
regulations.
 Listens to resident, family, physician or staff concerns and initiates corrective
action and/or reports concerns to Nursing Supervisor.
 Orders medication as necessary.
 Observes, evaluates and documents all changes in resident’s conditions.
 Documents progress notes as assigned.
 Documents daily notes on unstable residents, Medicare residents and recently
admitted residents.
 Observes infection control procedures.
 Participates in the employee evaluation process of nursing assistants.
 Supervises and evaluates all direct resident care and initiates corrective action as
necessary.
 Requisitions supplies, equipment and linens to meet unit needs.
 Notifies supervisor when residents condition changes or resident becomes
critically ill.
 May be asked to rotate among various clinical units of the facility.
 Continues professional growth through in-service meetings, current literature,
institutes and workshops.
 Attends department meetings.

 Advises nursing survivor of Director of Nursing of topics for discussion at staff
meetings.
 Supports and participates in facility Quality Assurance program.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited practical nurse program with current licensure by
Kentucky State Board of Nursing. Six months to one year experience in medical-surgical
nursing preferred. Verbal and written communication skills necessary to understand
instructions and to communicate with residents and staff. (English language required.)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is heavy. Standing and walking most of the time on duty. Lifting and transferring
residents, carts, wheelchairs and equipment. Reaching, handling and fingering equipment
and supplies. Stooping and bending while administering care. Audio acuity to make fine discriminations in sound. Visual acuity for reading of equipment.
Education requirements
• Graduation from an accredited nurse program with current licensure by Kentucky State Board of Nursing.
Experience requirements
• Minimum 6 months experience in medical-surgical nursing preferred.
Skills
• Verbal and written communication skills necessary to understand instructions and to communicate with residents and staff. (English language required.)
• On a typical work day you will be standing, walking, lifting, and transferring residents, carts, wheelchairs, and equipment. You will also be reaching and handling equipment, as well as stooping and bending while administering care.

About us:
Our intent is to provide residents with high quality care and to staff Carmel Manor with qualified, productive employees. Our belief is the quality of operation can be maintained by the combination of religious and lay persons committed to the goals of the Christian Community. In providing Compassionate Care, the Carmelite Sisters and all those persons complementing their ministry are accountable to strive for excellence in performance and adherence to professional and regulatory standards.

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