Licensed Vocational Nurse
Renders professional nursing care to residents. Performs nursing techniques for the comfort and well-being of the resident. Administers prescribed medications. Maintains residents' medical records on nursing observations. May assist physician during treatment and examination of resident.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure that daily licensed nursing functions are carried out in accordance with state and federal regulations, and facility policies and procedures.
- Cooperate with the other departments in the facility when coordinating resident care services to ensure that residents total regimen is maintained.
- Complete medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc. as needed.
- Participate in the facility's QA program as requested or needed.
- Meet with interdisciplinary team members as needed to plan and coordinate shift services, programs, and activities.
- Ensure that reference materials (PDRs, Regulations, Policies and Procedures, etc.) are maintained and organized at the nurses' station for quick and easy access by personnel seeking direction.
- Admit, transfer, and discharge residents.
- Periodically review the residents' written discharge plan. Participate in updating the written discharge plan as needed.
- Review and complete incident/accident reports and conduct investigations as required.
- Interpret facility policies and procedures to staff, residents, visitors, and government agencies as required.
- Make written and oral reports and recommendations to the Director of Nursing Services as needed concerning the operations of the nursing department.
- Attend various committee meetings of the facility (care conferences, stand-up meetings, nurses' meetings, Medicare meetings, etc.) as required.
- Assist in preparing reports for the meetings as directed.
- Participate in regularly scheduled reviews of the discharge plans.
- Implement recommendations from established committees as instructed by the Director of Nursing Services.
- Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
- Receive telephone orders from physicians, process them in accordance with facility procedures, and update the care plan and care delivery flow sheets as required.
- Record new and changed diet orders and forward the information to the dietary department.
- Complete medication and treatment passes in a timely manner and in accordance with state and federal regulation and facility policy.
- Periodically review medication and treatment administration records for completeness and accuracy.
- Attempt to resolve all drug and narcotic discrepancies reported; report all unresolved discrepancies in accordance with state and federal regulation and facility policy.
- Review nurses' notes to make sure they are informative and reflect the resident's response to care delivered. Make rounds with physicians.
- Make daily resident visits to observe and evaluate the resident's physical and emotional status.
- Provide direct nursing care as needed.
- Meet with residents and/or family as needed.
- Implement and maintain established nursing standards and objectives.
- Notify attending physician when resident is involved in an incident and/or accident.
- Orient new residents and their families to the facility.
- Consult with attending physician as needed for treatments, medications, rehabilitation, etc.
- Notify attending physician, family and members of the interdisciplinary team when there is a change in the resident's condition.
- Work on implementing changes recommended by consultants and authorized by management.
- Follow established procedures for notifying family members of the death of a resident.
- Monitor dining room meals to ensure proper diets are delivered and meals are consumed safely. Complete rounds in assigned area during meals.
- Make timely changes to the plan of care and care delivery flow sheets as needed.
- Monitor care delivered to ensure all residents are treated fairly and with kindness, dignity, and respect.
- Review complaints and grievances made by residents and/or their families and make written and/or oral reports to the DON.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Possess, as a minimum, training in a skilled nursing care facility, hospital, or other related medical facility.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have good Excel skills and knowledge of Word.
Certificates and Licenses:
Current nursing licensure in the state in which practicing. IV Certification required.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. requires standing, walking, pushing, pulling, and lifting.
Upon Completion of 90 days employee is eligible for:
Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401K, Long term/Short term Disability
Coronado is an EEO Employer
Submit Resume to:
Gretchen McClain, RN
1751 N. 15th Street