Legacy Heights of Five Star Senior Living is a seeking a caring and compassionate LPN who enjoys working with the elderly. Legacy Heights, is a premier senior living community situated in the Ballantyne area that provides care for assisted living residents and memory care residents. Legacy Heights has a capacity to assist 122 residents.
Care and Services:
Maintenance Of Supplies/Equipment:
- Institutes appropriate nursing intervention which might be required to stabilize a resident’s condition and/or prevent complication.
- Makes daily resident rounds to interview physical and emotional status and to implement any required nursing interventions.
- Responds to resident and family concerns and ensures that each concern is documented and a resolution is initiated or communicated to appropriate staff.
- Coordinates admission, discharge and transfer of residents.
- Obtains report from nurse he or she is relieving, provides report to nurse coming on duty and keeps the charge nurse or others (as appropriate) informed about the status of residents and related matters.
- Prepares, administer and documents medications following accepted practices.
- Consults with licensed or registered nurse, physician or licensed independent practitioner.
- Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed practitioner.
- Notifies the supervising nurse when medication or treatment issues arise. Assists in discussion making process regarding non-delivery of same.
- Knows the rationale for the effect of medications and treatments and correctly administers same.
- Accurately reports and documents the resident’s symptoms, responses and status.
- Monitors residents who self-administer medication and reports deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse.
- Administers medications within 60 minutes of schedule time.
- Identifies residents before administering medications.
- Secures medication cart.
- Lists all current medications and dosage schedules on the resident’s medication or administration record.
- Records the administration of medication of the resident’s medication sheet at the time the medication is given.
- Reports a drug administration error or drug reaction to the charge nurse.
- Completes a medication incident report when appropriate.
- Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.
- Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory.
- Observes follows and correctly performs manufacture’s recommendations regarding delivery and medication.
- Reviews medication and treatment records for completeness, accuracy in transcription of physician orders and adherence to stop order policies.
- Administers and documents administration of medications, enteral nutrition and treatments per the physician’s order and accurately records all care provided.
- Orders and documents receipt of medications.
- Supervises the serving and documentation of prescribed diets and fluid intake.
- Counts all narcotics, signs for count and exchanges keys to medication carts and medication room.
- Checks emergency equipment (oxygen and suction) and emergency medication kit (if application)
- Follows procedures related to the use of nursing equipment and supplies.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the DON.
- All equipment is operated in a safe manner and the only equipment utilized is that which previous training of use has occurred.
- Defective equipment is reported to the Manager.
- The nurses station is maintained:
- Supplies are maintained at par levels and are arranged in an organized manner.
- Nurses station is neat and orderly.
- Assure cleaning and maintenance occurs according to schedule.
- IV or tube feeding pump poles, tube feeding infusion pumps, and suction machines are wiped down weekly.
- Utility room is checked routinely for supplies that need to be returned to the appropriate department, meal trays requiring return to dietary, and linen that requires removal to the laundry.
- Safety hazards are removed from unit floors (liquid spills, food, paper, equipment cords, etc.).
Communication: Performance Requirements: Human Relations:
- Assure the resident's environment is safe and clean.
- Individual patient/resident supplies are restocked as indicated.
- Procedures are performed according to established method in the procedure manual.
- Body substance precautions and other appropriate infection control practices are utilized with all activities.
- Safety guidelines established by the facility (i.e. proper restraint and side-rail use) are followed.
- All accidents or incidents observed are reported on the shift that they occur.
- Intake and output is accurately recorded on the appropriate form.
- Patient/resident weights are recorded on the appropriate form.
- Nursing care flowsheet (if applicable) is maintained.
- Only Five Star approved abbreviations are used when recording information.
- All changes in a residents condition are reported as soon as possible to the appropriate parties.
- Staff meetings are attended, if on duty. Minutes read and initialed if not on duty.
- Resident/unit problems are reported to the Supervisor/Manager.
- Decisions are made that reflect both knowledge and good judgment.
- Awareness of own limitation is evident and assistance is sought when necessary
- Dress code is adhered to.
- Committee meetings (if assigned) are attended. Reports related to the committee are given during staff meetings.
- Responsibility is taken for own professional growth. Attend and participate in all scheduled training, educational and orientation classes, programs and activities including annual mandatory classes.
- Follow work schedules and complete assigned tasks according to the established policies and procedures of the facility.
- Notifies the facility when late or absent from work.
- Organizational ability and time management is demonstrated.
- Confidentiality of resident is respected at all times (i.e., when answering telephone and/or speaking to co-workers or use of fax or electronic messaging.)
- Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel to ensure that the needs of the residents are met and maintained.
- A positive working relationship with residents, visitors and facility staff is demonstrated.
- Authority is acknowledged, and response to the direction of supervisors is appropriate.
- Time is spent with residents rather than other personnel.
- Co-workers are readily assisted as needed.
- Participate as requested by the Medical Director or Director of Nursing Services in the planning and conducting of in-service training classes concerning dermatologic nursing skills and procedures used within the facility
- Participate in educational programs for residents and their family members relative to skin care when a resident is being discharged to home.
- Attend and participate in annual in-service programs for hazard communication, TB management, bloodborne pathogens standard, and other related programs.
- Attend and participate in advance directive in-service programs for the staff and community.
Safety and Equipment:
- Assist in monitoring the inventory of medications, medical supplies, and equipment to ensure an adequate supply of skin care products are on hand to meet the needs of residents.
- Be familiar with and use as appropriate all items of personal protective equipment offered by the facility, including, but not limited to, masks, gowns, gloves, and back brace to be worn when lifting.
- Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., back brace, mechanical lifts, etc.) when moving or lifting residents.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
- Monitor all care and activities of residents to ensure that residents are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity and respect.
- Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident’s room.
- Report any complaints or grievances made by residents regarding nursing or medical care to the Director of Nursing Services. Maintain a written record of any resident’s complaints or grievances communicated to you with a notation of actions taken.
- Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation or resident property.
- Ensure that nursing staff personnel honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Ensure that such requests are in accordance with the facility’s policies governing advance directives.
Resident Rights: Promotes and protects resident’s rights, assists Residents to make informed decisions, treats Residents with dignity and respect, protects Residents’ personal belongings, reports suspected abuse or neglect, avoids the need for physical restraints in accordance with current professional standards and, supports independent expression, choice and decision-making consistent with applicable law and regulation.
Leadership: Demonstrates willingness to try new tasks, generates new ideas for change, evaluates and recognizes priorities, select effective team members, challenges others to learn, keeps current and integrates new information, communicates and models organization values, fosters high performance, recognizes need for and provides adequate resources.
Process Improvement: Applies process improvement methods and techniques and identifies processes for improvement in daily work.
Environment of Care: Demonstrates understanding of fire and emergency procedures, participates in fire and disaster drills, demonstrates understanding of safety and security procedures, applies safety and security precautions, demonstrates understanding the hazardous materials plan and demonstrates proper use of equipment.
Infection Control: Applies hand washing principles during daily work, demonstrates understanding of isolation precautions, recognizes signs and symptoms of infection and complies with the employee health program, demonstrates understanding the process of identifying and handling infectious waste, maintains personal hygiene, complies with OSHA standards in the work place and demonstrates understanding of cross-contamination.
Information Management: Enters or records data timely and accurately, protects confidentiality of Resident information, protects data against loss or destruction, logs onto the system using own password, logs off the system when leaving the work station, reports suspected violation of security/confidentiality issues, reviews data and identifies trends and deletes passwords of employees no longer needing access to software programs.