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Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Current RN or LPN licensure as required by Beechwood NeuroRehab standards and relevant nursing regulations and state law.
  • Current driver’s license
  • Current CPR certification or completion of course within six months
  • Must be able to lift/transfer a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • One year’s experience in direct nursing care preferred
  • Experience in Rehab Nursing preferred

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RN/LPN (7a - 3p) at Woods

RN/LPN (7a - 3p)

Woods Langhorne, PA Full-Time
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Overview

Provides normalized, therapeutic and preventative nursing care to clients in a given assignment at Beechwood within the scope of the Pennsylvania Professional Nursing Law and in accordance with licensing standards and Woods Services Policies and Procedures.



Responsibilities

Assessment:

  • Assesses client’s health status on admission, when health needs indicate and on discharge.
  • Refers clients to campus nurse/physicians when further assessment indicated. Differentiates between the need for emergency care or the need for physician follow-up.
  • Assists physicians with rounds in units and clinics as necessary.
  • Attends psychotropic medication reviews and actively participates.

Medication Administration:

  • Prepares and administers medications as ordered by Woods/Beechwood’s physicians in accordance with Woods’ Medications Procedures. Receives verbal orders as necessary from Woods/Beechwood’s physicians/dentists.
  • Evaluates therapeutic effectiveness of medication with pertinent data and reports any observed side effects or relevant laboratory values to Woods/Beechwood’s physicians.
  • Reviews medication sheets and quarterly physician order sheets from pharmacy and makes corrections as necessary, communicating with pharmacy.
  • Administers immunizations as required.
  • Documents all relevant information according to Woods/Beechwood’s Medication Procedure Manual on MAR sheets, physicians’ orders and nurses’ notes.
  • Assists clients with the self-administration of medication goals as indicated by the SAM assessment and RSP.
  • Accurately administers and documents treatments as ordered by Woods/Beechwood’s physicians.
  • Instructs, supervises, and insures documentation of any treatment in which direct care staff may be involved.

Communication Responsibilities:

  • Documents assessments in the medical chart and on all appropriate reports, forms, graphs, etc.
  • Documents the health needs of specific clients in residential logs on a daily basis, where applicable.
  • Prepares assessments for annual physical examinations, GYN, neurological reviews, RSP, consults on and off campus, and completes hospital and emergency room transfer sheets.
  • Completes division of paperwork form and is responsible for same.
  • Relays pertinent health concerns (i.e. seizures, elevated temperatures, unusual behavior, rashes) to the campus nurse as necessary and on a daily basis at the end of the shift.
  • Coordinates appointments with Health Services for clients.
  • Participates in the Interdisciplinary Team process, as necessary, functioning as an integral member of the team. Documents monthly progress on identified goals.
  • Coordinates lab work.
  • Notifies family/guardians/agencies/Residential Manager/Administrative Managers/Supervisors of health issues as necessary. Contacts families/guardians/agencies for non-routine testing, consultations after clarifying insurance/funding.
  • Other communication needs as assigned.

Continuing Education:

  • Participates in continuing education relevant to the area of nursing.
  • Obtains inservice training as required by Beechwood standards and relevant legal and nursing regulations.
  • Obtains CPR certification yearly, First Aid certification every three years, and other mandatory inservices.
  • Conducts inservices as a resource person regarding health issues for other staff persons.
  • Provides health teaching to clients as necessary.
  • Attends nurses’ meetings/inservices and serves on committees when requested.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assumes responsibilities as assigned after complete orientation.
  • Covers units other than scheduled assignment when necessary.
  • Assists with emergencies.
  • Maintains medical equipment in units, assesses functioning of emergency equipment monthly and after use, and reports any malfunctioning equipment immediately.
  • Assists in orientation of new nursing employees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Current RN or LPN licensure as required by Beechwood NeuroRehab standards and relevant nursing regulations and state law.
  • Current driver’s license
  • Current CPR certification or completion of course within six months
  • Must be able to lift/transfer a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • One year’s experience in direct nursing care preferred
  • Experience in Rehab Nursing preferred

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Emergency Handling
Communication
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Medication Administration
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