The Licensed Practical Nurse/LPN Staff Nurse is responsible for the provision and monitoring of high quality nursing care within scope of practice. The Staff Nurse coordinates and supervises nursing personnel to deliver nursing care which will ensure that resident's needs are met in accordance with the professional standards of practice through physician orders, community policies and procedures, and federal, state and local regulations and established nursing best practices. Responsible for resident services and other duties as assigned. Duties may include personal services, housekeeping, laundry, social-recreational activities, delegated tasks, meal services, and other tasks as needed for resident well-being. Reports to Director of Nursing, Executive Director, and/or designee.
Adheres to and conveys to the following Primrose mission statement: Through the commitment of our investors and dedicated staff, our daily focus is to develop and maintain happy and healthy living environments and provide a "person-centered" care approach for our growing senior population.
Administer Medications and Treatments within the State and Federal guidelines of your Licensure and Scope of Practice.
Assist residents with identified needs as outlined in the nursing/service plan.
Respond to resident emergencies; provide first-aid assistance and arrange for appropriate medical attention/follow-up.
Receives report from the previous shift and gives report to next shift.
Reads the staff communication records and maintains familiarity with resident records as required.
Assists with orientation of new staff to job responsibilities as needed.
Assists with instrumental activities of daily living, ADL's, environmental orientation, and other care while encouraging self-care and independence.
Assists with dining room set up, serving meals, and dining room and kitchen clean up as needed.
Implements and contributes to the evaluation of the residents response to the current nursing/service plan of care at the direction of the Director of Nursing or designated RN.
Implements and contributes to the evaluation of the residents' response to the medication or treatment plan authorized by the directing physician.
Assists with laundry service as needed.
Demonstrates knowledge of and follows infection control procedures.
Maintains clean, neat, comfortable, safe environment for residents, staff, and visitors, including housekeeping services for residents as needed.
Observes and reports appropriately any noted problems, concerns, and/or issues noted with resident apartments, the community or grounds.
Observes changes in resident status, needs or preferences and documents and reports appropriately. Contributes observations and health information to the nursing assessment and reports all data to the Director of Nursing or designated RN.
Observes all work, safety and administrative rules. Comply with OSHA standard and regulations. Know the potential hazards of any chemicals used and the proper personal protective equipment required. Use personal protective equipment as directed by Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Adheres to all established policies and procedures and Employee Handbook.
Avoids loss, breakage and waste of supplies and equipment.
Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to procedures for fire, life safety, disaster, security, work, safety and other emergency situations.
Assists with individual Resident and group social recreational activities as appropriate.
Direct unlicensed nursing staff on your shift in following the service plans and policies.
Performs other duties as assigned which may include: general cleaning of nurses' station, public restrooms, laundry rooms, hallways, kitchen, dining room, and storage rooms.
Willingness to adhere to Primrose assisted living values in providing services.
Ability/willingness to perform all position responsibilities adequately.
Maintain confidentiality of verbal and written information pertaining to residents, facility operations and personnel.
Maintains acceptable attendance/follows work schedule.
Displays cleanliness, good grooming, personal appearance and follows dress requirements consistently.
Organizes and utilizes time appropriately toward accomplishing assigned tasks; requires minimal supervision.
Displays ability/willingness to learn new skills and to teach others.
Interacts in professional manner with residents, public, and co-workers. Works cooperatively with management. Displays willingness to assist co-workers when situation requires.
Ability to do occasional heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.), 30 lbs. regularly.
Adequate and clear English speaking and writing ability; able to communicate effectively.
Ability to spend long periods on feet and to ambulate quickly.
Is free of non-treated communicable disease.
CPR and First Aid Certified per state regulations.
Ability to work safely and to recognize potentially dangerous situations.
Ability/willingness to follow all policies and procedures.
Is neat, accurate, dependable and keeps work/space clean.
Ability/willingness to work longer than eight (8) hour shift, to work holidays or overtime, to work seven (7) day schedule.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
One year experience in a long term care or assisted living environment preferred. CPR and First Aid certified per state regulations. Basic computer skills preferred.
Current, active nursing license in the state you are working. Attendance at mandatory monthly in-service training. Maintain CPR and First Aid Certification per state regulations. Meet annual in-service training and continuing education hours required for job classification and position.
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Primrose Retirement Communities was founded in 1989 based on the premise that a retirement community must reward its residents with value, comfort, security, and convenience.
Through the years, this philosophy has been enthusiastically welcomed in all communities where Primrose has been established. It has been our pleasure to create beautiful apartment homes and townhome villas complemented by outstanding internal commons areas such as libraries, movie theaters, fitness centers, ice cream parlors and pubs. From the beginning our company office has been in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a community known for its friendly, honest and hard-working people. Those are the characteristics that guide each Primrose Retirement Community.
Jim Thares, Primrose founder, emphasizes that the objective of each Primrose community is to provide a comfortable, convenient, secure and enjoyable environment for seniors. "We are in this business," he says, "to help seniors enjoy a healthy, happy lifestyle." Thus, the Primrose theme "This is living" represents the fulfillment of this philosophy.
Primrose is guided by this philosophy in all phases of its work, beginning with the architectural design of its communities, the use of eco-friendly construction materials, the location and staffing of each community, and the ongoing management and caretaking that are part of each Primrose.