2nd Shift: 11pm-7am Four (4) week days with rotating weekends
Lexington Medical Center Extended Care is the largest extended care facility in North and South Carolina. Our team of dedicated health care professional care for residents in a facility full equipped to meet their physical needs, including a state-of-the-art, 10,000-quare-foot rehabilitation center to provide physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy for a variety of conditions, illnesses and injuries. At LMC Extended Care, we provide our residents with the utmost care and concern for their comfort, safety and well-being. Also in 2019, LMC Extended Care was the recipient of the South Carolina Spirit of Caring Award for improvement in quality of life for the residents in our facility. We invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Extended Care family!
Responsible for providing nursing care to patients in a professional and courteous manner. Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and accommodative services for patients under the direction of the manager/provider.
Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: None
Substitutable Education & Experience: None
Required Certifications/Licensure: Current South Carolina license as a Licensed Practical Nurse; Basic first aid knowledge and current CPR certification
Required Training: None
Duties and Responsibilites
- Direct the day-to-day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
- Ensure that the written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department are followed by all nursing personnel assigned to you.
- Ensure that the Nursing Service Procedures Manual is followed in rendering nursing care.
- Cooperate with other resident services when coordinating nursing services to ensure that the resident’s total regimen of care is maintained.
- Ensure that all nursing service personnel are following their respective job descriptions.
- Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
- Participate in the development, maintenance and implementation of the facility’s quality assurance program for the nursing service department.
- Periodically review the resident’s written discharge plan. Participate in the updating of the resident’s written discharge plan as required.
- Assist in planning the nursing services portion of the resident’s discharge plan as necessary.
- Participate in surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
- Make written and oral reports/recommendations concerning the activities of your shift as required.
- Periodically review the department’s policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, and government agencies as required.
- Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.
- Inform nursing personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignments, etc.
- Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions.
- Greet newly admitted residents upon admission. Escort to room as necessary.
- Make rounds with physicians as necessary.
- Implement and maintain established nursing objectives and standards.
- Cooperate with and coordinate social and activity programs with nursing service schedules.
- Make independent decisions concerning nursing care.
- Notify the resident’s attending physician when the resident is involved in an accident or incident.
- Make periodic checks to assure that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by nursing assistants and to evaluate the resident’s physical and emotional status.
- Administer professional services such as catherization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressing/bandages, packs, colostomy and drainage bags, taking blood, giving massages and range of motion exercises, care of the dead/dying, etc., as required.
- Participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the facility.
- Requisition and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services, as ordered by the physician, and in accordance with our established procedures.
- Meet with residents, and/or family members, as necessary. Report problem areas to the Charge Nurse.
- Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary.
- Assist in arranging transportation for discharged residents as necessary.
- Ensure that discharged residents are escorted to the pick-up area.
- Review the resident’s chart for specific treatments, medication orders, diets, etc., as necessary.
- Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care.
- Check foods brought into the facility by the resident’s family/visitors to assure that it is within the resident’s dietary allowances. Report problem areas to the Charge Nurse or Dietary Supervisor.
- Inspect the nursing service treatment areas daily to ensure that they are maintained in a clean and safe manner.
- Consult with the resident’s physician and next-of-kin when there is a change in the resident’s condition.
- Work with the facility’s consultants and implement those changes authorized by the Charge Nurse.
- Performs all other duties as assigned
We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:
- Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits
- Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one. LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
- Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
- Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary
- Adoption assistance
- LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
- Tuition reimbursement
- Tuition reimbursement
- Student loan forgiveness
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.
Long Term Care