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  • 45 Saint Patricks Drive
    Waldorf, MD 20603
  • Deborah Gardner-Moulden
  • Phone: 2402707500

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Licensed practical nurse

The Charleston Senior Living • Waldorf, MD

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Per Diem
Healthcare - Health Services
Nurse

Job Description

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) utilizes the nursing process to perform nursing functions in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, Federal, and State guidelines.  The LPN provides nursing care and services in accordance with The Charleston Senior Community philosophies, standards, and practices.


General Duties

Completes assigned work in an expected timely manner

Cooperates with other department personnel

Creates an environment of teamwork and empathy that results in a calming and welcoming environment

Treats co workers, staff and guests with dignity and respect

Meets regularly with the Maintenance Director and the operations team to identify issues and problem solve.

 

Safety Compliance

Follows established safety compliance policies.

Follows established infection control policies

Demonstrates knowledge of fire and disaster preparedness.

Specific Duties

  • Maintain Certification, First aid, and CPR
  • Attend mandatory meetings, trainings and in-services
  • Maintain work operations by following Policies and Procedures
  • Protects The Charleston Senior Community Values by keeping residents information confidential
  • Works as part of a healthcare team to assess residents’ needs, plan and modify care, implement interventions, and to assist CNA’s and CMT’s in effort to provide optimal care.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and exhibit safe work practices in accordance with Community policies and procedures, including infection control techniques to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. 
  • Maintains knowledge of state and local laws/regulations,, as well as adheres to, upholds, and enforces all community policies and procedures.
  • Assist Director of Resident Care with discipline and performance evaluations of CNA’s and CMT’s.
  • Observe and report changes in residents on move-in, return from hospital and skilled nursing facilities.
  • Communicates with families, doctors, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Performs additional functions or duties, as assigned/requested by management.
  • Wears Facility ID Badge while on duty
  • Observes residents, charting and reporting changes in residents’ conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action in accordance with the Community’s policies and procedures.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Makes resident rounds, checking and observing CNA’s and CMT’s and provide them with orientation, and ongoing guidance and support.
  • Provides basic resident care and treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating stage 1 and 2 pressure ulcers, recording vital signs, collecting urine and other samples for laboratory testing, helping residents to eat, drink, toilet, stand or walk, and assisting them in maintaining personal hygiene and bathing.
  • Reviews Individualized Service Plans (ISP’s) for changes as needed.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

  • ACTIVE LISTENING:  Ability to give full attention to what others are saying.    Ability to hear and respond to residents.
  • CRITICAL THINKING:  Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • COMMUNICATION:  Ability to communicate effectively across the organization in English.  Includes the ability to read, comprehend, and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals.  Ability to speak effectively and be understood by others.
  • INDUCTIVE REASONING:  Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions and finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events.
  • QUALITY MANAGEMENT:  Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • PROBLEM SENSITIVITY:  Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.  It includes recognizing and solving problems.
  • ORGANIZING, PLANNING & PRIORITIZING WORK:  Ability to develop plans in order to organize, set priorities, and accomplish daily duties.
  • JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING:  Is able to make good decisions and use judgment to get the job accomplished
  • DEDUCTIVE REASONING:  The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • TEAMWORK:  Ability to work well with supervisors, peers, and subordinates to achieve goals.  Readily gives and receives help and values the contribution of teammates.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL:  Being careful, accurate and thorough in completing work-related tasks.
  • EMOTIONAL STABILITY:  Ability to cope with the stresses of the environment.
  • Employee should possess a genuine sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others and have the ability to deal with a variety of personalities and constant changing environment.

 

  • DEPENDABILITY:  Reliable, responsible, and dependable, while fulfilling obligations.  Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.
  • INTEGRITY:  Ability to be an honest and ethical employee while exercising both patience and tact and complying with the Facility’s policies and procedures.
  • TECHNICAL:  Ability to understand equipment function and operation of equipment used in the performance of duties.  Some ability to use basic computer technology with training as required to complete job duties.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:                 High School Diploma or Equivalent.

                                          Current Certification (Licensed Practical Nurse)

                                          Current CPR, First Aid certifications. 

                                          Health Clearance (TB, MMR, Varicella).

                                          Criminal Background Clearance

                                          Reliable Transportation                      

Position Hours:               The Community is required to employ LPN’s 24 hours per day, 7 days per

                                          Week. Shifts may vary based on the needs of the Community.  Overtime                                                hours with little or no notice, may be required if deemed necessary by the                                               reporting supervisor.  

Experience:                     1 Year working in a healthcare facility preferred (in Assisted Living).

Travel:                               Less than 2%

Physical Demands:         Required to walk, reach, climb, bend, stoop, lift, grasp, balance, push, and pull     equipment on a sporadic basis.  The employee must be able to lift, push, and/or    move up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance. 

Attitude:                           An assertive, high energy personality combined with an empathetic outlook and a   drive to succeed will be essential to do well in this position.

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