Works under the direction of the Executive Director & the Director of Nursing. Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care within the objectives, standards, and policies of the department and within the parameters of his/her scope of practice for Elders residing in the House of Respect. Cooperates with the members of the nursing and healthcare team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides direct and individualized nursing care to assigned Elders residing at the House of Respect under the supervision of a registered professional nurse.
Observes, documents and reports Elders condition and reaction to administered medications and treatments.
Prepares, administers and records medications and treatments per provider’s orders and in accordance with the established protocols for LPN’s.
Prepares equipment and assists during treatment, examination and testing of resident when necessary.
Shares responsibility for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care plans and nursing care.
Participates in team conferences, sharing knowledge, information, and ideas among team members.
Participates with hospice/ end of life care.
Records information concisely, accurately and completely in a timely manner in the resident record showing the resident’s condition and nursing interventions.
Assists in ordering supplies on a weekly basis and/or as needed.
Assists in relevant health education for Elders and their family. Helps patients understand the aging process and how it affects their life-styles.
Assists patients in finding ways of adjusting to aging changes that will allow for a life-style as comfortable as the situation will permit.
Maintains professional boundaries, ethics, and confidentiality of the client’s personal information, personal effects, safety, health and well-being.
Maintains integrity and standard of personal ethics on and off the job, as not to call his/her trustworthiness with clients’ personal effects into question.
Keeps resident information confidential and follows internal procedures to ensure confidentiality is maintained.
Communicates frequently with supervisor and utilizes appropriate channels of communication.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Must have and maintain a current Washington State Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license. Minimum two (2) years experience in Elder care within the last four (4) years. Demonstrable triage and assessment skills. Experience and/or ability to work with an Electronic Medical Health Record System. Intermediate computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets required.
Knowledge and understanding of HIPAA, and other relevant policies. Effectively incorporates confidentiality into daily work habits. Follows facility policies and procedures.
Additional Salary Information: HOURS: (2 POSITIONS) 40 HOURS/WEEK – FULL TIME
(2 POSITIONS) 30 HOURS/WEEK – PART TIME