Licensed Practical Nurse (Baylor)

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  • Licensed Practical Nurse (Baylor)

    AristaCare at Park Avenue


    Nurse, Health Care

    Degrees Required:
    High School

    Employment Type:

    Manages Others:




    • Graduate from accredited school of nursing, current licensure with State Board of Nurse Examiners in State of Pennsylvania.

    • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others in the work place;

    • Must be able to speak, read and write the English language.



    Specific Requirements


    • Good knowledge of general nursing theory and practice, including basic knowledge relating to nursing such as drugs, biological, physical, social and medical sciences and their application for better understanding of resident care problems. 

    • Thorough knowledge of principles, methods and techniques involved in performing general nursing services and adapting or modifying standard nursing practices for care of specific cases. 

    • Thorough knowledge of principles and methods involved in In-service instruction of nursing and auxiliary personnel, in demonstrating techniques and methods of resident care services, and in instruction of patient’s needs. 

    • Knowledge of organization, function, policies, regulations and procedures of nursing home as they relate to nursing services. 

    • Knowledge of literature and new development in nursing field.



    Physical and Sensory Requirements

    (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)


    • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.

    • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.

    • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

    • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

    • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.

    • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.

    • Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.

    • Must be able to push, pull, move, lift and carry.

    • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.



    AristaCare at Park Avenue has current LPN Baylor positions available, work two twelve hour shifts on the weekend and receive a six hour bonus, the shift hours are 6:00 am to 6:30 pm or 6:00pm to 6:30 am.

    Purpose of your job position


    The primary purpose of your job position is to coordinate care on nursing units in accordance with federal and state guide lines, as well as in accordance with facility established policies and procedures.  The position provides administrative supervision and clinical oversight to the unit on all shifts to assure that quality standards of practice are maintained.



    Delegation of Authority


    As the Licensed Practical Nurse, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.  You must maintain a close working relationship with the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Director of In-service Education, Unit Manager, Unit Coordinator, Shift Supervisor and Nursing Assistants.



    Job Functions


    Every effort has been made to identify essential functions of this position, however, it in no states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of this position.



    Duties and Responsibilities



    Administrative Functions


    • Make daily rounds to observe patients and nursing care (especially men are shaven, proper positioning, and staff performance).

    • Addresses issues concerning staff members (i.e. CNA’s) and takes initiative processing in disciplinary action when needed.

    • Must wear protective equipment as required per department policy and procedure.

    • Review the Nursing Care Plan reflecting physical, emotional, restorative, rehabilitative, teaching, and goals for the resident.

    • Provides for quality resident care by utilizing the abilities and capabilities of staff members.

    • Assists and directs CNA’s in organization and completion of workload to meet the needs of the residents, including but not limited to lifting, transferring, repositioning, etc.

    • Integrates the Nursing Plan with the medical care prescribed.

    • Provides for the proper transcription and execution of physical orders.

    • Orders medication from pharmacy.

    • Controls the counting of narcotics, barbiturates, and counter medications and the proper recording.

    • Providing for an accurate syringe count and record.

    • Order supplies for the nursing unit.

    • Responsible for proper and accurate documentation and maintenance of clinical records.

    • Participates in the development of non-professional personnel through orientation and In-service Programs.

    • Evaluates resident care plans for appropriate resident goals, problems, approaches, and revision based on nursing needs.

    • Arranges schedule to allow for supervisor and evaluation of performance of all nursing        personnel on the unit.

    • Provide direct resident care when needed



    Personnel Functions


    • Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors.

    • Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.

    • Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.

    • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.

    • Meet with your shift's nursing personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.

    • Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident.

    • Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work.

    • Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals to your supervisor.



      Staff Development


    • Attend and participate in scheduled training and educational classes to maintain current certification as an LPN.

    • Attend and participate in scheduled orientation programs and activities.

    • Attend and participate in annual OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazard communication, TB management, and bloodborne pathogens standard.

    • Attend and participate in advance directive in-service training programs as scheduled.



      Resident Rights


    • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.

    • Ensure that you treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.

    • Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy.

    • Knock before entering the resident's room.

    • Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident to the appropriate Supervisor.

    • Report all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property.

    • Honor the resident's refusal of treatment request. Report such requests to your supervisor.



    Specific Requirements


    • Must have a genuine interest in geriatric nursing.

    • Willingness to work with realization that incompetence and errors may have serious consequences for residents.

    • Understanding, patience, and tact in dealing with the infirm, chronic, or acutely ill residents. 

    • Tact and courtesy in dealing with residents, sponsors, families and visitors. 

    • Memory for details. 

    • Alertness and skill in recognizing and identifying symptoms, and initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment for unusual or unfavorable conditions. 

    • Resourcefulness in emergency situations. 

    • Works under supervision.

    • Good physical and mental health. 

    • Finger and hand dexterity to handle and manipulate instruments and equipment. 

    • Visual and aural acuity to detect changes in resident condition.




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