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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Gulf Coast Health Care
Location: Gulfport
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Job Description:

LPN ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Direct the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care center.
  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations concerning the activities of your shift as required.
  • Chart nurses'' notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the residents, as well as the residents'' responses to the care.
  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and as required by center policy.
  • Ensure that narcotics are handled in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and as required by center policy and that narcotic records are accurate for your shift.
  • Consult with the residents'' physicians in providing the residents'' care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc. as necessary.
  • Notify the residents'' attending physicians and next-of-kin when there is a change in the residents'' conditions or if the residents are involved in an incident or accident.
  • Ensure nursing documentation reflects that the care plan is being followed when administering nursing care or treatment.
  • Assist the Resident Assessment/Care Plan Coordinator in planning, scheduling, and revising the MDS, including the implementation of CAAs and triggers.

    Required SkillsLicensed Practical Nurse PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT:

    • Frequent walking, reaching, climbing, bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing, and pulling.
    • Willing to work beyond normal working hours and during disastrous circumstances, as needed.
    • Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents, families, and outside agencies and to work cooperatively with other associates.
    • Ability to present to groups.
    • Ability to remain calm under stress.
    • Ability to communicate with local staff, remote staff, and outside agencies.

      OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

      • Understand, comply with, and promote rules regarding residents' rights.
      • Maintain an orderly, confidential, and safe work environment.
      • Adhere to all Company and departmental policies and procedures.

        Required ExperienceLPN QUALIFICATIONS:

        • Must hold a current and valid LPN license in the state employed.
        • Completion of post-secondary education and be able to read, write, and follow oral and written directions.
        • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance as required.
        • Must be able to work weekend and overtime as required.
        • Must meet all local health regulations and pass post-employment exam, if required.
        • Related experience at a level necessary to accomplish this position.

          Job Location Gulfport, US-MS

Keywords: Gulf Coast Health Care, Gulf Port , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Gulfport, Mississippi

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