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Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN

Highland Chateau Health Care Center

Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN

Saint Paul, MN
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    This position is responsible for planning and providing direct care to residents as assigned. The nurse will plan, direct and carry out shift routines in assigned nursing unit / to assigned residents. Responsibilities may include:

    CLINICAL PROCESSES & PROCEDURES

    • Ensure that resident’s charts are updated and free of errors.
    • Openly communicate with the Medical Director and DON relating to resident diagnoses and treatment plans.
    • Collaborate with the clinical team in establishing a treatment plan.
    • Provide direct resident care following the treatment plan, this may include tasks such as administering medication, etc.

    STAFFING

    • Makes walking rounds between shifts and whenever necessary to supervise and monitor work performance in terms of resident care, staff regulations and efficiency of service.

    SURVEY READINESS

    • Report occupational exposures to needle sticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
    • Participates in all inspections of nursing care by outside agencies.
    • Complete all documentation as recommended by Federal and State Guidelines.
    • Ensure that reportable events are communicated in a timely fashion.
    • Ensure that nursing notes are informative and complete regarding the cares and services provided to the resident.

    UNIT MANAGEMENT

    • Listen to shift report and keep open lines of communication with supervisor, co-workers and on-coming shift.
    • Attend nurses and team meetings as scheduled and/or assigned.
    • Maintain professional relationships with physicians and other providers.
    • Respond to all emergency situations within the facility.
    • Promote rehabilitation nursing on the units.
    • Perform physical and psychological nursing assessments on residents when necessary.
    • Report all unusual circumstances that may involve the safety and well-being of the residents and staff directly to the DON.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION

    • Successful completion of a Licensed Practice Nurse (L.P.N.) program at an accredited school, college or university. Must have and maintain an active L.P.N. license / registration in good standing on the state registry.

    EXPERIENCE

    • Previous experience as an L.P.N. in long-term care preferred.

    Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.