Provides nursing care for assigned residents according to established standards and practices, including state, federal and JCAHO
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Provides nursing care for assigned residents. Assesses resident conditions including physical, behavioral, psychosocial, developmental, and age specific factors and plans of care according to identified problems.
- Uses the nursing process to provide all levels of direct resident care.
- Follows all policies and procedures of the facility.
- Utilizes good communication and documentation skills to ensure proper plan of care from the physician and other disciplines.
- Ensures nursing assistants are providing quality care and perform their duties in accordance with each resident's plan of care following the policy and procedure manual of the facility.
- Performs duties based upon established standards of practice for adults and geriatrics.
- Provide services in a cost-effective manner.
- Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
- Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
- Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
- Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
- Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
- All other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
LPN degree required. High School diploma or equivalent required. In good standing and currently licensed by the State of Alabama. CPR certification up-to-date. Must be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English. Computer skills for general knowledge of facility computers preferred. Demonstrates good communication skills for all population served. Must have positive attitude toward the elderly.
- Interpersonal relationships
- Communicate with others by phone or face to face.
- Electronic Mail
- Professional demeanor under stressful situations
- Physical Work Conditions
- Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking
- Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. Turn and position residents weighing over 300 lbs.
- Must have a tolerance for a variety of environments
- Structural job characteristics
- Physical presence onsite is essential
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires the job description to document physical factors, including ability, activities, and requirements.
- Able to stand and sit for long periods of time
- Able to communicate with all LTC residents
- Activities: talking, hearing, walking, stooping, pushing, pulling, standing, crouching, having good balance for extended periods of time.
- Requirements: Please indicate the physical requirements of the job as one of the following:
- Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
- Must be able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
- Physical presence onsite is essential.
OTHER JOB FACTORS
- Work Style: Attention to detail, concern for others, cooperation, dependability, independence, and stress tolerance
- Work Values: Relationships
KEY WORD SEARCH
LPN, Licensed Nurse, Nurse