Position requires the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Knowledgeable in nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to skilled nursing facilities and long turn care
- Possess leadership and supervisory abilities and a willingness to work harmoniously with both professional and non-professional personnel
- Able to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary for quality care
- Demonstrate the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
- Willing to seek out new methods and principles, incorporating them into existing nursing practices
- Regular, dependable and reliable attendance
Temperament: Must possess excellent communication skills; be highly organized, act as a team player; be able to deal with stressful situations; be flexible to work on multiple tasks; pay attention to detail; possess empathy and understanding; maintain composure at all times and deal with constant change.
Physical: Sit: 10-20 % of time Walk /stand. 80-90% of time.
Ability to walk rapidly or run
Frequent lifting up to 10 pounds with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds Push/Pull with up to 50 pounds of force
Occasional bending and twisting at the waist
Occasional reaching above or below shoulder heights
Frequent grasping and handling
Sensory: Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetic that
will enable those senses to function adequately so the requirements of the position can be fully met.
Must be able to operate medical equipment and machines
Position must meet the general health requirement of the facility
Cognitive:Ability to define problems, collect and organize information; establish facts and draw valid conclusions to solve the problem/handle the situation and exercise good judgment. Must be able to remain calm and to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position in what can become a stressful environment.
Normal healthcare environment subject to inside and occasionally outside environmental conditions
Work is primarily performed on resident care units
Is subject to frequent interruptions
Is involved with residents, personnel, family members, government agencies and general public under all conditions and circumstances
Works beyond normal working hours and in other positions when necessary
Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g. evacuation, severe weather, etc.) May be involved in community/civic activities
May be involved in resident activities outside the facility
Tasks assigned to this position may involve potential and/or exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious diseases, air contaminants and hazardous chemicals.
Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited LPN Program
Experience: Must be able to read, write and speak English in an understandable manner. Experience in geriatric nursing preferred.
Certification/License: Current unencumbered LPN license in accordance with the laws of the State of CT; CPR Certification
WORK HOURS - 3rd shift- full time - every other weekend