LPN
Job Details
Woodland Pond, Inc - New Paltz, NY
Per Diem
Varied

Position Summary
The LPN is responsible to provide direct nursing care to the residents and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern Woodland Pond, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services, Unit Manager and Charge Nurse to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (*CF indicates Critical Function)

Administrative functions:

  • Notifies the RN on-call, Director of Nursing, and Administrator on call as required (*CF)

  • Participates actively with IDT and follows-through on actions determined by the Team

  • Serves as a resident advocate and ensures resident rights are maintained (*CF)

  • Supports the medical staff

  • Works collaboratively with all departments at Woodland Pond

  • Works with staff in the planning of the units services, programs, and activities (*CF)

  • Ensures consistency between both floors in nursing care (*CF)

  • Ensures staff comply with polices and standards of care (*CF)

  • Ensures completeness of Accident and Incident reports (*CF)

  • Promotes mission and values of Woodland Pond at New Paltz (*CF)

  • Serves as a leader and resource for nursing staff (*CF)

  • Ensures safe quality care is provided to the residents daily, and essential information is communicated to provide appropriate continuity of care from admission to discharge (*CF)

  • Is a liaison with residents, families, and other departments to adequately plan for and provide resident care (*CF)

  • Ensures accurate, appropriate, and complete documentation by all nursing staff

  • Provides medications and treatments as assigned (*CF)

  • Documents according to policies (*CF)

Care Plan, Kardex, MDS:

  • Ensures accuracy of each

  • Effectively communicates the plan of care

  • Ensures that resident care plan is followed

Communication:

  • Ensures appropriate and ongoing communication to the resident, family, staff, MD, IDT, etc.

  • Uses communication to enhance quality of resident care and staff working environment

Personnel/Staff Development:

  • Responsible for employee praise and discipline as necessary

  • Actively participates with staff education

  • Promotes an environment of learning

  • Conducts routine staff audits to ensure care is being delivered per care plan and medical staff orders

  • Ensures work consistency among staff

  • Promotes a positive, friendly work environment

Equipment and Supplies:

  • Ensures appropriate equipment and supplies are available and monitors that supplies are utilized appropriately to avoid waste (*CF)

Quality Assurance:

  • Constantly strives to enhance the resident and staff experience

  • Follows Woodland Pond policies and procedures, including HIPAA

  • Immediately reports unusual problem/accident/incident regarding resident care to RN (*CF)

Safety/Infection Control:

  • Ensures staff compliance with standards and regulations

  • Reports potential outbreaks and takes appropriate measures to control/eliminate infection control exposures

Staffing Coverage:

  • Assists with staffing and finding coverage for call-ins (*CF)

Other Specific Requirements:

  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and be enthusiastic (*CF)

  • Must work harmoniously with others (*CF)

  • Seeks out new methods and principles to incorporate into the nursing practice

  • Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment (*CF)

  • Able to make independent decisions (*CF)

  • Able to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives

  • policies and procedures necessary to provide quality care (*CF)

  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration among Woodland Pond staff members (*CF)

Ongoing Education:

  • Encouraged to pursue ongoing education

  • Completes all required training and in-services

  • All other duties as assigned

GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Maintains high standards for work areas, attitude and appearance

  • Understands that honesty and ethics are essential in the performance of duties

  • Willing to learn and grow

  • Demonstrates maturity in judgment and behaviors

  • Able to work a flexible schedule  

  • Maintains predictable and reliable attendance

Qualifications

  1. LPN graduate of an accredited school of nursing

  2. One year of long term care nursing preferred

  3. Holds a current, unencumbered LPN license to practice in the State of New York

  4. Valid CPR certification

  5. Proficiency with computers and standard office software

  6. Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care primarily to the geriatric population

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