LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)
Job Details
Rayne LA (Residential Program) - Rayne, LA

Our Full-time LPN’s primary role is to aid residents with daily living tasks, monitor their wellbeing and help them enjoy their time at our facility to the fullest.  Shift is  7:00pm - 7:00am.

Charting and Documentation

  • Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on appropriate form.
  • Transcribe physician’s orders to resident charts, medication cards, and treatment/care plans, as required.
  • Chart nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the resident, as well as the resident’s response to care.
  • Record new/changed diet orders.
  • Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures.
  • Sign and date all entries made in the resident’s medical record.

Medication Administrative Functions

  • Prepare and administer medication as ordered by the physician.
  • Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication/treatment.
  • Verify that prescribed medication for one resident is not administered to another.
  • Verify that adequate supply of floor stock medications, supplies, and equipment is on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents. Report additional needs to the Nurse Supervisor.
  • Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as necessary, and in accordance with established procedures.
  • Verify that narcotic records are accurate for your shift.
  • Notify the Nurse Supervisor of all drug and narcotic discrepancies noted on your shift.
  • Review medication cards for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of the physician’s order and adherence to stop order policies.
  • Immediately notify the Nurse Supervisor and attending physician of any medication administration errors.

Nursing Care Functions

  • Deliver and maintain optimal resident care and comfort by demonstrating knowledge and skills of current nursing practices.
  • Promptly respond to resident needs.
  • Make rounds with physicians, as necessary.
  • Consult with the resident’s physician in providing the resident’s care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as necessary.
  • Review the resident’s chart for specific treatments, medication orders, diets, etc., as necessary.
  • Make periodic checks to confirm that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by DSPs and to evaluate the resident’s physical and emotional status.
  • Administer professional services such as: catheterization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy, and drainage bags, taking blood, giving massages and range of motion exercises, etc., as required.
  • Review care plans daily to confirm that appropriate care is being rendered.

Additional Duties

  • Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.
  • Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.
  • Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.
  • Protect residents from neglect, mistreatment, and abuse.
  • Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator.

 Qualifications:

  •  Current LPN license in the state of Louisiana is required
  •  At least one year of LPN experience is preferred, but all new grads will be considered.
  • Excellent technical, assessment and documentation skills.
  • Good Leadership qualities.
  • Organized and detailed in work performance.
  • Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience.
  • Genuine care and interest in helping elderly and disabled people in a residential facility.
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