Licensed Practical Nurse - Canaan, CT- Skilled Nursing & Rehab Facility
Job Details
Health Care

$1,000 - SIGN-ON BONUS!



Summary of Purpose

Responsible for all direct resident care on the assigned unit during shift.  Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of resident care and coordinates nursing assistants' activities with other disciplines.

The individual works with other members of the Department/Buildings in meeting goals and objectives in support of the Geer Corporation mission “to console, treat heal, strengthen and refresh bodies, hearts, minds and spirits of those whom we serve.” To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function successfully.


Essential Functions

  1. Receive report and accept keys at beginning of shift.
  2. Assign duties to nursing assistants and explain assignments.
  3. Supervise and coordinate all residents’ care on assigned unit according to service plan and assist with direct resident care as needed.
  4. Observe, evaluate, report and record all changes in residents’ conditions.
  5. Participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the community.
  6. Notifies physicians when necessary of changes in residents’ condition, medication errors, abnormal labs and x-ray results, as well as any other information deemed necessary.
  7. Calls, receives and transcribes physician orders.
  8. Orders medications as needed.  Receives medication delivery from pharmacies and checks all drugs received for accuracy.
  9. Reports pertinent information on residents who have seen their physician or consulting physician to oncoming staff and family members.
  10. Prepare medications as ordered by physician.  Order medications from pharmacy as needed and make changes in medications planner as needed.
  11. Ensures that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
  12. Reports any hazardous conditions/equipment/safety concerns to Director of Resident Care or administrative staff.
  13. Performs duties or assignments in keeping with safety policies and procedures of the community.
  14. Performs laboratory tests, documents results and reports results to the physician as deemed necessary for the following:
    1. Stool for occult blood
    2. Urinalysis using multi-parameter dipstick
    3. Blood glucose monitoring
  15. Review physician orders on all new residents and order medications and equipment as requested by the Director of Resident Care.
  16. Respond to questions and concerns from CNAs, other team members, residents and family members as they arise.
  17. Assist with reviews and evaluations of assigned personnel.
  18. At the end of shift, gives report and delivers keys to oncoming nurse.
  19. Meets the attendance policy standard as established by the community.
  20. Perform other duties as may be required.



  1. Assures that the residents’ bill of rights is understood and maintained at all times.
  2. Keeps current with related technology and developments that impact the department/building/corporation.
  3. Makes decisions consistent with the Geer Corporation mission and objectives, establishes and maintains effective communication and positive relationships within Geer Corporation.
  4. Contributes to the effective team management of all issues and opportunities within the Geer Corporation.
  5. Maintains an optimum relationship with other staff members by being professional, courteous and always mindful of the importance of confidentiality.
  6. Maintains personal appearance, dress, and hygiene appropriate to the position and general function of the community.


Marginal Functions

Marginal functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular position function for which the person is responsible.


Position requires the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  1. Demonstrates the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  2. Demonstrates the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, clients, family, visitors and general public.
  3. Demonstrates the ability and willingness to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other personnel.
  4. Knowledgeable of the safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment, including emergency protocol.
  5. Must be knowledgeable in health care practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations and policies and procedures governing the community and uphold the employee code of conduct.
  6. Demonstrate leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with coworkers.
  7. Willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to take directions and follow through an established routine and new introduction.
  9. Demonstrate the patience, tact and enthusiasm as well as the willingness to handle difficult situations.


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:   40  %   walk/stand: 60    %.

Position requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.


Lifting: Frequent lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 30 pounds.


Sensory: Visual and auditory acuity.

Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable those senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

Position must meet the general health requirement of the facility to include a medical examination.


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.


Environmental: Normal office environment subject to inside and occasionally outside environmental conditions.

  1. Work is primarily performed throughout the facilities.
  2. Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  3. Is involved with residents, personnel, family members, government agencies and general public under all conditions and circumstances.
  4. Works beyond normal working hours and in other positions when necessary.
  5. Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g. evacuation, severe weather, etc.).
  6. May be exposed to heat/cold temperatures.
  7. May be involved in community/civic activities.
  8. Is required to be on-call for emergency situations.
  9. May be involved in resident activities outside the facility.


Occupational Exposure: Tasks assigned to this position may involve potential and/or exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious diseases, air contaminants and hazardous chemicals.



Education:Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent

Must possess a nursing degree from an accredited college or university, or is a graduate of an approved LPN program.

Must be qualified to perform CPR

Must possess the ability to read, write and speak the English language.


Experience:Prefer experience in a senior living setting for a minimum of two (2) years.


Certification/License: Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Connecticut


3rd shift - full time - 40 hours