The work involves the routine care of residents in accordance with a detailed and well-defined resident care plan in collaboration with the RN Unit Manager and under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse (UM or Nursing Supervisor) and Physician. Provides direct nursing care to residents and oversees the day to day nursing activities performed by CNA’s and Ward Clerks on the unit. Provides care and services to residents within the scope of license, under the direction of the RN. This LPN must have the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action but also understands must be in constant communication with the RN (UM/Supervisor) with updates throughout the shift.
Licensed Practical Nurse
High School diploma or equivalent
Completion of a course of study approved by the State Education Department as qualifying for Licensed practical Nurse
Provides care and treatment of the resident as prescribed by the physician.
Delegates, implements and observes staff providing care in accordance with resident care plans in consultation with the RN (UM/Nursing Supervisor)
Assists residents and families as needed – customer service plays an integral part in our day to day business
Schedules resident appointments with assistance of ward clerk – notifies families/responsible of appointments/transportation
Work with Physician with rounding, orders and resident care needs
Updates staff with resident care need changes, additions etc
Inputs orders into the computer system and notifies pharmacy
Reviews resident consultations and updates physician as needed
Attends daily meetings as directed by Unit Manager/Supervisor
Assists UM in resident care plan development and consults with RN regarding level of care changes
Responsible to delegate assignments, order medications and supplies, observe and chart residents vital signs, assist with wound rounds, dress wounds, prepare equipment and assist with resident personal hygiene and observe residents reaction to medications, treatments and report back to the RN (UM/Supervisor) and/or physician to modify a treatment plan
Complies with policy and procedures related controlled substances, narcotic count and documentation
Use sound nursing judgment to evaluate changes in resident situations and reports to/call RN when appropriate
Record incidents errors or accidents
Promptly call RN as needed
Assist with tasks, including assisting in dining rooms, performing bathing, incontinence, and the like
Promptly notify appropriate staff of any building emergencies or concerns such as fire, security concerns or breakdown in any major system (plumbing, power etc)
Responsible to report or ensure that a report is made: residents incidents regarding suspected abuse, neglect, mistreatment and exploitation
Attends/participates in resident/family care meetings, IDT and discharge meetings
Works collaboratively with other members of the IDT
Performs other tasks and Administrative duties as assigned
Additional benefits available.
Oneida Health serves an area comprised of approximately 29 communities in Madison and western Oneida counties with a population of approximately 100,000. Operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc, a New York State not-for-profit corporation, the organization includes a 101-bed acute care hospital, emergency department, state of the art surgery center, 160-bed extended-care and short-term rehab facility, primary care offices, internal medicine, comprehensive lab services, home medical equipment, comprehensive imaging services, outpatient therapy, and care specialties in: oncology, GI, neurology, podiatry, vascular, sleep, OB/GYN, orthopedics, wound care, urology, pediatrics, and ENT.