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Licensed Practical Nurse - Skilled Nursing Facility

The Licensed Practical Nurse, under the direction of the Registered Nurse, provides direct age-specific care to selected residents and performs selected activities, utilizing the Resident Assessment Instrument and the Nursing process based on delegation by the Registered Nurse. Must be able to provide and understand the specific communication, developmental, treatment needs of residents, staff and others coming into the facility facilities and visitors ranging in age from early adult to late adult.

The qualified candidate must possess a current LPN license to practice in South Carolina, along with strong computer skills, ability to coordinate and file alphabetically, and excellent professional communication skills.

Core Job Responsiblities include:

Organizational:

Monitors and controls noise at desk to ensure professional conduct and appearance; assures the nursing station desk is attended

Maintains a clean, neat and organized desk area to facilitate workflow, ensuring confidential and PHI information is properly secured

Equipment:

Skilled in data entry Microsoft Word and Excel

Skillfully operate and maintain computer, printer and fax machines; telephone system

Quality:

Routinely maintains standards of CMS/ Medicare/Medicaid Standards and other licensing and regulatory agencies

Demonstrates practice to maintain a safe environment and reports safety issues for residents, visitors, co-workers and self

Recognizes risk management situations and reports them in a timely manner

Promptly reports equipment malfunction to appropriate personnel; uses chain of command when reporting problems/concerns

Demonstrates compliance with policies regarding HIPAA and resident confidentiality, confidentiality of facility information and residents' rights and responsibilities; demonstrates knowledge of the purpose of the Ethics Committee, including referral process

Successfully completes initial orientation and annual required computerized training, competencies and annual health evaluation

Development:

Attends unit staff meetings, applying knowledgeable of facility's policies and procedures, medical terminology and specific services of departments

Identifies and actively supports positive relations within team and across department lines; maintains an open and positive attitude by a willingness to participate in new initiatives



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