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LPN - Nursing, Per Diem

Company: Highlands At Wyomissing
Location: Reading
Posted on: May 17, 2020

Job Description:





LPN - Nursing, Per Diem


Job DetailsJob Location The Highlands at Wyomissing - Reading - Reading, PAPosition Type Per DiemEducation Level CertificateSalary Range $23.00 HourlyJob Shift AnyJob Category NurseDescription The Licensed Practical Nurse provides quality direct and indirect care and assistance, medication administration, treatments, and documentation for residents under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. They are responsible for oversight of Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) performance, documentation and specific CNA responsibilities regarding resident care of assigned residents or hall.

Essential Functions:



  • Administers and documents medications and tests in accordance with facility policy and state and federal regulations.

  • Accurately documents administration, with holding, effectiveness of medications

  • Administers and documents treatments and procedures as defined by policy

  • Properly transcribes medication orders as necessary

  • Demonstrates good working knowledge and identification of medications, their adverse reactions and proper mode of administration

  • Notifies RN when Rx is inappropriate or new order is needed

  • Accurately completes nursing evaluations as needed

  • Documents overall wellbeing of resident

  • Maintains medication cart, medication room, and medication refrigerator ensuring outdated medications treatments and medications are disposed of

  • Maintains open lines of communication

  • Observe and report changes in condition and/or behaviors to charge nurse and/or physician

  • Reports pertinent observations and reactions of residents as they occur to appropriate person

  • Encourages residents' independence in performance of all daily living activities as appropriate

  • Understands special needs of the cognitively impaired resident and utilizes appropriate interventions and approaches

  • Responsible to oversee CNA performance, documentation and responsibilities

  • Is flexible and adapts to changing situations

  • Reports unsafe equipment and hazards to charge nurse promptly

  • Participates in emergency drills and follows safety protocol

  • Maintains a safe, orderly, clean and pleasant environment

  • Follows and support practices to keep residents safe and free from harm, actively participates in improving resident safety

  • Practices appropriate infection control and safety awareness

  • Completes annual education/competencies and in-services as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibility



    • This position supervises CNAs.

      Personal Characteristics:



      • SAFETY: Is trustworthy, responsible, and a team player.

      • KINDNESS: Has a welcoming personality, excellent communication skills, and is responsive.

      • SHOW: Takes pride in self-appearance and is considered an ambassador of THAW.

      • EFFICIENCY: Is consistent, flexible, and adaptable.

        Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:



        • Per Diem position, working up to 29-hours per week around 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift hours. This position requires the ability to work during nonstandard hours including evenings (depending on shift assigned), weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather.

          Safety Hazards and Physical Environment:



          • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens - High Risk

          • May be exposed to communicable diseases

          • May be exposed to high noise levels

          • May be exposed to moving mechanical parts

          • May be exposed to potential electrical shock

          • May be exposed to toxic, caustic, chemicals, and / or detergents

          • May perform emergency care

          • May be exposed to rare occasions during which it is necessary to interact with a resident exhibiting aggressive behavior.



            Qualifications Education and Experience Requirements:



            • High school Diploma or GED (required)

            • 1-3 years nurse experience and ability to administer medications to older adults in a long-term care or dementia facility (preferred)

            • Possess outstanding customer service ability

            • Ability to maintain accurate records and produce effective documentation

            • Excellent oral communication skills including a clear speaking voice

            • Ability to work under conditions that may be distracting

            • Ability to handle multiple interruptions of routine tasks

            • Excellent organizational skills

            • Ability to adapt to changing needs

            • Ability to use a resident and customer-focused approach to problem solving and resident care

            • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor

            • Ability to effectively communicate

              Certification and Licensure Requirements:



              • PA Licensed Practical Nurse License (required)

              • CPR Certification (required)

                Work Authorization/Security Clearances:



                • Valid Pennsylvania Driver's License (Preferred)

                • Medical Screening (Drug Test, PPD Test, Flu Vaccination)

                • Criminal History Clearance

                • FBI Fingerprint Clearance (Only required if you have not lived in PA for the last 2 years)

                • Social Security Card

                • Immigration and naturalization (I-9) Clearance

                  Physical Requirements and Physical Demands:



                  • This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day.

                  • The employee must frequently lift or move objects and patients weighing over 50 pounds.

                  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Keywords: Highlands At Wyomissing, Reading , LPN - Nursing, Per Diem, Healthcare , Reading, Pennsylvania

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