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Part Time License Practical Nurse

Description:

Assumes responsibility of total resident care on a designated unit for each shift worked by performing professional nursing duties and assuring the completion of nurse aide duties. Cooperates with all disciplines to assure high quality resident care.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain charge and direction of floor in cooperation with the Director of Resident Services (DRS) to assure quality resident care is provided.
  • Create nurse aide assignments if needed to meet the needs of the resident.
  • Notify DRS when a resident condition changes and when an issue arises with other staff members.
  • Administer medications and treatments in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Keep medicine cart locked at all times when out of view.
  • Update resident support plans on a daily basis as needed.
  • Appropriately assess residents and follow through according to established policies and procedures.
  • Assist with resident ADL’s as necessary.
  • Assist with resident meals and fluid intake on a daily basis to assure proper nutrition is maintained.
  • Accompany physicians on resident visits as needed to assure continuity of care.
  • Transcribe physician orders per policy in a timely manner.
  • Observe nursing care and visit residents throughout the shift to assure that nursing care is carried out as directed.
  • Participate in receiving report from off-going shift and giving report on-coming shift to assure continuity of care. Communicate necessary information to nurse aides.
  • Monitor care provided by Nurse Aides.
  • Complete resident incident/accident reports per policy in a timely manner.
  • Collects samples, such as urine or sputum, from residents for testing, as needed.
  • Communicates information as necessary with families, residents, staff, etc.
  • Assure that appropriate and adequate supplies are available on floor for all disciplines.
  • Participate in staff meetings to provide and enhance communication between all disciplines on all shifts.
  • Participate in problem resolution regarding employees and other floor issues.
  • Participate in orientation and training of personnel.
  • Assure a clean, safe and orderly environment for residents, staff and visitors.
  • Accurately document all care provided to resident during shift and before the end of the shift.
  • Chart medications immediately after administered, per policy.
  • Provide input to DRS concerning nurse aide performance.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Attend and participate staff meetings, in-services, mandatory trainings/in-services and continuing education programs.
  • Always functions within the limits of the Pennsylvania State Professional Standards Title 49 Chapter and in accordance with the scope of the practice permitted with the licensure.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduated from an accredited school of Nursing and must possess a current Practical Nurse license; in good standing, from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; A Nurse who does not yet have a Pennsylvania license must have a temporary practice permit required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
  • Demonstrated management, communication, and observation skills with an interest in geriatrics.
  • Working knowledge of computers, and Microsoft Word required.

Job Type: Part-time

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