Immanuel LPN - PRN Varies - The Shores in Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Purpose of the Job:
The role of the Lead LPN is to support the AL Manager/AL Supervisor in implementing Immanuel’s goals of providing the best possible care for its Assisted Living residents. The primary responsibilities of this job includes presenting training and guidance to the Medication Aides, ensuring physician’s orders and pharmacy orders are clear and accurate, and providing resident needs as indicated. Monitors health care tracking systems and audits performed in the department. Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.
Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job
Reviews processing of physicians’ orders for accuracy and completeness before signing off. If incomplete, ensures follow up is done with physician’s office until orders are complete.
Contacts physician’s office or receives calls from physician on behalf of the resident regarding appointments, health care concerns, requests, or other matters and acts as a liaison with resident.
Communicates with pharmacy regarding orders, delivery, errors or omissions.
Coordinates, or assists AL Manager/AL Supervisor/RN Consultant with move in or move out of residents. Communicates with hospital or skilled care/rehabilitation center in regard to admission or discharge planning for residents who must move to and from one of these facilities.
Ensures accuracy of Personalized Service Plans for residents.
Monitors systems (MAR’s, AOD) for accuracy and runs monthly summaries
Completes monthly audits of AED, glucose monitors, and other systems.
Ensures medication counts, quantities and changeover is accurate and done in an organized manner.
Leads process for proper equipment use, infection control, or disaster planning.
Monitors compliance of Medication Aides’ competencies.
Assists AL Manager/AL Supervisor with training, coaching, monitoring progress, interviewing and hiring of staff members.
Ensures Medication Aides are completing their tasks timely and accurately.
Communicates any changes/information to AL Manager/AL Supervisor.
Attends continuing education workshops and classes to maintain license requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
- Current Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) license in the respective state in which he/she is employed is mandatory.
Two (2) years experience in an assisted living or skilled care community is required.
Experience as an aide (C.N.A. or Q.M.A.) or L.P.N. is preferred.
Supervisory experience is helpful.
Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.
- Certification in Basic Life Support and First Aid is preferred or willingness to get certified within 60 days of hire date.
KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-
Knowledge of Immanuel, its mission and Promises, and how those are directly correlated to the incumbent’s job.
Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices in the nursing field.
Knowledge of medical terminology, instruments and equipment and how to use and maintain them.
Knowledge of physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs of the senior and/or frail elderly population and their families
Skilled in identifying problems or issues, thinking of alternatives for solution, and being part of the solution.
Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with residents/participants, co-workers, family members, and vendors.
Ability to clearly communicate with physicians, their office personnel, pharmacies, and other service company representatives.
Ability to calmly and respectfully deal with a disgruntled or irritated resident or family member.
Ability to implement quality practices in personal behavior and job/department outcomes.
Ability to exhibit high standard of ethics, accountability and responsibility.
Ability to value and respect the dynamics of different opinions, outlooks, and personalities.
Ability to address conflict as it occurs seeing it as an opportunity to improve.
Ability to listen effectively seeking first to understand, then to be understood.
Ability to organize and effectively use time, resources, and talents.
Posting Title: LPN - PRN Varies - The Shores
Job ID: 2020-4203
External Company URL: www.immanuel.com
Street: 1500 Edgewater Dr