Arbor Place Memory Care seeks experienced and caring Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to provide nursing care for our special 16 residents. We are seeking warm-hearted, clinically excellent LPNs for Full-Time and Part-Time positions on all shifts.
Ideal candidates will have flexible availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed but let us know your own availability and work preferences.
Two years of nursing experience in long-term care, acute care or assisted living setting preferred with 1+ years of supervisory experience of Medication Techs & CNAs.
Under the direction and supervision of the Assisted Living Administrator, Manager of Assisted Living and/or DON provides nursing care for residents. The LPN oversees the work of CMAs and CNAs on the unit and directs emergency response when necessary. The LPN assists physicians and family members. As the practicing licensed professional on shift, you'll ensure all documentation is timely and correct, all medications are dispensed as written, and that all errors are promptly reported and remediated.
Essential Job Functions
Oversees the work of Nursing Assistants, ensuring responsibilities are performed satisfactorily Assigns and monitors work performed by CMAs and CNAs; trains nursing assistants in accepted work methods; provides information to Director of Assisted Living or Nurse Managers regarding further training needs; ensures that quality nursing care is being provided; assigns work to staff and provides back up support as needed and takes immediate corrective action when necessary.
Complies and enforces department and company policies and procedures including standards of conduct, attendance, dress and safety.
Assists with resolving staffing needs and emergency staffing problems when necessary.
Monitors staff for professionalism and positive interactions.
Monitors resident's medical charts for accuracy and timeliness of information updates.
Performs professional nursing tasks and nursing procedures to include but not limited to: medication administration, ordering prescriptions and performing treatments as ordered etc.; participates in shift hand offs with the previous and next shift's nursing staff on residents with significant changes and supervises that all work has been completed.
Assures all shift responsibilities are completed before the end of the shift by the CMAs and CNAs.
Documents and completes other tasks.
Keeps MD, NP, and supervisors informed of any significant changes in the resident's condition, vital signs and other developments as they occur.
Maintains vigilance to observe any unusual symptoms or signs of illness or skin breakdown, and reports same to nurse and/or ALM in charge; reports any indication of residents' deteriorating physical, emotional, or mental health by noting such cues as uneaten food, deteriorating cleanliness, or conversations that indicate deep unhappiness or loneliness.
Maintains communication with MD, NP, and family members as requested and within the confines of federal and state regulations.
Responds to resident needs including emergencies, medication administration, and support with activities of daily living.
Evaluates work processes and methods and submits recommendations for continuous performance improvement.
Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Maryland; ability to read and write effectively in English; two (2) years of nursing experience in long-term care, acute care or assisted living setting preferred with one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing to fulfill job responsibilities; comprehensive knowledge of nursing procedures, theory and practice with an emphasis on current trends in gerontological nursing; ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to support the medication technicians and CNAs; ability to exercise sound professional judgment; ability to respond appropriately in an emergency; ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds; requires standing and walking for entire shift, safely lifting and transferring residents; more details provided.
Arbor Place provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for