all established facility policies and procedures while providing and coordinating resident care with other facility personnel.
Most of the essential duties and responsibilities of an Licensed Vocational Nurse LVN include:
Supervises Certified Nursing Assistants during shift including assigning and distributing work, performance management, training new staff, and ensuring work is being performed according to facility standards. Participates in annual performance evaluations.
Monitors and oversees patient care to ensure that care plans and physician’s orders are being followed by conducting rounds. Documents changes in condition and contacts physician or family members as required.
Accurately administers medication and treatments. May include IV therapy, if certified.
May process patient admissions and discharges ensuring all required documentation is complete.
Communicate pertinent patient and staffing information to on-coming shift.
Immediately report any resident abuse or neglect to the Director of Nursing.
Required license or certification:
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
nursing: 1 year (Preferred)
caregiver: 1 year (Preferred)
long-term care: 1 year (Preferred)
long term care: 1 year (Preferred)
cna: 1 year (Preferred)
lvn: 1 year (Preferred)
- Assist residents in achieving the highest practicable level of self-care, independence and well-being.
- Make rounds and provide report.
- Participates in orientation and on-going training of staff.
- Chart nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflect the care provided to the resident, as well as the resident’s response to the care.
- Chart all reports of accidents/incidents involving residents. Follow established procedures.
- Respond to and monitor care issues and changes in condition.
- Supervise, instruct and assist nursing assistants in provision of care including prompt response to call lights.
- Assist physicians and other healthcare providers when making visits and conducting examinations.
- Communicate with physicians and other health professionals regarding resident care, treatment and condition.
- Admit, discharge and transfer residents according to the facility’s policies and procedures.
- Coordinate and participate in response to medical emergencies.
- Communicate new or updated orders for rehabilitation therapies.
- Provide resident care including carrying out physician’s orders for care, including providing medication and treatment.
- Report significant findings or changes in condition and potential concerns to Director of Nursing (DON).
- Protect the resident’s rights, privacy and property.
- Direct the day-to-day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
- Many residents may be upset or in need of reassurances at times and will benefit from your services the most if you are patient, caring and compassionate.
- Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as requested by Administrator, Director of Nursing or Assistant Director of Nursing.
- Directs daily work, evaluate performance, recruits, recommends promotions and terminations.
- Signing bonus $1,000
- Competitive pay
- Healthcare Benefits including Vision & Dental (Full-time only)
- 401k (Full-time only)
- Paid Time Off
- Rewards and Bonus Opportunities
- Continuous Training and Growth Opportunities
- Fun environment and a great staff to work with!