The LPN helps create a joyful and vibrant community by assisting in health and supportive services provided to residents. Performs ongoing assessment/observation of residents’ physical and psycho-social needs and coordinates with other department to assure quality, proactive care. Interacts directly with employees, residents, resident family members, vendors and professional contacts within the community.
-LPN degree required.
-Fosters a non-clinical, resident-centered approach to the planning and delivery of services to residents, supporting residents’ rights to participate in decision-making and treating residents with dignity and respect.
-Assesses health, functional and psychosocial status of residents, initiating individualized service plans, proactively managing care and services for each resident, and maximizing the resident’s opportunity to remain in the assisted living environment.
-Ensures that residents’ care needs are met by coordinating with other community professionals, including physicians, discharge planners, nurses, home health agency staff, case managers, and state agency personnel. Arranges ancillary services, such as pharmacy, podiatry, lab, and x-ray as needed.
-Delegates nursing tasks as allowed under applicable nursing laws and practice acts, communicating regularly with residents, their families, and their health care practitioners.
-Seeks out additional expertise and advice when needed to assure residents’ needs are met and proper practices followed.
-Communicates regularly with residents’ families regarding health care needs.
-Provides instruction and reassurance for resident and families in maintaining health and managing medical conditions. Ability to creatively problem-solve in both resident care and employee management.
-Assists in assessing urgent problems and advises, supports and problem-solves with nursing leadership in actions to take when health concerns arise.
-Sees that all resident care is properly documented, that resident records are completed in a timely manner and maintained according to company policies.
-Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all rules and regulations pertaining to resident care. Applies new knowledge to meet the changing needs of residents.
-Represents the community in a positive manner to outside agencies and when participating in community functions. Has compassion and a special interest in working with the senior population.
Bonus points for experience working in geriatric nursing, including experience with medication administration, delivery systems and pharmacies.
Pass a Criminal Background and fingerprint check.
Demonstrates basic computer knowledge and ability with an aptitude to learn company applications. General computer literacy and good knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word. Working knowledge of office machines (copier, fax, phone system, etc.).
LPN, geriatrics, memory care, wellness