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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Utica Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Location: Utica
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), provides direct resident care as delegated, and assists the RN in the delivery of resident care utilizing the nursing process as appropriate to the geriatric resident. Participants in resident care services as directed by a supervisor in accordance with in-service training.Education & ExperienceFormal Education:Experience: 1 yearLicense, Registration and/or Certification Requirement: YesMinimum Knowledge: Requires advanced knowledge of a specialized or technical field or a thorough knowledge of the practices and techniques of a professional field.Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.Functions -Essential Functions --- - - - - - - - - Provides safe resident care, demonstrating knowledge and competency in completing assigned treatments and procedures according to established standards and policies. Maintains awareness of new updates standards and incorporates them into his/her nursing practice through out the continuum of care. --- - - - - - - - - Participates in the improvement process of quality resident care. --- - - - - - - - - Incorporates age-specific needs, provision of care, procedures, and treatments. --- - - - - - - - - Accurately completes routine tasks without the need of supervision. --- - - - - - - - - Judgment/thinking reflects professional standards of care and practice and code of ethics in providing effective and safe resident outcomes. --- - - - - - - - - Communicates pertinent resident information and plan of care before breaks, during transfer, and at shift report. --- - - - - - - - - Transcription of orders is accurate. --- - - - - - - - - Accurately administers medications according to the five rights of medication administration and documentation of same. --- - - - - - - - - Accurately performs treatments utilizing sterile or clean technique. --- - - - - - - - - Accurately administers external feedings. --- - - - - - - - - Demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of Highland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center through professional excellence. --- - - - - - - - - Completes resident care-related activities within scheduled shift time periods. --- - - - - - - - - Exercises calm behavior and uses professional judgment while working in a team approach during emergency situations. --- - - - - - - - - Cooperates with reassignments made in the interest of resident care. --- - - - - - - - - Assists colleagues. --- - - - - - - - - Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues. --- - - - - - - - - Professional conduct and behavior is exhibited by self-control, cooperative interaction with others, and acceptance of responsibility for own actions. --- - - - - - - - - Reports resident care problems and possible solutions to the appropriate nursing management personnel. --- - - - - - - - - Delegates resident care problems and possible solutions to the appropriate nursing management personnel. --- - - - - - - - - LPN reports to work as scheduled. --- - - - - - - - - LPN reports to work on time. --- - - - - - - - - LPN is neat and well groomedRelationshipsTeamwork and Collaboration: This job is part of a formal work team within the department. Is a team member, but is not responsible or accountable for the team's activities.Guidance: Specific projects and goals are assigned with some latitude for decision-making and setting of priorities. Supervision is readily available and work may be checked for accuracy and completeness.Problem Solving/ Thinking Skills: Generally Defined - Information may need to be clarified in order to proceed. Problems are readily apparent.External Customer InteractionPatients: Constantly (at least once per day)Patients' Families: Constantly (at least once per day)Community at Large: Rarely (less than one time per month)Venders/Suppliers: Rarely (less than one time per month)Consultants/Contractors: Constantly (at least once per day)Prospective Employees: Rarely (less than one time per month)Schools/ Universities: Rarely (less than one time per month)Media: Contact not required performing this job.Regulatory/Accrediting Agencies: Rarely (less than one time per month)Government Agencies: Rarely (less than one time per month)Other Industry Organizations: Rarely (less than one time per month)Internal Customer InteractionPresident: Rarely (less than one time per month)Executive Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer: Rarely (less than one time per month)Vice Presidents: Rarely (less than one time per month)Other Management Outside the Department: Regularly (at least once per week)Other Managers Inside the Department: Constantly (at least once per day)Other Employees Outside the Department: Constantly (at least once per day)Other Employees Inside the Department: Constantly (at least once per day)Other Staff, Including Physicians: Constantly (at least once per day) -CommunicationsVerbal Communications: DailyWritten Communications: DailyConducting Meetings/ Leading Group Discussions: occasionallyParticipation in Meetings: DailyMaking Formal Presentations and Speeches: OccasionallyForeign Languages: Occasionally -ConfidentialityPatient history or status, physical/emotional assessment, or clinical data: This job requires the use and analysis of this informationPatient billing, financial status, or insurance coverage: This job requires the accessing and viewing of this type of information.Personal data on employees: This job does not require access to this type of information. -Working EnvironmentOccupational Risks: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve occupational risk, such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, injuries from falls, or back injury sustained with assisting in moving, lifting, or positioning patients, equipment, or materials.Safety Equipment: Job may require the use of safety equipment, such as HEPA mask, for infection prevention.Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure: OSHA Category I- Routine/anticipated exposure. Work involved exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue.Ergonomic Risks: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve ergonomic risk, such as regular repetitive tasks, forceful or prolonged exertions of the hands, vibration, cold temperatures, heavy lifting, pulling, pushing, or carrying of heavy objects, poor body mechanics, restrictive workstations, or awkward positions.Lifting: This job requires lifting over 30 pounds.Climbing Stairs: Job requires the ability to walk up and down stairs on a regular basis.Stress Load: Constant exposure to stress (more than 80% of the time).Manual Skills: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve the application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, e.g. typing or machine operations.Physical Effort: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve prolonged standing, transporting patients, material or equipment, or lifting, moving, or carrying heavy (over 30 pounds) materials for intermittent periods throughout the day.Work Schedule: work may require evening, night, holiday, or weekend assignments on occasion.Physical Environment: Some portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve exposure to dirt, odors, noise, or some work is performed with exposure to working surfaces may be unleveled, slippery, or unstable.Volatility of workload: The workload required to perform this job has frequent changes, but the changes are relatively minor.Travel: Position does not require travel to different locations. Work is completed in the office. -Physical DemandsSit: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeStand: Continually= 67%-100% of the timeWalk: Frequently= 34%-66% of the timeBend/Stoop: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeSquat: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeCrawl: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeClimb: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeReach above shoulder level: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeKneel: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeBalance: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeLift, Carry, push, pull - Maximum 10lbs: Frequently= 34%-66% of the timeLift, Carry, push, pull - Maximum 20lbs: Frequently= 34%-66% of the timeLift, Carry, push, pull - Maximum 50 lbs: Frequently= 34%-66% of the timeLift, Carry, push, pull - Maximum over 50 lbs: Frequently= 34%-66% of the timeMust be able to see: Continually= 67%-100% of the timeMust be able to hear: Continually= 67%-100% of the timeMust be able to speak: Continually= 67%-100% of the timeMust be able to use one hand: Continually= 67%-100% of the timeMust be able to use both hands: Continually= 67%-100% of the timeHazards ExposureInfectious Waste: Frequently= 34%-66% of the timeToxic Chemicals: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeNeedles/ Body Fluids: Frequently= 34%-66% of the timeRadiation: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeChemotherapeutics: Occasionally= 1%-33% of the timeSupervisorySupervisory/Managerial Breadth: No supervisory responsibility. Does not hire or discipline.Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility:No Responsibility for the Following: --- - - - - - - - - Conducting Performance Reviews --- - - - - - - - - Providing Ongoing Counseling --- - - - - - - - - Recommendation Promotions --- - - - - - - - - Creating Long-Range Plans --- - - - - - - - - Recommending Salary Changes --- - - - - - - - - Setting Goals and Objectives --- - - - - - - - - Assessing Training & Development Needs --- - - - - - - - - Hiring --- - - - - - - - - Mentoring --- - - - - - - - - Conducting Training

Keywords: Utica Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Utica , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Utica, New York

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