Archcare LPN FT Eve in New York, New York
The Medication/ Treatment Nurse is responsible for administration of all medications and treatments ( except those specifically designated for an RN) during her tour of duty, according to the established medical and nursing care plan. Works under the direction of the Head/ Charge Nurse to provide optimum nursing care to all residents on the unit.
Receives report from previous shift, making sure that he/she has received all pertinent information on each resident.
Organizes assignment for most efficient use of time.
Sets priorities in meeting the needs of residents.
Continuously evaluates behavior , symptoms, reactions and progress of residents and discusses findings with Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse.
Administers all medications according to established policies and procedures and physician's orders.
Performs all treatments according to physicians specific order and established policies and procedures.
Discusses the need to discontinue or change a medication of treatment with the Nurse Manager/ Charge Nurse.
Supervises, performs and/ or assists with resident care as indicated: assists with feeding of residents.
Assists with orientation and instructions of other nursing personnel as required.
Takes and transcribes physician's orders accurately and promptly
Orders prescribed medications : notifies pharmacy of discontinued medications: and ensures accuracy of medications and dosages when received from pharmacy.
Assists with requisitions supplies and equipment as needed;ensures their proper utilization.
Documents all medications administered as indicated in established policy and procedures and according to the Department of Health regulations.
Helps to maintain all unit records against physician's orders to ensure accuracy before the first of each month.
Reviews medication administration records against physician's orders to ensure accuracy before the first of each month.
Reviews treatment records monthly.
Reports any medication error to Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse
When administering medications, is responsible to keep medications cart clean at all times, especially at end of the shift.
Maybe requested to accompany physicians on rounds.
- Graduate of State approved school of Practical Nursing.
- One or more years of experience in geriatric setting preferred.
- Currently licensed or pending licensee as a Practical Nurse in the State of New York, BLS
Street: ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home
Shift Start Time: 3pm
Shift End Time: 11 pm
External Company URL: http://www.archcare.org/