Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Home LPN PT in Vestal, New York
Licensed Practical Nurse - The work involves responsibility for performing nursing services in the care and treatment of residents. Direct supervision is received from a Charge Nurse. Supervision may be exercised over Nursing Assistants and unit helpers. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Assists new residents in adjusting to unit, philosophy and goals of Willow Point Nursing Home.
Report to Charge Nurse any accident or change of condition of resident and documents on progress notes in chart.
Discusses clinical issues regarding resident care with Charge Nurse.
Works as a member of the interdisciplinary team to Assist with preparation, implementation and continuing evaluation of the care plan.
Observes, records and reports progress or any change in resident's condition.
Updates the care plan as needed.
Carries out therapeutic treatments.
Administers and dispenses medications (with exception of I.V.) to residents, observing for side effects and effectiveness.
Secures/accounts for control drugs.
Maintains nursing care and administrative records and reports.
Attends staff meetings and in-service programs.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSON CHARACTERISTICS:
Working knowledge of current nursing practice.
Skill in the application of current practical nursing procedures and techniques of resident care.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Dependability, resourcefulness, good observation skills and professionalism
Ability to operate medical equipment (e.g., suction machine, oxygen units, vaporizer);
Ability to maintain detailed records and prepare reports;
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Completion of a course of study approved by the New York State Education Department as qualifying for Licensed Practical Nurse and licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State; or
Completion of a course of study approved by the New York State Education Department as qualifying for Licensed Practical Nurse and a limited permit to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State. Possession of license within six months of appointment.
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE--contd. 2
EXEMPTIONS: Graduates of New York State nursing education programs who have applied for licensure and a limited permit may be employed to practice under the supervision of a registered professional nurse for 90 days immediately following graduation and pending receipt of a limited permit. The permittee must submit the employer's copy of the limited permit to the employer as soon as it is received.