United Methodist Homes: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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United Methodist Homes
Job Overview
The LPN provides direct nursing care to residents and supervises the nursing tasks and activities performed by certified nurse aides and other nursing department non-licensed staff. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal and state regulations and laws.  Experience working with an elderly population is preferred.



·       Completes resident data collection and nursing assessments within scope of practice

·       Identifies and documents resident problems, symptoms, and changes in condition and takes appropriate action

·       Participates in the development of an interdisciplinary plan of care

·       Implements nursing care, including administering medications and performing medical treatments and nursing procedures within scope of practice

·       Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care and makes changes when necessary within scope of practice

·       Takes report from out-going nurse and gives report to in-coming nurse

·       Provides leadership to nursing personnel assigned to unit/shift

·       Monitors the implementation of the plan of care for assigned residents and supervises the tasks and activities of the certified

·       nursing assistants and nursing non-licensed staff

·       Performs narcotic count at beginning and end of each shift as directed by policy

·       Communicates effectively with others (residents, families, visitors, and co-workers)

·       Carries out facility policies and procedures

·       Documents information in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the resident and the resident’s response to the care

·       Understands and follows all HIPAA guidelines

·       Understands and follows infection control practices

·       Reports and investigates all allegations of resident abuse, neglect, and misappropriation of resident property

·       Ensures confidentiality of protected health information in accordance with established policies and procedures

·       Ensures that resident confidentiality, privacy, and dignity are respected in accordance with residents’ rights

·       Develops and maintains effective communication with inter-departmental personnel

·       Reports occupational exposures to blood, other potentially infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with established policies and procedures

·       Reports, investigates, and takes corrective action for discrepancies concerning physician’s orders, medication/nursing treatment errors, documentation concerns, etc., and reports to immediate supervisor

·       Completes all appropriate documentation with regard to resident, employee, and visitor accidents/incidents, notifies all appropriate individuals, and takes appropriate corrective action

·       Follows all personnel policies as outlined in Personnel Policy Manual and Nursing Services section of Policy and Procedure Manual

·       Attends mandatory in-service education programs and continuing professional education

·       Completes Quality Assurance audits as assigned

·       Performs other duties as assigned in accordance with policies/procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines



·       Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of PA

·       Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

·       Working knowledge of pharmacology

·       Competent leadership skills

·       Adequate problem-solving skills

·       Positive interpersonal skills in working with residents, families, and interdisciplinary team members

·       Awareness of environmental safety

·       Able to plan, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, policies, and procedures for quality care

·       Adequate organizational and interpersonal skills

·       Willing to be subject to call-back during emergency conditions, i.e. severe weather, evacuation, disaster, etc.

·       Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job


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