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JEA Senior Living Senior Living Nurse – LPN/LVN or RN - 12 Hour Shifts Full-Time in East Amherst, New York

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current state LPN/LVN or RN License
  • Previous experience working with the elderly in a healthcare setting
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members, and staff
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Ability to represent the facility in a positive and professional manner Essential Functions:

Resident Care:

  • Participates in the narcotic count
  • Sets up, dispenses, and documents all resident medications
  • Responsible for maintaining orderly medication cart, medication room, and accurate medication administration records
  • Monitors the daily care of all residents
  • Performs skilled nursing tasks as defined by company policy and procedure, and as allowed by state law
  • Exercises independent discretion in responding to resident emergencies, determining a need for and contacting emergency services, and/or physician and family, as appropriate
  • Documents observations, concerns, changes in resident conditions, incidents and/or accidents, and ensures that follow-up documentation occurs until the issue is resolved.
  • Reports observations, concerns, and changes in resident condition to Health Services Director (HSD) or Administrator
  • Communicates resident needs and concerns to family members and physicians
  • Communicate with family members, physicians, and other outside healthcare providers
  • Records and implements physician orders, following appropriate procedures for fax and telephone orders
  • Ensures that information and interventions recorded on resident service plans are implemented by Caregivers
  • Receives reports from caregivers before end of shift
  • Gives report to oncoming Charge Nurse or Lead Caregiver
  • Receives report from outgoing Charge Nurse or Lead Caregiver Supervisory/Management:

  • Makes Caregiver shift assignments and ensures that assigned duties are completed in a satisfactory manner

  • Monitors performance of caregivers for compliance with established policies and procedures, and to ensure quality resident care
  • Reports Caregiver performance issues to HSD or Administrator and provides input for Caregiver performance evaluations
  • Manages shift coverage when staff members call in sick for the oncoming shift
  • Participates in Caregiver orientation and training
  • Responsible for scheduling and other staffing duties, as requested
  • Conducts building tours when requested
  • Acts as Manager on Duty for the assigned shift in absence of Administrator or HSD
  • Deals appropriately with a family member and visitor concerns or complaints, documenting the issues and actions taken through the appropriate reporting mechanism
  • Manages minor physical plant issues that arise during assigned shift, reporting as necessary to Maintenance Director and Administrator
  • Locks outside doors (p.m. shift); unlocks outside doors (a.m. shift)
  • Other job duties as assigned
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