Regency on Whidbey Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Oak Harbor, Washington
Must Apply Online! Click on Careers and select Regency on Whidbey.Responsible for resident services and other duties assigned, performing duties in conjunction with other staff and volunteers as appropriate. Duties include personal services, housekeeping, laundry, social recreational activities, medication assistance/administration, nursing services, dining services and others as needed for resident well-being. Trains other staff as assigned.Adheres to and conveys philosophy of supporting dignity, privacy, independence, choice, individuality, and a home-like environment for residents.• Acts as a lead trainer for staff, as instructed by Director of Nursing.• Acts as on-call staff when requested by Director of Nursing.• Provides back-up to Director of Nursing when needed.• Receives and gives report from the previous shift.• Reviews assignments with Director of Nursing and Administrator.• Reads staff communication records, maintains familiarity with resident records, and documents in resident records as required.• Evaluates health emergencies and determines emergency medical measures to be taken regarding resident care per LVN/LPN Scope of Practice and State Regulations.• Assists with instrumental activities of daily living, ADL's, environmental orientation, assistance or administration with medication, treatments and other care while encouraging self-care and independence, as permitted by state regulations.• Provides intermittent nursing services within scope of license and state regulations.• Assists with setting up, serving meals, and cleaning up afterwards, as requested.• Provides services as indicated on resident treatment and service plans.• Assists residents moving in and out, as assigned.• Assists with laundry service as requested• Demonstrates knowledge of and follows infection control and safety procedures.• Maintains clean, neat, comfortable, safe environment for residents, staff and visitors, including provision of housekeeping services for residents.• Observes changes in resident status, needs or preferences, and communicates them appropriately to the Director of Nursing and/or Resident Care Manager.• Observes other problems and communicates them appropriately.• Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to procedures for fire, life safety, disaster, security, work, safety, and other emergency procedures.• Assists with individual and group social recreational activities.• Notifies physician, RN and/or designated agent(s) of resident status/change as appropriate. Receives and executes written and verbal orders from the physician or designated agent, as permitted by state regulations.• Performs other duties as assigned.Must possess a current LPN license. License must be in good standings.• Must have a minimum 1 year of experience as a supervisor in a healthcare setting.• Must have training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.• Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move residents. Lifting 25-30 pounds occasionally. Reaching below shoulder height frequently. Kneel; stoop and squat are required occasionally. Stand six out of eight hours.