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LPN - Skilled Nursing

Company: Heritage Specialty Care
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Job Description:

Working at Heritage offers a wide variety of benefits including (but not limited to) RN tuition assistance and loan reimbursement programs, state-of-the-art facilities including remodeled rehab and home units with all private rooms, the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, and the opportunity to use and learn a variety of clinical skills like LTC, sub-acute, and dementia care.

  • Follow established standards of nursing practices and implement facility policies and procedures.
  • Assume responsibility for unit/shift staff compliance with rules, regulations, standards of practice and facility policy and procedure; assure that residents receive needed nursing care and services on that shift, according to plans of care and physicians' instructions.
  • Interpret existing policies and procedures, rules and regulations to nursing assistants, restorative nursing assistants, residents, families, physicians and agency personnel.
  • Supervise and evaluate all direct resident care and initiate corrective action as necessary.
  • Document resident care provided and resident's response or lack of response to care provided.
  • Obtain report from nurse being relieved and record sufficient information to implement appropriate follow-up action as necessary.
  • Provide report to nurse coming on duty, including sufficient information for follow-up action as necessary.
  • Take appropriate action to assure adequate staffing to meet residents' needs.
  • Conduct resident rounds daily, reporting problems to nursing supervisor and initiating corrective action.
  • Identify resident problems and emergency situation and initiate emergency care and "life-saving" measures in the absence of a physician.
  • Provide supervision to Nursing Assistant providing direct resident care.
  • Follow staffing guidelines and make nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the resident population.
  • Plan daily work assignments and schedule based on residents' needs and available resources, effectively communicate to unit/shift staff, DON, ADON, and staffing clerk, and monitors staff compliance with assignments and schedule.
  • Check meal trays and nourishment to ensure proper diet is served and residents are assisted as necessary.
  • Supervise the application and removal of all restraints and devices used to position and enable residents to function as independently as possible.
  • Order, receive and store medications appropriately.
  • Monitor/control administration of medications according to applicable regulations. Benefits Health Insurance Plans with Doctor on Demand Services Health Savings Account, Dental, & Vision Plans Life Insurance Short & Long-Term Disability Flexible Spending Accounts Medical & Dependent Care Accident & Critical Illness Insurance Student Loan Reimbursement Requirements Current registration and licensure in the state of Iowa as an LPN. Must be in good standing with the Board of Nursing. Evidence of completion of supervisory course approved by the State of Iowa. Current, valid CPR certification. About Care Initiatives is committed to providing quality transitional health care and serving Iowans with compassion, dignity and respect. Our services help care for Iowans in their time of need through rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, long term care and hospice care.

Keywords: Heritage Specialty Care, Cedar Rapids , LPN - Skilled Nursing, Healthcare , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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