Cedarbrook Senior Living Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Summary

The LPN is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of all nursing care prescribed and provided to the resident. This includes the responsibility of the LPN to oversee and direct the direct care staff.

Essential Position Functions

The following LPN (licensed practical nurse) duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Maintain the corporate philosophy of caring for the residents and families. Complies with and maintains the policies and procedures for employees, resident care and family interaction. Provides services in accordance with nurse practice act and state/federal nursing center regulations. Participates in pre-admissions assessments for potential residents. Participates in all staff development programs to expand and develop abilities. Maintains compliance to all personnel policies, established community policies and procedures. Understands and implements the Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness Plan and evacuation procedures of the community during drills and emergencies. Performs admission and periodic reviews on residents for functional and mental abilities. Dependable and able to meet schedule requirements (attendance and punctuality) with no restrictions. Reviews/revises assessments and care plans at admission, periodically per regulation, and at change in resident physical or psychosocial condition. Assists residents in scheduling medical, dental and laboratory appointments. Assists physician with resident examination as needed. Reviews and transcribes physician’s orders. Administers and documents medications in accordance to the five rights: right medication, right route, right resident, right time, and right dose. Provides medical treatments as ordered by physician. Monitors resident restorative nursing programs. Supervises and monitors medications for residents who self-administer. Dependable and able to meet schedule requirements (attendance and punctuality) with no restrictions. Observes residents and reports condition changes to physicians, health care proxies, and supervisors. Supports and maintains harmonious relations and communicates with family, visitors and all members of the Health Team. Understands the resident’s Advance Directives and follows his/her wishes. Assists resident with meeting their nutritional/hydration needs and documents on the Nursing record appropriately. Monitors meal-time and nourishments, assists with trays, and helps feed residents. Maintains a safe, clean, orderly, homelike environment for residents. Answers residents call light promptly. Responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of Nursing care provided on the shift. Promotes and participates in the education of staff, team member, resident and family. Interacts with residents, guests and staff in at atmosphere of hospitality. Maintains confidentiality of residents’ private health information. Responds to emergency calls from Independent Living per community policy. Participates in risk management and quality assurance programs for entire community. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Education/Experience:

Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing required. Current license in the state of Michigan required. Previous experience in Senior Living Community preferred Current CPR certification required.