Great Lakes Management

LPN Cottagewood Senior Communities of Rochester

US-MN-Rochester
3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-1128
# of Openings
2
Category
Health Care

Overview

Job Objective(s):

On the beautiful campus of Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester, we are weeking a caring on-call LPN.  The role of the LPN is to promote that the health and safety of all residents through on site visits with the residents and staff.  The LPN will ensure that staff is trained in medical procedures and policies which are current and up to date.  The LPN will also ensure that the facility is in compliance with current regulations and standards.  Our preferred employee must be able to relate professionally and warmly with residents, staff and family members, display a positive work attitude and be able to work as a team with other staff members.  Our mission statement is To Make a Postive Difference in the Lives of Others so we are looking for people that love this kind of culture!

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assures residents maintain admission criteria, monitor and recommend alternative placement if necessary.
  • Implements service agreements with all new residents. Reviews and revises service plan as needed and a minimum of 1x per year.
  • Assures residents have up to date care plans per state regulations
  • Monitors and maintains resident charts and clinical progress notes.
  • Communicates to physicians, staff and family changes in resident’s needs or conditions.
  • Facilitates coordination of resident services with other service providers.
  • Is responsible for overseeing medications and all medication renewals as well as any necessary follow-up with physicians regarding medications and/or medical conditions.
  • Assures all physicians orders are signed and implemented with-in 24 hours.
  • Assures that medication administration procedures are followed properly and discusses any needed corrections, errors, etc., with staff.
  • Assures new medication sheets are in place by the first of each month.
  • Reviews each resident’s medication sheet monthly and assures accuracy and appropriate signatures.
  • Communicates in resident’s log any information that staff need to be aware of.
  • Documents disposal of medication per procedure.
  • May provided alternating supervisory visits in coordination with the RN.
  • Works as a team player with all members of the residents care team.
  • Supervises medication practices and medical equipment being used in the building.
  • Assures that staff clearly understands and follow all resident care procedures.
  • Monitors staff for accuracy of monthly resident blood pressures, weights and pulse as requested.
  • Shares resident and family concerns with pertinent staff if appropriate.
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures and implementation of them.
  • Attends monthly staff meetings.
  • Works with manager to assure emergency procedures are in place.
  • Flexible and willing to expand and adapt to changes in the AL
  • Promotes a positive, team approach and a healthy work environment.
  • Available for on-call medical questions and/or emergencies via phone, per on-call schedule.
  • Assures compliance with regulations and is available for federal and state licensure surveys.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Maintains a current state license as a Licensed Practical Nurse per state regulations.
  • A minimum of one year experience in home health, assisted living or long term care is preferred.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to self-start and follow through with initiatives with a minimal amount of supervision. 
  • Exhibits a caring heart with a passion to care for the elderly.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience using a resident record computerized system
  • Experience working with seniors

Physical Requirements (based on essential responsibilities)

Must be able to frequently perform tasks such as, but not limited to, those listed below:

  • Must be able to move throughout the work day and throughout the building.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Move, push, pull and/or lift objects weighing 10 to 25 pounds.
  • Use hands and arms for simple grasping, pushing and pulling
  • Perform tasks requiring actions of muscles or groups of muscles to walk, stoop, bend, lift, and to carry objects
  • Walk and/or stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Speak clearly and make self understood in face-to-face interactions
  • See objects closely to read directions, instructions, etc.
  • Hear normal sounds and voices with some background noise to receive verbal instructions, answer telephones, communicate with others, etc.

 

Environment

Works indoors in a climate-controlled environment majority of the time.

 

Working Hours

  The LPN may be required to work beyond the normal schedule which includes weekends and holidays.  We have both part time and full time positions available: AM, PM and Overnight.  We also have: work 3 weekends per month-Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 hour shifts and get paid for 40 hours.  On the weekend off, we still pay you 40 hours.

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