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LPN and LVN

Company: Somerset Subacute and Rehab
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Somerset Subacute and Rehab is looking for Full-Time & Part-Time, Licensed Vocational Nurses. Our 46-bed skilled nursing and rehab facility is committed to providing an excellent clinical experience for our patients and an amazing work environment for our employees.

Contact Priscilla directly via call or text for more information at 619-799-1389!

Must possess active Nursing License from the State of California.

New graduate? That's OK! If you are dedicated to caring for others, we would love to hear from you. Comprehensive on-the job training and mentorship provided.

Job Functions:

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.

The LVN is responsible for providing direct nursing care to the residents. Such care must be delivered in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services designee.

Nursing Care Functions

Inform nursing personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room, assignment, etc.

Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions.

Greet newly admitted residents upon admission and participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the facility.

Make rounds with physicians as appropriate.

Requisition and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services, as ordered by the physician, and in accordance with established procedures.

Consult with the resident's physician in providing the resident's care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as appropriate.

Cooperate with and coordinate social and activity programs with nursing service schedules.

Notify the resident's attending physician when the resident is involved in an accident or incident.

Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care.

Administer services within the applicable scope of nursing practice, which may include: catheterization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy, and drainage bags, taking blood, giving massages and range of motion exercises, care for the dead/dying, etc., as appropriate and in accordance with applicable standards.

Use restraints when appropriate and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Obtain sputum, urine and other specimens for lab tests as ordered.

Take and record TPRs, blood pressures, etc., as appropriate.

Check foods brought into the facility by the resident's family/visitors to ensure that it is within the resident's dietary allowances. Report problem areas to the Nurse Supervisor and Dietary Supervisor.

Meet with residents, and/or family members as appropriate.

Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as appropriate.

Assist in arranging transportation for discharged residents as appropriate.

Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician.

Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication/treatment.

Ensure that prescribed medication for one resident is not administered to another.

Ensure that an adequate supply of floor stock medications, supplies, and equipment is on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents.

Review medication cards for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of the physician's order, and adherence to stop order policies.

Notify the attending physician of automatic stop orders prior to the last dosage being administered.

Charting and Documentation

Receive and record telephone orders, and document the prescribed treatments on the resident charts, cardex, medication cards, and/or treatment/care plans as appropriate.

Chart nurses' notes in professional and appropriate manner that timely, accurately and thoroughly reflects the care provided to the resident, as well as the resident's response to the care.

Chart all reports of accidents/incidents involving residents..

Chart all changes in resident condition and the response to those changes.

Chart all communications with the resident's attending physician regarding the resident, the resident's treatment, or the response to that treatment.

Record new/changed diet orders and communicate information to the Dietary Department.

Fill out and complete transfer forms in accordance with established procedures.

Ensure that appropriate documentation concerning unauthorized discharges is entered in the resident's medical record in accordance with established procedures.

Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures and applicable state and federal regulations.

Sign and date all entries made in the resident's medical record.

Care Plan and Assessment Functions

Review care plans daily to verify that appropriate care is being rendered.

Verify that nurses' notes reflect that the care plan is being followed when administering nursing care or treatment.

Ensure that assigned certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are aware of the resident care plans. Ensure that the CNAs refer to the resident's care plan prior to administering daily care to the resident.

Requirements:

Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an LVN in California

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.

Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.

Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's health.

Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Keywords: Somerset Subacute and Rehab, El Cajon , LPN and LVN, Healthcare , El Cajon, California

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