Job Posting Details

Job ID: 5560     Facility: Lafayette Hill Campus
Division/Dept.: Health Care
Job Category: Healthcare
Job Title: LPN Charge Nurse - Pool / Various Shifts / Weekends-Holidays
Location: Lafayette Hill, PA
Job Detail Document: Click Here To View
Company Overview: For more than 130 years, the Masonic Villages have been pursuing a vision of excellence to meet the needs of others. The Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill offers continuing care retirement services for more than 250 residents. In the center part of the state, The Masonic Village at Elizabethtown is a continuing care retirement community, including a health care center, children's home and residences for more than 1,700 residents. In the eastern part of the state, The Masonic Village at Warminster provides nursing care and assisted living accommodations for more than 60 residents. To provide services to those living in western Pennsylvania, The Masonic Village at Sewickley is a continuing care retirement community home to 532 residents. To meet the growing need for active adult retirement communities, The Masonic Village at Dallas, our newest community, was founded on March 9, 2005.

Job Details:

 

MASONIC HOMES
POSTION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Charge Nurse : LPN   

Departmental Title:  Nursing Department   

Supervisorís Title:  Nursing Supervisor/Unit Manager  


POSITION OBJECTIVE:          

LPN Charge Nurses are responsible to organize, deliver and direct professional nursing care to residents.


REQUIREMENTS:

1. Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
2. Current LPN licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
3. CPR certification required (prior to or upon employment).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.  Serves as charge nurse for assigned resident care unit assuring continuous clinical leadership at all times. Directs NAs regarding resident care and notifies families, physicians and departments of residentsí needs.

2.  Collects data on residents and accurately documents residentsí condition in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the resident, the residentís response to the care, and medical assessment of the resident. Completes assigned  paperwork, i.e., wound documentation, MARS, TARS, Care Plans, etc. on each resident on assigned resident care unit.

3.  Performs clinical testing such as glucometer and pulse oximetry as necessary. Administers ordered medications and treatments as approved, including monitoring of IV fluids.  Monitors effectiveness of medications and treatments.

4.  Prepares for and performs weekly resident rounds with the physician. Accepts physicianís orders including verbal/telephone orders as appropriate and compliant with regulations and nursing practice. Transcribe physicianís orders to residentsí charts and care plans as required.

5.  Assists in completion of 24 Hour Change of Condition Roster.

6.  Maintains CPR certification. Initiate CPR in compliance with Masonic Villagesí policy.

7.  Reports to on-coming shift and receives report from prior shift concerning the condition of  residents and any unusual occurrences. Is accountable for counting narcotics at change of shift with another licensed nurse and reporting any discrepancies.

8.  Participates in resident care conferences as needed.

9.  Participates in the orientation of new nursing department personnel.

10. Consults with Nursing Supervisor or Director of Nursing as appropriate regarding specific nursing policies, interpretation of policies or suggestions/concerns regarding residents or employees including any concerns of possible resident abuse.

11.  Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment. Supports the infection control program.

12. Assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and skills with respect to facility initiative, nursing procedures and technology.

13. Practices fiscal responsibility in the use of supplies and equipment and time management.

14. Attends in-service programs and staff meeting.

15. Assist with direct resident care including bathing, feeding, making beds, toileting, answering call lights and transporting residents to appointments and activities.

16. Performance post-mortem care as needed.

 

 


 


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