Licensed Practical Nurse

Kenner, Louisiana 70065

11-03-2021

  • Full time

Job Description

Inspired Living is looking for compassionate individuals who want to support our residents & who complement our hardworking and dedicated teams!

Summary/Objective

The duties and responsibilities of the LPN include managing the day to day healthcare operations of the Community to ensure residents’ healthcare needs are met. The LPN will ensure all residents are treated with respect and dignity as well as managing the quality of their care as their healthcare needs change.

 

Essential Functions

1. Ensures consistent quality resident care and service delivery throughout all shifts; this may require assuming the responsibilities of a Resident Care Associate in order to meet the residents’ needs and staffing requirements

2. Provides training and education to Resident Care Associates on an ongoing basis to include classroom in-services and situation-specific training; promotes the company’s commitment to compassionate care aligned with our positive approach to care training

3. Assists in the maintenance of resident charts and review of documentation performed by care giving staff

4. As allowed by the Nurse Practice Act, assists in assessing the health, functional, and psycho social status of residents

5. Evaluates the effectiveness and maximizes the resident's opportunity to remain in their environment

6. Ensures and conducts Personal Service Plan reviews and updates, according to Validus Senior Living and state requirements, to ensure residents’ service needs are met

7. Assists in the achievement of occupancy goals by monitoring the health, safety and wellbeing of residents, proactively identifying those at risk for move out

8. Implements timely problem solving

9. Oversees and manages the continuity and consistency of medication training, pharmacy management and medication supervision and/or administration in the Community

10. Conducts periodic Care Associate medication skills inventory checks, and periodic medication audits per Validus Senior Living Guidelines

11. Implements and maintains Validus Senior Living operating standards, systems and processes. Monitors and participates in Quality Improvement and Risk Management programs at Safety Committee Meetings, Collaborative Care Meetings and Family Care Conferences

12. Assists in the scheduling and follow through of physician visits including, but not limited to, dental appointments, eye appointments, therapy, and hospice both in house and scheduled visits out of the Community. Ensures communication, as appropriate, on the results of these visits

13. Assists in keeping the environment safe for Associates to reduce the occurrence of Workers’ Compensation claims

14. Participates in Community events, including family and social functions

15. Shares on-call responsibilities/shifts as required

16. Other duties as assigned by management

 

Supervisory Skills

The LPN may supervise CNAs, medication technicians and resident care Associates with a focus on compassionate care, resident satisfaction, Associate satisfaction and operational excellence.

 

Qualifications

 

Work Environment

Works in a well-lighted area that is ventilated and as physically, physiologically and psychologically innocuous as possible under the conditions which exist at any particular time. On occasion, there may be exposure to outdoor spaces, which will, by their nature, have variances in air quality, temperature, walking surfaces, lighting, and other physical aspects. The noise level is moderate. The noise level is moderate to quiet. Because the essential functions may require exposure to bodily functions and infectious waste, diseases, odors and other situations associated with health care, including but not limited to exposure to AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses involving Risk Classification Categories 2 and 3**, environmental and safety conditions will fluctuate. To be qualified for the position of LPN, an applicant/employee will need to possess the ability to work in an environment conducive to caring for residents without posing a substantial safety or health threat to one’s self or others.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stopping and crouching all day. The associate must frequently lift or move objects and patients over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

Certifications, Licenses, Education and Experience and other Special Requirements

The LPN will have an active first aid/CPR/AED Certification and will maintain CEU requirements throughout employment, as required for licensure. S(he) will preferably have a minimum of two years in the senior living or memory care environment. The LPN should possess exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal as well as strong planning and organizational skills. They should also exhibit exceptional teamwork skills, bedside manner, infection control, health promotion and maintenance as well as the ability to maintain a safe, effective environment. The LPN should exemplify leadership competencies focused on the development of staff, compliance and the fulfillment of our mission.

 

 

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Marci Armour

Kenner, LA, United States

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