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Licensed Practical Nurse

 

  • Direct the day-to-day functions of the CNAs or other nursing personnel in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care Facility.
  • Cooperate with other resident services when coordinating nursing services to ensure that the resident’s total regimen of care is maintained.
  • Participate in Facility surveys or inspections made by authorized government agencies, as may be requested.
  • Periodically review the resident’s written discharge plan. Participate in the updating of the resident’s written discharge plan, as required.
  • Assist in planning the nursing services portion of the resident’s discharge plan, as necessary.
  • Interpret the department’s policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, and government agencies, as required.
  • Admit, transfer, and discharge residents, as required.
  • Complete accident and incident reports, as necessary.
  • Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
  • Complete work requisitions for repairs and/or maintenance needs.
  • Complete and file required recordkeeping forms or charts upon the resident’s admission, transfer, and/or discharge.
  • Encourage attending physicians to review treatment plans, record and sign their orders, progress notes, etc., in accordance with established policies.
  • Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on Electronic Medical Records.
  • Transcribe physician’s orders and carry out the same.
  • Chart nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the resident, as well as the resident’s response to the care.
  • 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.
  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician.
  • Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication and treatment.
  • Ensure that an adequate supply of floor stock medications, supplies, and equipment is on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents. Report needs to the Nurse Supervisor and/or Unit Manager.
  • Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment, as necessary, in accordance with established policies.
  • Ensure that narcotic counts are accurate before and after every shift.
  • Notify the Nurse Supervisor and/or Unit Manager of all drug and narcotic discrepancies noted on your shift.
  • 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.
  • Dispose of drugs and narcotics as required, and in accordance with established procedures.