Licensed Practical Nurse
- Westmont, IL 60559
- Job Type
3:00pm-11:30pm Shift Full & Part-time Available
The LPN serves as the immediate supervisor of floor personnel. The LPN is expected to evaluate assigned patients within the post-acute and nursing home environment and plan, implement and document nursing care. The RN performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice. The RN promotes patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills.
- Patient to Nurse ratio of 18 patients or less.
- 5 Star Rated Facility by CMS. Medicare.com
- Guaranteed Hours. Facility does not staff by patient census.
- Clinical Support Team on site daily, including dedicated Admission, and Wound Nurses.
- Two Nurse Practitioners on site 40+ hours per week each.
- 401K Plan
- Excellent starting wage with career advancement opportunities.
- Health, Dental,Vision & Life Insurance plans available.
- Ample supply inventory that allows for staff to perform duties without delay.
- Electronic Medical Record Management.
- Dedicated Management Team that is quality and service driven. Every patient is treated as if they are our very own family.
- Excellent atmosphere and work environment.
Role and Responsibilities
Below are the roles and responsibilities that the LPN, Nursing Supervisor is expected to fulfill to help facilitate quality, patient-centered care on their unit:
- Supervise and direct the daily activities of the PCTs assigned to their unit.
- Coordinate and assist physicians/nurse practitioners with daily clinical rounds and identify high risk patients.
- Work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary care team to facilitate achievement of desired treatment outcomes.
- Maintain responsibility for the staff, patient care, and unit’s daily operations.
- Participate in the day to day operations and functions of the unit and staff to ensure regulatory compliance.
- Prepare and administer medications as directed by the physician.
- Provide training, guidance, and counseling as needed to help improve staff performance on assigned nursing unit.
- Assist physicians on their visits and carry out physician orders.
- Informs nursing management of any changes in a patient’s condition.
- Perform daily rounding on all new admissions and patients in clinical observation 1 & 2. Promptly report any changes in condition to the physician/NP/Nursing Management.
- Complete a chart review of all new admissions to ensure all appropriate paperwork and documentation is accurate and complete.
- Ensure appropriate paperwork is in place for patient’s being discharged and that necessary follow up appointments are scheduled.
- Complete all required facility, State, and Federal documentation as required on a timely basis.
- Review medication orders for completeness and accuracy.
- Complete incident investigations and reports as necessary.
- Participate in auditing the new POS, MAR/TAR change over monthly.
- Meet with patients and families to assess needs and utilize advanced conflict resolution skills as necessary to ensure timely resolution of issues.
- Ensure infection control practices are maintained by staff on the unit.
- Provide safety and environment checks routinely and report any issues to maintenance for improvement.
- Refer patients to consultants as appropriate and update the consultant’s list as necessary.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Current licensure as a licensed practical nurse in the State of Illinois.
- Degree from an accredited college or university nursing program.
- Requires knowledge and skills related to medical/operational systems to successfully maintain excellent nursing care.
- Strong communication, organizations, and leadership skills.
- Self-motivated and able to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
- Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Active Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Monitoring- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Reading Comprehension- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
- Speaking- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Writing- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Coordination- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
- Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
- Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
- Service Orientation- Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Social Perceptiveness- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Complex Problem Solving Skills
- Complex Problem Solving- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
- Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.
- Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
- Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Judgment and Decision Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
- Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Resource Management Skills
- Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
- Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
- Management of Personnel Resources- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
- Time Management- Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Work Context Body Positioning
- Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions
- Spend Time Sitting
- Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls
- Contact With Others
- Electronic Mail
- Face-to-Face Discussions
- Letters and Memos
- Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People
- Exposed to Contaminants
- Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable
Posted 12 months ago