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Wellspring Lutheran Services Licensed Practical Nurse - Fairview in Fairview, Michigan

OverviewProvide quality nursing care to residents; implement specific procedures and programs; coordinate work within the department, as well as with other departments; report pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; respond to inquiries or requests for information; assist the immediate supervisor with tasks to support department operations.ResponsibilitiesProvide quality nursing care to residents in an environment which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individualityProvide individualized attention, which encourages each resident's ability to maintain or attain the highest level of independence and physical, mental, and psychosocial well-beingMaintain the comfort, privacy, and personal dignity of each resident in the delivery of services to them. Interact with residents in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a Christ-centered environmentFully understand all aspects of residents' rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse.; responsible for promptly reporting evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents' rightsAssist in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment; report environmental deficiencies such as lighting or equipment problems to the supervisor or appropriate staffProtect the personal belongings of each resident; promptly report missing items according to established policy and participate in efforts to locate missing itemsKeep Nursing Directors up to date on resident’s status and other related materialCommunicate and interact effectively and tactfully with the resident, visitors, families, peers, and supervisorsPerform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materialsRespond to inquiries relating to his/her particular area or to requests from residents, visitors, other personnel, etc. within given time frames and within established policyResponsible for the supervision of all nursing activities on the unitResponsible for the interpretation and adherence of the policies and procedures for the personnel, patients, medical staff and publicMake daily resident visits to observe and evaluate the resident’s physical and emotional statusReceive report from the off-going staff nurse; give reports to the on-coming staff nurseGive report to the medical team for the shiftReport change of condition, abnormal lab results, patient and family concern, and new admissions to his/her physicianReport change of condition, abnormal laboratory results and falls that result in an injury to the physician and the responsible partyReceive, implement, and document new orders from physician and enter information in resident’s care planAdminister medications timely and adhere to stop order policy according to policyIs subject to mandated work past the normal shift time to assure proper coverage for resident care and safetyReview resident’s care plan for appropriate goals, problem approaches and revisions based on the resident’s nursing needs and that the Care Plan is followedAdmitting, discharging and transferring of residentsMaintain unit records: Narcotic Record, Daily Log Sheet, etc.Accompany physicians on roundsDelegate responsibilities for the direct care of specific residents, the physical arrangement of the facil