Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Multiple Locations

Vincentian Collaborative Recruitment   Pittsburgh, PA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on July 2, 2021
Salary Range:$20.0000 To $24.0000 Hourly

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Shifts:

  • Morning 7:00 am- 3:00 pm (rotating weekends)
  • Evening 3:00 pm- 11:00 pm (rotating weekends)
  • Overnight 11:00 pm - 7:00 am (rotating weekends)

Summary:

According to specific assignment and in accordance with established standards, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides technical nursing care, assists with resident care planning and observation of resident’s condition, and reinforces physician, resident and family instructions.   

It is the duty of all employees to promote and support a resident centered care environment that ensures the treatment of all residents, family members, visitors, fellow employees and customers with kindness, respect, and dignity.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Commits to the Vincentian Collaborative System (VCS) mission to nurture and sustain a ministry of compassionate care that preserves the human dignity of persons within a diverse and changing society.

  2. Upholds and promotes the VCS values of spirituality, compassion, quality, dignity, collaboration, advocacy and stewardship.

  3. Promotes and supports a resident centered care environment that ensures the treatment of all residents, family members, visitors, fellow employees and customers with kindness, respect, and dignity.

  4. Adheres to all facility and department work rules, policies and procedures.

  5. Performs individualized personal care for residents in accordance with the established nursing care plan and within scope of licensure.

  6. Collects data, reports and records observation of residents’ condition.

  7. Assists physicians with procedures and examinations.

  8. Assists with admitting, discharging, transporting and transferring residents.

  9. Participates in resident care conferences.

  10. Performs service duties and specific assignments such as cleaning instruments and equipment, collecting specimens, cleaning work areas and replacing supplies.

  11. Attends required continuing education programs and unit staff meetings.

  12. Assists in the orientation of new personnel.

  13. Maintains confidentiality of resident and staff information.

  14. Anticipates and takes action to maintain a safe environment.  Incorporates safety/risk management standards into daily work practices.

  15. Performs job functions in a manner that promotes efficient use of resources.

  16. Assumes charge of unit in absence of Registered Nurse, when assigned.

  17. Assumes responsibility, in the absence of Registered Nurse or when directed by Registered Nurse, for duties such as:

    1. Passing medications

    2. Administering injections and treatments

    3. Making rounds with physician and assisting in examining and treating residents

    4. Assists in developing nursing care plans

    5. Admits and orients new residents

    6. Reviews physician’s orders, transfer and pre-admission information for additions, omissions, discrepancies, etc.

    7. Reviews the resident’s medical and social history

    8. Requisitions and arranges for diagnostic and therapeutic services as ordered by resident’s physician within the facility or outside facilities

    9. Orders prescribed medications, requisitions supplies and equipment

    10. Notifies dietary department of new orders and changes in resident diets

    11. Assembles residents charts, assures all permits, authorizations and releases and other required forms are attached

    12. Transcribes physician’s orders to resident’s medication and treatment record, etc.

    13. Maintains narcotic records, unit records, and charting duties

    14. Assists with supervision and care assignments of nursing personnel

    15. Notifies physician of changes in resident’s condition and any unusual or abnormal observations

  18. Performs all other duties assigned by supervisor.

  19. Required to support the organization’s Code of Ethical Conduct and Compliance Program by timely reporting any actual or suspected compliance, fraud and abuse, ethics or policy violations.

 

Education/Experience:

  1. Current licensure to practice practical nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in good standing or a Temporary Practice Permit required.

  2. Appropriate clinical knowledge of nursing care, significant signs and symptoms of disease, sterile and aseptic techniques, nursing procedures and treatment, and developed skills to provide technical nursing care required.

  3. Current CPR Certification preferred.

  4. Previous experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse in long term care preferred.

 

Selected candidates will need to successfully complete pre-hire testing including, a drug test, physical exam, TB test and background check.

Vincentian is an Equal Opportunity Employer