Job Title: LPN Charge â?? Extended Care
Job Location: Lincoln
Assumes responsibility and accountability for coordinating the activities for delivering quality resident care within the clinical services systems and according to Madonna's philosophy and mission and physician orders. Contributes to the assessment of resident conditions and reports adverse changes or reactions to physician, supervisor and family. Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures.Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.
Understand and utilize individual job description and program and facility policies and operational definitions to ensure quality care delivery.
Direct and assign nursing interventions that may be performed by others to coordinate patient care.
Compile, compare, report and record patient care information to contribute to the establishment and evaluation of residents goals and plan of care on a regular basis including physician's orders.
Computes, compares, and documents to provide accurate patient information on the medical record.
Properly charges patient for billable supplies to ensure accurate billing.
Mentor, orients and monitor new staff to department/unit environment and operational guidelines.
Communicate (speak-signal) with supervisor and other nursing staff members regarding patient condition, response to medications/treatments, concerns, patient goals achieved and developments to ensure quality service delivery.
Communicates with interdisciplinary team to arrive at decisions for plan of care of patient.
Monitors via daily visits, that assigned nursing care interventions are performed as directed and treatment administered in accordance with physician's instructions.
Assists physicians on house visits and keeps physician informed of residents condition/progress.
Interacts with residents and families to inform them of patient's progress and to provide emotional support.
Speaking/signaling to residents and families by answering call lights and responding in a respectful manner to maintain a positive customer oriented approach.
Directs, advises and monitors staff in crisis situations.
Investigates and resolves complaints or refers unusual problems to supervisors.
Serve residents and families by providing information, physical and/or emotional care by responding to their needs. Includes assisting with resident transfers, ambulation and repositioning as necessary.
Follows instruction from supervisor to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department and clinical services system.
Maintain and ensure a safe environment for the department. Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.
Medical devices used in work, include but not limited to:
stethoscope/sphygmomanometer transfer devices
Tympanic thermometer ear irrigation device
feeding pump ear oximeter
suction continuous passive knee
tub chair lift O2
Aqua K telephone
beds, wheelchairs, stretchers paging system
digital wheelchair scale humidifier
bed scale trauma tub
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Medium work with frequent lifting. Manual patient transfer or reposition which does not exceed the equivalent of 35 pounds of force to lift, push or pull. Requires sufficient strength to produce 50 pounds of force to push a wheelchair with a 300-pound individual on level surfaces. Constant walking with maximum duration of up 30 minutes sustained walking on tile, carpet and other surfaces. Must tolerate frequent standing with sustained periods of up to 1 hour on tile, carpet, and shower surfaces. Must tolerate frequent sitting with sustained periods of up to 1 hour. Frequent reaching with both arms at low, waist, and high levels. Frequent grasping of both hands for transfers and repositioning requiring normal grip strength based on national averages. Frequent stooping, bending, and twisting are required for patient care. Constant near visual acuity to evaluate and monitor patients. Ordinary hearing and speaking skills. May be exposed to biohazardous materials.
Must possess current LPN Nebraska licensure. Requires current Module C CPR certification. One year experience in hospital, geriatrics or community health nursing required or demonstrated leadership skills within a position at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.