Licensed Practical Nurse 3rd Shift Full-Time - Kindred Nursing &
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mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value
for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we
serve. Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:KND) is a healthcare services company,
based in Louisville, Kentucky, with annual revenues of over $4.2 billion. At
December 31, 2009, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services
in 621 locations in 41 states, including 83 long-term acute care hospitals, 222
skilled nursing centers and a contract rehabilitation services business,
Peoplefirst Rehabilitation Services, which served 316 non-affiliated facilities.
Kindred’s 54,100 employees are committed to providing high quality patient care
and outstanding customer service to become the most trusted and respected
provider of healthcare services in every community we serve. An Equal
Opportunity Employer. Drug Free Workplace.
The LPN Charge Nurse
manages a designated group of nursing employees on a nursing unit and assures
smooth operations of the unit for a designated shift under the direction and
supervision of a Registered Nurse. Could encompass one or more units depending
upon size and clinical programs. Scope of work may be modified by State specific
rules under the Nurse Practice Act.
* Participates with members of the interdisciplinary team to assess, plan,
coordinate and evaluate residents’ care.
* Documents the resident’s
condition and nursing needs accurately and in a timely manner. Reports pertinent
observations and reactions regarding residents promptly to RN.
Provides oncoming shift and supervisors with accurate and complete resident
status report. Maintains the 24 hour report book.
* Receives and records
* Communicates staffing problems and needs to the
Nursing Manager. Provides input on staffing ratios and deployment.
Develops work assignments for LPN/LVNs and Nurse Aides as directed.
Coordinates, directs and evaluates staff [i.e., Medication Aides/Medication
Techs, Nurse Aides, etc.] as directed. Participates in counseling, disciplinary
action and termination of staff to the extent permitted by the State Nurse
* Assures compliance with policies and procedures.
* Reports problems and complaints timely to the Nurse Manager.
Provides feedback to Nurse Managers regarding performance of Nurse
* Participates in hiring and selection of LPN/LVNs and Nurse
* Gives feedback and participates in performance appraisals as
* Coordinates nursing assignment, which includes directing
assigned nursing staff to the extent permitted by state practice act.
Receives and provides accurate and complete resident status report at shift
change. Maintains 24 Hr Report Book.
* Assists in data collection for
admission, transfer and discharge of residents and provides the information to
the Nurse Manager.
* Maintains positive working relationships between
nursing and other departments.
* Actively supports the Angel Care
* Services on and participates in committees as
* Assures that inventory and supplies are maintained in a
clean and safe manner on the unit, are utilized economically and communicates
need for housekeeping, maintenance or nutritional services assistance.
Supports and participates in the center’s Performance Improvement
* Participates in Survey readiness per SMART Manual
* Completes records and reports as needed.
* Adheres to professional
codes of ethics, Kindred’s Code of Conduct and maintains PHI confidentiality in
the center and in external locations, including electronic social
* Provides direct care and/or assists with care as directed
and consistent with their scope of practice and competency. Initiate the SBAR
process and collaborate with the RN for assessment and recommendations.
* Makes rounds with physicians and other team members as needed.
Assist physicians and consultants with special tests or procedures within the
scope of state specific nurse practice act and personal clinical
* Participates in resident assessment and care planning
activities, reviews and revises residents’ assessments and care plans as needed
to the extent permitted by state nurse practice act.
residents’ care activities and communicates changes to other team members and
resident family/significant other.
* Oversight of Medication Aide/Tech
in medication/treatment administration.
* Administers treatments
* Reviews, transcribes, communicates and implements physician orders, obtaining
RN signature as required by State Regulations.
* Communicates with
* Assists with emergencies, administers
* Documents care performed and
observations of resident status in the clinical record promptly by utilizing
standard clinical documentation guidelines as required by Kindred, and local,
state and federal rules and regulations.
* Monitors completeness and
accuracy of own clinical medical record entries and those of assigned LPN/LVNs
and Nurse Aides daily.
* Participates in medication management to
promote optimal safety and effectiveness for residents by:
Administering medications as ordered, including next scheduled dose following
admission/readmission. Notify Supervisor of medications not available.
Preparing, administering and documenting medications as prescribed.
Observing and reporting resident responses to medication
and promptly communicating adverse drug reactions
* Maintaining narcotic
records accurately within scope of practice
* Responsible for completing
medication interchange and insurance prior to authorization as assigned
* Ordering or arranging for ordering of pharmaceuticals
physicians of automatic stop orders
* Completes recapitulated physician
orders review as assigned
* Notifying supervisors of discrepancies in
* Cleans, organizes and replenishes supplies on
medication/treatment carts after each use and prior to shift change.
Completes clinical admission paperwork for new admissions
assists consultants while providing services. Reviews documentation from
consultant visit and follows up on recommendation.
Assist with follow
up on results of qualitative and quantitative medical record audits.
Communicates and implements pharmacy review/DRR recommendation as
Assists with clinical discharge process
other tasks as assigned
Communicates educational needs of staff to
Director of Staff Development and Supervisors.
and/or unit education to residents/families and staff based upon need and within
scope of practice.
Participate in the orientation of new
Core Values/Service Excellence:
efforts reflect a passion for exceeding customer expectations.
Solicits patient/resident feedback to understand their needs and the needs of
the community. Advocates for Service Excellence within the Center and influences
others to take action.
* Displays responsibility by taking ownership of
quality care. Shows dedication to enriching the lives of our patients and
residents through empathy and compassion.
* Exhibits a commitment to
results by looking for and recommending/implementing process
* Demonstrates commitment to interpersonal excellence
through professional greetings, proper telephone etiquette, common courtesy, a
professional attitude and appearance.
* Enriches the Center culture by
* Recognizes the benefits of team collaboration. Shows
respect for fellow employees by working together to get the job done.
Effectively addresses customer concerns and resolves conflict in a manner that
is fair to all.
Graduate of accredited LPN/LVN School of
* Current LPN/LVN
licensure in the State employed
* Valid CPR
* At least one (1) year of
nursing experience preferred
* Evidence of continuing education or
special preparation or experience in gerontological nursing and/or long term
care nursing desirable.
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INDUSTRY: Health Services
JOB CATEGORY: Nursing
JOB CATEGORY: Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
SALARY RANGE: 0-0
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JOB# (REQUISITION NO): 123391
EXPERIENCE: 1-2 years
MEDIACOST: 0.08 USD
STREETADDRESS: 616 Wallace Wilkinson
Posted on Thu, November 15, 2012