LPN - Care Center

Knute Nelson   Alexandria, MN   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on July 10, 2024
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|Details| This is the timeframe where you will do remarkable things. Scope
  • Responsible for the administration of general care of the residents and patients.
  • Provide regular work direction and monitors the work of Nursing Assistants and Care Attendants on assigned shift.
  • Works closely with the patient/resident and with various members of other departments such as activities, meal services, social services, chaplain, housekeeping, and other members of the nursing department.
  • The LPN may have contact with the family of the resident/patient.
  • Must have flexibility in schedule to fulfill an on-call rotation if required and be available for on-call medical questions and/or emergencies via phone or in person as needed.
Knute Nelson Values Christian Heritage We believe that our Christian heritage is an integral part of the care we provide. Valuing People We believe that our success depends on an engaged workforce that is able to carry out meaningful work, has a clear organizational direction and the opportunity to learn in order to achieve a high standard of performance. Customer-Focused Excellence We will seek to understand our customer's desires, respond to their voice and deliver a valuable experience. Community Engagement We believe we are an integral part of the communities we serve and will invest time and resources to benefit the communities, which will benefit those we serve. Stewardship We believe we must be good stewards of our financial resources to ensure adequate funds are available to fulfill our mission. Leadership Competencies
  • Accountability and Trust - Relentless about accomplishing company priorities. Identifies what needs to be done and proactively takes prompt action to accomplish objectives and achieve goals. Has a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and striving for excellence in performance to company strategies and goals. Instills mutual trust and confidence; creates a culture that fosters high standards of ethics; behaves in a fair and ethical manner toward others and demonstrates a sense of organizational responsibility, confidentiality and commitment of service.
  • Customer First Attitude - Makes the customer experience a primary focus of one's actions; is accessible and provides prompt service. Develops and sustains mutually beneficial customer relationships. Quickly and effectively solves customer problems. Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust.
  • Communication and Emotional Intelligence - Adopts communication styles appropriate to the listeners and situation. Listens actively, asks questions, clarifies points and rephrases others' statements to check mutual understanding. Modifies communication in response to feedback from listeners. Demonstrates an ability to perceive, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, and of others. Can control and filter emotions in a constructive way. Expresses feelings clearly and directly. Balances feelings with reason, logic, and reality. Demonstrates an appreciation of the differences in how others feel about things.
  • Managing Performance - Sets clear goals for the employees and the work unit. Works with employees to set and communicate performance standards that are specific and measurable. Maintains methods to track employees' progress and performance. Provides specific performance feedback as soon as possible after the event or action.
  • Managing Conflict - Identifies and analyzes problems: distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Works effectively with others to resolve conflicts in a constructive way that builds the relationship and drives results.
  • Mentor Others - Shares knowledge, experience and wisdom to support and advise individuals to reach their full potential. Promotes career development and assists individuals to manage their own growth.
Education and Experience Required
  • Must be licensed as a Practical Nurse in the state of Minnesota.
  • Must obtain CPR certification within 6 months from date of hire.
  • Must complete and pass a state required background study.
  • Maintain own educational competency.
  • Requires strong organizational skills, an ability to work with a variety of residents/patients with differing values, backgrounds, and capabilities. This position requires an ability to work effectively with co-workers as a team and individually.
  • Require exceptional customer services skills and the ability to work effectively with changing priorities. Experience working with the elderly in long-term care, home care or assisted living settings is preferred.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and critical thinking skills are required.
  • Able to physically perform the duties required by the position.
  • Required to have the ability to read, write and speak English well enough to communicate with staff, residents and visitors.
Key Responsibilities
  • Administer medications as doctor orders. Following all physician's orders, transcribe new orders on the medication record. Administer injections, oral medications, eye drops, inhalers, all medication doses given routes as ordered, accu-checks, Foley catheters, creams, lotions, etc. to the appropriate resident/patient.
  • Responsible for dressing wounds. Administer oxygen, suctioning, tube feedings, etc. as ordered by physician. Clean and stock the med cart, med room and nurses' station. Count all scheduled drugs in lock box and follows all applicable state, federal, and facility guidelines in the destruction of meds.
  • Obtain the necessary information on the resident/patient to initiate the Plan of Care for the resident per applicable facility, state and federal guidelines.
  • Monitor and provide work direction to Nursing Assistants/Registered (NA/R). May assist the NA/R with resident cares. Follow up with resident and NA/R to ensure proper care. Serve as a mentor and provides leadership and guidance in all aspects of NA/R's performance including completion of performance evaluation information.
  • Monitor the TMA in administration of all medications. Provide instruction in administering nebulizer treatments, oxygen treatments, glucose monitoring and Glucometer QA testing. Serve as a mentor and provides leadership and guidance in all aspects of the TMA's performance.
  • Understand the Resident's Plan of Care and recognizes changes in resident's condition. Observe and document any changes in resident's physical, mental or emotional status and resident's ability in Activities of Daily Living. If the resident's condition warrants, the Charge Nurse observes food and fluid intake. Observe for and document on reactions to medicine and treatments, pain, sleep patterns, vital signs, social behavior, etc. and informs the physician as warranted. Ensure charts, notes, and resident plan of care is up-to-date and complete per facility policy and applicable state and federal guidelines. Communicate with other shifts on resident changes.
  • Inform the resident about the medicines and treatments received and explains side effects and potential reactions. Respect the patient's/resident's decision to exercise his/her right to refuse the medication. Explain to resident procedures used in Activities of Daily Living such as transferring, toileting, ambulating, etc.
  • Respond immediately to "STAT" calls. Responsible for learning and knowing each Resident Plan of Care instructions for life saving measures. Administer CPR, oxygen, and other life saving measures as required. Follow the Resident Plan of Care instructions with regard to DNR (do not resuscitate), DNI (do not intubate), and/or DNT (do not transfer). Respond to resident incidents by observing and monitoring resident's condition and taking appropriate action.
  • Take responsibility for welfare and safety of resident during shift and promotes the resident's right to make personal choices to accommodate their needs. Promote the resident's right to be free from abuse, mistreatment, and neglect and reports any instance of such treatment to appropriate disciplines. Talk with and listens to resident during cares. Provide updates on the resident's condition to the family. During such times, offer support and comfort to a dying resident and his/her family.
  • Train and provide orientation to new and/or current employees as directed. Assist in special projects as needed by the Director of Nursing. Practice infection control procedures.
  • Is responsible for creating a home like environment for each person we serve.
  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Reports To Nurse Manager, Director of Clinical Care, Director of Private Duty Home Care, Director of Operations