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LVN / Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: Evergreen Care Center
Location: Fresno
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Evergreen Care Center - Position Description
Responsible for ensuring the delivery of efficient and effective nursing care while achieving positive clinical outcomes and resident/family satisfaction in accordance with accepted standards of practice, state and federal regulations and licensing requirements. Operates within the scope of practice defined by the state Nurse Practice Act. Responsible for resident care and direction of nursing care during assigned shift; includes staff assignments, mentoring and educating nursing personnel, working with physicians and other medical professionals.
Principal Responsibilities
Conduct the daily nursing functions in accordance with Company, State, Federal and local rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Admit, transfer and discharge residents with documentation regarding care and service provided.
Participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the facility.
Participate in facility surveys (inspections) as scheduled.
Ensures delivery of high-quality, positive clinical outcomes, and resident/family satisfaction during shift.
Serves as a resource to all staff within the facility regarding the quality of services provided.
Ability to administer medications and treatment timely and according to facility policy; Demonstrates ability to receive, transcribe, and carry out physician orders, if allowed by Nurse Practice Act.
Effectively manages nursing personnel on shift to limit use of overtime and agency personnel.
Assesses the work performance of nursing staff as it relates to unit standards of care and goals.
Conducts unit huddles to promote communication programs and provides updates to DON.
Participates in shift-to-shift communication between incoming and outgoing nursing staff.
Coordinates shift assignments, resident assignments, rest and meal break for Certified Nurses Aides.
Collaborates with other departments to provide timely effective care consistent with individuals needs, choices, and preferences.
Assumes nursing administrative responsibilities of the center for weekend and holiday coverage as requested.
Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and/or needs of residents.
Ensures timely and accurate compliance of the MDS process and that it reflects the residents plan of care.
Ensures Point Click Care (PCC) is utilized according the company process.
Ensures that physician orders are followed as prescribed.
General Responsibilities
Attends and participates in scheduled training, educational classes, and meetings to maintain current certification as applicable; Attends and participates in in-service training as mandated by regulatory agencies and company policy.
Adheres to work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks; completes all assigned tasks in a timely manner as instructed by the direct supervisor.
Meets acceptable center attendance requirements; notifies facility before late arrival to or absence from work according to established center policy.
Cooperates with other facility personnel to ensure that services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of residents; creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment.

Keywords: Evergreen Care Center, Fresno , LVN / Licensed Vocational Nurse, Healthcare , Fresno, California

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