Nurse - LPN/LVN
Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Location: Port Charlotte
Posted on: March 30, 2019
Nurse - LPN/LVN
Job LocationsUS-FL-Port Charlotte
CategoryHealthcareID2019-17074Location : NameBrookdale Port
CharlotteLocation : Address18440 Cochran BlvdLocation :
Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect
with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the
core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards
and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a
company. Here youll find opportunities to grow your career at any
level whether you have direct contact with resident or support
someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000
associates, theres a place for you to make a difference in lives of
the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Administers quality, skilled nursing care to patients on an
intermittent basis in the home and in accordance with physician
orders and the Plan of Care under the direction and supervision of
a Registered Nurse and/or Director, Professional Services. Performs
all functions in a professional and ethical manner and collaborates
with other members of the health care team to ensure the provision
of quality patient care.
- Under the direction of a RN, provides patient care and
identifies the physical, psychosocial, and environmental needs of
- Verifies Plan of Care prior to each visit and provides care
according to the physicians orders, assessment data, established
standards and guidelines and documents accordingly. Incorporates
short and long term goals as established by the Plan of Care into
nursing care, as evidenced by documentation in the nursing
- Performs an ongoing assessment during each visit and documents
data in patient medical records. Communicates significant findings,
problems, or changes in the patients condition to the supervising
RN and/or Director of Professional Services and the physician and
documents all findings, communications and appropriate
interventions. Documents nursing interventions including patient
- Assesses patient/caregivers knowledge of disease process,
treatment regimen and/or medication administration. Provides basic
and specialized teaching as ordered in the Plan of Care and based
on the patients needs. Identifies and recommends other disciplines
needed for quality care of the patient.
- Performs with current standards of practice and with the
agencys policies and procedures. Ensures that all nursing notes,
supply logs/visit logs are accurate and turned into the office
according to agency policy.
- Prioritizes patients schedules based on patient needs and
provides services in an efficient, timely manner to all assigned
patients. Demonstrates effective time management skills by
completing patient assignments and documentation within projected
time frames and arrives to appointments on schedule.
- Demonstrates knowledge of emergency procedures and responds
- Demonstrates commitment, professional growth and competency.
Attends scheduled meetings, in-services, workshops, etc.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities
for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent
a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should
perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Graduate of an accredited LPN/LVN program. Minimum of one year
experience as an LPN/LVN in a clinical care setting. Home care
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Must be licensed as an LPN/LVN in good standing in the state(s)
where he/she will be providing services. Meets all additional
requirements for hire including state specific requirements. Valid
drivers license with an automobile that is insured in accordance
with state and/or Organization requirements and is in good working
order. Current BCLS prior to delivering patient care.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on
precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using
standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to
supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires
basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work
environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization.
Expresses verbal and written communication in a clear, positive and
cooperative manner. Promotes agency philosophy, mission statement
and administrative policies to ensure quality of care. Ability to
maintain privacy and confidentiality with regard to patient, staff
and agency information. Identifies and resolves problems in a
timely manner. Ability to prioritize and plan work activities.
Demonstrates an interest in working with a senior population.
Ability to establish an effective working relationship with all
departments and the community. Excellent organizational and
follow-through skills. Demonstrates attention to detail. Must be
able follow written and verbal instructions in English
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- On-Call on an as needed basis
- Reach with hands and arms
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Exposure to latex
- Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
- Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from
- Requires Travel: Frequently
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free
Schedule: Regular Part-Time
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