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Resource LPN Floater -New Higher Pay Rate ( Up to 35/hr )

Company: Ghent Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Location: Ghent
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Resource LPN Floater- New Higher Pay Rate ( Make Up to $35/hr ) Eligible for Shift DiffReuired: To Work Everyother Weekend / Travel is Not RequiredReports to: Director of Nursing ServiceINTRODUCTIONThe primary goal of the resource nurse is to facilitate the provision and coordination of patient care on any given shift and to assist staff in addressing patient care issues and staff needs. The resource nurse plays a vital role in supporting daily operations on the unit in collaboration with the nursing leadership - DON and ADON. Some of these activities include passing medications, completing treatments interdisciplinary patient care rounds, coordination of residents' admissions, transfers, and discharges, troubleshooting supply and equipment issues, addressing grievances, monitoring infection control.Nurses who function in the resource role demonstrate clinical competency as well as an ability to prioritize, and think critically. The resource nurse is an advocate for patients, families, and staff, and integrates conflict resolution and negotiation into daily practice. The resource nurse leads by example and utilizes unit leadership to assist in problem solving, assessment and management of patient, family, and visitor needs, administrative aspects of the role (e.g. staffing requirements, scheduling) and exploring personal professional development goals and learning needs.ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Medication Pass;
  • Completion of Treatments;
  • Conduct clinical audits on area facilities(s);
  • Daily Documentation in Point Click Care (PCC);
  • Picking up Orders in PCC;
  • Notification of change - MD/Family/Designated Representative;
  • Completion of Accident/Incident Report, assisting with investigation(s) as needed;
  • Participation in staff, family and resident meetings as needed;
  • Participation in Wound Rounds as needed;
  • Maintain focus on quality improvement;
  • Report findings to the facility Director of Nursing and Regional Director of Nursing;
  • Meet with staff at the beginning of each shift to collect pertinent information related to resident's acuity, discharges, and other clinical issues or problems;
  • Supervising CNAs and giving repot to them at the beginning of shift (ensure showers are completed, skin checks are completed; Call bells are within are in reach, adaptive in place etc.);
  • Coordinate collaborative staff nurse decisions to address staffing and nursing assignments;
  • Coordinate communication from the clinical supervisor and other intradepartmental staff as appropriate to facilitate unit operations and resident care;
  • Work with admitting and peers to coordinate admissions, patient placement, and nursing assignments;
  • Assisting with room changes as needed (ensuring that all residents personal belongings are packed up appropriately to prevent missing items and ensure smooth transition in move);
  • Assist with patient care as needed which may include but is not limited to: - ADLs - resident positioning/transfers - Contacting interdisciplinary team to address resident problems;
  • Monitor resident problems and clinical issues on an ongoing basis and consult the appropriate resources in collaboration with the DON/ADON/Facility Administrator/Facility NP/MD;
  • Discuss discharge-planning needs with the admission team and or case manager, social worker, and DON/ADON/Facility Administrator during interdisciplinary morning;
  • Facilitate discussion and resolution of staff conflicts and when a breakdown in communication occurs;
  • Consult with the nursing leaders related to clinical and administrative issues;
  • Serve as a back-up in emergency/critical situations to support staffing and patient care activities;
  • Collaborate with the DON/ADON/Facility Administrator to coordinate staff attendance at unit-based in- services or other internal educational programs as staffing permits;
  • Check emergency equipment according to facility policy - Code cart and defibrillator unit need to be checked daily;
  • Oxygen/Nebulizer, BiPap, CPaP tubing must be changed and labeled per facility policy and procedure.
  • Med carts/treatment carts must be checked for expired/outdated items and discarded/re-ordered when applicable.
  • In the event of a disaster, the Resource Nurse will:
    • Assure and updated to determine bed availability.
    • Account for all staff on duty.
    • Assess and identify residents for discharge home and/or skilled nursing facility in collaboration with social services, medical Team, and nursing staff.
    • If an internal disaster, follow the facility emergency preparedness manual guidelines.
    • Maintain communication with regional nurse.
    • Prepare to expedite acceptance of resident from the ED/or inter-facility transfer.
    • Other duties assigned by Clinical Leadership
      Qualifications and Education RequirementsPREFERRED SKILLS
      • 5+ years of work experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse in a skilled nursing environment
      • Active LPN license in good standing
      • Excellent attention to detail
      • Strong level of accountabilityACKNOWLEDGEMENTPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All pay rates and bonuses are paid and/ or awarded to employees based on the facilities policy and/ or the CBA, depending on the position.

Keywords: Ghent Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Albany , Resource LPN Floater -New Higher Pay Rate ( Up to 35/hr ), Human Resources , Ghent, New York

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