Job: LPN (Full/Part Time)

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Job Description

Beatitudes Campus was founded in 1965 as a place where older adults could live, learn, and grow through all the days of their lives. Our Founders dreamed of a "campus," borrowing the term from the educational community because of its sense of continual growth and vibrancy. Our Campus was one of the first to introduce the concept of continuing care and improve the quality of retirement living in North Central Phoenix.

The Beatitudes Campus is currently looking for a part time (every other weekend, 3rd shift 10:30pm-6:30am, and periodically on call) LPN to join our stellar team!

Position Summary

This position provides direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants.  Such supervision must be in accordance with current Federal, State and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.

Essential Functions

  • Direct day-to-day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility
  • Ensure that the Nursing Service Procedures Manual is followed in rendering nursing care
  • Ensure that all nursing service personnel are following their respective job descriptions
  • Participate in survey (inspections) made by authorized government agencies
  • Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary
  • Periodically review the resident’s written discharge plan. Participate in the updating of the resident’s written discharge
  • Admit, transfer and discharge residents as required
  • Complete resident and employee accident/incident reports as necessary
  • Receive telephone orders from physicians
  • Transcribe physician’s orders to resident charts, treatment/care plans
  • Perform routine charting duties as required
  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician
  • Ensure that an adequate supply of floor stock medications, supplies, and equipment are on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents
  • Notify the Nursing Supervisor or DON of all drug and narcotic discrepancies noted on your shift
  • Make rounds with physician as necessary
  • Make independent decisions concerning nursing care
  • Participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the facility
  • Evaluate staffing needs for your shift
  • Develop work assignments
  • Participate in determining your shifts staffing requirements
  • Recommend to the nursing supervisor the equipment and supply needs of your unit
  • Participate on Interdisciplinary Care Plan Team, Wound Team, Admission Team, Restorative Nursing Team, etc.

Organizational Functions

  • Assure that resident’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, property, and civil rights, including the right to file a complaint are upheld.
  • Participates in and supports quality assurance/continuous quality improvement programs and processes.
  • Serves on standing and ad hoc work teams/committees as required.
  • Attends all mandatory inservices as directed.
  • Consistently maintains complete confidentiality of all medical, financial, employee, computer or other sensitive material which may jeopardize the privacy of others.
  • Demonstrates orientation towards excellent customer service in all interactions by conducting oneself in a cooperative, courteous, positive, and professional manner. Displays sensitivity and awareness of others.  Follows through with established expectations and keeps customers informed of progress.
  • Supports, maintains, and promotes Beatitudes’ Mission Statement.
  • Performs other duties as requested or assigned.

 

Position Qualifications

Minimum Training and Experience

Minimum Education:  Graduate of an approved LPN/RN program.                                 

Minimum Experience:  None

Required Licensure/Certification:  Current/valid Arizona LPN or RN Nursing License

Level of Supervision:  Allocates and monitors the work of others.  Supervises employees who do not supervise others

Management Experience Required:  None

Skills

Machine:  Blood glucose monitor, oxcimetry, suction, electric bed, mechanical lifts, nurse call system, oxygen concentrator, CPM, BP, electronic thermometer, IV pump, scales, tube feeding pump, wander alert system, electronic medical records, bed and chair alarms, emergency door alarms, vital sign machines, fax, copier, clothing labeler, automated medication dispensing machine

Administrative:  FAX, maintain resident charts, transcribe physician orders, maintain filing                 

                       Systems, answer telephones

Knowledge and Abilities Required to Perform Essential Functions

Knowledge of:

  • State and Federal rules regulations, and laws as they pertain to the Nursing department and to long term care in general
  • Changes that occur and needs within the geriatric population
  • Safe operation of nursing equipment
  • Use of department specfic equipment
  • Proper telephone answering procedures
  • Terminology used within the department
  • Medical terminology
  • Practices, procedures, methods, and practice of the facility
  • Records, graphs, reports, etc, used in the daily performance of duties
  • Methods and procedures involved in handling emergency situations
  • Principles and practices of nursing care
  • Medications dispensed to patients

Physical Demands:

  • Heavy physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 pounds)
  • Frequent prolonged standing/walking
  • Ability to clearly hear vehicle sounds, traffic sounds, emergency vehicle sirens, and resident voices
  • Good hearing
  • Unlimited (full) range of physical motion
  • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
  • Lifts, positions, pushes and/transfers patients
  • Assists with lifting and moving patients
  • Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment
  • Must be alert at all times

Vision Requirements:

  • Eyesight at, or correctable to, meet requirement for a drivers license
  • Must possess sight and hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately, so that the requirements of this position can be fully met

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability:

  • Determine significant changes in responsibilities and major tasks of subordinates by reviewing their job responsibilities on a regular basis
  • Ability to maintain discipline and recommend corrective action as warranted
  • Handles emergency or cirsis situations
  • Requires judgement/action in which errors could result in having a moderate to significant impact
  • Requires judgement/action which could result in having a moderate to significant impact
  • Contact with residents under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Ability to use independent judgement in routine situations
  • Must be able to function independently in day to day situations
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in an effective manner
  • Ability to seek out new methods procedures, and/or principles and be willing to incorporate them into exisiting procedures
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actions
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, and the general public
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures that are necessary for providing quality care
  • Must be willing to seek out new methods and priniciples and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices
  • Must be patient, tactful, enthusiastic and have a cheerful disposition
  • Ability to perceive and discriminate between various colors, sounds and odors in order to care effectively for the residents
  • Ability to minimize waste of supplies, misuse of equipment, etc.

Mathematical Ability:

  • Ability to add subtract, multiply and divide
  • Ability to use measuring tape to determine accurate measurements

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Slkills:

  • Sensitive to the needs, interests, and abilities of the residents
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Ability to record and deliver information
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to effectively and accurately document to meet the various requirements of regulatory agencies
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with residents and their families, visitors, co-workers, and supervisors (verbally and in writing)
  • Ability to use and interpret medical terminology and language
  • Ability to prepare, incident reports, daily reports
  • Ability to comprehend a variety of reference books and manuals, Physician Desk Reference, policy and procedure book, resident chart
  • Ability to comprehend and corrctly use a variety of informational documents (resident charts, medications administration sheets)

Environmental Adaptability:

  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant resident or unit elements
  • Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness)
  • Occasionally subject to irregular hours
  • Must present a professional appearance/manner as you represent the Beatitudes (both on and off campus)
  • Subject to interruptions
  • Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
  • May perform emergency care
  • Works primarily in well-lighted/ventilated work areas

Required Protective Equipment:  Non-sterile gloves/sterile gloves, safety syringes, mask,

      gowns, gait belts, eye protectors, sharp’s containers

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilites, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Important Notes

Beatitudes Campus is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Please Be Advised: Background checks, reference checks, TB testing, and drug and alcohol screenings are part of the hiring process at Beatitudes Campus. Felony convictions should be disclosed, but will not necessarily bar a candidate from employment.

Locations

Beatitudes Campus
1616 W Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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