Are you interested in joining a team of veteran caregivers who have been making a difference in the lives of people in Lacey, WA for more than 40 years? Roo Lan is seeking to add an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to assume the role of Charge Nurse at either our Skilled Nursing Facility or Memory Care Lodges. The Charge Nurse is responsible for the directing and assigning of all care during a standard 8-hour tour of duty.
Accountability: LPNs report to the House Supervisor, RN Consultant, or the Director of Nursing Services.
Qualifications: Applicants must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Washington. 6-months of experience in a skilled-nursing facility or medical/surgical unit is preferred, but not required.
Schedule: Evening Shift: 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Salary/Compensation: Compensation rates dependent on qualifications and experience of applicant. To be negotiated during interview process.
- Medical benefits including medical, dental, & vision
- $4,000 Sign-On Bonus, paid out over first year Full-Time Positions ONLY
- Paid sick and vacation time
- Company 401k Retirement Plan
- Free Life Insurance
- Mentor Program
- Access To Public Transportation
- We Promote from Within
LPN Job Skills:
- Clinical Competence
- Follows State and Federal regulations
- Follows facility policies and procedures
- Family interaction
- Quality of caring
- Maintains and promotes patient privacy, dignity, and rights
LPN Duties and Responsibilities:
- Licensed Practical Nurses assigns, directs, and delegates facility staff during tour of duty.
- LPNs make daily rounds of all residents.
- LPNs assess daily patients and family responses to nursing care.
- Our Licensed Practical Nurses direct communication with doctors, faxing/calling physicians regarding condition changes and follows up on all orders received.
- LPNs must attend continuing education programs on a routine.
- Documents in resident’s medical records according to all charting procedures. Keeps residents’ care plan up to date and documents changes in care plan and problem list
- LPNs are responsible for recording quarterly assessment and summary of resident’s progress
- Communicates with families regarding changes in treatment and care plans.
- LPNs receive and give daily nursing reports, including report to NACs/NARs on floor
- Complete wound care and treatments as ordered.
- Complete medication passes
- LPNs process new admissions to their building according to policy and procedure.
- Perform other duties as assigned by DNS.
Location: Olympia, WA
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- Lift up to 10 lbs: Frequently required to lift medical charts, supplies, and resident’s personal items, e.g. clothing and food items.
- Lift 11 – 25 lbs: Frequently required when lifting soiled bed linens.
- Lift 26 – 50 lbs: Frequently required when transferring a non-weight bearing resident weighing between 100 – 160 pounds. Two aides are typically utilized when resident is unusually heavy or combative• Carry up to 10 lbs: Frequently required to carry medical charts, supplies, and resident’s personal items, e.g., Clothing and food items.
- Carry up to 20 lbs: Frequently may be required when carrying soiled bed linens and carrying to the collection point.
- Carry 26 – 50 lbs: Frequently required for very short distances, when assisting an ambulatory resident to transfers.
- Carry over 50 lbs: Frequently required for very short distances when transferring a non-ambulatory resident weighing between 100 – 130 pounds. Two aides are typically utilized when resident is usually heavy or combative.
- Reach About Shoulder Height: Occasionally when reaching for information or supplies located on shelves.
- Reach Below Shoulder Height: Frequently occurs while assisting with grooming and hygiene.
- Grasping: Frequently grasping while transferring resident and assisting with grooming and hygiene, and while documenting care.
- Handling: Constantly handling resident’s personal items, blood pressure gauge, thermometer, and eating utensils.
- Fingering: Occasionally occurs while documenting resident’s medical charts.
- Controls/Equipment: Blood pressure gauge, thermometer, etc.
OTHER PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS
- Twisting: Occasionally may occur while transferring resident.
- Bending: Frequently occurs while taking vital signs, assisting resident in bathing, providing peri care, etc.
- Squatting: Occasionally may occur while bathing residents, also required when putting on shoes and socks of residents, and also when making eye to eye contact while talking if resident is in wheelchair.
DURING AN 8 HOUR DAY, EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO
- Sit: 1 -2 Hours
- Stand: 1-3 hours
- Walking: 1-3 hours
Varies from carpeting, linoleum, and tile. When seated, typically an office-type chair or a kitchen type chair.
COGNITIVE AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
- Talking: Necessary for communicating with residents and staff.
- Hearing: Necessary for taking instruction from charge nurse and request of resident.
- Sight: Necessary for doing job correctly and effectively.
- Tasting/Smelling: Smelling is required for accurate maintenance and detection of wounds, urinary track problems etc.
SPECIFIC VOCATIONAL PREPARATION REQUIREMENT
State certification (required within four months of employment)
OTHER TRAINING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Annual continuing education of 12 in-service hours per year.
SUMMARY OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE
- Blood-borne Pathogens
- Task and procedures performed by employee involved risks classified by CDC as:
- Category I (Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply)
- Category II (Activity performed without blood exposure but exposure may occur in emergency)
- Category III (Task/activity does not entail predictable or unpredictable exposure to blood)
REFER TO EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
In this position, the employee is required to be on his or her feet continually throughout the day. In a full-time nonrestrictive basis, the employee must be able to lift at least 50 pounds of weight, which is required when transferring a resident from a bed to a wheelchair. A transfer belt (gait belt) is necessary and required when transferring any non-weight bearing resident. This is for the safety of not only the resident, but also the aide. Other nurses’ aides are available to assist with heavier residents if needed.