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LPN - Charge Nurse

Company: Montezuma Health & Rehab
Location: Montezuma
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

We are a COVID-19 vaccinated workforce. New Associates must provide proof of vaccination prior to hire date.Join us atMontezuma Health & Rehab- a place where you'll be valued, recognized and rewarded for the vital work you do each day. We'll surround you with a strong team and leadership that supports every aspect of your life - both inside and outside of our centers. And you'll get to practice your passion in a non-profit, mission-driven organization that's known for the highest level of care in our communitiesESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESOperation of oxygen equipment including turning off and on, changing cylinder heads, cleaning/replacing humidifier and other as necessary.Operations of suction machine (oral) including cleaning, selection of appropriate suction catheter and storage.Operations and use of manual respirator.Location and use of emergency equipment supplies (box and/or crash cart etc.).Operation of whirlpool.Operation of scales.Operation of glucose monitoring devices, calibration and cleaning etc.Use of electronic thermometers (oral/rectal and ear).Delivery of medications (setting up, rotating, charting, ordering, giving to patients, etc.).Ordering and use of stock drugs.Administration and documentation of insulin.Use and delivery of PRN medications.Use and delivery of topical treatment application (eye, ear, nose, etc.).Use, delivery and documentation of narcotic medication.Receiving drugs from pharmacy in accordance with established procedures.Application of sterile dressings.Operation and proper use of pressure reduction surfaces.Use of oral airway.Knowledge of isolation procedures (where to implement etc.).Knowledge of location and proper use of personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, gowns and aprons etc.).Delivery of enemas (S&S and fleets).Insertion, irrigation and routine care of male/female catheters.Delivery of tube feedings (insertion, flushing, proper amounts etc.).Knowledge of procedures and ability to determine Advance Directive status for patients.Collection of lab specimens and interpreting results.IV implementation and administration.Seizure precautions and administration of IV medication during a seizure.Admits, discharges and transfers patients as requested.Documentation and billing of supplies used.Sends patients to the hospital as necessary.Knowledge of procedures to follow if unable to reach physician.Provides oversight and direction unlicensed nursing personnel.Makes compliance rounds and reporting any pertinent issues.Maintains effective lines of communication with attending physicians.Assists the Director of Nursing Services to coordinate the care planning/MDS process and committee meetings as necessary.Participates in patient screening and selection process as requested.Assists the Director of Nursing Services in follow-up on consultant recommendations, i.e., pharmacy, dietary, etc.Provides demonstration/education as necessary for nursing assistants to perform job.Completes documentation procedures on patients (appropriate use of forms, timelines, and Medicare documentation etc.).Promotes the image and reputation of the System by exhibiting servant leadership and providing direct and open lines of communication.Contributes to the work of committees, workgroups, project management, and other collaborative efforts of the System.Performs other duties as necessary to ensure the success of the System.SKILLS AND ABILITIESProficient in using a computer, especially Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point.Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills requiredEffective and professional verbal, and written communication skillsCommunicates well with other associates, patients, family members, and visitors providing warm and friendly greeting and an approachable attitude. Responds to expressed concerns while displaying a helpful, caring demeanor, answers questions when appropriate in a professional manner.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSNursing Degree from an accredited college or university or is a graduate of an approved LPN program.An active LPN License to practice in the State of GeorgiaSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESProvides oversight and direction unlicensed nursing personnel.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of the organization.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.REASONING ABILITYAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram format. The ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.COMPUTER APPLICATION SKILLSThis job requires proficiency with the following computer applications:Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Excel Microsoft WordCERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSPlease see minimum qualificationsPHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. The associate frequently is required to walk. Use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The associate is occasionally required to stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.EEO / M / F / D / V / Drug Free Workplace

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