LPN Staff Nurse of a Unit or PRN
PT 3-11, FT 11-7
A licensed practical nurse who has met all legal requirements for registration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Assumes role of Charge Nurse in the absence of unit Charge Nurse.) The Staff Nurse of a Unit or PRN provides quality professional nursing care to residents following established policies of this facility.
1. Assists Charge Nurse in care and management of unit.
2. Assists in maintaining a therapeutic regimen for all residents on the unit.
3.Assists in reviewing and revising nursing care plans and goals for each resident.
4. Assigns and advises personnel assigned to unit in Charge Nurse’s absence. 5. 5. Assists in guidance and orientation of new personnel.
6. Promotes continuity of care through good communication and cooperation with other shifts and departments
7. Makes unit rounds in Charge Nurse’s absence to ensure that every resident is receiving.
8. Assists in keeping adequate inventory of supplies on unit.
9. Does quality assurance (QA) monitoring and report
10. Participates in in-service programs on a regular basis, assigns unit staff to attend in Charge’s Nurse’s absence.
11. Admits, transfers, and discharges residents.
12. Administers medications and treatments according to LPN Practice Act and Berks Heim
13. Makes rounds with attending physician in Charge Nurse’s absence. Brings any changes resident's condition to his/her attention.
14. Gives emergency care if needed; notifies Supervisor promptly.
15. Assists in maintaining all nursing records in a proper and timely manner.
16. Maintains a professional attitude toward residents, families, visitors; dealing with their
needs in a proper and tactful manner
17. Notifies families of change in resident’s condition or transfer in Charge Nurse’s absence or at his/her direction.
18. Is aware of safety, environmental services and maintenance needs on the unit, bringing them to the attention of the proper department.
19. Refers to appropriate shift routine as needed. 20. In accordance with Pennsylvania MOT Act 102 an employee qualified to work in the job classification will be mandated to work overtime when necessary.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Graduate from an accredited school of practical nursing and has a current license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Must possess leadership ability and the willingness to cooperate with other department heads and personnel when assuming relief Charge duties.
Fill out application at: http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/HR/Pages/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx