The Licensed Practical Nurse , LPN plans, coordinates, provides and manages nursing care, nursing services and health education to nursing home residents. The Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN cares for residents under the direction and supervision of the Director of Nursing. The position requires patience, compassion and a desire to care for the residents in a gentle and empathetic manner. Some responsibilities of the LPN include:
- Supervises the care/services provided by the Certified Nursing Assistants and other staff who provide services to the Residents for which the Charge Nurse is responsible.
- Coordinates the nursing care of residents on the unit assuring all residents are assigned staff capable of providing appropriate care to the resident.
- Provides safe and accurate Medication Related interventions to residents.
- Accurately transcribes and coordinates the implementation of physician orders
- Performs nursing assessments regarding the health status of residents. Notifies the physician of changes in status and promptly implements and documents new orders.
- Develops a plan of care based on assessment, implementing nursing care.
- Selects and institutes appropriate nursing interventions that might be required to stabilize a resident’s condition and /or prevent complications.
- Contributes to the resident’s assessment (MDS/CAA’s) and the development of a plan of care.
- Consults with physician or licensed independent practitioner regarding general resident care needs.