Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - Avalon Place
Job ID: 180000V4
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Night Job
Facility:
Department: Nursing
Location: 3410 W. Pittsburg Road, New Castle PA 16101

Description

UPMC Avalon Place is hiring a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse to help support the Nursing department.

Located in New Castle PA, Caring, dedicated staff provide comprehensive skilled nursing and rehabilitation services that address the physical, psychological, and social needs of each resident.If you are looking to jump start your career within a skilled nursing and rehab facility apply to Avalon Place today!

 

This position is Full Time, on the Midnight Shift (1030P-7A)

 

Currently offering a 2,000 Sign on bonus to those who qualify!

Under the direction of a registered nurse (RN), the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides resident care within the scope of the Practical Nurse Act of Pennsylvania. The LPN, in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team, ensures the physical, medical and psychosocial needs of the resident are met.


Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Demonstrates awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assists the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Provides appropriate, direct resident care. Gives injections, takes vital signs, performs basic diagnostic tests, observes residents, dresses wounds, administers medication. Provides IV therapy as permitted by practice act and policy.
  • Complies with established medication use policies.
  • Observes and records residents symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and reports results to the RN in charge.
  • Communicates effectively with residents and families about care concerns. Instructs and demonstrates care.
  • Discusses any resident or family concerns with RN in charge, so that issues can be appropriately addressed.
  • Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to resident care and facility-related information.
  • Complies with all safety policies and procedures, including Infection Control Precautions.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Participates in resident care conferences.
  • Contributes to the unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting residents.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.
  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the Unit Manager/Nursing Leader.
  • Participates in self-review as requested by Unit Manager.
  • Oversees care given by Certified Nursing Assistants to ensure adequate and timely care is provided.

Qualifications

Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing. 1+ year of Long term care experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support
    • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    • Licensed Practical Nurse
    • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
    • Older Adult Protective Svs Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $15.09 to $21.34

Union Position: No

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