Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - Avalon Springs
Job ID: 180000TL
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Nursing
Location: 745 Greenville Road, Mercer PA 16137

Description

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

 

Located in Mercer PA, Avalon Springs is a modern nursing facility located on a beautiful 40 acre campus. Every day its staff is dedicated to provide residents with the greatest quality of life by caring for the residents with compassion, dignity, and respect.  If you are looking to jump start your career within a skilled nursing and rehab facility apply to Avalon Springs today!

Purpose:
Consistent with the philosophy of the Nursing Department, the LPN is expected to deliver quality care to assigned residents under the direction of a professional registered nurse in accordance with Avalon Springs Nursing Centers policies, procedures, state and federal regulations. The Licensed Nurse directs the nursing assistant, and utilizes the nursing process so that the physical, medical and emotional needs of the resident/patient are met.


Responsibilities:
  • Safely administers quality skilled care in compliance with nursing policies and procedures, physician orders, and to provide external regulatory requirements for established plan of care.
  • Documents all aspects of residents care as accurately, concisely, and promptly as per state and federal requirements. - Contributes to the development of the resident/significant other plan of care based on the identified resident problems/needs.
  • Administers medication and treatments accurately, observing resident response, as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and lack of negative outcomes. Monitors I.V. sites and administers I.V. meds through peripheral lines if LPN has basic I.V.
  • Maintains and coordinates communication among resident/significant other, staff, and physician as evidenced within medical record, client, and health care team feedback.
  • Provides resident/significant other health teaching as delegated by and observed by the RN.
  • Observes the activities of all nursing assistants assigned to area of responsibility. Guides, teaches and develops nurse aides to ensure safe, quality care for geriatric residents and other residents of various ages.
  • Maintains optimum nursing practice through participation in internal and external training enrichment programs geared toward geriatric residents and residents of various ages.
  • Assists in the orientation/training of new nursing personnel.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns. - Investigates and follows through on unusual orders or requests for service or information.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate books and manuals.
  • Maintains confidentiality of resident information at all times.
  • Complies with the facilitys infection control policies and procedures including Body Substance Isolation (BSI) and the Exposure Control Plan that reflects OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard to ensure a safe working environment for self and others.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement Committee, Safety Committee, etc., as needed.
  • Anticipates and takes action to maintain a safe environment. Incorporates safety/risk management standards into daily work practices. Uses all safety equipment provided appropriately. Reports faulty equipment/problems immediately.
  • Reports any suspected or known resident abuse to Director of Nursing or Administrator immediately.
  • Reports for work as scheduled and consistently demonstrates dependability and punctuality.

Qualifications

Current Licensure as Licensed Practical Nursing in Pennsylvania or temporary practice permit required. Minimum one-year experience in long term care or other clinical nursing experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Svs Act
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

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

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: Yes

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

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