Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse SNF
Job ID: 680617
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 3pm - 11pm
Shift: Evening Job
Facility:
Department: Nursing West
Location: 5 St Francis Way, Cranberry Township PA 16066

Description

Cranberry Place seeks an enthusiastic Licensed Practical Nurse that is passionate about providing exceptional care. The shift is for 3-11pm, and includes a sign on bonus of $2,000 for eligible candidates signing on to UPMC!

 

Purpose:
Provide high quality, cost-effective resident care through appropriate management of human and fiscal resources within a designated group of assigned residents. Under the direction of a registered nurse, the LPN provides routine resident care within the scope of the Practical Nurse Act of P:ennsylvania. The LPN, in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team, ensures the physical, medical and psychosocial needs of the resident are met.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engages in clinical development of staff under areas of responsibility.
  • Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurse leaders.
  • Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and other leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development.
  • Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides needed information.
  • Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.
  • Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care.
  •  Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.
  • Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs. Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice.
  • Assists the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Communicates effectively with residents and families about care concerns. Instructs and demonstrates care.
  • Discusses any resident of family concerns with RN in charge, so that issue can be appropriately addressed.
  • Complies with established medication use policies. Observes and records resident's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and reports results to the RN in charge.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction. Identifies and communicates learning needs to the Unit Manager.
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or omn self-identified development needs.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting residents.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs.
  • Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area.
  • Utilizes nursing process in managing the care of residents including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, and implementation, evaluation of resident care, teaching and discharge planning utilizing evidence-bases standards of nursing practices.
  • Provides basic psychosocial support and counseling.
  • Collaborates with physician and care team to ensure quality resident care. Reports and records all changes observed in condition or behavior of residents in accordance with documentation practices and policies.
  • Complies with established medication use policies, safety policies and procedures including standard infection control practices.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.
  • Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives.
  • Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among staff, colleagues and other disciplines.
  • Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and promotes at the unit level.
  • Serves as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
  •  Assumes 24-hour responsibility for delivery of safe, competent, and quality resident care, and efficient operations of the nursing unit through supervision and evaluation of all nursing staff.
  • Completes required/requested reports, evaluations, and assignments accurately and timely.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner, interacting and communicating with dignity and respect
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • 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.
  • Cares for patients, staff, and self by supporting and promoting a culture of safety in the workplace, recognizing hazards, reporting and investigating incidents in a timely manner in accordance with policies, regulations, and prudent practices.
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Oversees care given by Certified Nursing Assistants to ensure adequate and timely care is provided
  • Participates in health care conferences.
  • Participates in self-review as requested by Unit Manager
  • Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner. Strictly adheres to all policies and practicers 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.
  • Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.
  • Requests assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Provides appropriate, direct resident care.
  • Gives injections, takes vital signs, performs basic diagnostic tests, observes residents, dresses wounds, administers medication. Provide IV therapy as permitted by policy.
  • Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families, staff, and colleagues. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance.
  • Professionally accepts assignments.
  • Applies policies and procedures in fair and consistent manner.
  • Ensures nursing care is delivered in accordance with Pennsylvania Practice Act, established Standards of Care, Policies and Procedures, and regulations.
  • Ensures resident care is documented appropriately in the residents' medical record and addresses any areas of non-compliance issues timely.
  • Ensures efficient and thorough hand-off of information from shift to shift to promote communication of residents' status and needs.
  • Facilitates communication between all nursing personnel, other departments/disciplines, and physicians and ensures necessary follow-up actions are taken.
  • Ensures appropriate and timely implementation of physician's orders and timely notification of physician/CRNP/PA of any changes in resident condition.
  • Communicates necessary information to family/responsible person.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing Long Term Care Experience Preferred

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Current licensure as a practical nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $18.65 to $25.35

Union Position: No

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