Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Job ID: 701760
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility:
Department: Nursing East
Location: 5 St Francis Way, Cranberry Township PA 16066

Description

Cranberry Place is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility centrally located in the heart of Cranberry Township. The environment of this UPMC Senior Community is diverse, dynamic, and extremely inclusive for both patients and staff. Demonstrating the high quality of medical care provided, Cranberry Place has received a four-star rating from Medicare. A combination of this community’s vibrant atmosphere and its easily accessible location to the picturesque city of Pittsburgh, makes this an ideal location to start your career.

 

Purpose:
Under direction of a registered nurse, provides routine 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:

  •  The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job, nor shall it be interpreted as limiting an employee in performing duties other than those normally performed or from helping employees in other positions or units.
  • Assists the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • 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 issue can be appropriately addressed.
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting residents.
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit manager.
  • Observes and records resident's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and reports results to the RN in charge.
  • Participates in health care conferences.
  • Participates in self-review as requested by unit manager.
  • Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.
  • Provides appropriate, direct resident care.
  • Gives injections, takes vital signs, performs basic diagnostic tests, observes residents, dresses wounds and administers medication. Complies with established medication use policies.
  • Requests assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to resident care and facility-related information.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.

Qualifications

Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current licensure as a practical nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania CPR certification required 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
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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