Job Description

Job Title: Geriatric LPN
Job ID: 22504961
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 11 p.m
Shift: Rotating
Facility:
Department: Nursing
Location: 351 Causeway Dr, Franklin PA 16323

Description

Join Sugar Creek Station and become part of a caring, dedicated team of nurses!

Sugar Creek Station provides quality healthcare to its patients and offers a variety of amenities that meet their needs. Our staff are confident and motivated individuals ready to give a warm welcome to every patient. By providing 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, each employee works to enhance residents’ quality of life

Responsibilities:
  • 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
  • Identifies resident 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
  • 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 resident satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes
  • Utilizes nursing process in providing care to residents including data gathering, interdisciplinary planning, and implementation, evaluation of resident care, teaching and discharge planning utilizing evidence-based standards of nursing practices
  • 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
  • Observes and records resident's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and reports results to the RN in charge
  • Demonstrates accountability for self-development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of resident care
  • Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives
  • 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 residents and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives
  • Assumes responsibility for delivery of safe, competent, and quality resident care, and contributes to the efficient operations of the nursing unit Completes required assignments accurately and timely
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner, interacting and communicating with dignity and respect
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to resident care and facility-related information
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or from self-identified development needs
  • 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
  • Discusses any resident or family concerns with RN in charge, so that issues can be appropriately addressed
  • Assists the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Oversees care given by Certified Nursing Assistants to ensure adequate and timely care is provided.
  • 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 resident safety, quality and satisfaction
  • Ensures nursing care is delivered in accordance with Pennsylvania Practice Act, established Standards of Care, Policies and Procedures, and regulations
  • 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
  • Contributes to the unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting residents

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing
  • 6 months of experience as an LPN
  • Solid/Strong/Good or higher rating on most recent performance evaluation
  • Completion of Aging Institute Geriatric Sensitivity Program

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first.? Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $15.53 to $22.53 / hour

    Union Position: No

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