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LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

Whisper Woods of Smithtown is currently seeking both full time and part time LPNs!
Responsibilities for the LPN include:
Direct Supervision
Directs and supervises the daily work assignments of the Resident Care Assistants
Is the first point of contact for the care associates regarding assignment questions or concerns
Participates in the hiring and termination processes as they relate to resident care associates
Has direct input into performance reviews for care associates and presents reviews with the RCD
Has direct input into disciplinary documentation for care associates and presents action with the RCD
Closely mentors, guides and directs the Lead Resident Care Assistants in all aspects of their job.
Resident Care
Coordinates care needs with community providers via an effective case management process
Measures and accurately records vital signs (temperatures, pulse, respiration, blood pressure weight and height) where appropriate as per state regulations
Effectively balances service demands with supporting resident independence
Accurately assesses, communicates, and documents residents' status
Observes and reports any significant changes in resident behavior and health to the DON, physician, family, RCA's, and Executive Director per state regulations
Successfully implements the plan of care
Recognizes and assists in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (financial and other) and reports to appropriate sources per state regulations
Responds to emergencies and personal emergency response system and knows when to call for backup
Requirements:
Graduate of an approved LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse program (per state requirements)
Current state licensed as an LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse (as required by state regulation) and CPR certification
Previous experience working with the elderly in a paid or volunteer position highly desirable
BENEFITS
We believe in offering our employees competitive pay. To learn more about our pay and benefits, please apply today!


 

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