|Title||Licensed Practical Nurse (Causal)|
|Facility Name||Stanford Seniors Village|
|Job Category||Clinical Support [Registered Nurses][Licensed Practical Nurses][Registered Care Aides][Recreational Therapists]|
|Position Summary||Under the clinical direction of the Director of Care and/or designate, Licensed Practical Nurses in this position will provide work direction to Resident Care Aides, perform nursing duties and procedures within the LPN scope of practice, and foster an environment which encourages choices and supports independence for residents. The LPN Team Leader will participate in a ‘collaborative’ approach throughout the development and implementation of resident specific care plans. The LPN Team Leader under the clinical direction of the Registered Nurse, will coordinate and direct resident care in collaboration with other members of the resident care team (i.e: Physicians, RN’s LPN’s HCW’s Dietary, PT/OT/Recreation). Further duties included but not limited to, that fall within the LPN Scope of Practice are: resident assessments, coordination of resident care conferences, RAI-MDS assessments and input, medication administration and participation in the medication review process, nursing procedures, medical treatments as ordered by a physician, wound assessment and management. These duties will be carried out according to established policies and procedures. The LPN Team Leader will also provide input into performance reviews on Resident Care Aides|
|Responsibilities||Includes but not limited to;|
Providing nursing care according to and in conformance with the established standards, policies and procedures by:
1. Utilizing the nursing process to assess, implement, evaluate and document outcomes in collaboration with the resident care team.
2. Observing and reporting symptoms and conditions of residents to the appropriate physician and or staff.
3. Collaborate with Resident Care Aide/multidisciplinary team regarding need for changes to resident care plans and priorities for care.
4. Administering medications, input into medication reviews and audits.
5. Admission and discharge planning, including transfers and/or deaths
6. Respite/Palliative Admission/coordination
7. Coordinating care conferences of assigned residents and maintaining resident records (e.g. care plans; ADL sheets)
8. Daily resident assessment, informal and formal, and required documentation
9. Monitoring/administering medical treatments and or procedures in collaboration with the resident care team
10. Provide documentation and information on individual resident care plans to the resident care team, other departments, family, Physician, and appropriate external resources.
11. Acts as a supportive resource and role model and encourages staff and resident families participation in resident care activities
12. Encourage and facilitate staff to contribute ideas and or solutions to problem solving resident care concerns
13. Identifies individual performance problems and provides management with documentation for performance review systems
Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for residents, visitors and staff by:
1. Following sound bacteriological and preventative health principles by utilizing routine precautions
2. Reports disease symptoms to the Facility Nurse. Infection Control policy and other emergency procedures when required as outlined in facility protocols
3. Ensuring maintenance and safekeeping of narcotics as directed in accordance with established policies and procedure.
4. Familiarize and communicate resident Health & Safety Standards to staff.
5. Fostering respectful communications between staff, family and physicians
Provides data to the Director of Care Services by:
1. Updating and revising resident care plans, MDS, ADL’s, MAR’s
2. Providing input into the development of department policies, nursing practice and health care standards (e.g. Internal Incident Reports and reportable licensing Incident Reports.)
Facilitates the orientation of new personnel by
1. Sharing information regarding the physical surroundings of work environment
2. Familiarizing new personnel with work schedules and work assignments
3. Familiarizing new personnel with facility policy and procedure manuals
4. Encouraging existing staff to be active participants in the new hire orientation process
Provides information and ensures compliance on correct procedures for prevention of injuries as outlined in the:
1. Infection Control Manual
2. Occupational Health & Safety (e.g. Manual Regulations, WHMIS, Equipment maintenance, Peer resource / MSIP)
3. Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training
Participates in nursing audits and Quality Improvement Initiatives by:
1. Performing equipment and safety audits monthly and relaying information to appropriate delegate (i.e.: maintenance, Director of Care Services)
2. Facilitating and participating in surveys (e.g. Accreditation)
3. Facilitate and participate in resident chart audits to maintain adequate documentation related to standards of care by reviewing charts and making notes of areas and deficiencies
4. Relaying noted information to the Director of Care Services
Provides leadership within the daily operations of the department to ensure effective/efficient operation of the department by:
1. Being responsible for the daily direction of care staff.
2. Communicating times and outcomes of meetings, operational changes and new policies and procedures
3. Attending unit and other committee meetings as required
4. Attending In-Service education as required
5. Accident and incident reporting, immediate intervention and follow-up documentation
6. Critical incident reporting
7. Acting as Floor Warden for drills or emergencies as outlined in Emergency Response plan
8. Notifying the charge nurse of staff shortages if necessary.
|Qualifications||1. Graduate of an accredited program for Practical Nurses.|
2. Current practicing licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC)
3. Current First Aid/Adult CPR certification required (when fulfilling in-charge duties).
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with resident’s, their family and or staff
2. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
3. Ability to use electronic systems
4. Ability to organize workload
5. Ability to operate related equipment
6. Ability to work under stress and adapt to changing workloads, and to respond appropriately in emergency situations
7. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.