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Job Description

LPN or RN

Job ID 4112421 Date posted 02/28/2017

Description

The Charge Nurse (RN or LPN) for Fox Run Village provides clinical leadership to the household including dispensing medications, observing residents’ condition and communicating with the Physician/NP and family/responsible party as needed. You will also participate in the planning, organizing, directing and facilitating the clinical operations of the household to ensure regulatory compliance, nurture a person-centered and resident directed culture, and strengthen the ability of the household to grow as a separate effective home while promoting individual and team learning in the household.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Role Model & Team Builder:
  • Interacts with all residents and families in a personal and caring way.
  • Treats residents with dignity, respect, and affection.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, energy, flexibility in support of care team effort to maximize residents’ daily choices
  • Actively participates in the Dining Experience, i.e., serving, clearing, cueing, and feeding based on residents’ abilities.
  • Works collaboratively with all members of the Neighborhood’s multidisciplinary team.
  • Actively participates in household duties, i.e., light housekeeping, resident daily care, programming, resident personal laundry.
  • Lead by example.
  • Supports staff in taking initiative to get work done
  • Builds positive relationships with team members, residents and families
  • Individualizes communication method based on an awareness of diversity
  • Shares Plan of Care / Service Plan with all team members
  • Maintains and promotes confidentiality
  • Promotes positive team behaviors, recognizes / redirects negative team behavior
  • Fosters collaborative teamwork by involving team members and being involved in decision making, problem solving, and activity planning
  • Empowers Household Associate’s to share ideas, listens attentively and incorporates information into residents’ plan of care / service plan
Gerontological Clinical Expert: 
  • Uses skilled interventions as ordered to provide symptom management and relief.
  • Recognizes residents’ pain or discomfort and provides pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to alleviate symptoms.
  • Documents in a timely, comprehensive and accurate manner
  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth and meets mandatory educational requirements.
  • Actively participates in High Risk Rounds.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
  • Licensed by the State of Michigan as a Registered Nurse (RN) or as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with license in good standing. 
  • CPR certification required.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include participation in interviewing, hiring and training employees; participation in planning, assigning, and directing clinical work; appraising performance; coaching, counseling employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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