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Licensed Practical Nurse (Grandview Memory Care)

Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Job Description:

Assesses and implements the care plans for assisted living Activities of Daily Living (ADL) of residents within the assisted living and memory care community -- with the supervision of the Wellness Nurse. The LPN is also responsible for ensuring continuity of care of the residents as well as supervising the care given by CNAs and supportive staff members. They will also participate in resident and family teaching. The LPN will function as a resident advocate with a focus on the community's mission.



Assists Wellness/Assessment Nurse in assessing residents on move-in as well as when conditions change. Documents changes in residents' condition and care on progress notes and care plan.

Assesses the resident's condition and needs, recommending appropriate action.

Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the resident, family and CNAs regarding pain management.

Administers medications and follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

Performs all aspects of resident care in an environment that optimizes resident safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Meets current documentation standards and policies.

Notifies physician of changes in resident's condition and follows through until appropriate action is taken.

Notes and carries out physician's orders in a timely manner.

Gives a thorough report to oncoming shift by participating in walking rounds and documenting appropriately on calendar for upcoming needs.

Follows through as needed on information given by shift report, resident or family regarding resident concerns.

Treats residents, their families, visitors and co-workers with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of residents and their families.

Demonstrates competence in technical and manual skills according to scope of practice for LPNs.

Functions as a resident advocate by protecting the resident's rights.

Demonstrates creativity in solving problems and looking at situations in new and innovative ways.

Interacts with residents, families, co-workers, managers and other departmental personnel in a kind, knowledgeable and friendly manner.

Consistently involves resident, family and CNAs in planning for care, treatment, teaching needs and discharge plans.

Initiates and updates plan of care, as appropriate.

Participates on resident care conference and interdisciplinary team meeting as needed.

Functions as a leader for the CNAs and support staff; delegates in a manner that contributes to the excellence of the staff to which LPN is assigned.

Participates in orientation of new personnel and assists in performance evaluations when needed.

Follows proper infection control procedures and supervises supportive staff in infection control procedures.

Demonstrates ability to remain calm in emergency and/or stressful situations and gives everyone a feeling of confidence that situation is under control.

Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.

Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.

Consistently follows the policies and procedures of the facility.

Exhibits genuine interest in and appreciation of adults in later years of life and disabled.

Is a motivated, independent individual who can organize workload so that all functions are completed appropriately.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited LPN program.

Current Licensed Practical Nurse in State of Montana.

Current BCLS certification, health care provider. Maintained per Benefis policy.

Current certification in IV therapy preferred.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.

Other Skills:

Basic computer knowledge, data entry and/or word processing.

Community Information: Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting.

Benefis Health System: This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" five years in a row.

Keywords: Benefis Health System, Great Falls , Licensed Practical Nurse (Grandview Memory Care), Healthcare , Great Falls, Montana

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