• LPN (Charge Nurse)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/13/2018 1:49 PM)
    Job ID
    Nursing / Adult Care / Personal Care
    Part-Time or Full-Time
  • Overview

    United Methodist Homes is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status.

    The LPN Charge Nurse provides direct nursing care to residents and supervises the nursing tasks and activities performed by certified nurse aides and other nursing department non-licensed staff. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal and state regulations and laws. The ideal candidate is licensed as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of PA and has a working knowledge of pharmacology and good leadership skills. Experience working with an elderly population is preferred.


    Note: Licensed Practical Nurses must perform tasks only within the LPN scope of practice and must obtain direction of a Registered Professional Nurse whenever needed. A Registered Professional Nurse must at all times be on the premises.


    Hours: Day, Evening, and Night Shifts




    • Completes resident data collection and nursing assessments within scope of practice
    • Identifies and documents resident problems, symptoms, and changes in condition and takes appropriate action
    • Participates in the development of an interdisciplinary plan of care
    • Implements nursing care, including administering medications and performing medical treatments and nursing procedures within scope of practice
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care and makes changes when necessary within scope of practice
    • Takes report from out-going nurse and gives report to in-coming nurse
    • Provides leadership to nursing personnel assigned to unit/shift
    • Monitors the implementation of the plan of care for assigned residents and supervises the tasks and activities of the certified nursing assistants and nursing non-licensed staff
    • Performs narcotic count at beginning and end of each shift as directed by policy
    • Communicates effectively with others (residents, families, visitors, and co-workers)
    • Carries out facility policies and procedures
    • Documents information in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the resident and the resident’s response to the care
    • Understands and follows all HIPAA guidelines
    • Understands and follows infection control practices
    • Reports and investigates all allegations of resident abuse, neglect, and misappropriation of resident property
    • Ensures confidentiality of protected health information in accordance with established policies and procedures
    • Ensures that resident confidentiality, privacy, and dignity are respected in accordance with residents' rights
    • Develops and maintains effective communication with inter-departmental personnel
    • Reports occupational exposures to blood, other potentially infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with established policies and procedures
    • Reports, investigates, and takes corrective action for discrepancies concerning physician’s orders, medication/nursing treatment errors, documentation concerns, etc., and reports to immediate supervisor
    • Completes all appropriate documentation with regard to resident, employee, and visitor accidents/incidents, notifies all appropriate individuals, and takes appropriate corrective action
    • Follows all personnel policies as outlined in Personnel Policy Manual and Nursing Services section of Policy and Procedure Manual
    • Attends mandatory in-service education programs and continuing professional education
    • Completes Quality Assurance audits as assigned
    • Performs other duties as assigned in accordance with policies/procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines



    • Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of PA
    • Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
    • Working knowledge of pharmacology
    • Competent leadership skills
    • Adequate problem-solving skills
    • Positive interpersonal skills in working with residents, families, and interdisciplinary team members
    • Awareness of environmental safety
    • Able to plan, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, policies, and procedures for quality care
    • Adequate organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Willing to be subject to call-back during emergency conditions, i.e. severe weather, evacuation, disaster, etc.
    • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job



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