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LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Benchmark Senior Living
Location: Ridgefield
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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!

Keywords: Benchmark Senior Living, New England , LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Ridgefield, Northeast

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