Licensed Practical Nurse

Alaris Health - Orange, NJ (30+ days ago)3.3

Alaris Health at St. Mary’s, a 188 bed-skilled nursing Center in Orange, New Jersey, seeks a licensed practical nurse to provide resident care, treatment and services to the residents of the Center, and attend to the unit’s daily operations each shift and unit level. Additional responsibilities include:

administering residents’ medication and/or treatment
assisting in developing and implementing resident and nursing care plans
counting and recording class drugs at the beginning and end of every shift
communicating pertinent data to charge nurse, superior and/or physician
providing residents emotional and physical comfort and ensuring their safety
assisting physicians in making rounds and examining residents
supervising and coordinating nursing personnel in providing direct resident care in adherence with state and federal regulations
and above all, ensuring that residents and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals’ needs and rights

Job Requirements:
Graduate of an approved school for practical or vocational nursing
Currently licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing
Rehabilitative or geriatric nursing experience is preferred
Able to withstand strenuous physical activity
Possess manual dexterity to handle instruments and equipment and visual and aural acuity to detect changes in residents’ conditions
Possess understanding, patience and tact in dealing with infirm, chronic or acutely ill residents, their families and visitors
Ability to positively interact with everyone from residents to government agencies and the general public
General knowledge of personnel policies and procedures and an understanding of supervisory responsibilities
Ability to work independently, problem solve and make decisions as necessary
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in the English language, which may be of a technical nature