Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Priority Life Care - Hamden, CT3.6

Full-time
At Priority Life Care (PLC), we provide you the opportunity to use your talents in a progressive, growing organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of the seniors we serve. If you are seeking an organization that gives back, you'll love working here. Ready to make a difference? Meadow Mills is currently hiring a Full-Time Registered Nurse Designee for their Memory Care community in Hamden, CT.

The primary purpose of the Registered Nurse Designee (RN) at Meadow Mills is to provide direct and individualized nursing care to residents. The RN Designee will work as part of the nursing team to assess resident needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.

We are hiring for the following shift:
3:00pm - 11:00pm

Your responsibilities:
Provides direct and individualized nursing care to residents

Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess resident's condition

Modifies resident treatment plans as indicated by residents' responses and conditions

Monitors all aspects of resident care, including diet and physical activity

Prepares residents for, and assist with, examinations and treatments

Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques and facility policies

Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of resident

Observes resident, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or physician of resident's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents

Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of resident

Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate resident care plans * Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records

Record residents' medical information and vital signs

Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned residents * Initiates a resident education plan according to the individualized needs of the resident, as prescribed by physician and/or facility policy including resident and family instruction

Explains procedures and treatments to residents to gain cooperation, understanding, and alleviate apprehension

Instructs residents, families and other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention and health improvement programs * Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol

May be required to be “on-call” periodically or as specifically needed by facility

Understands and reviews the facility’s Healthcare Clinical Policies and Procedures and Safety Guidelines

Qualifications

Graduate from an accredited nursing program; minimum of 1 year of previous long-term care experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Must be licensed in the applicable state as a Registered Nurse (RN)

CPR and First Aid Certification

Must pass a background screening

Salary: $36.00 to $38.00 /hour

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE an equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

Graduate from an accredited nursing program; minimum of 1 year of previous long-term care experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Must be licensed in the applicable state as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Experience in long-term care environment preferred
SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS of this position are generally as follows:

Occasional supervision of non-licensed nursing staff at the direction of the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing or Charge Nurse.