Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Company: Grace Management
Posted on: November 20, 2022
Pay up to $29.50/hour
Hours 6:00am - 6:00pm
Vintage Park at Paola seeks compassionate and caring individuals
who are dedicated to supporting exceptional senior living
experiences. Working at Vintage Park at Paola means you are part of
the family. Each day is an opportunity to make a positive
difference in the lives of those around you.
Full-time benefits include:
PTO (Paid Time Off)
Short and long-term disability
Employee Assistance Program
Summary of Duties of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) / Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
associates serve as the supervisor in charge for their shift. As
the team leader on their shift, they coordinate resident care,
designate tasks, and assignments to Resident Care Assistants (RCAs)
and Medication Technicians (MTs) and monitor the overall
functioning of the Wellness Department for the shift. They also are
responsible for residence decisions in the absence of the Executive
Director and Wellness Director. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
position reports to the Wellness Director.
Essential Functions of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Plans and delegates work assignments assuring effective shift
coverage; Coordinates care on his/her shift.
Participates in and supervises the delivery of personal care to
Implements the service plans and collects data regarding the health
status of residents.
Acts as team leader for shift; Coaches and counsels RCAs/MTs
regarding care practices and standards; Follows proper disciplinary
procedures if RCAs/MTs are not following residence policies and
procedures; Writes disciplinary reports per residence protocol.
Always maintains professional demeanor when interacting with
residents and families.
Uses tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in potentially
sensitive or emotionally charged situations.
Reports any suspected or witnessed instances of verbal, mental, or
physical abuse to Wellness Director and takes appropriate
Administers medications according to the physician order on the
medication administration record (MAR).
Documents medications administered on the MAR in accordance with
company policy; Checks MARs immediately after administration and
prior to end of shift to ensure documentation is complete and
Conducts change of shift report with oncoming/outgoing shift
Maintains security of medication cart and narcotic keys during
entire shift; Conducts narcotic count at the beginning and end of
every shift in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Transcribes physician orders, reviews MARs for accuracy, and
notifies pharmacy of changes.
Responds to emergencies in a prompt, calm manner.
Orients and assists with on-the-job training of new associates and
participates in evaluation of knowledge, skills, and abilities of
associates on his/her shift; Reports findings to Wellness
Monitors e-call system equipment to ensure proper working condition
and caregiver response to e-call to assure timely assistance.
Monitors and maintains resident charts; Reports significant changes
in a residents condition to the physician and responsible party and
documents in the residents chart all observations, follow through
and any new orders/instructions from the physician.
Understands and uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Standard Precautions, OSHA's Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne
Pathogens, and other safety rules.
Operates designated medical equipment, copy, scan, and fax machines
Documents and reports resident incidents as required by state
Non-Essential Functions of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Participates in and supports the resident-centered activities
Demonstrates the ability to function as a team member in sharing
responsibilities for the administration of resident services in
cooperation with all members of the team.
Keeps Wellness Director informed of all changes in resident's
health and/or any problems within the shift.
Participates in all associate meetings and attends other meetings
Demonstrates an appreciation of the heritage, values and wisdom of
the residents, and an understanding of the aging process.
Performs other duties as assigned by Wellness Director.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience
Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
Must be a licensed nurse in state where you work.
Minimum of two years nursing experience.
Ability to read, write, and speak in English.
Experience in an Assisted Living setting preferred. Dementia care
Be in good physical health and free of communicable diseases;
Lifting, bending, and pushing medication cart about residence is
required; Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Completion of drug testing and criminal background check upon hire
and upon request of supervisor.
Keywords: Grace Management, Overland Park , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Paola, Kansas
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