The Kensington Falls Church
The Kensington Falls Church is looking for a Full Time LPN to join our amazing team!
The LPN is responsible to provide supervision and coordination of medication management and resident care delivery. Additionally, the LPN assists the Director of Nursing in setting standards of nursing care and management of residents under the direction of a physician.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Prepares and accurately assists residents with the self-administration of prescribed medications to residents in accordance with individual medication care records. Organizes medication carts to help ensure accuracy and efficiency during the med pass.
2. Maintains inventory of required medications, monitors expiration dates, and properly stores medications. Follows controlled drug procedures, and ensures proper disposal of expired, contaminated, or excess drugs.
3. Assesses medication administration and notifies the Director of Nursing of potential problems with dispensing instructions or potential adverse drug interactions. Assures that all resident medication records are accurate, complete, and all mandatory forms are on file
4. Assists in examinations and/or treatment of residents and carries out orders as directed by the Director of Nursing or his/her designee. Notifies the Director of Nursing and the appropriate neighborhood director of changes in the resident’s physical or mental condition.
5. Assists Director of Nursing with scheduling and follow up on physician appointments and ensuring medication orders are accurately recorded and carried out.
6. Maintains thorough knowledge of emergency procedures and responds to all emergency situations. Performs first aid and/ or CPR, if required.
7. Assures that all resident records are accurate. Completes and signs paperwork, resident care notes, medication administration records and incident reports and provides follow-up as required. Maintains confidentiality of resident and community information.
8. Interviews and examines current residents to assess needs, monitors and records resident medical condition and behavioral changes, assists in the formal process to re-assess resident care needs and recommends adjustments to care plans.
9. Participates in the move-in, transfer, and discharge planning of residents.
10. Works cooperatively with residents, residents’ families and representatives, community staff, physicians, consultants, and ancillary service providers. Acts as liaison with the community and residents’ supervising physician.
11. Directs neighborhood team members and residents in executing emergency and disaster procedures during drills and actual events.
12. Provides daily report to the Director of Nursing concerning community conditions, resident conditions, and needs for nursing supplies.
13. Participates in professional development activities as required.
14. Report any suspicion or evidence of elder abuse, mistreatment or neglect as outlined in Personnel Policies.