LPN - Wellness Nurse (FT) - SNF

US-PA-State College
3 months ago(9/27/2017 11:24 AM)
Job ID
2017-1373
# of Openings
4
Category
Health Care
Shift Type
Days & Evenings
Type
FT (Full-Time) = Eligible for ALL benefits (employee works 30+ hours per week)

Overview

Juniper Village is dedicated to nurturing the spirit of life in each individual whose life we touch so that we may all live fully throughout all seasons of life.  We do this by encouraging an active body, an engaged mind and a fulfilled spirit.

 

Juniper Village owns and operates Skilled Nursing and skilled care communities in four regions across the country.  The company’s operations are designed and managed to provide the finest quality personal service and exceptional care to foster healthy and independent lives for those who live and work in our communities. The company’s team of experienced committed individuals is deeply committed to achieving the company’s mission and balancing quality in service, program and environment with financial stability and prosperity.   Together, we nurture the spirit of life.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance to Juniper Village’ philosophy and hallmarks as well as all written policies and procedures that govern the operation of the Wellness Department.
  • Embraces Culture Change and resident-centered philosophies
  • Complete all assigned paperwork to meet current regulatory compliance standards.
  • Continually assess residents to identify any change in condition, mood, behavior, or level of function to insure appropriate interventions to maintain the residents’ highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial wellbeing.
  • Assist in the coordination of effective communication among Resident Associates, residents, and families.
  • Maintain liaison with residents and family members.
  • Through ongoing supervision, oversight, and delegation assists in the provision of a continuous high quality of service within the Wellness Department.
  • Assist in establishing rapport among Health and Wellness team members to facilitate teamwork.
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of competent Resident Associates.
  • Assist in the continuous, ongoing supervision of all Wellness team members, including but not limited to training, disciplining, counseling, motivating, and evaluating.
  • Assist in the In Touch Orientation and in service training.
  • Assist to ensure that all staff follows established safety regulations, including fire protection, infection control, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous waste and quality assurance procedures.
  • Carry out QAPI roles and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Follow established policies and procedures in support of QAPI efforts.
  • Make written and oral reports to the Director of Wellness concerning the operation of the Wellness Department.
  • Work in concert with other members of the Wellness Team.
  • Assist in the coordination of health care services with other resident services to ensure continuity of care.
  • Assist Neighborhood Wellness Coordinator or the Director of Wellness in various nursing activities as assigned.
  • Continually assess residents to identify and insure appropriate care and service.
  • Assist in the coordination of regularly scheduled wellness meetings.
  • Complete all administrative paperwork as required.
  • Medication administration.
  • Works in conjunction with resident’s attending Physician, as needed, to make certain highest quality of service is being provided.
  • Submit recommendations to the Neighborhood Wellness Coordinator for budget completion, equipment, and supplies.
  • Responsible for scheduling all nursing staff, following up on call off’s finding replacements as necessary, available to fill in for shifts as needed. Alternate on-call time with Neighborhood Wellness Coordinator as assigned.
  • Assist in the development of work schedules and assignments to ensure staff accountability and task completion.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all resident and staff information.
  • Serves as networking team member, as directed.

Qualifications

  • An RN or LPN license. A current RN or LPN license in good standing.
  • Previous management experience in healthcare or service related setting.
  • Knowledge of all applicable governmental regulations.
  • Knowledge of the physiology and psychology of the older adult.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Must be computer literate.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals within the community.
  • Attends and participates in mandated yearly training programs as well as all required meetings.
  • Must be able to manage time efficiently so as to achieve goals.
  • Adheres to all Human Resources policies, procedures, and code of conduct.
  • Respects confidentiality of information and Resident’s rights.
  • Perform job in a safe manner, using proper body mechanics, infection control, etc.
  • Responsible for proper care of all property, equipment, supplies and financial assets involved in the performance of the job.
  • Perform other duties as required

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