OhioMeansJob|Cleveland-Cuyahoga county is currently partnering with a local healthcare organization to source for a LPN Supervisor.
The Nurse Supervisor (L.P.N.) is responsible for delivering care to residents/patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with residents/patients, family members, and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing, as well as supervising the day-to-day nursing activities performed by CNAs and other nursing personnel. The Nurse Supervisor (L.P.N.) provides education and counseling, performs disciplinary action as necessary, and completes performance evaluations. Such supervision of staff must safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of all Residents under their care by exercising duties in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern this Facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing or Assistant Director of Nursing to ensure the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all time.
DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
As a Nurse Supervisor (LPN) you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
You are responsible for the independent supervision of the delivery of care by nursing assistants to a group of residents within a nursing unit.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTION, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
You are responsible to assess resident’s needs, develop individual care plan, administer nursing care, evaluate nursing care and supervise nursing assistants and other personnel in the delivery of nursing care.
Direct and assign the day-to-day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility, and in accordance with the residents care plan.
Ensure that all nursing personnel assigned to you comply with the written policies and procedures established by this facility.
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Ensure that all nursing service personnel comply with the procedures set forth in the Nursing Service Procedures Manual.
Provide discipline of assigned CNAs in accordance with Saber’s current rules, regulations, and guidelines, and the CNA job description.
Meet with your CNAs as well as support personnel, in planning the shifts’ services, programs, and activities.
Complete all nursing assistants performance evaluations and/or other personnel for whom you supervise on a regular basis, including delivering/discussing the results of the evaluation with the employee.
Ensure that all CNAs are in compliance with their respective job descriptions.
Cooperate with other resident services when coordinating nursing services to ensure that the resident’s total regimen of care is maintained.
Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.
Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
Maintain the Daily Census Report and submit to the Business Office as required.
Complete and file required recordkeeping forms/charts upon the resident’s admission, transfer, and/or discharge.
Encourage attending physicians to review treatment plans, record and sign their orders, progress notes, etc., in accordance with established policies.
Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on the Physicians’ Order Form.
Transcribe physician’s orders to resident charts, cardex, medication cards, treatment/care plans, as required.
Chart nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the resident, as well as the resident’s response to the care.
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Fill out and complete accident/incident reports. Submit to Director as required.
Record new/changed diet orders. Forward information to the Food Services Department.
Report all discrepancies noted concerning physician’s orders, diet change, charting error, etc., to the Director of Nursing.
Fill out and complete transfer forms in accordance with established procedures.
Ensure that appropriate documentation concerning unauthorized discharges is entered in the resident’s medical record in accordance with established procedures.
Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures.
Sign and date all entries made in the resident’s medical record.
Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician.
Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication/treatment.
Ensure that prescribed medication for one resident is not administered to another.
Ensure that an adequate supply of floor stock medications, supplies, and equipment is on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents. Report needs to the Director of Nursing.
Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as necessary, and in accordance with established policies.
Ensure that narcotic records are accurate for your shift.
Notify the Director of Nursing of all drug and narcotic discrepancies noted on your shift.
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Review medication cards for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of the physician’s order, and adherence to stop order policies.
Notify the attending physician of automatic stop orders prior to the last dosage being administered.
Dispose of drugs and narcotics as required, and in accordance with established procedures.
Must maintain a regular attendance.
Others duties as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed by the Department Director.
Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct, Business Ethics policy, HIPAA, and Safety Policies including documentation and reporting responsibilities.
Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as may be requested.
Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written/oral report to the Director indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. Follow facility’s established procedures.
Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property.
Ensure that nursing staff personnel honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Ensure that such requests are in accordance with the facility’s policies governing advance directives.
Monitor nursing care to ensure that all residents are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.
Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident’s room.
Ensure that all nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of the residents’ responsibilities and rights including the right to refuse treatment.
Participate in all regulatory and state surveys
Core Competencies/Skill Sets
Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN or LPN/LVN in this state.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Professional Experience/Educational Requirements
Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN/ LPN/LVN program.
On-the-job training provided.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Works in office area(s) as well as throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses’ stations, resident rooms, etc.).
Moves intermittently during working hours.
Is subject to frequent interruptions.
Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department directors.
Works beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Maintains a liaison with the residents, their families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for the residents’ needs.
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.
Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
The employee is required to have visual and hearing acuity with or without the aide of mechanical devices sufficient to perform the essential position duties.
Nancy G. Horn
(216) 233-4948 Cell