The LPN Medication/Treatment Nurse is responsible for the provision of resident care in assigned areas. Administers medications, and performs treatments while on duty. Adheres to State rules and regulations concerning delivery of resident care and assures that nursing services are provided and documented. The Medication/Treatment Nurse consults with and works under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager.
12 hours shifts, 7:00am to 7:00pm or 7:00pm to 7:00am
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
- Assist Charge Nurse with the admission, transfer and discharge process.
- Assist Charge Nurse with evaluation and updating nursing restorative programs.
Coordination of Care:
- Implement plan of care by ensuring that goals are measurable and realistic.
- Administer medications and treatments as ordered in a timely manner following rules and regulations and appropriate policies and procedures.
- Ensure that delivery of resident care is provided and documented.
- Carry out physician orders.
- Ensure all orders are written according to facility policies and procedures.
- Ensure that all medications are ordered through the pharmacy in time to implement orders.
- Evaluate resident responses to medications and treatments, then document responses and report.
- Ensure that all orders involving other departments are communicated and implemented according to facility policies and procedures.
- Accurately assess resident physical and psychosocial status.
- Provide resident and family with explanations of the conditions as necessary.
- Implement physician orders in a timely manner with understanding of purpose of order as it relates to resident condition.
- Assist Charge Nurse with coordinating provision of services with other health care providers (MD., PT, SS, Activities, etc.).
- Communicate plan of care to assigned personnel and to other shift personnel responsible for implementation of the plan.