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Providence Health & Services Primary Care (LPN) - Transitional Care Nursing in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Primary Care Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (Transitional Care Nursing, Variable, 0.9 FTE) to the Providence Transitional Care Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Communicate closely with the resident and their family. Provide the Primary Nurse's name card to each family/resident to promote direct access to their contact person. Keep the resident/family informed of needs or changes

  • Supervise overall resident care for a specific group of residents within scope of practice according to licensure. This includes performing a month end chart review, to include but not limited to, MAR, TAE, Physician orders match from month end to the new month prior to end of month to ensure that resident needs are addressed, documentation is accurate and interventions are achieving the desired outcome. Match the Resident Daily Care Plan to the Care Plan for accuracy. This includes review of the progress notes for any plans that may not have been brought forward at the time of the writing of the DAPIE note to the care plan and the RDCP

  • Administer medications and treatments and provide direct licensed nursing care for a specific group of residents on a given shift

  • Contact other members of the healthcare team as needed. Complete physician orders, insuring diagnosis, or condition with each order. Evaluate justification for each medication as medically necessary. Coordinate efforts to reduce medications. Refer to nursing/social worker intervention prior to gaining an order for a psychoactive medication. Consult Resident Care Coordinator for possible plan of care actions prior to requesting medication or calling the physician

  • Report is given to the C.N.A.s and gains a return report from the C.N.A.s during the shift

  • Collaborate with all other healthcare professionals as needed for service for appropriate residents. Observe and report significant findings to other healthcare professionals. Keep Resident Care Coordinator informed of significant events and changes in condition. Collect data during 7 day assessment MDS periods and provides information to Resident Care Coordinator

  • Assess residents within the scope of practice according to licensure.

  • UPDATES the care plan as changes take place and at least quarterly. Consult Resident Care Coordinator for appropriate interventions

  • Notify the physician and/or nurse practitioner of resident changes of condition and receive orders. Upon a change of condition, will maintain close communication with the Resident Care Coordinator for further assessment. Resident Care Coordinator will determine if the change of condition needs further changes related to MDS

  • Attend and participate in resident care conferences

  • Act as a clinical resource. Role models collaboration and partnership with physicians, staff, residents, family and other departments. Participate in the orientation and training of new staff.

  • Direct and administer assigned functions to ensure high quality, cost effective resident services which meet or surpass survey standards. Assure adequate preparation for, and participate in regulatory compliance surveys

  • Demonstrate awareness of human and resident rights's in all aspects of care, treating each resident and co-worker with respect and dignity

  • Seek to expand personal professional growth by individual study of current information related to current nursing techniques and Long Term Care specialty issues. Attend meetings and inservices including mandatory and interdepartmental inservices as assigned

  • Complete Competency Plan for assigned job and department

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Current license in the State of Alaska as a License Practical Nurse at time of hire

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or obtain within 30 days of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 6 months nursing experience in a health care facility (acute care, long term care, rehabilitation center)

  • Supervision/leadership experience

About the Transitional Care Center

The Transitional Care has a total of 52 beds with a variety of health rehabilitation issues (ages 20 and up). This is an exciting, busy unit with constant change, many admits, discharges.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: LPN/LVN

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 266104

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