Primary duties of Licensed Practical Nurse related to the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual care needs of the residents. They also encompass leadership of the health team, liaison with other health care professionals, communication with the residents’ families, and representation of the facility within the larger community. The LPN works under the clinical supervision of the RN supervisor, reports to the Director of Care and works in collaboration with other health care and support services team members to ensure safe and appropriate care and services. When no RN in building, then assumes a supervisory role for ancillary staff and residents’. Will report to RN and/or Director of Care, any unexpected events or injuries and emergencies.
1. Using the nursing process, carries out all aspects of nursing to residents ‘including monitoring and administration of medications and treatments, and referrals to other health care professionals.
2. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team by assisting in the development, implementation, assessment and evaluation of resident care plans.
3. Prepares and maintains accurate documentation as required by CLPNBC Standards of Practice and Ayre Manor Policy and Procedures.
4. Conducts assessments on admission and quarterly on all residents cooperatively with other nursing staff.
5. Participates in risk management activities including incident reports and Woirksafe reporting.
6. Organizing daily work routines for staff, based on established staff schedules, balancing workloads. Identifies and arranges for relief (casual) staff.
7. Responsible for a safe, hygienic, home-like environment for residents.
8. Ensures resident safety checks and fire safety checks are done throughout the shift.
9. In the event of a fire or disaster affecting the facility, assumes responsibility for the direction and deployment of all on-duty staff to ensure the safety of all residents while considering staff safety. Coordinates with outside agencies as needed (e.g. Fire Dept., ambulance, etc.)
1. Consults with members of the interdisciplinary team and accesses available external resources as needed.
2. Participates in Medication Review Meetings with Pharmacist and Medical Coordinator.
3. Participates in other external/internal working groups as needed.
4. Works cooperatively with other members of the nursing team, liaises with family and physicians
1. Functions as nursing team leader; provides clinical direction to staff to meet care requirements of residents and coordinates implementation of the care plan. Ensures completion of resident care tasks and maintains appropriate documentation.
2. Provides instruction to staff in patient care tasks and procedures.
3. Arranges and oversees orientation of new ancillary staff. Participates in the orientation of professional staff.
4. Co0mmunicates any clinical or administrative issues to the Director of Resident Care.
Provides verbal or written information on staff performance. Provides supporting information for Performance Appraisals.
5. Ensures Ayre Manors` standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to and that all equipment and related resources (i.e. lifts, linens and incontinence products) are available, used appropriately and in good working order.
6. Assumes responsibility for the safety and security of the building. The nurse is in charge of staff as well as the physical plant. In the event of a critical incident, the Director of Care/Manager on call will be kept informed.
7. Provides input on training needs, policies, and procedures to Director of Care.
1. Maintains currency in practice knowledge by performing annual self-assessment and development of learning plan as required by CLPNBC.
Performs other related duties
1. Current practicing membership in College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia.
2. Experience in the field of geriatrics, experience in a residential setting preferred.
3. A good working knowledge of computers with knowledge of completing electronic assessments and charting and familiar with common office programs.
4. Experience in a team leader role preferred.
5. Knowledge of WHIMS, Foodsafe and Worksafe practices.
6. Basic knowledge of governing legislation and regulations.
7. Fluency in written and oral English