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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: St. Martin's Home / Little Sister of the Poor
Location: Catonsville
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

We serve the elderly by providing them with a home-like environment which meets their health, activity, spiritual and socialization needs. Our facility (St. Martin's Home) is newly renovated and each living area (instead of units we call these living areas 'cottages') has the capacity for 18 residents. St. Martin's Home offers independent, assisted living, and long term care options for the elderly who have limited financial resources. Each long term care cottage has a Little Sister who serves as a cottage coordinator, a nurse like you, to assist the 18 residents with their ADL's. You won't find a cleaner, newer, or more organized facility anywhere.. We believe in dignified and quality resident care - it is our topmost priority. Our Home, while having most of the bells and whistles of other facilities, is quiet, fun, loving, steady, warm and inviting. MISSION: The RN/LPN will carryout their duties in keeping with the mission of LIttle Sisters of the Poor, namely caring for the aged poor with love, respect and dignity. "Make the elderly happy, that is what counts" was a saying of the Little Sisters of the Poor foundress Saint Jeanne Jugan. Central to this philosophy is the promotion of a holistic approach for our Residents in an atmosphere of kindness and respect in creating a family spirit. JOB STANDARDS: The ability to function as the nurse in charge duirng their assigned shift. Able to function independently and perform related duties/tasks with a minimum of supervision or direction. Good observational skills and a working knowledge of the nursing process. The ability to supervise others and/or have prior managemewnt experience. Leadership skills to interact effectively with staff, Residents and families. The ability to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Observe and monitor assigned Residents daily and report current status to the relief nurse. Timely reporting of changes in Residents status or condition to the DON or their designee. Notify Resident physician and responsible part of change of Resident status, with prior reporting (if possible) to DON or Mother Superior. Administer and document prescribed medications/treatments accurately and timely and in compliance with policies/procedures. Respond calmly and quickly to emergencies involving Residents or employees and report the situation to the DON or her designee. Transcribe accurately and timely all physician orders. Provide necessary supervison and follow up of care performed by Nursing Assistants. Communicate daily all pertinent Resident care information to Nursing Assistans, Nursing Staff, and the DON. Prepare accurately and timely documentation, including but not limited to accident/incident reports, admission/readmission, discharges, changes in Residents conditions/status, etc. Maintain confidentiality of all Resident, departmental and organizational information. Protect Residents rights and personal healthcare information. Follow all safety, security, infection/exposure control and hazardous waste policies and procedures. Does this opportunity appeal to your higher calling? If so, please submit your resume. We are looking forward to hearing from you! Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: St. Martin's Home / Little Sister of the Poor, Catonsville , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Catonsville, Maryland

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