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Job Description


In cooperation with the Resident Care Director, assumes responsibility of total resident/patient care by performing professional nursing duties and assuring the completion of Resident Coordinator duties. Cooperates with all disciplines to assure high quality resident/patient care.


* Maintain charge and direction of Rosecrest in cooperation with Resident Care Director to assure quality resident/patient care is provided.
* Create Resident Coordinator assignments if needed to meet the needs of the resident/patients.
* Notifies Director when resident/patient condition deteriorates or there is a significant changed in condition or resident/patient becomes unstable.
* Administer medications and treatments in accordance with established policies and procedures.
* Keep medicine cart locked at all times when out of view.
* Attend and participate in support planning conferences. Report support plan meeting outcomes to the Resident Care Director.
* Update resident/patient support plans on a daily basis as needed.
* Assist in completion of monthly summaries and other documentation related to resident/patient care daily or as necessary/scheduled.
* Utilize observation tools to document clinical observations.
* Assist with resident/patient ADL's as necessary.
* Assist with resident/patient meals and fluid intake on a daily basis to assure proper nutrition is maintained.
* Accompany physician on resident/patient visits as needed to assure continuity of care.
* Transcribe physician orders per policy in a timely manner.
* Observe care and visit residents/patients throughout the shift to assure that nursing care is carried out as directed. Report incomplete tasks to the Resident Care Director.
* Participate in receiving report from off-going shift and giving report on-coming shift to assure continuity of care. Communicate necessary information to Resident Coordinators and the Resident Care Director.
* Monitor care provided by Resident Coordinators.
* Complete resident/patient incident/accident reports per policy in a timely manner.
* Collects samples, such as urine or sputum, from residents/patients for testing, as needed.
* Communicates information as necessary with families, residents/patients, staff, etc.
* Complete support plans/medical evaluations on admission, annual and significant change basis.
* Assure that appropriate and adequate supplies are available on unit for all disciplines.
* Reports any Resident Coordinator performance or care issues to the Resident Care Director.
* Participate in unit team meetings to provide and enhance communication between all disciplines on all shifts.
* Participate in problem resolution regarding employees and other unit issues.
* Participate in orientation and training of personnel.
* Assure a clean, safe and orderly environment for residents/patients, staff and visitors.
* Accurately document all care provided to resident/patient during shift and before the end of the shift.
* Chart medications immediately after administered, per policy.
* Provides input to the Resident Care Director concerning Resident Coordinator performance.
* Maintain confidentiality.
* Attend and participate in internal and external meetings, in-services, mandatory trainings/in-services and continuing education programs.
* Always functions within the limits of the Pennsylvania State Professional Standards Title 49 Chapter and in accordance with the scope of the practice permitted with the licensure PA Chapter 2600, 2800.
* Performs other duties as assigned.


* Graduated from an accredited school of Nursing and must possess a current Practical Nurse license; in good standing, from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
* Must be a practicing LPN for at least a year. Personal Care and Dementia experience are preferred.
* Current practical nurse license, in good standing, from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; A Nurse who does not yet have a Pennsylvania license must have a temporary practice permit required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
* Demonstrated management, communication, and observation skills.
* Interest in geriatrics.
* Working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Word and Excel required.