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LVN Med Nurse Job Description

Department: Nursing Reports To: Unit Manager FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary

Prepares, administers and documents regularly prescribed medications of the following types: oral, rectal, nasal, ear, eye and topical.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned. Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. The position is subject to the Personnel Policies of EdenHill.

  • Receives report from unit Charge Nurse on station at beginning of shift.
  • After report, is RESPONSIBLE TO THE UNIT CHARGE NURSE FOR THE MEDICATIONS GIVEN TO RESIDENTS AND ASSOCIATED PAPERWORK FOR SAME.
  • Adheres to all EdenHill and Nursing Department policies and procedures.
  • Observes/reports any changes in signs and symptoms of residents to supervisor.
  • Takes vital signs, including blood pressures, as needed. Monitors, properly executes, and documents the hold parameters for all medications as defined by current physician orders. Administers oxygen per nasal cannula or mask in an emergency situation.
  • Leaves controlled substance box locked and medication cart secure when not using the cart. Door to medication room must be locked at all times when unoccupied with no personal belongings in the room.
  • May leave the unit only with the Charge Nurse’s permission.
  • Assists in passing trays, feeding residents, and passing snacks.
  • Answers call lights as needed.
  • May open and crush medications and break tablets in half if required and ordered.
  • Will assist with writing/counting meds to prepare for quarterly destruction.
  • Counts controlled drugs with oncoming staff Charge Nurse, Medication Aide or Med Nurse.
  • Medications must be documented as they are given and charted in the medication book. The proper sequence of medication administration is dose – administer – chart.
    • Document the authorized self-administration of medications by residents as defined by facility policy.
  • Administers PRN medications in the above Categories AFTER OBTAINING AUTHORIZATION FROM A CHARGE NURSE.
    • PRN chart entry on back of MAR and must be co-signed by the Charge Nurse or supervisor.
    • Assist the Charge Nurse in obtaining O2 and emergency supplies as directed should the need arise.
  • Assists with passing supplements and snacks as needed.
  • Offers snacks from hydration cart daily.
  • Pulls cards for nurse to complete reorder process per schedule.
  • Monitors all medications for manufacturer’s expiration dates. Follows manufacturer’s specifications for dating selected pharmaceuticals when opened and/or placed on medication cart.
  • Signs for, or accepts, medications from Pharmacy.
  • Ensures that resident’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints, are well-established and maintained at all times within the administrative guidelines.
  • Maintains CONFIDENTIALITY of all pertinent resident care information to assure rights are protected.
  • Assists the Charge Nurse in assessing and documenting in emergencies and as needed.
  • Must consistently display and model the EdenHill Spirit hospitality behavior models.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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    Competencies:

    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

    Analytical

    Planning/Organizing

    Problem Solving

    Customer Service

    Professionalism

    Interpersonal Skills

    Oral Communication

    Quality

    Teamwork

    Organizational Support

    Strategic Thinking

    Adaptability

    Judgment

    Motivation

    Quantity

    Attendance/Punctuality

    Dependability

    Initiative

    Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience:

    Must possess a genuine interest in geriatric nursing. Must be able to function as a medication aide both with and without direct supervision. Must appear and act professional at all times. Must practice ethical nursing at all times. Must be able to follow both written and verbal instruction of supervisors. Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents, staff, based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.

    Language Skills:

    Must also be able to read, write and speak the English language in an understandable manner.

    Mathematical Skills:

    Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Must have the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be alert and skilled in recognizing changes in signs and symptoms associated with medication administration.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    Must have completed a “State Approved” training program in medication administration and be currently certified (both as a Nurse Aide and Medication Aide).

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Must be in good health with no physical limitations that would restrict employee’s ability to lift or transfer residents in accordance with adopted nursing procedures or spend much time ambulating.
    • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
    • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
    • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
    • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated areas, as well as throughout the facility and its premises.
  • Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours.
  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.

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  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in administrative procedures.
  • Is subject to falls, infectious diseases, odors, etc., throughout the day.
  • May be required to lift and move medication equipment, furniture, supplies, etc.

Acknowledgment:

I have read this job description and fully understand the requirements set forth herein. I hereby accept the position of LVN Med Nurse, and will perform all said duties to the best of my ability and understand that as a result of my employment, I may be exposed to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. I understand that I may be held criminally liable for failure to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation.

I further understand that my employment is at-will, and thereby understand that my employment may be terminated at-will by the facility or myself with or without notice.

Printed Employee Name: Date:

Employee Signature:

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