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LPN Per Diem

Company: St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Location: Saint James
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center - LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse
We are looking for a talented and hard-working LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) to join our ever-growing team.

  • Provides direct nursing care and assist the designated Registered Nurse, planning, implementation and evaluation of care of residents within the framework of the nursing process. Work within the philosophy, purposes, policies and standards of both the Facility and Nursing Department. The incumbent performs nursing procedures for which preparation as LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) has provided the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Observes records and reports resident condition in order to facilitate resident assessments, care planning, therapeutic intervention, and evaluation of care.
  • Provides direct care to residents particularly in the administration of medications, treatments, and diagnostic procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining an environment that is conducive to the health, comfort, and safety of residents and staff.
  • Adheres to regulatory and facility policies and procedures, particularly with respect to the proper handling of drugs and controlled substances, infection control, quality of care quality of life, resident rights and protocols for residents behavior.
  • Provide basic health information to residents and staff.
  • Acts as Charge Nurse when assigned and carries associated duties as making out shift staff assignments, completing 24 hour Nursing Report, documenting resident condition and care when on reporting resident and staff issues of concern to the supervising nurse (UCC).
  • Documents observations of resident conditions and care (e.g. pressure ulcer status, responses to medications, incidents/accidents MDS, Monthly ADLs, resident behavior, etc) as assigned.
  • Assist in maintaining needed supplies and equipment on the unit.
  • Assist the physician in assessment and treatment activities and cooperates with other disciplines and departments in the interest of residents care and staff relations.
  • Manages concerns of residents and their relative/friends in a prompt, courteous and responsible manner.
  • Assist in the orientation of other nursing staff to the work environment and unit activities.
  • Assist in the evaluation of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs).
  • Engages in self-growth and development, attend in-service classes as scheduled and keeps abreast of nursing and resident care trends.
  • Report all pertinent resident and staff performance information to RN in charge or supervising nurse (UCC).


    • Current license and registration as Practical Nurse in New York State.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology and medication administration in the elderly; knowledge of aging process.
    • Ability to communicate resident condition needs and care vocally and in writing.
    • Experience in long term care/residential health care facilities preferred.

      An Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Westport , LPN Per Diem, Healthcare , Saint James, Connecticut

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