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LPN Licensed Practical Nurse - Genesys PACE in Flint, MI at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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Job Description

Ascension Senior Living provides holistic, person-centered care and support rooted in our Catholic beliefs to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the seniors we serve. Our person-centered care philosophy respects and values the uniqueness of each individual. The voices of each resident and program participant and those working with them are considered and respected. We foster an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions by nurturing relationships between the seniors we serve and our associates, their care providers and the community. The person-centered care philosophy is based on select core ideas and is woven into every aspect of living and working in our ministries. Provides basic clinical care to clinic patients under the direction of a registered nurse or physician, functioning within scope of license. Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the assessment of patients by collecting data for analysis by a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Administers medications and observes patients for adverse reactions to medications or treatments.
  • Performs routine laboratory tests and simple therapeutic services.
  • Educates patients/families about disease treatment plan including self care post discharge, holistic health needs, available resources and follow up care.
  • Triages participants appropriately for medical concerns. Applies basic, general nursing practice knowledge and skills in common clinical situations.
  • Serves as support staff for clinic. Reports to clinic for daily assignments. Maintains continuous education to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Communicates effectively with participants, families, staff and the general public. Documents treatments, procedures, observations, and nursing care appropriately and as required by departmental processes.
  • May be required to do in-home visits and cover for home care department when needed.
  • The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification; it is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or qualifications for people so classified, and it is not intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision

Job Requirements

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
  • Certification specializing in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation obtained within 1.5 Months (45 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 
  • Drivers License credentialed from the Michigan Bureau of Motor Vehicles obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Valid Automobile Insurance with liability limits of at least $100,000/$300,000 required.
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 

Education:

  • HS or Equivalent 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of one year of experience working with the frail, elderly population required. Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to treat patients; other training as required by department. S/he only acts within scope of his or her authority of practice. Meets a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by Genesys PACE of Genesee County and approved by CMS before working independently. Must be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up-to-date before engaging in direct participant contact.

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