Providence LPN Primary Care - Extended Care Cottages in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling a Primary Care Licensed Practical Nurse (Extended Care Cottages, Various shifts and schedules) to Providence Extended Care in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
This position offers a sign on bonus for eligible external candidates only.
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In this position you will:
Communicate closely with the resident and their family. Keep the resident/family informed of needs or changes
Supervise overall resident care for a specific group of residents within scope of practice according to licensure. This includes performing a month end chart review, that includes, but is not limited to, reviews of the MARs and TARs and Physician orders match, ensures that resident needs are addressed, reviewing documentation for accuracy and evaluating effectiveness of interventions. Also include an examination of the Resident Daily Care Plan and the Care Plan for accuracy and consistency. Review progress notes for any plans that may not have been brought forward at the time of the writing of the periodic assessment note to the care plan and the RDCP
Administer medications and treatments and provides direct licensed nursing care for a specific group of residents on a given shift
Contact other members of the healthcare team as needed. Complete physician orders, insuring diagnosis, or condition with each order. Evaluate justification for each medication as medically necessary. Coordinate efforts to reduce medications. Refer to nursing/social worker intervention prior to gaining an order for a psychoactive medication. Consults MDS Nurse for possible plan of care actions prior to requesting medication or calling the physician
Report to the C.N.A.s and gain a return report from the C.N.A.s during the shift
Collaborate with all other healthcare professionals as needed for service for appropriate residents. Observe and report significant findings to other healthcare professionals. Keep MDS Nurse informed of significant events and changes in condition. Collects data during 7 day assessment MDS periods and provides information to MDS Nurse
Assess residents within the scope of practice according to licensure
Update the care plan as changes take place and at least quarterly. Consult MDS Nurse for appropriate interventions
Notify the physician and/or nurse practitioner of resident changes of condition and receives orders. Upon a change of condition, will maintain close communication with the MDS Nurse for further assessment. MDS Nurse will determine if the change of condition needs further changes related to MDS
Attend and participate in resident care conferences
Act as a clinical resource. Role models collaboration and partnership with physicians, staff, residents, family and other departments. Participate in the orientation and training of new staff
Direct and administer assigned functions to ensure high quality, cost effective resident services which meet or surpass survey standards Assure adequate preparation for, and participate in regulatory compliance surveys
Demonstrate awareness of human and resident rights's in all aspects of care, treating each resident and co-worker with respect and dignity
Seek to expand personal professional growth by individual study of current information related to current nursing techniques and Long Term Care specialty issues. Attend meetings and in-services including mandatory and interdepartmental in-services as assigned
Complete Competency Plan for assigned job and department
Required qualifications for this position include:
Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Current license as a Practical Nurse in the State of Alaska
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or obtained within 30 days of hire
Municipality of Anchorage food handler permit or the ability to attain certification within 21 days of hire
Proficiency in medication administration
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Six (6) months nursing experience in a health care facility, acute care, long term care or rehabilitation center
About Our Community
Providence Extended Care at the Cottages is located on a campus that includes eight cottages and a Commons Building. The Cottages are home to 96 residents. The Commons Building includes the facility reception area, Resident Bank, Gift Shop, Rehabilitation Therapies, Chapel, Supplies, Plant Services, Dietary, Support Services, Staff Development, Administration offices and Conference Rooms. The Cottages bear the names of Alaskan rivers and are arranged in alphabetical order along Compassion Circle.
Each cottage is a home that contains 12 private bedrooms/baths situated around a warm, inviting hearth and living area. An open kitchen allows residents and guests to enjoy the aromas and happenings of a kitchen, just like home. Each Cottage includes a Den along with a Spa and beauty/barber shop station. A patio off the dining area provides easy access to the outdoors and gardening opportunities. Large windows in the living area provide views for all to enjoy.
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: LPN/LVN
Req ID: 291000