About the Role

Calder Woods is seeking a highly energetic LVN who will be responsible for the implementation of the goals and objectives of the Unit through coordinating resident care management and staff direction and by providing direct nursing care to residents. 

 

What You’ll Do

As a member of our team you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

  • Supervise aides in the performance of their duties by monitoring their work; assign aides to residents – specifying break times and special duties to be completed, including activities.
  • Insure that the individual service plan in followed; administers or supervises treatments prescribed by physician.
  • Administer all intramuscular, sub-cutaneous injections; perform all in-house testing procedures; take and record vital signs.
  • Document acute episodes or significant changes in resident status
  • Work with Activity Director, DON , and Nurse Aides in carrying out the activities program.
  • Meet with DON as needed and participate in staff meetings to keep staff performing at optimum level.
  • Handle the preparation and administration of prescribed medications.
  • Receive or place calls to physicians and follow through with physician’s orders.
  • Order all new medications and refills; administer all medications and chart same.
  • Chart on his/her shift in accordance with facility policy, state guidelines and residents status.
  • Communicate with resident families and respond in an appropriate, professional manner.
  • Supervise serving of prescribed diets and fluid intake; report persistent unresolved problems to the physician and/or DON or appropriate discipline.
  • Timely and accurately complete admission assessments and appropriate discharge documentation.
  • Detect and correct situations that have a probability of causing accidents or injuries to residents or others.
  • Intervene in resident disputes or disruptive behavior, if necessary, to maintain proper unit harmony and resident safety.
  • Monitor nursing equipment; report equipment problems or malfunctions to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintain compliance with all Buckner policies, procedures and requirements. Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Work successfully as part of a team and responsible for developing then maintaining strong working relationships with co-workers.

 

What You’ll Bring to the Team

To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:

  • Requires basic understanding of a specialized area of knowledge normally acquired through four years of high school, plus two years of college or vocational school and appropriate license/certification. Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions required. 
  • Requires graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Must hold current Texas licensure as licensed vocational nurse.  Completes and/or meets training, certification required by Buckner and State.
  • Knowledge of general nursing theory and practice, including basic knowledge related to nursing, such as drugs, biological, physical, social, and medical sciences, and their application required. Working knowledge of infection control, universal precautions and OSHA standards required.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods involved in in-service instruction of nursing and auxiliary personnel, in demonstrating techniques and methods of patient-care services, and instruction of resident’s needs required.
  • Requires familiarity with medical diagnoses, procedures, and accepted medical treatment patterns; knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary to administer medication and treatment as prescribed by physician; knowledge of medications and possible side effects.
  • Requires ability to communicate verbally with residents, families, visitors and co-workers. Requires ability to make self clearly understood by others.
  • Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, client records, medical orders, visual inspection involving small details, using measurement devices, dispensing medicines. Visual work is primarily close to observer.  Depth perception to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer.  Color perception for some tasks (e.g., dispensing medications, assessment of resident condition) is important.
  • Position requires bending, stooping, twisting, turning, reaching, lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, climbing, kneeling, walking, and standing over 75% of shift.
  • Requires ability to exercise independent judgment under broad nursing case guidelines. Exercises initiative, patience, tact, and confidentiality; demonstrates administrative and leadership ability; ability to analyze and evaluate objectively.  Works under little direct supervision.
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public; ability to meet emotional and physical demands of residents and to help insure their dignity.
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public; ability to meet emotional and physical demands of residents and to help insure their dignity.
  • Proficient working knowledge and ability to accurately and timely operate and perform computer related tasks with specific equipment and software applications required.
  • Requires sufficient good health to properly discharge duties. Employees shall not be permitted to work who have infectious disease of skin lesion for the duration of the communicability.
  • Requires ability to maintain composure, positive attitude and awareness of priorities in an environment of stress and frequent interruptions
  • Requires ability to comply with Patient rights, all regulatory requirements, and all company policies and procedures as stated now and in the future
  • Proficient working knowledge and ability to accurately and timely operate and perform computer related tasks with specific equipment and software.
  • Requires basic understanding of a specialized area of knowledge normally acquired through four years of high school, plus two years of college or vocational school and appropriate license/certification. Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions required.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the great skills you already possess, if we had our say, we would also look for the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience working in a long-term care facility
  • Leadership experience 

Job Perks

At Buckner one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Medical and Dental benefits for employees and their eligible dependents;
  • Life insurance;
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits;
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays;
  • Retirement Savings Plan; and
  • The 5Star Fun Plan Benefit: encourages employees to spread good cheer to their co-workers and residents creating a happy, healthy environment for all!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.

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