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Memory Support/Namaste LPN

Company: Williamsburg Landing
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Do you take PRIDE in what you do?Apply today to Williamsburg Landing where employees lead with:PassionRespectIntegrityDiversity &ExcellenceRetention Bonus!Full-Time LPN positions offer a $5,000 retention bonus (paid out: 90 days - $1,250; 6 months - $1,250; 1 year - $2,500)Part-Time Plus LPN positions offer a $3,500 retention bonus (paid out: 90 days - $875; 6 months - $875; 1 year - $1,750)Part-Time LPN positions offer a $1,500 retention bonus (paid out: 90 days - $750; 6 months - $750) To receive a retention bonus, you must still be employed at Williamsburg Landing in this role and cannot be working out a notice of resignation.Williamsburg Landing, a local CARF-accredited life plan community, seeks Full-Time (36+ hours/week), Part-Time Plus (30-35 hours/week), and Part-Time (less than 30 hours/week) Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to care for residents in Memory Support. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), under the direction and supervision of the Manager of Memory Support, provides nursing care for residents. The LPN oversees the work of CMAs and CNAs on the unit and directs emergency response when necessary. The LPN assists physicians on the unit as requested and as the practicing licensed professional on the unit, ensures all documentation is timely and correct, all medications are dispensed as written, and that all errors are promptly reported and remediated.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSOversees the work of Nursing Assistants, ensuring responsibilities are performed satisfactorilyAssigns and monitors work performed by CMAs and CNAs; trains nursing assistants in accepted work methods; provides information to the Manager of Assisted Living or Memory Support regarding further training needs; provides input for nursing assistants' performance evaluations and disciplineSupervises the nurses in Assisted Living and/or Memory Support and makes the necessary number of rounds to ensure that quality nursing care is being provided; assigns work to staff and provides back up support as needed and takes immediate corrective action when necessaryComplies and enforces department and company policies and procedures including standards of conduct, attendance, dress and safetyAssists with resolving staffing needs and emergency staffing problems when necessaryMonitors staff for professionalism and positive interaction with residents, guests and other WLI employeesAssists with the planning and overall nursing care of the residents on the unit; monitors residents' medical charts for accuracy and timeliness of information updates; assists Managers with chart audits and other pertinent information to include the 24 hour chart checks including POSs, MARs, and TARs as required by regulationsPerforms professional nursing tasks and nursing procedures to include, but not limited to: medication administration, ordering prescriptions and performing treatments as ordered etc.; participates in shift hand offs with the previous and next shift's nursing staff on residents with significant changes and supervises that all work has been completedAssures all shift responsibilities are completed before the end of the shift by the CMAs and CNAsDocuments and completes other tasks in Electronic Medical Record systemKeeps MD, NP, and supervisors informed of any significant changes in the residents' conditions, vital signs and other developments as they occur; maintains vigilance to observe any unusual symptoms or signs of illness or skin breakdown, and reports same to nurse in charge; reports any indication of residents' deteriorating physical, emotional, or mental health by noting such cues as uneaten food, deteriorating cleanliness or conversations that indicate deep unhappiness or lonelinessMaintains adequate supplies and equipment for the unit and records supplies and equipment to be orderedAssists Administrator of Assisted Living or Managers with resident evaluations to determine individualized care plans and attends resident review team meetings as neededMaintains communication with MD, NP, and family members as requested and within the confines of federal and state regulationsResponds to resident needs on the Units including emergencies, medication administration, and support with activities of daily livingAssists the physicians with medical procedures when requestedEvaluates work processes and methods and submits recommendations for continuous performance improvementAssumes responsibility for own professional development including meeting all mandated standards and staying abreast of developments within the fieldComplies with all Williamsburg Landing policies and procedures including standards of conduct, attendance, safety, personal hygiene and dressAttends scheduled training programs for professional development that includes, at a minimum, trainings required by Williamsburg Landing and by regulatory and accrediting bodiesPerforms other duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONSMust be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia; ability to read and write effectively in English; two (2) years of nursing experience in long-term care, acute care or assisted living setting preferred with one (1) year of supervisory experienceKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESAbility to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, to fulfill job responsibilities; comprehensive knowledge of nursing procedures, theory and practice with an emphasis on current trends in gerontological nursing; ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to support the development of RMAs and CNAs; ability to exercise sound professional judgment; ability to respond appropriately in an emergency; ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds; requires standing and walking for entire shift, safely lifting and transferring residents; must obtain CDP Certification within the first year of hire and maintain current CPREmployees may be required to work overtime when conditions that affect business needs make such scheduling necessary.NAMASTE CARE:Namaste Care, opening in 2023, is designed for people living in the late stage of dementia. This program incorporates continual relationship-centered care from engaging with the resident in activities of daily living to sharing in social, multi-sensory engagements during the day in a calm environment. Namaste Care Partner Nurses must be Licensed Practical Nurses in the Commonwealth of Virginia and are required to complete advanced Namaste Care Education and obtain Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification within the first 90 days of hire. This exciting new opportunity will be discussed during the interview process with interested candidates.BENEFITS (Full-Time and Part-Time Plus employees)Health, Dental & Vision InsuranceFSA & HSA403(b) Retirement Plan 529 College Savings Plan Long-Term Care InsuranceLegal ResourcesPaid Time OffHoliday Pay Corporate Wellness Program Health Club & Spa Membership Employee Education & Training Fund Employee Assistance ProgramCredit Union Membership Part-Time employees eligibleWilliamsburg Landing is a non-profit, independent community offering a vibrant lifestyle for residents.EOE/Tobacco Free/Drug Free

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Keywords: Williamsburg Landing, Newport News , Memory Support/Namaste LPN, Healthcare , Williamsburg, Virginia

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