Kalispell

  • LPN - Brendan House Transitional Care Unit

    Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell
    Requisition ID
    2018-4358
    Category
    LPN / CNA / CMA / MA
    Pay Period Status
    PRN
    Shift
    Days
    Schedule
    PRN status
  • Overview

    At Kalispell Regional Healthcare, our mission is to improve the health, comfort, and life of those we serve.  We believe in a better future for healthcare. With more than 4,000 employees, we are the largest private employer in the Flathead Valley. As we continue to grow, we look for people dedicated to service and quality.

     

    The Licensed Practical Nurse position provides practical nursing care to patients and residents on the Transitional Care Unit and Long Term Care Units at Brendan House.  This care shall be rendered in a safe and effective manner that is consistent with Kalispell Regional Healthcare’s policies and procedures.

    Responsibilities

    1. *Demonstrates a commitment to professionalism, civility, teamwork and customer service while undertaking all tasks and interactions with others.
    2. *Exhibits knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to the LPN’s specific job duties, patient care and safety.
    3. *Exhibits knowledge of staffing standards and a demonstrated commitment to cost containment with all resources.
    4. *Operates and maintains equipment to departmental standards.
    5. *Maintains nursing standards of care and executes appropriate provider orders. While executing patient care, demonstrates knowledge of and maintains the patient’s right to diversity, privacy and confidentiality.
    6. *Performs a standardized focused assessment or reassessment of patient at regular intervals appropriate for the condition of the patient under the direction of the RN and as ordered by the provider.
    7. *Administers medications, treatment, and provider specific care to patients in compliance with facility and nursing policies/procedures and LPN scope of practice.
    8. *Communicates all appropriate and critical changes in the patient’s condition, status and findings to the appropriate provider and RN in a timely manner or as defined by policies and procedures and/or provider orders.
    9. *Documents all clinical findings and required regulatory mandates in the medical chart in compliance with facility policies and procedures or as defined by regulatory requirements.
    10. *Completes and demonstrates competencies/currency in required yearly unit competencies and education requirements as defined by the facility, Resident Care Manager and Director of Nursing.
    11. *Complies with and maintains regulatory compliance requirements as defined for the nursing care on the unit and according to facility standards.
    12. *If LPN is assigned charge nurse responsibility, he/she will provide the oversight of staff and patient care:
    • Coordinates the delivery of patient care in a professional manner in compliance with facility policies and procedures.
    • Determines patient assignments and delegates duties according to appropriate patient acuity and skill mix of the staff.
    • Coordinates the staffing requirements with Resident Care Manager, staffing scheduler, and/or Director of Nursing.
    • Communicates with staff to provide immediate feedback to correct deviations from policies and procedures.
    • Communicates with the Resident Care Managers and documents any unusual events that occurred during the shift. This shall include but is not limited to exceptional teamwork, professionalism, accidents, injuries, safety issues, deviation from appropriate patient care, breaches in professionalism, staffing abnormalities, special circumstances, and variances from policy and procedure.
    • Provides feedback regarding staff performance for on-going staff improvement and performance evaluations.
    • Assists the staff, coaches the staff, and provides professional nursing care to the patients on the unit. Assesses and anticipates the needs of the patient and coordinates the necessary interventions as defined by policy, procedure, and the written/verbal orders of the provider.
    • Participates in unit activities necessary to maintain unit productivity and patient care. Monitors the use and function of equipment. Monitors and assists the staff in maintaining compliance with regulatory standards.

    Qualifications

    1. Current Montana LPN license required.
    2. Current Healthcare Provider BLS.
    3. Skilled nursing care experience preferred.

     


    Kalispell is a dynamic community located within a thirty-minute drive of Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, Glacier National Park, several National and State forests and parks, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. Kalispell is the retail, professional, medical, and governmental center of the Flathead Valley serving approximately 140,000 people in Northwest Montana.

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