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Title Licensed Practical Nurse
Job ID 051-973-14
Facility Name Millrise Seniors Village / Millrise Place (MLSV)
City Calgary
Job Category Clinical Support [Registered Nurses][Licensed Practical Nurses][Registered Care Aides][Recreational Therapists]
Job Status Casual
Shift On Call
Position Summary SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works as a member of a healthcare team under the
direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, or the Director of Care. The LPN
performs duties in accordance with the competencies of the CLPNA . An employee of
this class is required to perform personal care and therapeutic services in keeping with the
residents assessed needs, established care plan, policies and procedures of the Assisted
Living Facility.
Responsibilities RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Support the Vision, Mission Statement, Core Values of the Company.
• Adheres to all policies, procedures, and regulations of the Organizations and its partners.
• Understands and adheres to municipal, provincial, and federal laws/regulations as they pertain to the Organizations delivery of Care, (PPIC, FOIPP, HIA, PHA)

Resident Care

• Performs a variety of nursing duties, including administering medications;
• Collecting and reporting on urine specimens, glucose testing, changing dressings,
• Respiratory therapy equipment, urinary/catheter care, ostomy care, giving injections, taking and recording vital signs etc. to within full scope of practice.
• Communicates with pharmacists as required regarding residents and medications.
• Responds promptly to urgent situations and effectively uses EMS.
• Contacts family in regards to changes in Resident status, concerns, and/or transfer to hospital in a timely manner.
• Advises Site RN of any changes in resident status.
• Assesses resident status and takes action as required.
• Notifies On-call RN if needing direction or advice regarding resident status

Documentation

• Maintains records related to nursing care for all residents.
• Safely following medication policies and procedures, including pre-admission orders, new medication orders, administering medications, processing orders, receiving medications, daily narcotic counts, weekly medications checks, faxing orders and re-orders.
• Maintains lists for necessary stocks of medications and nursing supplies.

Supervisory

• Supervises Health Care Aides in administration of their duties; demonstrates safe and positive work practices in the leadership role.
• Delegates tasks/assignments to HCAs as per the HCA competencies.
• Instructs HCAs in proper procedures for providing care. Advises RN of any concerns related to HCAs delivery of care.
• Refers all concerns/complaints/grievances about HCAs role performance to Delegated Management.
• Handles day-to-day problems of residents requiring immediate attention and discusses unusual or complex problems with the Site RN.
• Involvement with therapeutic interventions for behaviour management
• Understands guidelines and importance of safe food handling
• Understands implications of special diet and follows diet restrictions
• Assists client with diabetic monitoring
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Company from time to time.
Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:

• Graduated from a recognized school of nursing.
• Must possess current license with CLPNA on a yearly basis and provide proof of same to employer each year.
• Must have current CPR training and provide proof to employer.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

• Observes and reports on client condition.
• Demonstrates knowledge of legislation governing the work and employment of health care aides.
• Maintains confidentiality and privacy of information regarding residents and staff.
• Demonstrates respect, patience, flexibility, and enthusiasm while meeting the needs of the residents.
• Demonstrates respectful communication with family members, visitors, general public and fellow staff members.
• Functions effectively as a team member.
• Demonstrates an ability to work collaboratively & effectively with staff from all departments in meeting resident needs.
• Documents all daily charting and reports as required before shift end.
• Reports and documents unusual or at risk incidents to the appropriate personnel.
• Assists with maintaining adequate amount of resident personal care supplies.
• Collects and labels specimens as directed.
• Assists in the orientation of new staff.
• Attends, participates in and completes all mandatory in-services.
• Identifies gaps in own knowledge and seeks educational direction from the Educator.
• Participates in facility based and off site educational opportunities and in-services.
• Promotes resident participation in and assists with social and lifestyles' activities.
• Reports complaints by residents and families to supervisor.
• Demonstrates hospitality by extending a greeting and offer of assistance to visitors.
• Demonstrates accurate knowledge and use of resident's Nurse Call System (Tunstall and Spectra Link Phone). Answers any & all resident calls promptly.
• Responsible for the orientation of new residents family to room, phone (Tunstall and Delphi) and facility.
• Is actively involved in maintaining safe, clean environment for resident & staff.
• In event that a resident is incontinent of stool or urine, cleans the resident and the area as indicted. Is responsible for cleaning in these situations when cleaning staff not on duty.
• Promotes a respectful workplace environment in word and action at all times.
• Performs related work as required.
• Certificate in appropriate discipline required including related training and experience.
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