*NEW - Household Nurse - LPN

Haven Nursing Center - Columbia, LA
7/28/2020

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Position Description

Household Nurse (LPN)

Job Summary:

We are currently recruiting for a Household Nurse (LPN) to join our Haven Nursing Center team! The person filling this position must be a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the state of Louisiana. Residents at Haven live in units/hallways referred to as “households.” The Household Nurse (LPN) is an essential member of the household caregiving team, responsible for performing nursing functions within the household. The Household Nurse works a 12-hour shift, providing more time off, including 3-days off, every other weekend.


Primary duties include:

• Ensures the clinical operations in the household are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations while honoring person-centered care; observes resident status as necessary to assure quality care and coordinates with other resident services to assure continuity of care;
• Implements clinical policies and procedures which ensure safe, sanitary and efficient practices supporting professional standards of nursing care;
• Assures that documentation, medication administration, resident nursing care, safety and sanitation, the resident assessment process, quality assurance and resident rights are in compliance with the nursing home’s standards;
• Fosters collaboration, consensus and negotiation to address problem solving in the household; assures that all clinical policies and procedures of the household are maintained; interprets and communicates same to all in the household as needed, with an emphasis on resident, family or designated representative relationships;
• Maintains working relationship with physicians and other medical personnel in support of quality clinical care in the households.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Must meet regulatory requirements for licensure as an LPN in the state of Louisiana;
• Clinical skills sufficient to meet all the primary responsibilities identified above;
• Demonstrated leadership qualities, supervisory skills, interpersonal relationship skills and knowledge of federal and state regulations governing clinical care, nursing practice and leadership;
• Commitment to person-centered care.


Preferred Qualifications (but not required):

• Experience working in nursing homes or post-acute care;
• Certification in food handling (ServeSafe or equivalent);
• CPR certification;
• Knowledge and training about caring for persons living with dementia;
• Experience working with American HealthTech clinical software.

Physical Requirements:

• Must be able to lift/push up to 50 pounds.
• Must be able to lift, carry, stand, bend, squat, crawl, reach and kneel using good body mechanics for sustained periods of time.


Additional Requirements
• A LPN license check will be conducted on all final candidates for this position;
• Tuberculosis screening (or chest x-ray) is required prior to employment;
• Negative COVID-19 test prior to employment;
• Employment reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance and contact with the applicant's former employer(s).

Company Benefits Include:

• Competitive starting wage
• Opportunity for advancement
• Group health insurance (full-time employees)
• Group life insurance (full-time employees)
• Voluntary - dental insurance
• Voluntary – short-term disability
• Liberal paid time off policy (full-time employees)
• Education assistance plan (IRS Section 127)
• Professional growth and stability