Licensed Practical Nurse, LTC - MVH

Job Description
Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse, LTC - MVH
Job ID: 170001X2
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Night
Shift: Night Job
Facility: Muncy Valley Long Term Care
Location: , Muncy PA
Under the direction of a registered nurse (RN), the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides resident care within the scope of the Practical Nurse Act of Pennsylvania. The LPN, in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team, ensures the physical, medical and psychosocial needs of the resident are met.
Suggests and supports changes within the department.
Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
Assists the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
Provides appropriate, direct resident care. Gives injections, takes vital signs, performs basic diagnostic tests, observes residents, dresses wounds, administers medication. Provides IV therapy as permitted by practice act and policy.
Complies with established medication use policies.
Observes and records resident's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and reports results to the RN in charge.
Communicates effectively with residents and families about care concerns. Instructs and demonstrates care.
Discusses any resident or family concerns with RN in charge, so that issues can be appropriately addressed.
Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to resident care and facility-related information.
Complies with all safety policies and procedures, including Infection Control Precautions.
Complies with all safety policies and procedures, including Infection Control Precautions.
Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.
Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
Participates in resident care conferences.
Contributes to the unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting residents.
Constructively receives feedback and direction.
Identifies and communicates learning needs to the Unit Manager/Nursing Leader.
Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or from self-identified development needs.
Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.
Requests assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
Participates in self-review as requested by Unit Manager.
Oversees care given by Certified Nursing Assistants to ensure adequate and timely care is provided .
Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Demonstrates awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions. Cares for residents, staff, and self by supporting and promoting a culture of safety in the workplace, recognizing hazards, reporting and investigating incidents in a timely manner in accordance with policies, regulations, and prudent practices.
Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing. Long term care experience preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
Basic Life Support
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Licensed Practical Nurse
Act 34 Criminal Clearance
Older Adult Protective Svs Act
Act 73 FBI Clearance
Act 34 Crim Clearnce w Renewal
Act 33 Chld Clearnce w Renewal
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Salary Range: $16.49 to $24.74
Union Position: No
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