24 hours / week - Monday through Friday (4-5/hours a day, flexible within 9am-5pm), No weekends!
The Wellness Nurse - L.P.N. is responsible for monitoring the health and wellness of the residents, in respect to overseeing health, nutrition and dietary needs, activities of daily living, medication supervision, and assessing safety concerns of the residents. The Wellness Nurse - L.P.N. responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overall well-being of the residents; supervising and training of RA’s, communication with all resident support services, physicians, health care agencies, families and quality assurance. The Wellness Nurse - L.P.N. will work directly on Enhanced Living providing support and direction to all resident care assistants.
- The Nurse will work in collaboration with the Director Care Continuum to evaluate, train, and supervise RA’s in activities of daily living, hygiene, nutrition, and infection control to ensure the providing of quality care consistent with HSL best practice.
- Supports V360 as our platform of living ones best life.
- Manages the medication management program on EL. Provides competency training for all resident care assistants in demonstrating competence in Self Administered Medication Management Program (SAMM). Coordinates with pharmacist, clinic and other suppliers/vendors for medication delivery and accuracy. Maintains updated process of medication administration.
- Performs wellness assessments and service plans on all residents anually and as needed. Documents and monitors health records, medical information, dementia evaluation history and current RA records reflecting resident’s physical and mental health.
- Monitors and communicates medical issues, family concerns and staff issues to the Director of Care Continuum, RA’s, Medical Practice, and other team members as appropriate.
- Implements quality control/monitoring procedures to ensure that RA’s perform their routine duties during all shifts.
- Coordinates emergency response plan and emergency service for residents, training staff on all shifts for appropriate response to emergencies and company policies.
- Monitors and assesses health status of residents, triage emergency situations, and coordinates the delivery of medical or nursing care with certified home health agencies, nurse practitioners, physicians, and rehab services.
- Acts as a liaison to families, physicians and health agencies regarding changes and status in resident’s health and medication issues.
- Takes Lead role in care planning with RA’s, outside service providers and families. Directs resident care staff to implement changes and achieve goals of the care plan.
- Participates actively in staff orientation, initial training and ongoing staff education programs.
- Completes yearly evaluations and six-month skill assessments of the RA’s.
- Coordinates wellness activities for residents including vital signs, weights, nutritional monitoring and resident education programs regarding health issues. Trains staff in the usage of adaptive equipment needs of the residents and monitors use.
- Investigates resident and employee incidents, identifies safety hazards and reports to Director of Care Continuum to institute corrective action.
- Shares in the responsibility of maintaining an environment that is conducive to the safety, security, physical and emotional well-being and cognitive support of the residents.
- Maintains inventory of medical supplies, personal care and incontinent needs.
- Works with Director of Care continuum and other departments to maintain EL/Nursing operating budget.
- Sensitive to issues of aging, needs of the dementia residents/participants and diverse populations.
- Sensitive to issues of grief, loss and guilt family members experience in placing a loved one into a supportive community.
- Sensitive to transition issues for elders moving from home.
- Ability to follow written and spoken English.
- Ability to be flexible with work assignments, other departments and schedule changes.
- Ability to work as a team player, promoting good relations with other departments, staff, residents and families.
- Ability to work flexible hours and be available to respond during off duty hours to resident problems and emergencies
- Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; advanced degree in health services.
- 1-2 years experience with geriatric/dementia population.
- At least 2 years experience supervising C.N.A.’s.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstration of strong clinical and documentation assessment skills.
- Knowledge of community support services.
- Experience in Assisted Living preferred.
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