Walworth County LPN Unit Supervisor - 3rd Shift, Part-Time in Elkhorn, Wisconsin
This position is responsible for performing basic nursing activities in the course of care of residents in addition to supervising the activities of the Certified Nursing Attendants (CNA) and the Certified Medication Assistants (CMA).
Directly supervises employees including CNAs and CMAs while carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Unit: Medical Work Hours: 11:00 pm - 7:30 am
Hours Per Shift: 8
Shifts Per Pay Period: 5
Position FTE: 0.5 FTE (Part-Time)
Applications are being accepted from Walworth County employees as well as members of the public.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Utilize the nursing process: collect and record data; participate in development, implementation and evaluation of the residents plan of care and update CNA care cards and flow sheets.
Participate in quality improvement activities.
Observe, report and document all physical and/or behavioral changes in residents and subsequently share all pertinent clinical information with immediate supervisor.
Assure continuity of care through shift-to-shift report of the entire direct care team for the assigned neighborhood.
Follow physicians' orders and treatments, as directed.
Assist in the processing of physician orders, calls and accept verbal or telephone orders and transcribe according to LHCC policy and procedure.
Review physician orders and monthly medication and treatment records every thirty days.
Administer and document resident medications prescribed for routine administration, as well as "as needed" medications with registered nurse consultation.
Assume a leadership role during fire drills or emergency situations.
Monitor direct care staff to ensure that resident's rights are maintained.
Interact directly with residents, their significant others and the representatives of other agencies on an ongoing basis.
Assume responsibility for the whereabouts of all residents in assigned area(s).
Complete the Minimum Data Set.
Complete daily documentation that addresses who, what, when, where, why and how.
Report resident grievances, allegations of abuse or misappropriation of property to the management person in charge.
Review the CNA witness statements for thoroughness and completion during an investigation.
Assign duties and resident assignments to the CNAs and CMAs each day as well as follow up to ensure assignments have been completed.Review CNA documentation for accuracy on a daily basis.
Participate in the counseling and formal performance evaluations of the CNAs and CMAs, and when necessary, consult with the appropriate Nurse Manager for assistance with this process.
Participate in the orientation of licensed staff, CNAs and CMAs.
Recommend CNAs for promotions or to act as a preceptor for new staff.
Maintain personal professional competence through participation in nursing and continuing education opportunities.
Attend and participate in all in-service educational opportunities, as appropriate to the job classification.
Participate in the evaluation of supplies and monitor staff for cost effective supply utilization.
Request maintenance on all equipment, as required.
Participate on committees as well as attend and participate in nursing meetings.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school plus Technical diploma in practical nursing and zero to six months of relevant prior experience.Experience in restorative nursing, long-term care, psychiatric nursing, medical nursing or geriatric nursing preferred.Proven experience in ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions and percentages as well as ability to apply basic algebra and geometry concepts to calculate area, circumference, volume, and/or land measure.Proven experience with medical terminology.
Interactions & Communication
Provides specialized information and/or recommendations to others regarding an area of expertise.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations and Other Special Requirements
Wisconsin Licensed Practical Nurse license through WI Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Criminal background check free of convictions of abuse of individuals or misappropriation of property while in a formal caretaking setting.
All staff of Lakeland Health Care Center may be called upon to respond to emergency situations assisting residents in their physical positioning.
If you are not available to work on the date this position starts, you will not be awarded the position.
All employees may be required to work overtime as determined by the department head.
This position has authority to make decisions that are within general procedures and protocols; supervision is available as required or requested.These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or work unit within the department and information is provided with additional research and observations which contributes to the decision making process.
Thinking & Problem Solving
In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges in this position tend to be diverse, but are typically covered by precedent or established practice.
Tools and Equipment Used
Telephone Personal Computer/Printer
Calculator FAX Machine
Copy Machine Various Medical Related Devices
WORK ENVIRONMENT**The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS**The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to constantly use bilateral upper extremities, above/below waist and above/below shoulder height.
Ability to constantly walk and stand
Ability to constantly use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or to tend to resident needs.
Ability to constantly lift and move up to 25 pounds.
Ability to frequently lift and move up to 75 pounds with aid of provided equipment, or a second person assist.
Ability to frequently lift, push or pull 50 pounds unassisted with bending and twisting of trunk.
Ability to communicate to residents using talking and hearing.
Ability to identify resident care needs through hearing and seeing.
Must be free from communicable disease.
"Constant" means at least 2/3's of the shift.
"Frequent" means at least 1/3 of the shift.
TO INCLUDE: Formal Walworth County Electronic Application Education & Experience Review
LPN License Verification Oral Department Interview Reference Check
Background Check Post Offer Physical Exam Drug Screen
Other job related tests may be required.
Job Code: 2016-00253
Job Title: LPN Unit Supervisor - 3rd Shift, Part-Time
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 11/03/16 5:00 PM Central Time
Salary: $22.07 - $27.52 Hourly
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Department: Lakeland Health Care Center