Licensed Practical Nurse - Geriatrics -Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara Falls, NY

Posted: 07/24/2019 Job Number: 12461737
Licensed Practical Nurse - Geriatrics - Needed in Niagara Falls, NY 
Location – Niagara Falls, NY 
Practice Type- LPN - Geriatrics 
Start Date – As soon as credentialing is complete
Term - 8 Weeks
Hours - 8 Hour Shifts
Shift - Evening Shift 
We have an immediate need for an LPN - Geriatrics for a hospital located in Niagrara Falls, NY.  Below are additional details:

As indispensable members of an interdisciplinary team, licensed practical nurses at ElderWood are charged with managing the daily clinical regimen of each resident and subacute patient. Their responsibilities include overseeing resident care, including completing MDS assessments, care plans, immunization records and supporting documentation; administering medications and treatments, and supervising nursing assistants. Working with our physicians, they are a critical liaison to residents and their families. Our LPNs enjoy a unique opportunity to gain extensive clinical experience and provide advanced care in a home-like setting. Responsibilities

  • Administer medications and treatments to assigned residents as ordered by the physician and utilizing the five rights as applicable.

  • Direct and monitor the personal care duties and nursing care procedures carried out by Nursing Assistants of the assigned team.

  • Assist Nursing Assistants with direct care of residents, as necessary.

  • Report to Unit Manager/Assistant Unit Manager or Charge Nurse Supervisor unusual symptoms, changes of condition, daily needs, and progress of residents.

  • Follow the Plan of Care for each resident, and monitor the performance of Nursing Assistants in the implementation of the care plan.

  • Receive controlled substances from the shift Supervisory Nurse and is responsible for all aspects of the storage and distribution of these medications; ensure proper and safe placement and use of medications stored in medication cart, stock medication cupboards, medication room refrigerator and narcotic cabinets.

  • Document as applicable in the care plans, Nursing Notes, Medical Administration Records, Treatment Records and other required records.

  • Credentials as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) with a current state license required.

  • LPN Training and work experience in a geriatric setting preferred.

  • Ability to supervise and work well with other personnel required.

  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing required.

  • Caring, respectful attitude towards residents required.

  • Physical stamina for constant activity required.
  • Ability to perform tasks to established standards of excellence required.
Facility Overview

Starting with one skilled nursing facility in 1978, we now have 10 locations offering skilled nursing, five providing assisted living, and two unique independent living communities in Western and Central New York. Some locations offer comprehensive rehabilitation and specialty subacute programs including cardiac rehabilitation, respiratory care and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Catapult Healthcare is a comprehensive national staffing agency and placement firm specializing in both locum tenens physician and advanced practitioners (NP / PA), in addition to travel nursing and allied clinical service professionals.  We offer both short and long term contract and permanent placement assignments nationwide.

Brandy Anderson

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