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Veterans Home of Holyoke Licensed Practical Nurse I in Holyoke, Massachusetts

HOLYOKE Licensed Practical Nurse I Description This is an open and continuous posting for Full and Part-Time positions on our Evening and Night Shifts. The Veteran\'s Home in Holyoke is seeking several compassionate, professional, and enthusiastic Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to assume supervision within an assigned unit of the facility while fostering teamwork across multiple disciplines. Here at the Soldiers\' Home, LPNs are responsible for providing patient-driven care and support to our Veteran population. They are expected to follow and contribute to a plan of care for individual patients in accordance with nursing standards, policies and procedures. The incumbents will work both as a team member and independently, communicating in a clear and constructive manner to members of the team, patients and their families. Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): Provide exceptional nursing care to veteran residents by assessing health status, responding to call lights or veterans\' requests for assistance, and making observations on rounds Administer nursing treatments, procedures, doctor orders, and care plans; observe, identify and respond to the needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education Identify, evaluate, and assess veteran health status; confer with supervising Registered Nurses (RNs) and assigned medical staff for treatment modalities Recognize urgent or emergency patient care situations; seek assistance of the RN and/or medical staff and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed or needed Collaborate with other resident services personnel to ensure that residents\' individual care plans are being followed Establish constructive relationships with veterans and their families to promote positive relationships and learning as established by the treatment/teaching plan. Document incidents with or without adverse effect to the veteran and refer to RN for follow-up and/or investigation Foster the Soldiers\' Home in Holyoke mission, vision and operational policies while maintaining regulatory and department compliance with Joint Commission, and state/federal regulations Maintain personal and professional growth by attending in-services, keeping current with healthcare trends and nursing practices, and other Soldiers\' Home committees Skilled in the use of computers as needed for the completion of work assignments Schedule: We have part-time and full-time benefited opportunities available on our Evening (3:00 pm - 11:30 pm) and our Night (11:15 pm - 7:15 am) shifts Alternating weekend and holiday schedule Note: This is 24 hour/7 days a week long-term care facility and as a result, the Soldiers\' Home in Holyoke may require this individual to be present during nontraditional hours when circumstances dictate the operational need Required Qualifications: Must possess a current, active license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing CPR certification through the American Heart Association Ability to follow oral and written instructions Ability to deal tactfully with others Preferred Qualifications: Certification in dementia, hospice, or other relevant discipline Ability to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, and team members Demonstrated attention to detail with readiness to respond appropriately when needed Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information Skilled in the use of using a computer for completion of work assignments Please see the Veteran\'s Home in Holyoke website for a complete job description.