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

Licensed Practical Nurse II - CONTINUOUS Description This is an open and continuous posting for Full and Part Time positions on our Evening and Night Shifts The Veterans Home at 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 Veterans 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. 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 with alternating weekend and holiday schedule. 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 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: At least one (1) year of experience in the care of geriatric patients in a healthcare setting such as long-term care 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 MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least one year of paraprofessional experience in the field of nursing as a licensed practical nurse. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. See the Vetran\'s Home in Holyoke website for complete job description.