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Hillcrest Commons Licensed Practical Nurse in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Provide basic nursing care such as checking blood pressure, inserting catheters, and helping comfort patients by performing tasks such as changing and dressing - Document accurate and ongoing assessment of patient status: Document patient care, including nursing intervention, patient response to care provided, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations, and progress toward goals - Communicate with RNs and physicians regarding patients? needs - Collaborate with other nurses and health team members to ensure patients? wellbeing - Teach patient/significant other appropriate health information in a timely manner and share written informational material, as applicable. - Perform direct patient care, using established procedures, policies, and standards - Prepare and administer medications according to policy and procedure. - Observe and document patients? responses to pertinent medications. - Demonstrate ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise, and professional manner. - Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required. - Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, charting, etc., as necessary. - Receive phone orders from physicians and record on the Physician?s Order Form. - Chart all reports of accidents/incidents involving residents. Follow established procedures. - Verify the identity of each resident before administering the medication/treatment. - Ensure adequate medications, supplies, and equipment are available. Report needs to DON. - Ensure narcotic records are accurate for your shift. - Notify DON of all drug and narcotic discrepancies. - Give a thorough, concise report at change of shift. Communicate pertinent information to the appropriate person in a timely manner. - Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with safety and infection control policies and procedures, including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated and proper disposal of soiled materials. Job Types: Part-time, Full-time Salary Range: \$30.00- \$38.66 per hour Qualifications Education Preferred Associates or better in Nursing. Technical/other training or better. Licenses & Certifications Required License Practical Nurse

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