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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) opportunity on 3rd shift in Agawam, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 2/2/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Atrium at Cardinal Drive is seeking an experienced LPN to work the overnight 8P-8A shift. Want to make your mark? Join Benchmark, a new type of senior living company. At Benchmark, we impact lives through human connection. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults. Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match. Connect with us –and to what truly matters!

**$1,500 Sign-on Bonus**

 

In this role you will be responsible for the oversight, coaching, and direct supervision of Care Staff(RCA) in our community.  This position reports to our Resident Care Director(RCD). 

 

  • Identifies and assesses the clinical status of residents
  • Completes a thorough assessment of residents
  • Obtains the medical information release form from primary care physician as needed
  • Develops a plan of care (in collaboration with the RCD) based on the identified physical and psychological problems of the resident including: the identified problems; resident specific goals and planned program interventions
  • Develops a service plan (in collaboration with the RCD) according to the requirements outlined in the state regulations
  • Coordinates care needs with community providers via an effective case management process
  • Measures and accurately records vital signs (temperatures, pulse, respiration, blood pressure weight and height) where appropriate as per state regulations
  • Effectively balances service demands with supporting resident
    independence
  • Accurately assesses, communicates, and documents residents’ status
  • Observes and reports any significant changes in resident behavior and health to the RCD, physician, family, RCA’s, and Executive Director per state regulations
  • Successfully implements the plan of care
  • Recognizes and assists in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (financial and other) and reports to appropriate sources per state regulations
  • Participates in work within the wellness center
  • Responds to emergencies and personal emergency response system and knows when to call for backup
  • Effectively handles difficult resident behaviors
  • Reacts calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Assists care staff with hands on care on the overnight shift
  • Mentors, trains and assists the RCA’s on the overnight shift with all aspects of resident care
  • Reviews resident’s plan of care with care staff

Job Requirements

Requirements:

• Graduate of an approved LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse program (per state requirements)
• Current state licensed as an LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse (as required by state regulation) and CPR certification
• Previous experience working with the elderly in a paid or volunteer position highly desirable

BENEFITS

We believe in offering our employees competitive pay. To learn more about our pay and benefits, please apply today!