Our LPNs enjoy a flexible work schedule that encourages work life balance. Our employees also enjoy evening / weekend premiums, a convenient location that is on many bus routes, free parking, reduced meal costs, and access to our fitness equipment at no cost. Most of all our employees love ECH because they are part of a friendly team that plays an important role caring for others. You will make a positive difference in the lives of our residents!
The primary purpose of the LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse position is to provide direct nursing care and support to the neighborhood residents in accordance with ERS’s established policies, person-centered care principles, nursing procedures and neighborhood standards to ensure the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. The ideal candidate will have a passion for older adult care and must demonstrate leadership capabilities while offering our residents the utmost quality of care and quality of life.
•Promotes the residents’ well-being and satisfaction by supporting resident-centered care, developing and interpreting standards of care, guiding the interdisciplinary team as it establishes and implements the resident’s plan of care with the resident and his/her family or responsible party and the household team.
•Communicates with other neighborhood members regarding changes in resident care plans, diet changes, etc. Participates in or provides input for resident care conferences.
•Models and ensures that others are providing medical treatment in a manner that honors resident preferences and individuality. Demonstrates strong commitment to the highest clinical outcomes.
•Administers medications and performs treatments and nursing procedures according to established policies and procedures and nursing standards of care and ensures that all physician/consultant orders and changes to orders are followed.
•Monitors the activities of daily living of residents in relation to the normal aging and/or disease process through assessments of mental status, physical condition and emotional and spiritual well-being. Working with other household members, encourages residents to participate in and coordinates and adjusts schedules to ensure that residents can participate in activities.
•Fosters collaboration, consensus and negotiation to address problem solving in the household; assures that all clinical policies and procedures of the household are maintained.
•As an ERS team member, upholds the philosophy of Person Centered Care while performing duties; whenever possible acts to restore and/or provide Purpose, Choice and Freedom to our residents.
•Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved LPN/LVN training program and possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an LPN in the State of Kentucky
•Prefer as a minimum, nursing experience in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility, or other related medical facility
•Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met
•Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
•Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public
•Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care
•Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and be willing to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel
•Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents
ERS is committed to providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement to all team members and potential team members. There will be no discrimination in employment practices because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (except where reasonable accommodation would not enable the disabled person to adequately perform the essential functions of the position) , military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.