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are central to achieving the mission of Ivy Lodge. They are responsible for
serving as shift leaders as well as performing nursing tasks and working
directly with the residents alongside the Resident Assistant staff.
Duties and Responsibilities:
During each shift that they work
they typically function as the shift leader (see shift leader description), and
perform nursing tasks within their scope of practice.
Nursing tasks include oversight of
medication ordering, coordination of doctor’s appointments with families and schedule
resident aides for transportation.
The LPN may also observe and report
health related information to the RN and the residents’ doctors and provide
nursing treatments within their scope of practice.
In addition, LPNs are responsible
for personal care, assisting with medications, and universal worker activities
Personal Care tasks including:
assisting with bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, ambulation, medication
Ivy Lodge has an Enhanced Assisted
Living license which allow us to accept and retain residents who need
assistance, including two-person assistance, with transfers.
While we have full time cooks,
dishwashers and housekeeping staff, LPNs also help with preparing meals,
setting tables, plating meals to the resident’s specifications, serving food
and beverages, washing dishes, cleaning food service areas.
They may assist with laundry,
changing beds, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning the bathroom, doing
personal laundry and linens, changing light bulbs, and taking out trash.
Ivy Lodge has a full time Activity
Director and part time activity assistant.
In addition, LPNs may engage in
activities such as leading a word game, a musical activity or reminiscence
LPNs may also be required to drive
residents to the doctor, or accompany them on shopping trips or recreational
events if they have a clean driver’s license.
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential function satisfactorily. The employee must exhibit a professional and
respectful manner, conservative appropriate dress, and excellent personal
hygiene are essential. You must undergo a criminal back ground check.
You will be required to take a First Aid
class and keep it current.
you drive for our facility, you must have a current and clean NYS driver’s
You are required annually to do a health
Attend monthly staff meetings.
Attend in-service trainings as well as
external trainings as directed
Education Requirement: High School
Diploma or equivalent; Licensed Practical Nurses must have a current license
accepted by New York State
Skills: You must be able to communicate clearly and cordially
with all residents, residents’ families, vendors, and outside health and
service providers as well as with all other Ivy Lodge staff. You must be able to understand verbal
instructions in English.
Ability: You should be able to apply common sense understanding
to carry out oral instructions.
Demands: The physical demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to stand for long periods of time, walk, use hands to
finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl, carry objects without dropping them, talk, and hear.
The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must be able to lift
and/ or move more than 50lbs.
Environment: while performing the duties of this job.
The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is
exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and hot and cold environments, high
precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; sharp utensils, toxic or
caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and