Job Application - Ivy Hall At The Family Lodge

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Summary: LPNs 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. 


Essential 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 as needed.

·         Personal Care tasks including: assisting with bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, ambulation, medication reminders.

·         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 discussion.

·         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.


Qualifications: to 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.

·          If you drive for our facility, you must have a current and clean NYS driver’s license.

·         You are required annually to do a health reassessment.

·         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


Language 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.

Reasoning Ability: You should be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out oral instructions.

Physical 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.

Work 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 vibration.