Performs routine tasks for residents of facility as assigned by Nurse Practitioner, Manager, or RN following guidelines for the center. Performs duties as licensed as Licensed Practical Nurse in North Carolina.
Complexity of Duties
Follows well defined policies and procedures and established guidelines, however assessment of individual or group health needs or abnormal findings require a great deal of individual judgment and accuracy. Requires the ability to plan, coordinate activities, solve problems, assess situations, and develop appropriate resident case management following approved guidelines. Must demonstrate conscientiousness, discernment, and initiative to maintain accuracy of work. Must be resourceful when responding to changing circumstances.
Contact with Others
Has frequent contact with coworkers, other health professionals, and residents; where tact, courtesy, and diplomacy are required to maintain positive relationships. Requires sensitivity to others while dealing with residents and their families. Purpose of contacts is to exchange information, gain assistance, and dispense data.
Must adhere to all tribal confidentiality policies and procedures. An above average degree of discretion is required while handling resident and related medical information.
Mental /Visual /Physical
Job duties can be mentally/emotionally stressful at times. Physical activities require the ability to walk, sit, reach, bend and lift while assisting residents with walking, transferring and turning. Must have visual acuity, manual dexterity, and the ability to speak and hear.
Works in hospital environment and exposed to biohazard, disease, etc.; which requires strict adherence to OSHA guidelines and protocol for maintaining sterile conditions.
Primary supervision will be by the Director of Nursing and Administrator with corroboration with the EBCI medical director.
Responsibility for Accuracy
A high degree of accuracy is required in medical procedures performed. Undetected errors could have minimal or life threatening results. Review of work following established procedures, protocol and quality audits would prevent most errors.
Consistently demonstrates superior customer service skills to patients/customers by demonstrating characteristics that align with CIHA’s guiding principles and core values. Ensure excellent customer service is provided to all patients/customers by seeking out opportunities to be of service.