JOB DESCRIPTION DEPARTMENT: NURSING POSITION: LICENSED
VOCATIONAL NURSE (LVN)
SUPERVISOR: DIRECTOR OF NURSING POSITION SUMMARY: Under the
supervision of the Director of Nursing, the Licensed Vocational
Nurse provides nursing care to residents as prescribed by the
physician and in accordance with standards of nursing practices and
regulations; and supervises the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
staff in the delivery of direct resident care.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
1. Prepare and review medical records and nurse’s motes, and
assess residents to evaluate their physical and emotional status;
monitor resident activity and provide nursing care according to the
physician’s orders, care plans, established standards and facility
policies. Coordinate and assist or prepare for new admissions,
transfers, and discharge of residents. Transcribe physicians’
telephone orders. Communicate with residents, family members, other
interdisciplinary team members and management regarding resident
2. Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the
physician in accordance with nursing standards and facility
policies. Sign, date and perform all charting and recordkeeping in
accordance with established policies and procedures.
3. Understand, comply with, and promote all rules regarding
4. Assist and participate in developing and implementing a
written care plan for each individual resident that addresses the
needs of the resident.
5. Participate in inservice training; assist in implementing
orientation programs and job skills training; maintain professional
6. Monitor environment and care practices of nursing personnel
to ensure compliance with established safety, fire, disaster,
infection control and all other departmental policies and
procedures; ensure cleanliness and safety of work and treatment
7. Supervise the CNA’s on the unit including monitoring work
assignments and providing feedback and counseling if needed.
8. Other duties as assigned.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must be a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in good standing
and currently licensed by the State.
2. Must be able to relate positively to residents and families
and work cooperatively with other employees.
3. Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.
4. Must be able to supervise other employees and work
cooperatively to obtain resident care objectives.
5. Physical and Sensory Requirements (with or without the aid of
mechanical devices): Walking, reaching, climbing, bending, lifting,
grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing and pulling, ability to
hear and respond to pages; ability to distinguish smells, tastes
and temperatures, ability to read and write, ability to communicate
both verbally and in writing with residents, families, personnel,
vendors and consultants; ability to remain calm under stress.
6. Must meet all local health regulations, and successfully
complete a post-offer health assessment.
7. Must be capable of performing the essential functions of this
job, with or without reasonable accommodation.