Interested in joining The Kensington Family?
Why The Kensington Reston? Because Our Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own…and this extends to our team members too!
Become part of a community that’s driven by its unique core values: a Love for Seniors, Respect for Each Other, Passion for Excellence, and a Spirit to Serve.
Partner with us to find your path, grow your purpose, and expect the unexpected: deeper connections, better opportunities, and a stronger sense of belonging.
Salary: $30-33/hr + $1,000 Sign On Bonus
Availability: Full Time – day, evening and overnight shifts
Benefits (starting at 32 hrs/week):
- A community where you’re treated like family!
- Competitive salary
- Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
- Complimentary meals and uniforms
- Career growth and paid training opportunities
- Employee Assistance Program
- Employee Referral Bonus
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Prepares and accurately assists residents with the self-administration of prescribed medications to residents in accordance with individual medication care records. Organizes medication carts to help ensure accuracy and efficiency during the med pass.
- Maintains inventory of required medications, monitors expiration dates, and properly stores medications. Follows controlled drug procedures, and ensures proper disposal of expired, contaminated, or excess drugs.
- Assesses medication administration and notifies the Director of Nursing of potential problems with dispensing instructions or potential adverse drug interactions. Assures that all resident medication records are accurate, complete, and all mandatory forms are on file
- Assists in examinations and/or treatment of residents and carries out orders as directed by the Director of Nursing or his/her designee. Notifies the Director of Nursing and the appropriate neighborhood director of changes in the resident’s physical or mental condition.
- Assists Director of Nursing with scheduling and follow up on physician appointments and ensuring medication orders are accurately recorded and carried out.
- Maintains thorough knowledge of emergency procedures and responds to all emergency situations. Performs first aid and/ or CPR, if required.
- Assures that all resident records are accurate. Completes and signs paperwork, resident care notes, medication administration records and incident reports and provides follow-up as required. Maintains confidentiality of resident and community information.
- Interviews and examines current residents to assess needs, monitors and records resident medical condition and behavioral changes, assists in the formal process to re-assess resident care needs and recommends adjustments to care plans.
- Participates in the move-in, transfer, and discharge planning of residents.
- Works cooperatively with residents, residents’ families and representatives, community staff, physicians, consultants, and ancillary service providers. Acts as liaison with the community and residents’ supervising physician.
- Directs neighborhood team members and residents in executing emergency and disaster procedures during drills and actual events.
- Provides daily report to the Director of Nursing concerning community conditions, resident conditions, and needs for nursing supplies.
- Participates in professional development activities as required.
- Report any suspicion or evidence of elder abuse, mistreatment or neglect as outlined in Personnel Policies.
- Licensed as an LPN.
- Minimum of three (3) years in similar position, with retirement living or home-care background preferable.
- High school degree required; college degree preferred.
- Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages and abilities, displaying consideration of their rights and sensitivities, while maintaining an energetic, positive attitude.
- Must be able to read and write English, and follow verbal and written instructions.
- Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
- Be in good health, and physically and mentally capable of performing assigned tasks.
- Demonstrates freedom from pulmonary tuberculosis by a health screening performed by a physician not more than (6) months prior to or (7) days after employment
- Must be cleared in a criminal background check administered in the state of Virginia.
Mental and Physical Requirements:
- Requires ability to stand for extended periods of time and walk short and long distances.
- Must be able to lift and/or carry objects in excess of 25 pounds.
- Requires significant amount of bending at the waist.
- Requires reaching above, below, and at shoulder length.
- Ability to remain calm and positive in stressful situations.