Sunrise Senior Living

Job Position: Wellness Nurse – LVN/LPN

  • Application Deadline: 13th April 2023
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Location(s): Burlington
  • Compensation:
    Compensation to be determined based on experience
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed throughout this job description are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. • Graduate of approved college / school of nursing. • Maintains a current state license as a professional Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN).
• Minimum of one (1) year experience in home health, assisted living, hospital, or long-term care environment.
• Demonstrates knowledge of nursing practices, techniques and methods applied to health and wellness resident care, and federal, state, and local regulations.
• Demonstrates knowledge of good assessment skills.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities.
• Possesses written and verbal skills for effective communication and the ability to teach and guide team members to provide quality clinical care.
• Competent in organizational, time management skills.
• Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.
• Demonstrates proficiency in computer skills, Microsoft Office (Windows, Outlook, Excel) and Sunrise applications with the ability to learn new applications. • Ability to work weekends, evenings, and flexible hours, available to our customers at peak service delivery days and times.

Key Responsibilities:

As a part of the Sunrise team, supporting our Mission, Principles of Service and Core Values is a fundamental part of this job. Our foundational belief is the sacred value of human life. Every year, team members are assigned required training that applies to their role to ensure that these standards are always met. The unique responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the essential functions listed below:
Coordination of Health Needs:
• Identifies on-going needs and services of residents in promotion of the highest quality resident services to be delivered.
• Ensures proper follow through, participates with evaluation and documentation for residents with a change in health care services and status.
• Assists Resident Care Director (RCD) in conducting resident evaluations and data gathers information at time of move in, 30 days post move in, semi-annually and with any change in status.
• Conducts monthly wellness visits for all residents.
• Monitors, and follows up with residents who have experienced any fall, accident, or incident; documents and reports as required and directed.
• Documents all pertinent information in the resident wellness file.
• Maintains communications with resident’s family and or responsible party to ensure medical needs for the resident are being met.
• Contacts resident’s attending physician when necessary and/or upon family request.
• Ensures weights and vital signs are obtained monthly for each resident.
• Assists in maintaining wellness files according to Sunrise policies and federal and state regulations.
• Maintains medical supplies and emergency kits for the community.
• Provides clinical support and assistance to community team members as needed.
• Understands and follows infection control practices.
• Partners with the RCD and community team to promote infection control standards including any resident testing, training, and skills checks.
• Understands and practices the proper method of attending to and disposing of and the possibility of exposure to blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids, infectious waste, sharp sticks, and hazardous materials in compliance with universal care precautions.
Medication Programs: • Regularly monitors each resident’s medication and treatment profile to ensure each medication and treatment is administered as ordered and documented accurately.
• Accurately and promptly transcribes physician orders MAR/TAR (Medication Administration Record / Treatment Administration Record) to include initials, date and time ‘noted’ and date faxed to pharmacy.
• Completes MAR/TAR audit each month.
• Demonstrates and is knowledgeable of the Six (6) Rights of Medication Pass (“Right” resident, medication dosage, time, route, right to refuse).
• Acts as liaison for pharmacy services to ensure effective services for residents.
• Monitors the Medication Room, med charts, treatment carts for neatness, cleanliness, availability of medications and expired medications.
• At the direction of the RCD, completes Medication Observations and skills checks for medication care managers.
• Acts as liaison for pharmacy services to ensure effective services for residents.
Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance: • Demonstrates and is knowledgeable in the following key quality improvement areas: o Resident Centered Care Model o APIE o Quality Care Indicators and Outcomes o Actively participates in Sunrise Quality Assurance Meetings & Clinical Meetings • Demonstrates and is knowledgeable in the following key regulations: o All Federal, State and Local resident care and services regulations o Resident Rights o Resident Assessment/Evaluation process in accordance to state / province regulatory requirements • Reviews Physician Reports of all new residents as directed by Resident Care Director (RCD). • Orders medications and equipment as directed by Resident Care Director (RCD). • Knowledgeable of and demonstrates Sunrise practices and guidelines in accordance with resident care programs to include skin, nutrition, behavior, falls, and bowel/bladder. • Assists in implementation, training and monitoring of documentation related to resident’s clinical health and wellness. • Ensures resident changes, concerns and/or solutions are reported to Resident Care Director as appropriate. • Contributes to the overall engagement programs and processes (customer and team member engagement) including participating in the team member engagement survey and engagement improvement planning workshops. • Attends regular meetings; Town Hall, Department Team Meetings, Cross Over, and others as directed by the Supervisor / Department Coordinator.

Additional Details:

Some of the requirements to be able to Onboard any new team members are as follows:
– Vulnerable Sector Police Check – no prior convictions (must be within the last 6 months of the Onboarding Date)
– TB Step 2 or a Clear Chest X-ray (must be within the last 6 months of the Onboarding Date)
– Covid Vaccine – 3 doses

In an 8 hour workday, team member may stand/walk:
Hours: 0 to 2 hours Total hours/day: 4 or more hours
In an 8 hour workday, team member may sit:
Hours: 0 to 2 hours Total hours/day: 2 to 4 hours
In an 8 hour workday, team member may drive:
Hours: 0 to 2 hours Total hours/day: 0 to 2 hours
Team Member will support/assist: (Maximum lbs.)
Frequently: 50 lbs. Occasionally: 150 lbs.
Team Member will lift/carry: (Maximum lbs.)
Frequently: 20 to 40 lbs. Occasionally: 70 lbs.
Team Member should be able to:
Bend: Frequently Climb: Frequently
Squat: Frequently Reach: Frequently
Kneel: Frequently
Team Member will use hands repetitively for:
Simple grasping, pushing, and pulling, fine manipulation

About Our Company:

Sunrise Senior Living’s unique resident-centered services are delivered by a team trained to encourage independence, preserve dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of each resident.
Our Mission – to champion quality of life for all seniors
Our Team Member Credo
In all our interactions with one another we will:
• Provide Excellent Service • Celebrate the Achievements of Others
• Embrace Diversity • Assume the Best Intentions
• Encourage Team Spirit • Show Respect to All