Quote from GrnTea
As an LPN you are not responsible for the admission assessment of a resident; the RN does the nursing assessment that results in the RN developing the nursing plan of care.
That's pretty funny. In seven years in several different facilities I've never once had an RN do an admission assessment of a new patient or begin the initial plan of care; both duties have always fallen to me, the LPN and nurse working on the floor that receives the patient.
The RN supervisor will write out and verify the orders with the MD, once in awhile will transcribe the orders onto the MARS and TARS but I have never had one even so much as set eyes on a new patient...they do their orders at the desk.
We have to start the plan of care upon admission, the unit managers do usually update and add to the plan of care. We have some unit managers that are RNs and some that are LPNs.
LTC/rehab admissions always seem to be terrible beasts. They suck and you end up writing the same information twenty times. The paperwork takes forever and a day to complete. It's amazing that on an average day I'm strapped, don't get breaks and leave late and don't have nearly enough time to complete everything, but if three admissions are coming somehow I'm supposed to fabricate another three or four hours into my day to do the admission assessments and paperwork. It's pretty insane.