Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Healthcare - Nursing
The primary purpose of the LPN is to provide direct and individualized nursing care to residents. The LPN works as part of the nursing team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Provides direct resident care and treatments, including, but not limited to:
- Prepares, administers and records medications in accordance with facility policy
- Monitors and records temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, catheterizations, etc.
- Sterilizes equipment and supplies as needed
- Collects samples such as blood, urine and sputum, and performs routine laboratory tests on samples
- Prepares residents for medical treatments, examinations and tests, explaining the procedures and their purpose
- Administers prescribed emergency care
- Answers residents' call-lights and determines how to assist them as needed
- Assess residents' conditions and vitals to determine and/or modify resident treatment plans
- Monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes in residents' conditions
- Provides input for the development of individualized care plans and implements accordingly
- Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records
- Record residents' medical information and vital signs
- Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned residents
- May be required to be 'on-call' periodically or as specifically needed by facility
- Understands and reviews the facility's Healthcare Clinical Policies and Procedures and Safety Guidelines
- Reports any issues or problems that may arise to the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator
- Complies with state, federal, and all other applicable health care and safety standards
- Assists families and other visitors as needed
- Attends/completes required in-services and other required meetings
- Performs other duties as directed
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE an equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
- Graduate from an accredited nursing program; minimum of 1 year of previous long-term care experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Must be licensed in the applicable state as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS of this position are generally as follows:
- Occasional supervision of non-licensed nursing staff at the direction of the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing or Charge Nurse.
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