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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Petersen Health Care
Location: Latham
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Licensed Practical Nurse is a member of the health care team who contributes to the implementation of the nursing process by providing care to resident in non-complex situations and assisting in the care of resident who are extremely ill.ResponsibilitiesAssessmentsAssist in the complete ion of the nursing admission assessment on admission or assigned residentsUtilizes the admission assessment for information in caring for each resident as assignedMakes appropriate situation decisions with information received from assessmentsParticipates in the identification of problems on assigned residentsPlanningAssists in developing an interdisciplinary and nursing care plan on each assigned admission based on nursing assessments and identification of nursing problems.Reviews physician orders on assigned residents prior to careEncourages participation of residents/families in plans of careImplementationExecutes procedures consistent with interdisciplinary nursing care plans, the regulatory manual and the Petersen Health Care Policy and Procedures Manuals that are within the scope of the role of the LPNProvides appropriate basic physical care to assigned residentsAdministers p.O., sq, IM and topically administered medication with knowledge and understandingPerforms first aid measures in emergency situations and assists the RN as directedPerforms various nursing interventions as indicated, i.E., dressings, treatments, tube feedings, and suctioning, etc.Assists with admissions, transfers and discharge of residentsMaintains order in resident's rooms and other work areasProvides for the safety and security needs of assigned residents through:Appropriate explanationsAppropriate use of restraintsMaintenance of communication devices (nurse call lights, TV, telephone, etc.), proper equipment, utensils, transportation, total body hygiene, and basic comfort care measures including pain controlUtilizes all techniques of infection control appropriately; hand washing, changingdressings, giving injections, applying isolation precautionsProvides for the psycho-socials needs of residents by:Anticipating fears, worries, changes in lifestyleListening to and hearing residents/family anxieties and providing forum for venting or reducing anxietiesAssists with resident education as it is within the scope of knowledge and practice of the LPNEvaluationAssists in reviewing plans of care of assigned residents on a day-to-day basisCommunication SkillsCommunicates with residents/families in a sensitive mannerCommunicates pertinent information and seeks assistance regarding resident care as needed.Contributes in a constructive manner in staff meetings and Resident Care ConferencesConsistently communicates in a manner that demonstrates a positive and cooperative attitudeUtilizes appropriate and professional body languageDemonstrates receptively through active listeningConsistently records on concurrent basis all observations, nursing interventions, medications and their effects and teaching activities indicated within the role of the LPN in the medical record and other forms as appropriateRole InvolvementPerforms responsibilities under the direction of the RN in a cooperative manner. Uses time constructively and organizes assignments for maximum productivityParticipates in the orientation of other LPN's and nursing staff. Acts as a role model to these personnelAttends staff meetings and in-servicingOffers constructive suggestions to improve the system for delivery of nursing careRequests and accepts constructive criticism regarding own nursing judgment or actionsIdentifies and utilizes appropriate lines of authority within the organizational structure.Manages conflict and frustrations in a positive and constructive mannerRole DevelopmentDemonstrates support of the philosophy of the nursing department by adhering to policies, procedures and established standards of nursing practiceMaintains current knowledge in present nursing practice area, i.E. attendance of ongoing educational programs and continuing educationDemonstrates responsibility for own standards of practiceReports to work as scheduled and on timeAdheres to facility policy regarding absenteeismAvoids work related injuries through the application of proper practice techniquesAssumes responsibility for personal appearance through the Petersen Health Care dress codeDemonstrates respect for residents rights by:Maintaining strict confidentiality of resident's informationResponding to their right to informationActing as a resident advocateProviding for their privacy during careDevelops a rapport with peers and co-workers that is conductive to effective resident careIntegrates cost effective measure into nursing practicesProcesses appropriate resident chargesAccepts need to floatUses supplies efficientlyIs willing to work in a team approach to accomplish unit productivity goalsChange ProcessSuggest areas appropriate for change in a manner that demonstrates a positive attitudeSupports the change process in a manner that demonstrates a positive attitudeAdapts to change brought about by external and internal force in a cooperative and mature wayRequired SkillsBe of legal working ageBe able to read and follow written directionsBe able to communicate with residents and co-workers in EnglishMust possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.Work overtime as necessaryMust possess a general knowledge and understanding of state and federal laws as they pertain to long term careGraduate from an accredited LPN programCurrent license in good standing in the state in which the facility is located

Keywords: Petersen Health Care, Decatur , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Latham, Illinois

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