Rock County, Wisconsin
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- Position Summary and Job Duties
We are currently recruiting for all shifts.
A licensed practical nurse (LPN) is a technical nurse who has been educated to perform nursing intervention under the direction of a registered nurse in compliance with the nursing service policies and procedures. This position has responsibility to deliver selected treatments/procedures/tests; medications and patient care as delegated and directed by the RN. The LPN assists the RN to monitor the care provided by the nursing assistants, including personal care and restorative nursing programs. The LPN is assigned to a neighborhood with responsibility for 16 to 32 residents.
40% - Administer medications and performs treatments.
- Administers medications prescribed for routine administration including those given via oral, subQ, IM, nasal, eye, ear, vaginal, rectal, inhaler and nebulizer routes. Observes the effects of medications, reports to the RN or MD any unusual or adverse reactions. Assures compliance with the State and Federal guidelines related to medication pass.
- Administers IV therapy and IV prepared piggyback medications and installs heparin and saline flushes. Completes blood draws once trained.
- Administers PRN medications as indicated, consulting with the RN as needed.
- Performs treatments after skills training including: clean and sterile dressing changes, tracheostomy care and changes, skin tear protocol, catheter care and changes, colostomy care, blood sugar checks, G/J tube care and feeding, peritoneal dialysis, oxygen administration, suctioning and nebulizer use.
- Performs EKGs and bladder scans and vital sign assessment using the Welch Allyn machine.
- Prepares incident/injury reports, weekly summaries, vital signs and physical symptoms, response to analgesics and other medications.
- Immediately reports resident health concerns to the RN.
- Assists the RN to provide guidance and supervision to the nursing assistants.
- Participates in the overall planning and implementation of the care plan, PNA sheets and restorative plan of care.
- Documents medication administration, treatments, treatment progress notes, weekly summaries and restorative nursing notes, and data gathering related to the resident's health status.
- Assures that the care needs of high-risk residents are followed.
- Assists feeding residents at risk for swallowing concerns.
- May function as the team leader during code situations (Code Blue, Code Black, Code Orange and Red Alert).
- Administers emergency care including CPR and use of the AED.
- Success Factors (KSA's)
- Current theory base in medical, geriatric and psychiatric nursing.
- Current theory in medication administration including psychoactive medications.
- Knowledge of needs of client populations and treatment sources.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, residents, families, professionals and the general public
- Ability to work well as a team member.
- Skill in reviewing clinical work of others according to professional standards and practice guidelines.
- Job Requirements, Education, Training & Experience
- Licensed Practical Nurse with current Wisconsin Licensure in good standing.
- Long-term care experience preferred.
- Completion of the expanded role LPN skills preferred.
- CPR Certification or evidence of continued attendance at CPR updates
- May need to stay past the normal shift until relieved in order to meet minimal staffing requirements.
- Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions)
Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions):
- Ability to sit, stand, bend, and stoop for periods of time.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
- Ability to work in a stressful environment.
- Ability to respond to emergency/crisis situations.
- Ability to push/pull a medication cart.
- Exposure to noise.
- Exposure to blood and/or body fluids.
- Uses personal protective equipment as needed but not limited to: gloves, gowns, goggles and protective shield.
- Ability to enter accurate information into charts and reports.
- Work is inside in a skilled nursing home facility.
- May be subject to potentially hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, visitors, etc.
- May be subject to falls, burns, odors, etc., throughout the work day.
- May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, blood, body fluids, conditions, etc.
- CPR/AED certification required
- Please note: The entire Rock Haven Campus is smoke free.