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Job Title:   LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
21779
8 Hour Day Shift
Full-Time
40
Licensed Practical Nurse

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary:
Responsible for the direct care of those we serve and supervision of staff, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state in which employed as well as ministry policies and procedures.  Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. 
 
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions: 
 

  • Performs delegated resident care tasks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Contributes to continuity of care and effective communication by documenting and reporting care provided and changes in the resident’s condition to the appropriate person in a timely manner.
  • Anticipates, recognizes, reports and responds to changes in resident/patient condition.
  • Implements interventions based upon the physician's medical plan and standards of care including medication and treatments with knowledge of therapeutic intent.
  • Assists residents and families with care planning, education and referrals.
  • Follows regulatory and ministry standards, policies, procedures and precautions in the performance of all job duties to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Responsible for resident safety, identifying safety hazards and emergency situations and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
  • Assumes responsibility for compliance with federal, state and local regulations within the assigned neighborhood.
  • Provides support with Activities of Daily Living as needed.
  • May perform other duties as assigned or requested. 

 
Management Responsibilities:
 

  • Interprets existing policies and procedures to certified nursing assistants, certified medication aides, residents, and families.
  • Supervises staff, evaluates the provision of direct resident care, and initiates corrective action as necessary.
  • Follows staffing guidelines and make nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the resident population.
  • Participates in the employee evaluation process by providing information on the clinical performance of certified nurse assistants and certified medication aides to the DON or DCS.
  • Monitors staff compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, blood borne pathogens, hazardous material handling and fire safety.

  
 


JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications:
 
Education and/or Experience
 

  • Completion of an accredited LPN program.
  • A minimum of one year experience as a LPN preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Possesses working knowledge of State and Federal regulations.

 
 
 
 
Behavioral Skills
 

  • Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.
  • Possesses a willingness to learn and apply Catholic Healthcare principles and values in the discernment and decision making process for all clinical matters.
  • Creates and maintains a partnership between employees, the community, and those we serve that fosters an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions.
  • Exhibits well developed verbal and written communication skills, and is able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions in English.
  • Ability to cope with mental and emotional stress related to the position, function independently, having flexibility, consistency and professionalism.
  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.
  • Exhibits safe, positive and productive work habits.
  • Demonstrates compliance with all Via Christi policies and procedures.

 
            Technical Skills
 

  • Demonstrates procedural competencies for assigned tasks. 
  • Working knowledge of basic computer systems in order to complete data entry required.
  • Ability to navigate the internet and Via Christi intranet required

 
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
 

  • Licensed as a practical or vocational nurse in the state in which employed.
  • CPR certification preferred.

 
Via Christi is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
 

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