Job Code
8 Hour Day Shift
Employment Status
Average Hours per Week
Licensed Practical Nurse



Job Description:

Via Christi Health's rich history of serving the people of Kansas and the surrounding region dates back more than 100 years to the healing ministries of our founding congregations. Today, Via Christi Health is the largest provider of health care services in Kansas. We serve Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through our doctors, hospitals, senior villages and health services.

Position Summary:
Provides nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse in accordance with the Kansas Nurse Practice Act.  Demonstrates knowledge of and delivers care in accordance with the Kansas Nurse Practice Act.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions: 
  • Contributes to continuity of care and effective communication by reporting care provided and changes in the patient's condition to the registered nurse in a timely manner.
  • Performs delegated patient care tasks in a timely and efficient manner, and under the guidance of a Registered Nurse.
  • Anticipates, recognizes, reports and responds to changes in 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 patients and families to integrate the impact of illness and recovery into their lifestyles, including, but not limited to:
    • patient/family education;
    • discharge planning;
    • appropriate referrals.
  • Follows hospital, departmental and OSHA standards, policies, procedures and precautions in the performance of all job duties to ensure a safe work environment.
  • May perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Job Requirements:

Education and/or Experience
  • Completion of an approved LPN program or graduating from an approved nursing program within the next 6 months.
  • License practical nurse in the state of Kansas
Behavioral Skills
  • A personal presence which is 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.
  • Compassion for resident/patients, family members, and others; along with a nurturing spirit to provide care during emotionally stressful situations.
  • Must display good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions.
Technical Skills
  • Working knowledge of basic computer systems in order to complete data entry required.
  • Exposure to various hospital computer systems and safety systems (ex. IV pumps) required.
  • Basic working email knowledge required.
  • Ability to navigate the internet and Via Christi intranet required.
  • Ability to use multiple forms of communication devices such as telephones, paging systems, and portable data devices.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for a nursing license through the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) at the time of employment application.  State licensure must be obtained prior to the date of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providersoffered by the American Heart Association, BLS for Healthcare Provider offered by the Military Training Network (MTN), or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer offered by the Red Cross within 30 days post date of hire. 
  • LPN Intravenous Therapy certification from an accredited college, technical school or Kansas State Board of Nursing approved certification course preferred.  Required for LPN IV Certified.
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequently required to push and pull items, such as resident/patient beds, requiring a force of up to 75 pounds.
  • Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 50 pounds at waist height for distances up to 100 feet.
  • Frequently required to lift up to 30 pounds to shoulder height.
  • Frequently required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing 100-400 pounds and occasionally required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing over 400 pounds. 
  • Tolerate standing and walking for up to 6 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.
  • Frequently perform activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.
  • Constantly able to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.
  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position for up to 30 minutes at one time.
  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as resident/patient calls, verbal orders, monitors, and phone calls.
  • Frequently able to use hands and fingers to perform simple and fine motor handling tasks, such as pinching and manipulating while pushing syringes, adjusting IVs, handling intricate medical equipment, taking vital signs, writing, and using a keyboard.
  • Frequently able to use different types of visual perceptions to perform activities such as moving medical equipment, evaluating resident/patients, reading monitors and charts, and reading computer screens.
  • Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate infection or other problems with a resident/patient, or environmental issues such as smoke.
Working Conditions:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequenting exposed to blood, body fluids, fumes, or airborne particles, and sharp objects potentially contaminated with blood borne pathogens or other infectious agents.
  • Works in a well lit, climate controlled environment.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Position Scope/Resident/patient Population:
  • This position has direct resident/patient contact that provides care to neonate, newborn, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.

Via Christi Health is an Equal Opportunity (EOE) and Affirmative Action Employer. We support diversity in the workplace.
Applicants with a disability that are in need of an accommodation to complete the Via Christi Health application process, contact the HR Customer Service Center at 1-877-389-8864 or e-mail  The hearing impaired may contact Via Christi by calling the Kansas Relay Center at 1-800-766-3777.