- West Chicago, IL, USA
- Based on Experience
- Full or Part Time
Health, dental, vision, life, 401(k), vacation time, sick pay, tuition assistance and much more! (Eligibility based on FTE)
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
- Language Ability - Reads and interprets documents. Ability to write moderately complex reports and correspondence
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information
- Verbal Communication - Talks to others to convey information effectively
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
- Math Ability - Knowledge of arithmetic and algebra, and their applications
- Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving complex variables
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles for providing customer and personal services. This includes meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction
- Medicine - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to assess and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
- Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
- Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem
- Delegation - Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities
- Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
- Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes tasks correctly and on time
- Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
- Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; advises for additional resources
- Attendance/Punctuality - Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time
- Dependability - Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
- Professionalism - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions
COMPUTER SKILLS/EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM THE JOB which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
- Desktop/Notebook computers
- MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Various medical equipment
WORK ENVIRONMENT environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
- The employee is occasionally required to wear protective clothing
- The employee may be exposed to blood, bodily fluids, odors, airborne particles, dust or fumes, and toxic or caustic chemicals
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
PHYSICAL ABILITIES commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel or crouch, use hands to use hands to grasp, manipulate or feel objects and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell
- The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted. May be required to lift and/or move up to 150 pounds with assistance
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.
Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.