LPN - Nursing Home

Posted Date: 9/30/2020

Job Location: St. Anthony Nursing Home, 406 East Anthony St, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Nursing Home
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Full-time and part-time positions available. 

SUMMARY Provides direct nursing care to the residents and supervises the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Nursing Home Director or Clinical Health Supervisor to ensure that the highest degree of care is maintained at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Administers drugs and other therapeutic and diagnostic measures to the residents in accordance with physician orders and then observes and charts the effects of these measures.

Documents all nursing interventions on behalf of the resident to ensure communication of information to peers and physicians and to ensure that the necessary legal obligations have been met according to standard operating policies.

Monitors resident's health status through checks of vital signs, blood sugar and notifies physician of any changes in resident's condition.

Assists in assessment of resident's condition upon admission and periodically during the nursing process to ensure provision of quality care based on assessed needs of the resident and the established standards of care.

Assists subordinate staff in providing care to residents to assure restorative nursing care in being provided and that all needs are met.

Assists in discharges and transfers of residents.

Assists in developing nursing care plans and follows care plan in providing daily care.

Assists physician in coordinating medical and nursing care plans, including reporting changes in resident's condition to physician, family and supervisor.

Keeps supervisor informed of activities, needs and problems in assigned work area.

Monitors assigned staff to ensure that they are following established safety regulations in the use of supplies

and equipment.

Monitors care given by assigned staff to ensure that all residents are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity and respect.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervisory responsibilities required as listed above.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Certificate from college or technical school.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS

Current, unencumbered practical nursing license in the State of Iowa.

Graduate from an approved practical nursing program.

Current BCLS certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; climb or balance; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and rarely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential 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 exposed to blood-borne pathogens. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.


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