Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN

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Saint Louis, MO

Job status
Full time
Job description
Are you looking for a job opportunity that’s truly an opportunity? Then you’ve come to the right place. At Lutheran Senior Services, we’re looking for staff members who want more than just a job — we’re looking for people who want to make a difference in the lives of every person we serve.

We are now hiring full-time Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to work the evening shift.

There is a $6,000 Sign-on Bonus for this position.

As an LPN you will direct and provide nursing care to the residents and supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing staff. You must also maintain the core values that support the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services, “Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest”.
Qualifications
• Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
• Current LPN license in the state of practice.
• Must be CPR certified.
• Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
• Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
• Must have patience, tact, flexibility, and a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Responsibilities
Administrative:
• Assess and manage the functions of the nursing staff in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term facility.
• Participate in maintaining our written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department.
• Ensure that the Nursing Procedures Manual is followed by nursing personnel.
• Assist in developing methods for coordinating nursing services with other resident services.
• Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
• Participate in the maintenance of the facilities quality assurance program for the Nursing Department.
• Participate in survey (inspection) made by authorized agencies.
• Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director as required concerning the operation of the Nursing Department.
• Meet with your assigned nursing staff at beginning of each shift to give a resident report, and give nursing assistants and medical technicians their assignments.
• Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required, with paperwork.
• Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
• Write resident charge slips and forward to the Business Office.
• Ensure all nursing personnel are following their respective job description
• Recommend to the DON the equipment and supplies you need for the unit.

Nursing Care:
• Inform nursing personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment.
• Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions.
• Make rounds with physicians as necessary.
• Make independent decisions concerning nursing care.
• Notify the residents attending physician when the resident is involved in and accident or incident.
• Make periodic checks to assure that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by nursing assistants and to evaluate the residents physical emotional status.
• Administer professional services such as cauterization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, and colostomy and drainage bags. Initiate and maintain IV therapy with doctors orders.
• Participate in the orientations of new residents/family members to the facility.
• Provide teaching and counseling to residents as permitted within regulatory standards and as outlined in resident care plan.
• Request and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services as ordered by physician.
• Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs.
• Inspect the Nursing Services Treatment areas daily.
• Monitor seriously ill residents as necessary and document every shift.
• Meet with residents, and/or family members as necessary. Report problem to the DON.
• Consult with the resident physician in planning resident care.
• Treatment, rehab, etc., as necessary.
• Notify the residents attending physician, responsible party, and chaplain when there is change in the residents condition.
• Initiate the use of restraints when necessary and in accordance with our facilities emergency restraint policies and procedures.
• Obtain sputum, urine and other lab tests as ordered.
• Take TPRs blood pressure, weights etc., in accordance with our facilities policies and procedures.
• Follow facilities lift free program on all assessed resident transfers unless specific Doctors orders stated otherwise.
• Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary.

Care Plan Assessment:
• Inform supervisor and/or care plan nurse of any changes that need to be made to the care plan.
• Review resident care plans for appropriate resident goals, problems, approaches, and revisions based on nursing care needs during care plan meetings.
• Ensure that your assigned nursing assistants are aware of the resident care plans and that they are used in administering daily care to the resident.
Skills
• Must be able to lift and/or move 30 lbs.
• Ability to regularly stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk to hear.
• Ability to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Ability to climb or balance and taste or smell.

To perform this position successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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