Licensed Practical Nurse LPN

Sunshine Terrace Foundation Logan, UT
Summary: Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to patients/residents of the skilled nursing facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

* Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and alleviate apprehension.

* Prepares equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of patient.

* Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or facility policy including patient and family instruction.

* Dresses wounds, gives enemas, and other treatments as prescribed by physician. Applies compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.

* Takes and records patients' vital signs. Records food and fluid intake and output. Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients.

* Rotates among various clinical services of facility. Participates in department or wing quality improvement activities.

* Administers specified medication orally or by injection and notes time and amount on patients' charts. Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.

* Assembles and uses such equipment as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.

* Supervises 1-3 nursing staff on the wing and maintains patient care areas.

* Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing.

* Answers patient call lights and assists patients with activities of daily living as needed.

Minimum Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience

* Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; six months to one year related job experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Qualifications/Requirements

* Must have current Utah Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in good standing

* Current CPR certification (in-house training available)

* Capable of demonstrating compassion and appropriate boundaries with patients

* Effective time management skills

* Ability to make sound decisions under pressure

* Requires excellent interpersonal communication skills, focusing on problem solving.

* Ability to multi-task and show compassion

Supervisory and Reporting Responsibilities

* Reports directly to the Skilled Nursing Facility Director of Nursing

* Supervises 1-3 Certified Nursing Assistants on assigned wing

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