Varied days including every other weekend, third shift hours, 80 hours per two-week pay period.
Position Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.)
Department: Long Term Care
Purpose: Supports and provides safe, effective and culturally competent care for aging adult residents with actual or potential medical health problems under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Key accountabilities include assessment under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, communicating resident data for planning, implementation, and evaluation of resident care; adherence to the Professional Practice Standards as defined by ANA; and active participation in quality monitoring and performance improvement activities.
Report To: Unit Managers/Director Nursing Operations
Supervisory Responsibility: Guidance: The job requires the provision of occasional guidance and training to others. The job does not have formal or official supervisory responsibilities.
Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.
Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, Governing Boards, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Auditors/Review Agencies.
Education: High school plus additional course work up to 1 year
Field Of Study: Nursing
Special Training: Basic Life Support
Training Preferred: N/A
Licensure/Registration: Licensed Practical Nurse in Iowa
Experience: No experience required.
Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.
Working Conditions: There is limited exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions is limited to 35% or less of their work day.
Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes