Job Announcement Description
||Licensed Practical Nurse
||Kane Regional Centers
||$16.91 per hour entry level (Licensed), probationary;
$17.09 post probationary (90 working days);
$15.58 per hour entry level (GPN)
|How to Apply:
||Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application.
A Practical Nursing Degree from an accredited college OR Graduation from an approved LPN program. Applicants must possess a current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania or must possess a current temporary practice permit authorized by the State of Pennsylvania.
Must have current CPR/BLS certification prior to appointment.
- Provides medications and treatments to residents to meet their physical and psychosocial needs.
- Observes each resident's physical and emotional status and notifies an RN Resident Care Coordinator when there is a significant change in a resident's condition.
- Documents nursing intervention and resident response for assigned residents.
- Assists staff on the unit in providing activities of daily living care to the residents.
- Prepares and administers oral, rectal, IV's, IM's, and G-tube medications as ordered by the physician, and within the scope of their practice.
- Performs IV therapies that include observation, maintenance and care of IV sites.
- Delivers tracheotomy care including changing outer tracheostomy tubes (healed stoma).
- Inserts NG tubes and maintains patency.
- Ensures that medication and narcotic records are completed accurately and in accordance with established policies. Reports discrepancies to the supervisor.
- Responds to emergencies according their scope of practice.
- Performs other related duties as required or requested.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Established policies and procedures regarding infection control
- Nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern long-term care.
- Preparing and administering medications
- Performing Treatments
- IV Therapy
- Make independent decisions when warranted
- Assist in planning, organizing, developing, implementing, and interpreting programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for providing quality care.
- Communicate effectively with residents and colleagues.
- Work with ill, disabled, and elderly people within a long-term care facility.
- Perform physical tasks associated with resident care, including lifting residents into/out of beds and pushing gurneys and wheelchairs.
Veteran's Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.
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