at Bethesda Senior Living

Alton, IL

Posted on Oct. 16, 2015

The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for the well being and nursing care of all residents assigned during his/her shift or tour of duty. This includes, but is not limited to providing nursing services; assisting in carrying out physician's orders; assessing residents to note any changes in resident's conditions; responding and reporting to resident's changes in condition; distribution of medications, chart medication, distribution/count of narcotics and maintain narcotic inventory record; and responding to emergencies. Requirements The ideal candidate for this position has graduated from an accredited LPN program, has a current license as an LPN in this state, and has a minimum of one year experience in the field.

The following is a representative list of duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Visit each resident as assigned and provide nursing care as ordered during the shift
-- Ensure documentation is complete and accurate prior to end of shift
-- Notify physician and families of change in resident condition and implement physician's orders for nursing care
-- Assist with distribution and documentation of medications in resident's charts according to established standards and regulations
-- Assist with distribution and count of narcotics, maintain accurate record of narcotic inventory
-- Provide information and support to resident and their families as needed
-- Report on resident's care and condition as related to nursing services at shift changes; i.e. shift beginning and shift ending
-- Participate in staff development programs, in-service trainings, and staff meetings
-- Provide emergency care in accordance with physician orders and advanced directives
-- Overall management and implementation of resident care plan
-- Document in care plan resident's progress and change in condition
-- Provide direction, supervision, and evaluation of Certified Nursing Assistants for care of residents assigned to them
-- Provide care in accordance with Federal, State, and Local regulations
-- Perform other duties as assigned

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