Licensed Practical Nurse- LPN Full Time
Located at the Brown County Community Treatment Center, near UWGB
Brown County is looking to hire LPNs to assist clients and residents with activities of daily living, provide nursing care, active treatment and be part of maintaining a therapeutic environment.
Why choose Brown County?
The Community Treatment Center is a newer built facility with 3 separate units. Bayshore Village is a 63-bed nursing home, all with private rooms and bathrooms/showers. Bay Haven is a 15 bed CBRF, also all with single rooms. Nicolet is a 16-bed, inpatient psychiatric hospital that provides care to those in a situational or mental crisis. We are also proud to have an overall 5-star facility rating which also includes a 5-star staffing and a 5-star quality rating!
This position offers a competitive starting wage of $24.58 per hour and up to $29.58 for some part time positions, not including a $2.00 and $3.00 shift differential for PM and Night shifts. For eligible positions, we offer a generous benefits package that includes 8 paid holidays per year, up to 4 weeks of paid time off after 6 months of employment, great insurance coverage on the first of the month following 30 days of employment as well as a participant in the Wisconsin Retirement System.
Brown County Community Treatment Center offers exciting challenges, personal growth opportunities and a chance to make a difference, all while preserving a strong work-life balance. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to serve individuals and families within your own community. Come and see all that Brown County has to offer and apply today!
PM shift differential- $2.00 per hour, Night shift differential- $3.00 per hour
ALL WEEKEND HOURS ARE PAID AT TIME AND A HALF!!!
Responsible for providing nursing care to clients on assigned area. Supervises/directs subordinate nursing personnel – e.g. nursing assistants per RN directive. Responsible for assisting the RN in a variety of client care activities. Completes delegated work-related tasks as assigned by the RN.
Administers and documents medications and treatments on the electronic MAR as prescribed by physicians and according to established nursing policy/procedure.
Makes rounds with physician and completes order entry in Avatar under supervision of the Registered Nurse.
Maintains current information on new medications, dosages and side effects.
Provides medication teaching with client/family as indicated in client care plan and as directed by the Registered Nurse.
Provides nursing care to meet the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the client.
Participates in the development of client care plans.
Implements provisions of client care plan.
Observes and documents change in client behavior/condition and inform RN accordingly.
Participates in emergency or crisis situations as directed by the Registered Nurse.
Assists with admissions, discharges and transfer of clients.
Maintains records, reports and documentation in accordance with departmental standards.
Maintains a clean, comfortable and safe environment for clients.
Assists in creating a therapeutic atmosphere on the client unit.
Maintains effective working relationships with other employees.
Attends and participates in staff meetings, mandatory in-services and other educational programs.
Perform related functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Graduation from an approved Practical Nursing program. Current licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse. In addition, must meet the following requirement:
Basic computer skills
Licenses and Certifications:
Current license from Wisconsin as Licensed Practical Nurse
C. P. R. Certification
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge and understanding of the terminology, techniques and practices of Practical Nursing.
Knowledge of basic needs of the geriatric elderly, developmentally disabled, mentally ill, AODA client and child/adolescent clients.
Knowledge of basic pharmacology and specifically psychopharmacology (expected actions, side effects, contraindications, and route of administration, specifically types of injectables).
Knowledge of principles of documentation.
Knowledge of basic principles of behavior modification and appropriate application of behavior modification techniques.
Ability to complete basic Medicare evaluations following completion of proper training and return demonstration of competency.
Ability to recognize and address the physical, psycho-social, mental and emotional needs of the client.
Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients and their family members.
Ability to carry out a nursing care plan as directed by the Registered Nurse.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Ability to enter physician orders into the electronic record system under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
Ability to use all standard medical equipment.
Ability to perform in emergency situations as directed by the Registered Nurse.
Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality of all matters related to client care.
Ability to understand and carry out policies and procedures governing client care.
Ability to participate in unit activities and to serve as a role model for clients.
Ability to function within the organizational structure utilizing the “chain of command.”
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationships.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to work the required hours of the position.