Licensed Practical Nurse – On-Call

Application Deadline: 2022-06-27
Job Type: County
Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position provides medical care for residents to assure the highest degree of quality resident care is maintained at all times within a safe environment; assists with activities of daily living, offers emotional and social support, and attends residents overall physical comfort and well-being; also provides communication between medical providers, family members, and facility team for coordination of care.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Assists and participates in development of total care plan of residents with physician, psychiatrist, nurses and allied therapists.
• Participates in providing nursing care for residents.
Assists in rehab programs and bowel and bladder training programs.
• Observes and reports on residents’ physical and mental condition; obtains vital signs.
• Keeps patient records and reports according to policy.
• Provides leadership and directs functions of Certified Nursing Assistants.
• Assists with admissions, discharges, transfers, appointment scheduling.
• Notifies charge nurse of any change in patient condition.
• Investigates and reports any allegations of abuse or care giver misconduct and ensures residents are treated with respect and dignity.
• Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by physician and psychiatrist.
• Contacts medical provider and family of residents related to change of condition or concerns.
• Receives MD orders, makes rounds with MD’s, transcribes orders, and communicates orders to nursing staff and pharmacy.
• Assists in care and monitoring of IV’s per facility policy.
• Monitors and assists residents with psycho-social events.
• Provides support, information or education to residents or family members as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• High School Diploma/equivalent.
• Completion of a practical nursing program.
• Wisconsin Practical Nurse License.
• Previous experience as a CNA or LPN preferred.
• Must successfully pass criminal and caregiver background check.

Posting Pay Range: $19.95-$26.85
Posting Expected Pay Range: $19.95-$22.35
Department: Health and Human Services – Health Care Campus
FTE: On-Call

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