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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Mercyhealth
Location: Harvard
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to patients in the skilled nursing unit, setting by performing the following duties supporting the nursing philosophy. May include day, evening, night, weekend, holiday, and/or on-call hours. DEPARTMENT/SKILLS Harvard, IL, Skilled Nursing Unit, Night Shift 48 hours/2 weeks ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Collects patient data and documents in the medical record. Assists with procedures, examinations and testing as needed. Reviews physician's orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patient. Documents services provided in the medical record. Reads and understands complex medical documentation. Provides patient treatments as ordered. Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment Administers specified medications as allowed by policy and procedure, licensure, and State Practice Act. Participates in patient teaching Provides basic healthcare instruction to family and patient. Performs venipuncture to collect blood specimens. Participates in QA & I. Performs other duties as assigned. AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION All ages depending on patient specification and/or specialty. COMPETENCIES To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies : Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance. Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openess to other's views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work. Cost- Conserves organization resources. EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE Graduate of an accredited LPN Program. Experience in clinical setting preferred. CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE Licensed as an LPN in the State of Wisconsin or Illinois depending on state worked in. BLS Certification ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Driver's License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring) Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE Occupational exposure is a Category A, which states that all employees in this specified job classification have occupational exposure. INFORMATION ACCESS Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties. SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. LEVEL OF SUPERVISION Work is performed according to specific procedures and methods, but the incumbent must make minor decisions in order to adapt to routine situations KEYWORDS LPN, Skilled Nursing, Long Term Care

Keywords: Mercyhealth, Rockford , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Harvard, Illinois

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