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LPN Licensed Practical Nurse in St. Louis, MO at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 6/6/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary

A clinically competent, licensed practical nurse who provides care to a group of patients/residents under general supervision/delegation of a registered nurse according to established policies, procedures, protocols and standards of practice and care.  Effectively interacts with patients/residents, families, responsible party, and all health team members.

Qualifications Required

  • Current state licensure as a Practical Nurse, which must be in good standing
  • CPR certified
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English

Qualifications Preferred

  • Clinical experience preferred

Cognitive or Mental Requirements of the Job

Is required to analyze data, remember and recall multiple policies and procedures.  Must have organizational skills, ability to revise and implement the plan of care and observe, record and report on patient/resident status.  Must be able to demonstrate multiple priorities and the ability to direct and evaluate the activities of others.

Level of supervision

Monitors performance of Nursing Assistants.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB

See attached Description of Physical Demands for this position.

Essential Functions of the Job, Departmental expectations

1.   Data Collection:  Performs initial data collection on all patients/residents and follows up on data collection as per policy.

2.   Implementation:  Participates in implementing age and developmentally appropriate plan of care as developed by the Registered Nurse within established policies and procedures and continually works to meet individual patient/resident needs.

3.   Medication Administration:  Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient/resident and their clinical condition.  Observes, documents and reports patient/resident responses to medications.

4.   Patient/Resident/Family Education:  Follows patient/resident, family and caregiver education plan of care as developed by the Registered Nurse, clearly communicates information and documents patient/resident response to education.

5.   Documentation:  Documents according to current standards and policies.

6.   Discharge Planning:  Plans for patient/resident discharge, collaborates with the Registered Nurse and discharge planners for long and short term patient/resident needs.

7.   Coordination/Direction:  Coordinates and directs patient/resident care appropriately.  Performs charge nurse duties as assigned.

8.   Other duties:  Completes all other duties as assigned.

Essential Behaviors of the Employee

It is the expectation that the employee complies with applicable standards of behavior and conduct, including but not limited to, standards of conduct, customer services standards, and professional code of ethics.

Job Requirements

Qualifications Required

  • Current state licensure as a Practical Nurse, which must be in good standing
  • CPR certified
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English


Qualifications Preferred

  • Clinical experience preferred


Cognitive or Mental Requirements of the Job

Is required to analyze data, remember and recall multiple policies and procedures.  Must have organizational skills, ability to revise and implement the plan of care and observe, record and report on patient/resident status.  Must be able to demonstrate multiple priorities and the ability to direct and evaluate the activities of others.


Level of supervision

Monitors performance of Nursing Assistants.


Essential Functions of the Job, Departmental expectations

1.   Data Collection:  Performs initial data collection on all patients/residents and follows up on data collection as per policy.

2.   Implementation:  Participates in implementing age and developmentally appropriate plan of care as developed by the Registered Nurse within established policies and procedures and continually works to meet individual patient/resident needs.

3.   Medication Administration:  Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient/resident and their clinical condition.  Observes, documents and reports patient/resident responses to medications.

4.   Patient/Resident/Family Education:  Follows patient/resident, family and caregiver education plan of care as developed by the Registered Nurse, clearly communicates information and documents patient/resident response to education.

5.   Documentation:  Documents according to current standards and policies.

6.   Discharge Planning:  Plans for patient/resident discharge, collaborates with the Registered Nurse and discharge planners for long and short term patient/resident needs.

7.   Coordination/Direction:  Coordinates and directs patient/resident care appropriately.  Performs charge nurse duties as assigned.

8.   Other duties:  Completes all other duties as assigned.


Essential Behaviors of the Employee

It is the expectation that the employee complies with applicable standards of behavior and conduct, including but not limited to, standards of conduct, customer services standards, and professional code of ethics.

Carondelet Manor/ Ascension Senior Living is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer.  Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status.




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