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Licensed Practical Nurse- $1500 Sign-on bonus in Hays, KS at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 10/22/2018

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    2225 Canterbury Drive
    Hays, KS
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Job Description

  • $1500 Sign-on bonus for night shift

Position 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. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Documentation:  Documents according to current standards and policies.

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

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

  • Carries out detailed written or verbal instructions

  • Ability to makes effective judgments, functions independently, is flexible, has personal integrity and works effectively with personnel. 

  • Must utilize initiative and judgment in assigning tasks, and resolving operational problems.

  • Completes all other duties as assigned.



Management Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision of Certified Nursing Assistants and Certified Medication Technicians



Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • GED or a High School Diploma is preferred.

  • Previous hospital or long term care experience preferred.



    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


  • Current state licensure as a Practical Nurse, which must be in good standing

  • CPR certified preferred.


  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results.

  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.

  • Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time.

  • Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be self- motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion.

  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.

  • Ability to work with EHR/EMR

Physical DEMANDS


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to push and pull items, such as resident/patient beds, requiring a force of up to 75 pounds.

  • Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds at waist height. Required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds.

  • Frequently required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing 100-400 pounds and occasionally required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing over 400 pounds.

  • Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.

  • Frequently perform activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.

  • Constantly able to effectively communicate.

  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position for up to 30 minutes at one time.

  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as resident calls, verbal orders, monitors, and phone calls.

  • Frequently able to use hands and fingers to perform simple and fine motor handling tasks, such as taking vital signs, writing, and using a keyboard.

  • Frequently able to use different types of visual perceptions to perform activities such as moving medical equipment, evaluating resident/patients, reading monitors and charts, and reading computer screens.

  • Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate infection or other problems with a resident, or environmental issues such as smoke.

  • This position may provide direct care to adult and geriatric resident/participants.

Via Christi Villages / Ascension Senior Living is an EqualEmployment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicantsreceive 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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