Job Description POSITION TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse
REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing, Registered Nurse
JOB SUMMARY: The LPN performs a variety of nursing duties in the care of home care clients, complies with state rules and regulations, and follows established policies and procedures of the home care agency. Must be able to relate professionally with residents, staff and family members, display a positive work attitude and be able to work as a team with other staff members. The LPN will assist with training of staff in medical procedures and policies.
EDUCATION: • Graduate of school of nursing for Licensed Practical Nurse. • Must be registered and licensed with the State of Minnesota as an LPN, and must maintain current unencumbered license with the MN Board of Nursing. • Prefer at least 1 year experience in home care or long term care. • Working knowledge of the state requirements for the Comprehensive Home Care license and LPN scope of practice.
REQUIREMENTS • Excellent judgment and decision-making abilities and problem solving skills and the ability to work independently. • Must demonstrate leadership, good judgment, and dependability. • Maintain confidentiality for residents and staff. • Must be knowledgeable and accurate in the administration of medications and treatments. • Must be flexible in dealing with changing situations and be willing to expand and adapt to changes in the Assisted Living industry. • Willing to promote St. Ann’s positively in the community. • Ability to use computers and electronic records. • Ability to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. • Must be able to read, comprehend and follow instructions and work with accuracy in all job activities. • Will be required to work weekends and holidays. • Must be able to deal tactfully and use good communication, listening and customer service skills with residents and their families and with staff. Must be mature and remain calm with clients/staff/ families in difficult and unusual circumstances. • Must be knowledgeable about validation techniques, reality orientation and/or appropriate diversional activities for clients with dementia. • Must work as a team member and maintain a positive demeanor. • Promotes a positive, team approach and a healthy work environment. • Assures that staff clearly understands and follows all resident care procedures.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Must receive a “not disqualified” criminal background result from Department of Human Services and may not be on the OIG exclusions list. • Must be screened for TB. • Must have reliable transportation. • All employees are required to complete a thorough physical assessment through Essentia Health Occupational Medicine within 30 days of hire and authorize the release of this information to St. Ann’s.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Works under the direction of the Director of Nursing and the RN to monitor residents’ needs and changes in condition, conducting focused assessments when appropriate and reporting the results to the RN. • Assures that unlicensed staff members perform their duties and responsibilities in a timely, quality manner, and reports problems to RN. • Reports changes in client condition or other concerns about clients to the RN in a timely manner. • Initiates emergency procedures for clients and reports to RN. • Reviews client care plans developed by the RN and consults with RN about client conditions and their treatments. • Carries out proper charting practices and documentation procedures. May include electronic charting. Basic computer knowledge is essential. • Assembles and operates equipment such as oxygen supplies and other equipment used for client care. • Orders and administers medications. • Assists RCS Supervisor and RN in orienting, training and mentoring new staff. • Attends required meetings, and mandatory annual in-service training. • Performs delegated tasks and other duties as assigned by the RCS Supervisor and RN. • Consults with RN regarding unlicensed staff performance problems. • Schedules work of unlicensed staff within established guidelines. • Assists unlicensed staff as necessary in performing their duties.
WORKING CONDITIONS: • Primary responsibilities will be conducted in establishments in clean, well-lit, climate controlled areas such as client apartments, hallways, work rooms, client dining area and meeting rooms. • Exposure to body fluids, infection, odors and behavior of clients that may be aggressive, combative or demanding. • The noise is usually moderate. • Exposure to chemical and respiratory hazards is possible.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Work hours as assigned, scheduled, or mutually agreed upon. Occasionally called upon to work on short notice. • While performing duties of this job, employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to examine clients, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. In addition, the job requires walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, kneeling, reaching overhead and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Push up to 75 pounds. • All employees are required to complete a thorough physical assessment through Essentia Health Occupational Medicine within 30 days of hire and authorize the release of this information to St. Ann’s. • Must have adequate vision and hearing necessary to perform job functions.
Saint Ann's management reserves the right to change job responsibilities, duties and hours as the need prevails. This document is for management communication only and is not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment. Apply online at the link below:
Applications are also available at our information desk at 330 East Third Street, Duluth, MN 55805. Saint Ann's offers competitive compensation. Saint Ann's Residence is an equal opportunity employer.
About St. Anns Residence St. Ann's is an assisted living community in Duluth, MN.