Med/Surg LPN - Nights
BROOKFIELD, MO MED/SURG
Job Type
Full-time
Description

The Licensed Practical Nurse will care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities within the facility. He or she may work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. 

Requirements

Duties/Responsibilities:

• Administers medications or starts intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients’ charts.

• Observes patients, charting and reporting changes in conditions such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment and takes necessary actions.

• Answers patients’ calls and determines how to assist them.

• Measures and records patients’ vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.

• Provides basic patient care or treatments such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations.

• Works as part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plans and modifies care, and implements interventions.

• Evaluates nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other health care team members.

• Assembles and uses equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, or oxygen suppliers.

• Records food and fluid intake and output.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

• Adheres to the facility’s Standards of Excellence.

Required Skills/Abilities: 

• General knowledge of nursing and health care terminology.

• Excellent patient care skills.

Education and Experience:

• Postsecondary certificate from a vocational school or Associate’s degree in nursing required.

• Current state licensure required

Physical Requirements: 

• Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

• May require prolonged periods of standing, moving, and bending.

• Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds at times.