Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Licensed and current registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Illinois. Current CPR Certification. Clinical experience preferred, but not required. Good working knowledge of the Nursing Process and strong nursing practice skills including physical assessment skills. May be required to work any day of the week, including holidays and weekends. *4,000 for a 2 year commitment. Sign-on payable within first 90 days.
The Licensed Practical Nurse duties are delegated, but each LPN is accountable for their own nursing actions and competencies. The LPN is responsible for assisting the RN in assessing the needs of each patient: infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric, using the Nursing Process. Assists with planning the nursing care needed to meet those needs, including the spiritual, emotional, and psychological needs. The LPN provides a range of patient care including IV lines, catheters, feeding tubes, nasal gastric tubes, enemas, hygiene needs, dressing changes, blood glucose monitoring, 02 set-ups, telemetry, decubitus care, monitoring vital signs, and assists with activities of daily living. Administers oral medications. Responsible for admission and discharge of patient along with patient/family teaching. Prepares patients for surgery. Responds to codes and emergencies. Administers quality control, counts narcotics, checks physician’s orders, updates patient’s charts, copies transfer papers, checks daily weights, monitors intake/output, and gives accurate report of patient’s condition to oncoming shift. Notifies Supervisor or RN, Physician, and family of change in patient condition.