Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Company: Alden Courts and Gardens of Des Plaines
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Seeking PRN(casual) Nurse! JOB SUMMARY Responsible to provide
direct nursing care to the customer, and to supervise the day-to-
day nursing activities performed by the nursing assistants. Such
supervision must be in accordance with current Federal, State, and
local standards, guidelines and regulations, facility policies. The
objective is to ensure the highest degree of quality care is
maintained at all times. QUALIFICATIONS Must possess a current,
unencumbered license to practice as a RN or LPN in the State of
Illinois and/or Wisconsin.
Must possess current CPR certificate or become certified within two
weeks of employment.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and
Demonstrates interest and/or knowledge in care of the aged.
Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when
circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with customers, family
members, visitors, personnel, government agencies/personnel, and
the general public.
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and willingness to
work harmoniously with other personnel.
Must be personable, enthusiastic, and resourceful. PHYSICAL
REQUIREMENTS Must be able to move intermittently throughout the
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the
Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will
enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements
of this position can be fully met.
Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity,
and the ability to work effectively with customers, family members,
personnel, and support agencies.
Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional
Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly,
emotionally upset, and at times hostile people.
May be required to lift, push, pull and move equipment, supplies,
and customers in excess of fifty (50) pounds throughout the
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions,
etc., including exposure to the (HIV) AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Accepts and supports as directed by appropriate
authority. This may require different floor, customers, workload,
and multiple tasks as assigned.
Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the Ladies
and Gentlemen of Alden for a respective unit.
Assume all Nursing procedures and protocols are followed in
accordance with established policies.
Directly supervise and instruct the Ladies and Gentlemen of Alden
on a number of topics to promote job knowledge.
Ensure all the Ladies and Gentlemen of Alden follow established
departmental policies and procedures, including appropriate dress
Assist in developing a written plan of care for each customer that
identifies the problems/needs of the customer.
Attends and actively participates in customer care plan conference
Report all concerns, complaints made by the customer or their
family to the Administrator.
Counsel/discipline nursing personnel as requested or as
Make daily rounds to ensure nursing personnel are performing
required duties, and to ensure appropriate procedures are being
followed. Make physical rounds to all customers daily. Make rounds
with physicians as necessary.
Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and
positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the
Attend and participate in continuing education programs.
Recommend to the Director of Nursing the equipment and supply needs
of the department.
Place orders for medications and treatments as necessary following
established budgetary guidelines.
Utilize PCC 24-hour summary concerning recommendations/concerns
related to customer care needs.
Fill out complete accident/incident reports.
Encourage attending physicians to review treatment plans, record
and sign their orders, progress notes, etc., in accordance with
Chart nurses' notes in an informative and descriptive manner that
reflects the care provided to the customer, as well as the
customer's response to the care.
Complete required assessments upon the customer's admission,
transfer, and/or discharge.
Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on the
Physicians' Order Form and P.O.S.
Record new/changed diet orders. Forward information to the Dietary
Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with
our established Charting and Documentation Policies and
Responsible for completion of admission, discharge, and transfer
Prepare and administer medications and treatments if appropriate as
ordered by the physician.
Review medication record for completeness of information, accuracy
in the transcription of the physician's order, and adherence to
stop order policies.
Administer professional services such as: catheterization, tube
feedings, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs,
colostomy, and drainage bags, care of the dead/dying, etc., as
Participate in the orientation of new customers/family members to
Arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services, as ordered by the
Notify the customer's attending physician and family when there is
a change in the customer's conditions.
Obtain sputum, urine and other lab tests as ordered.
Take and record TPR's, blood pressures, accuchecks, etc., as
Contact the customer's physician for:
Nursing assessment of change of condition.
Medication orders or charges.
To inform of incidents.
To report abnormal results of Lab and X-ray.
Anything else pertinent to the customers' care and well-being.
Ensure the nurses' notes and monthly summaries reflect the care
plan and is being followed.
Attend staff meetings, etc., as directed.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
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