Providence Life Services is seeking a LPN for Downers Grove Assisted Living facility to provide nursing care according to physician's orders and in conformance with recognized nursing techniques and procedures, established standards, and administrative policies. Maintaining accurate and complete records of nursing observations and care. Performs all functions in compliance with CDC, OSHA, JCAHO, State and Federal Regulatory bodies. Communicates and interprets the goals of care to the resident and family/caregiver.
Summary of essential job functions
Responsible to provide direct nursing care to the clients and manage the day to day activities performed by the Certified Nursing Assistants / Care Givers working as a team.
Support and represent the mission of Providence as shown by your actions while on duty.
Ensures that client needs are met within professional standards of practice according to physician orders.
Administers medications and treatments according to physician orders.
Assists clients in meeting their goals through assessment and monitoring of clients care needs and interaction with the interdisciplinary team including the physician.
Provides education and guidance to clients and their families on disease process and management.
Manage the C.NA's / Care Givers in accordance with current rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures established by PLS.
Document in nurses' notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided for the resident, as well as the resident's response to care. For skilled patients, documentation is needed which addresses the reason for being a skilled nursing patient.
Identify the resident before administering any medication or treatment.
Ensure adequate medical supplies are available to meet the medical needs of the patients. Report the needs to the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator.
Provide direction and leadership to the C.N.A. / Care Partners staff.
Receive and review nursing report at the beginning of the shift and compile nursing report at the end of the shift.
Asses the residents change in medical condition to the proper authority at that time.
Ensure the care given is in accordance with federal and state regulations, as well as the resident's wishes.
Monitor vital signs in accordance with the resident's treatment plan.
Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet.
The LPN must be a person who is licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of IL and be in good standing.
Must have experience passing meds.
Must have a compassionate, empathetic and nurturing personality.
Must truly have a desire to care for the elderly.
Previous experience in long-term care is a plus.
Providence Life Services