The Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care and treatment to the residents of the Facility by providing services not requiring the full attention of a Registered Nurse, such as routine vital sign checks, administering medication, preparing reports, and making rounds. The Licensed Practical Nurse supervises and trains Certified Nursing Assistant on standard nursing procedures. Licenses Practical Nurses receive direct supervision from the Registered Nurse, Unit Manager, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Director of Nursing. Work is evaluated through conferences, reports, observation, and assessment by the supervisor or higher authority.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.)
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Takes and records temperature, pulse, and respiration of residents; prepares and applies simple dressing
and medicated soaks; administers cleansing enemas; administers catheterizations and irrigations;
applies warm and cold compresses and comfort and control devices such as binders, supports,
back and knee rests, and side rails to ensure proper and safe resident care.
Recognizes, reports and records indicative signs and symptoms in the condition of a resident.
Performs routine work in the care of residents, such as changing linens, giving baths and rubs, lifting
and moving residents, and caring for personal effects.
Performs duties such as the cleaning of nursing equipment, survey of meals, occasional distribution
and collection of trays, and feeding residents.
Performs rounds and routine checks on residents, administers medications and treatments ordered by
the physician, and reports any changes in condition.
Completes all documentation necessary for meeting resident needs; updates charts in a timely and
Assists Registered Nurse in preparing care plans and discharge planning.
Monitors ADL flow sheets at the end of each shift.
Supervises and trains Certified Nursing Assistants on standard nursing procedures.
Participates in unit-based activities.
Transports specimens and equipment as needed and in accordance with established policies.
Passes trays to residents and prepares nutritional supplements.
Assists in resident transport.
Maintains and utilizes equipment appropriately and reports problems and/or hazards.
Provides support and acts as a role model for an environment conducive to professional practice.
Secures continuing education credits as needed.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
The Licensed Practical Nurse decides if the medications distributed are effective for the resident and if not, contacts the proper authority; and determines if the CNA’s are performing duties correctly and accurately to promote care and safety to residents.
Decisions relating to shift work, resident assignments, and recommendations for care plan changes are referred to a higher authority.
CONTACT WITH OTHERS:
The Licensed Practical Nurse has daily contact with other staff, residents, visitors, and family members, as well as with physicians and other medical personnel to recommend changes in care plans or to report any irregularities in resident routine.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of modern practices in practical nursing.
Some knowledge of common physical illnesses, including obvious symptoms and the appropriate medical terminology.
Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
Skill in the application of techniques of practical nursing.
Ability to provide and follow oral and written directions of a technical nature in exact detail.
Ability to maintain and interpret nursing charts, records and reports.
Ability to supervise and direct the activities of the Certified Nurses Aides.
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
Graduation from a standard senior high school.
Graduation from an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Heavy lifting, bending, pulling and walking.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a Licensed Practical Nurse license issued by the State of Florida Board Department of Health.
About this company
Page Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is a 180 bed Independent, Not-for-Profit Organization that offers short and long-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing services with a dedicated special care unit for residents with Alzheimers disease and other memory related disorders.
Our home-like atmosphere allows residents to enjoy courtyards accented by fountains and beautiful landscapes. While rooms are furnished to provide clinical services, we strive to provide an atmosphere where our residents will feel comfortable.
Facility staff is provided with education as a whole and within the various departments. This ensures they have the resources they need to provide high quality care and to meet the quality standards set by the residents and their families. Our staff utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach to care delivery.
To provide the citizens of Lee County access to high quality, cost effective skilled nursing and rehabilitation service.
Location/Region: Fort Myers, FL