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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Talantage Staffing Solutions
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse I Position Summary: Licensed Practical Nurse I perform elementary practical nursing duties under the close direction of a registered professional nurse. In the more complex nursing care areas, the LPN serves as an assistant to a registered professional nurse or higher level licensed practical nurse. Work is reviewed through reports, ward inspections, and observations; however, the LPN is expected to perform the more routine duties without detailed instructions.This is entry-level practical nursing work in the care and treatment of patients or residents in a state hospital, institution, or health care facility.Minimum Qualifications:Possession of a current license to practice as a practical nurse in Missouri or applicants who have just graduated from an accredited school of practical nursing, will be tentatively accepted pending successful completion of the examination for licensure given by the State Board of Nursing.Current CPR Certification Current BCLS CertificationJob Duties:This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification.Provides bedside care, including feeding, bathing, bed making, ambulation, and oral hygiene; takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, etc.Observes patients to detect deviations from normal conditions; records and reports signs and symptoms which may be indicative of change.Performs practical nursing duties such as special decubitus care, change of dressings, oxygen and aerosol therapy, catheterizations, bladder irrigations, douches, etc.Prepares, administers, and charts medications according to physician orders and under the supervision of a registered professional nurse.Assists a registered professional nurse in preparing nursing assessment summaries, preparing and implementing health care plans, instructing residents and patients in performing personal health care, and performing rehabilitative and preventative nursing care.Assists with admission process and orientation of patient to the hospital; participates in the planning of nursing care.Attends and participates in orientation and staff development programs.Performs related work as assigned.Key Skills:Working knowledge of practical nurse theory, current practices and techniques.Working knowledge of hygienic ward housekeeping.Working knowledge of standard practices, rules and regulations relating to licensed practical nursing work.Working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, nutrition, aseptic technique, and body mechanics.Ability to maintain a sympathetic attitude toward, and harmonious relationship with patients or residents.Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.Ability to keep records and make reports.The minimum qualification will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.Talantage, LLC is committed to presenting candidates that contribute to an organizations culture of inclusivity and its commitment to diversity in the workplace are demonstrated through our recruitment practices. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, or veteran status. Our equal opportunity employment efforts comply with all applicable U.S. state and federal laws governing non-discrimination in employment. PM20Powered by JazzHR PI133616237

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