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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Legacy Healthcare
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

We are currently searching for L.P.N.'s to join our friendly, caring and supportive team! -Avantara Park Ridge -is rapidly growing and our team is looking to invest in L.P.N.'s by providing opportunities to further your career and with the tools and encouragement you need to succeed. The Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) plays a critical role in providing superior customer service and nursing care to all Guests and guests. The L.P.N. provides supervision of staff and will safeguard the health, safety and welfare of all Guests/guests under their care by following applicable laws, regulations, and established nursing policies and procedures.
Now accepting LPN applications for -Full Time -and -Part Time -and for the following shifts:
-Mornings 7AM-3PM
-Evenings 3PM-11PM
-Overnights 11PM-7AM
Essential Functions
-Provides quality nursing care to Guests/guests in an environment that promotes their rights, dignity and freedom of choice.
-Provides supervision to C.N.A's and all subordinate staff which includes checking their work to ascertain that assignments have been completed.
-Assign all C.N.A's and other subordinate staff to Guests. Assign break times and all regular and special assignments.
-Administer all parenteral, intramuscular and sub-cutaneous injections.
-Administer medications within the scope of practice of the L.P.N. Licensure. Maintain a current report of narcotics received and used.
-Review daily the documentation of the dispensing of the controlled substances and narcotics. Ensure that drugs covered by controlled substances laws are verified by inventory.
-Place pharmacy orders, for and administer all newly prescribed medications and document.
-Carry out direct contemporaneous charting in your shift. Chart detailed monthly evaluations of each Guest that reflect his/her condition and progress.
-Responsible for all nursing care of assigned Guests while on duty. Must notify appropriate persons if there is any significant change in a Guest's condition or any transfer to a hospital.
-Ensure that Guest care plans are being followed and asses each Guest's status in accord with their care plan.
-Round with physicians when needed.
-Administer or supervise all treatments prescribed by physicians including but not limited to pressure ulcer care, Foley catheter care, and hot and cold compounds.
-Supervise serving of prescribed diets and fluids intake and immediately report any issues to the physician and DON/ADON.
-Must be knowledgeable of individual care plans and support the care planning process by reporting specific information and observations of the Guest's needs, preferences and report any behavioral changes.
-Provide wound care when needed.
-Completes medical records documenting care provided and other information in accordance with nursing policies while maintaining strict confidentiality.
-Assure that established infection control and standard precaution practices are maintained when providing care. Follow established safety precautions when preforming tasks and using equipment and supplies.
-Reports all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment and supply issues to appropriate persons.
-Maintains the comfort, privacy and dignity of Guests/guests and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.
-Answer and respond to call lights promptly and courteously.
-Assist with new admissions, re-admissions and assist with the transfer of Guests to different rooms within the facility.
-Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with Guests/guests, visitors, families, peers and supervisors.
-Attend and participate in departmental meetings and in-services as directed.
-Other Duties as Assigned
Required Education and Experience
-High school diploma or equivalent.
-Graduate from and accredited nursing program.
-Current State License as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
-C.P.R. Certified
About Avantara Park Ridge
Avantara Park Ridge holds 5 STAR standard for 6 years. Named in the US News & World Report as one of the Best Healthcare Facilities.
Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood, immediately south of Lutheran General Hospital, Avantara Park Ridge is the provider of choice for post-hospital care in Chicago's northwest suburbs. At Avantara Park Ridge, we've taken every aspect of the post-hospital rehabilitation experience and exceed expectations in service and safety.
We offer a warm, upscale setting that combines all the stylish amenities of a boutique hotel, including large, graciously appointed rooms, relaxing and inviting common areas, and a superior level of service and personal attention. But, more importantly, Avantara Park Ridge is a truly state-of-the-art healthcare facility offering the most advanced post-hospital rehabilitation and care available, in a therapeutic environment designed to help recover strength and regain independence.

Keywords: Legacy Healthcare, Mount Prospect , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Mount Prospect, Illinois

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