Jan 26, 2023

LPN- Long Term Care

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Part time

Job Description

The LPN- Long Term Care job provides individual and family-centered nursing care and treatment to pediatric, elderly, acutely ill, or injured residents. Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the individual needs of residents and families. This role assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This role provides direction, education, and begins to assume leadership responsibilities at the unit level. This role delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a resident or group of residents based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This role also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
LPN licensure in Virginia or eligible

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current LPN Licensure in Virginia AHA BLS Certification or equivalent

Experience REQUIRED: N/A

Experience PREFERRED:
Experience in a long term care setting such as a nursing facility (NF), skilled nursing facility (SNF), or assisted living (AL).

Education/training REQUIRED:
Graduate from a Board of Nursing approved School of Practical Nursing

Education/training PREFERRED: N/A

Independent action(s) required:
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider orders, standards, and practice guidelines such as treatments and organizes work to carry out assignments.
Stays alert to residents’ condition and brings concerns to the attention of the RN immediately.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
Licensed Practical Nurses may work all three shifts, weekends and holidays depending on work location.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established by specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager.
Schedules, including shift rotation requirements and hours of work, may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.

Age Specific groups served:
Resident ages will vary depending on work location.

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Repetitive motion: Keyboard, Mouse
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Steady pace, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent, change

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