Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Pass oral medications with appropriate documentation and follow-up; give injections; count narcotics at intershift report.
- Perform licensed treatments: accuchecks, tube feedings, sterile treatments, dressings, catherizations, irrigations, nebulizers, TENS.
- Provide physical care to residents, e.g.: bathing, shampooing hair, oral hygiene, dressing, undressing, application of glasses, hearing aides, prosthesis, etc. Apply topical creams as prescribed, diabetic nail care and foot care
- Assist with feeding or totally feed those residents who cannot help themselves.
- Help residents transfer from bed to wheelchair, to bathroom, etc. Transfers used are: 1 person, 2 person, 3 person, and mechanical lifts. Also ambulate residents as prescribed.
- Throughout the shift, coordinate activities of the unit and make changes as there are changes in resident conditions or in staffing
- Receive report from the previous shift so will be aware of the current status of residents. After report, make out work assignments. Inform them of changes in resident care and/or additional information that is to be obtained
- Give report to the oncoming shift to make them aware of changes in condition from the normal.
- Observe changes in residents, gather vital signs, neuro-checks, pulse oxygenation, and reports to RN. Observe for the effectiveness of treatments or medications and make suggestions for change
Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Job Description Summary: Under general supervision of a registered nurse or physician, performs practical nursing work; performs related work as required at the Iowa Veterans Home.
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Minimum Qualifications: Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Iowa Board of Nursing or licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in accordance with the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrator’s Agreement of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.