*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
JOB SUMMARYThe Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the delivery of
quality, long-term care to geriatric and disabled individuals as specified in
individualized care plans; promotion of comfort, maintenance of functional
abilities and respect for residents dignity, along with supervision of care
provided by CNAs and support staff. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS &
ABILITIESEducation/Experience: Current State of Montana LPN license. Two to three years nursing experience in
long-term care setting preferred. Technical Skills: 1.
Strong analytical and organization skills.2.
Ability to execute multiple tasks with minimal
Ability to handle stressful situations competently,
effectively and courteously.4.
Management and leadership skills.5.
Ability to assist in lifting, transferring and positioning
patients; agility to respond quickly to unexpected resident safety needs and
Basic to intermediate computer skills. Other
qualifications/certificate/license: Current CPR certification. Behavioral Competencies: Supports PMCs Code of Conduct and the organizations
Mission, Vision and Values. Maintains
security and confidentiality of all information at all times. Demonstrates the ability to function
successfully in a team environment.
Exhibits courteous, compassionate and respectful treatment of all
customers. Displays a positive attitude,
flexibility and ability to adapt to new and changing situations. Participates in identifying potential
problems or situations and suggests solutions. DECISION MAKING LATITUDEEmployee
works independently, refers questions to Registered/Charge Nurse or Director of
Nursing. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES1. Administers,
supervises and assists in overall resident care. 2. Operates and
maintains equipment to departmental standards3. Performs safety and infection control procedures to
ensure a safe and clean environment for the residents and staff. 4. Complies
with and maintains regulatory compliance requirements as defined for the
nursing care on the unit and according to facility standards.5. Completes
and demonstrates competencies in required yearly unit competencies and
education requirements as defined by the facility, and Director of Nursing.6. Performs a
comprehensive assessment of patient on admission and assessment or reassessment
at regular intervals appropriate for the condition of the patient or as ordered
by the provider7. Rounds to observe residents conditions, assesses
findings, plans nursing care, answers residents call light and records
appropriate information into residents chart.8. Administers medications, treatment, provider
specific care to patients in compliance with facility and nursing
Makes arrangements for resident to see his/her
provider(s) and notifies family member(s)/responsible party(ies).10.
provider(s), Resident Care Coordinator, Director of Nursing and other
appropriate individuals when a change in the residents condition occurs.11. Provides supervision to
Completes resident clinical records including care
plans, monthly, weekly and daily charting, medication and administration
record, requests for laboratory and Imaging procedures and requests for
pharmaceutical items. 13.
Notifies appropriate individuals of changes in
residents condition to allow for decision-making in ongoing plan of care.14.
Other duties as assigned. Disclaimer: Not all
inclusive other duties as assigned.
Every effort has been made to make this position description as complete
as possible. However, it in no way
states or implies that these are the only duties required. The omission of specific statement of duties
does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is
a logical assignment to the position. Schedule: Shift work to
include weekends and holidays. May float to RHC and HH. Work Environment: Acute care hospital, professional office
setting. Area is well lit and
ventilated. Possible exposure to marked
changes in temperature, humidity, and noise. OSHA Exposure Category: (I) Tasks involve an inherent
potential for contact with Blood/Body fluids or Tissue during the normal work
routine. Appropriate protective measures
are required for every employee engaged in Category I tasks. Dress Code: Must comply with
Pondera Medical Centers Dress Code Policy 84.01.2013.OP.41 and departmental
guidelines. Compliance: My decisions and behavior while employed will be governed
by the policies and guidelines of our Compliance Program. Claims of
ignorance, good intentions or bad advice are not acceptable excuses for
noncompliance. I understand the following are expected from me: ·
Being familiar with the Compliance Program and
Code of Conduct;·
Being sensitive to legal and ethical issues;·
Asking questions if I am uncertain about any
given situation; and·
Reporting concerns I may have about the conduct
of others. I understand that failure to comply with the Compliance
Program and Code of Conduct will result in formal disciplinary action up to and
possibly including termination from Pondera Medical Center.