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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Bethesda Health
Location: Belleville
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Bethesda Brings out the Best in Talented, Caring People!

At Bethesda, more than 1,200 employees dedicate their careers to improving the lives of others.

As a team member at Bethesda, you'll enjoy great benefits such as: 403b, daily pay, bonuses, career advancement opportunities, and holiday pay.

Medical, dental, vision, prescription, and life insurance available for regular status full and part time employees.


Provides basic nursing care by assisting in the assessment of the resident on admission and on an ongoing basis. Remains knowledgeable about and communicates to the appropriate interdisciplinary team (IDT) member any significant change in condition. Accurately documents all assessments. Seeks guidance if unsure of any assessment findings. Participates in the care planning process for the resident. Updates the care plan when specific interventions indicate the need for revision. Communicates the plan to the appropriate IDT members along with the residents and their families. Implements necessary and appropriate nursing interventions relevant to the plan of care which includes nursing orders, physician orders, residents/families educational and environmental needs. Ensures interventions such as medication administration and treatments are accomplished in a safe and timely manner. Administers IV fluid only if IV certified. Documents interventions accurately and timely. Uses critical thinking skills when dealing with residents' changes in condition. Notifies the physician timely using the SBARR as the communication tool. Maintains composure during any crisis situation such as family dissatisfaction, staff disputes, or inclement weather in a calm and professional manner. Monitors the care of the residents closely to see that the care plan is being delivered effectively. Identifies problem areas and uses the QAPI process to actively address the situation for immediate problem resolution. Remains aware of the status of the residents to quickly identify behavioral changes or other untoward signs or symptoms. Answers call lights and/or assists with residents' ADLs as needed. Completes, at a minimum, twelve hours of offerings related to nursing related continuing education. Has a commitment to keep current with best nursing practices through knowledge of Bethesda's policies and self-study. May be assigned other duties as appropriate.

Job Qualifications

  • Education from an accredited school of nursing that results in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Current LPN license in the state you will be working
  • CPR and AED certification required, or willing to obtain within six months of employment
  • IV certification required, or willing to obtain within six months of employment
  • Long-term care experience preferred
  • Must be able to assess the basic nursing care needs of the geriatric resident
  • Must possess excellent communication skills to interact with residents, visitors and staff
  • Time management and organizational skills required
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift heavy objects using proper lifting techniques and with assistance when necessary
  • Ability to transfer and move patients who vary with ability to assist weighing 200+lbs using proper lifting techniques and with assistance when necessary
  • Ability to push and pull equipment weighing in excess of 40lbs using proper techniques and with assistance when necessary
  • Manual dexterity, coordination and skillful use of hands when working with patients and equipment
  • Visual acuity with the ability to distinguish color
  • Ability to physically perform necessary documentation electronically and in writing


    Category: LPN

Keywords: Bethesda Health, Belleville , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Belleville, Illinois

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