The purpose of positions in this classification is to perform licensed practical nursing service care and treatment to Edgewater Haven residents according to physicians orders and established nursing practices, rules and regulations. The work is performed under the direction of the supervising Registered Nurse.
Sets up, administers, monitors and charts oral, intramuscular and other medications and treatments.
Observes residents for changes in physical and/or emotional condition and informs supervising Registered Nurse. Charts observations. Notifies families when condition changes.
Performs/takes and charts residents’ blood pressure, temperature, blood sugar, pulse and respiration.
Converses with patients to assure they are comfortable, explains therapies, treatments, medications and changes in same. Answers resident’s request for assistance.
Answers questions from family members
Reassures and provides emotional support to residents.
Takes and records physician’s telephone medical orders.
Charts nutritional intake, bowel movements, fluid intake/output, and other resident activities such as leaving the facility.
Reports needs or changes to other facility departments such as maintenance, dietary, housekeeping, laundry, physical therapy, occupation therapy, pharmacy and beautician.
Assists maintaining supplies and medication inventories.
Maintains knowledge of nursing principles, methods and standards; and health care, sanitation, hygiene and medical treatment.
Attends care conferences, in-service training, and staff and facility meetings.
Monitors alarm system for wandering residents. Redirects wandering residents.
Vocational degree in Practical Nursing, prior practical nursing experience preferably in an institutional setting, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Wisconsin Licensed Practical Nurse required. Cardio-pulmonary Resusitation (CPR) certification required and must be maintained during employment with Wood County.