The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides resident care in
accordance with the Nurse Practice Act and is responsible for the
delivery of safe and therapeutic resident care from admission
through discharge in collaboration with the physician, family, and
other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team. The LPN
is responsible for utilizing principles of the nursing process in
carrying out delegated aspects of care for both residents and
families. The goal of resident care shall be toward restoring and
maintaining each residents identified capabilities at their maximum
mental and physical level.
Reports to: Director of Nursing/Nurse Manager
Essential Job Specific Duties/Responsibilities
1. Maintains effective communication with residents, families,
staff, and physicians.
a. Completes daily shift documentation, including head to toe
review of skilled residents.
b. Functions in a calm and positive manner in an emergency or
c. Communicates consistently with the Nurse Manager, reporting
d. Places necessary calls for families and physicians.
Demonstrates appropriateness of faxing vs. phone calls to
e. Communicates appropriately with physicians; makes rounds with
physicians in absence of Nurse Manager or as delegated by Nurse
Manager. Utilizes physician file appropriately.
f. Reviews and teaches resident and family about pain
management, including pain-rating scales and goal setting;
importance of aggressive, preventive pain treatment; analgesic
misconceptions; and plan for pain management.
g. Assists in developing, implementing, and evaluating teaching
plan to meet learning needs of residents and families.
h. Participates in resident/family teaching and initiates
discharge planning in a timely manner.
In addition to the essential job specific duties listed above,
the Licensed Practical Nurse shall be required to perform all
duties (essential and non-essential) in a manner consistent with
the mission and values (compassion, excellence, inclusion,
integrity, collaboration) of CHI Living Communities and will be
evaluated on such basis. Furthermore, every employee must abide by
all campus, departmental, and safety policies, rules, and
CHI Living Communities has the right to change the job specific
duties and specifications required for the position of Licensed
Practical Nurse from time to time without prior notice.