Summary: Performs the primary
functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse. Performs the primary
functions of a registered
professional in evaluating a designated group of residents in
accordance with all established Nursing standards and hospital
Is responsible for managing all assigned
personnel, supplies and equipment on the unit and for promoting
Team work with all members of the health care team. Performs duties
and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and
1. Directs all care to team members 5%
a. Assists with scheduling/coordinating treatments with all
2. Acts as resident liaison and advocate.
3. Assures proper documentation 20%
a. Monthly summaries
b. Care Plans
d. Narcotic CTS.
e. Documentation assessments.
4. Participates in discharge planning
a. Attends care plan meetings
b. Identifies home educational needs.
c. Instructs and educates residents/significant other to diet
meals, activities, etc.
5. Assures orders are processed as follows
a. Checks and signs off orders
b. Accepts telephone orders from MD/s offices
c. Processes monthly orders
6. Makes initial and continuous resident
a. Communicates the interpretation of lab data, EKG’s, etc.
b. Consults with doctor
c. Makes residents rounds
d. Manages residents in house transfer through system
e. Reviews drug therapy
f. Assess ADL’s
g. Coordinates administering of treatments between disciplines.
7. Coordinates all aspects of resident care, including planning,
intervention, education and evaluation: 20%
a. Inserts/maintains NG tube
b. Performs IV insertions, trouble shooting, maintenance
c. Performs suture removal
d. Performs drain removal/maintains drains
e. Participates in stat team response
f. Participates in all fire drills
g. Provides resident education
h. Conducts resident care conferences
i. Draws labs/specimen collection
j. Performs EKG’s
k. Performs CAPD
l. Administers respiratory treatment’s, ie: pulse oximetry, Nebs,
m. Assist residents with ADL’s, treatment ambulation
n. Shift report
o. Knowledge of accessing variety of central lines
8. Performs other resident care activities to include: 10%
a. Applying slings/binders/braces
c. Sterile/aseptic dressing changes
d. Insertion of Foley catheters
e. Complex skin care
f. Giving enemas
g. Applies restraints
h. Checks emergency equipment
I. Collects CQI data
j. Measures for/applies TED hose
k. Assist with feeding.
l. Trach care/suctioning
9. Performs supervisory duties 10%
a. Supervises care team members
b. Supervises students
c. Interprets Surrey Place policy for team members
d. Participates in various nursing or interdisciplinary. committees
e. Assists in providing adequate staffing
f. Participates in rounds
g. Participates with standards development
10. Oversees the education of
a. Develops and educates staff
b. Orients new employees
c. Participates in performance monitoring (peer review)
d. Maintains core and unit specific competencies
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
The most significant of duties are included
but this does not exclude work assignments not mentioned or
Current licensure as a practical nurse in
the State of Missouri.
Successful completion of a State Board
approved IV course of instruction within 6 months of
Long-term and or Medicare experience helpful.
Employee is required to stand and walk
frequently (34-66% of the time). Employee must lift/carry
frequently Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs with
assistance. Employee is frequently required to bend, squat, kneel
and reach forward occasionally (1-33% of the time). Employee is
required to use one or both hands for simple grasping,
pushing/pulling and fine manipulation. Employee is occasionally
exposed to the following environmental conditions: Temperature
changes, dust, noise, fumes, electrical hazards, and CRT terminal
work. Employee may be exposed to blood/air borne
Verbal and cognitive abilities are
necessary. Motor coordination and manual dexterity are required.
Speech, hearing and visual acuity are essential. Work shifts may
vary to meet specific patient care demands. Employee must
demonstrate an ability to work with people tactfully and exhibit
qualities of sound judgment.
Job Relationships: Member of a
comprehensive healthcare team, including other healthcare
providers, the patient, the patient’s family and significant
Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian
heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s is dedicated to
improving the health of the communities we serve.
Using talents and resources responsibly, we
provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional
excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.
As an independent healthcare network, we
create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to
high quality, safe and personalized services.
We accept and treat all persons
as being created in the image of God.
We respond with caring to the
needs of others as if they were members of our family.
We honor each person’s rights
and responsibilities in light of the common good.
We set and strive to attain high
standards of performance and continuous improvement.
We use our talents and resources
wisely, with honesty and integrity.
FACES - Friendly - Available -
Caring - Efficient - Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and
provides courteous and effective communication with internal and