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 policies. 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
Accountabilities: % of Time Spent
1. Directs all care to team members.
a. Assists with scheduling/coordinating
treatments with all disciplines
2. Acts as resident liaison and advocate.
3. Assures proper documentation (20%)
a. Monthly summaries
b. Care Plans
c. MDS 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
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,
c. Performs suture removal
d.Performs drain removal/maintains
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, oxygen m.Assist residents with ADL's,
n. Shift report o.Knowledge of accessing
variety of central lines
8. Performs other resident care activities
to include: (10%)
c.Sterile/aseptic dressing changes
d.Insertion of Foley catheters e.Complex
f.Giving enemas g.Maintains a
h. Checks emergency equipment
I.Collects CQI data
j. Measures for/applies TED hose
k.Assist with feeding.
9.Performs supervisory duties. (10%)
a. Supervises care team members
c.Interprets Surrey Place policy for team
members d.Participates in various nursing or interdisciplinary.
e.Assists in providing adequate
f. Participates in rounds
g. Participates with standards
10.Oversees the education of staff (5%)
a.Develops and educates staff b.Orients new
employees c.Participates in performance monitoring (peer
d.Maintains core and unit specific
11. Performs other duties as assigned. (3%)
The most significant of duties are included but this does not
exclude work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties.
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 employment.
The assessment, care and treatment provided by the staff will be
consistent with the specific age related needs of the patient. The
staff is competent to care for patient age groups including the
adult and geriatric patient.
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 pathogens. 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.
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