Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake, IA

Accura HealthCare of Spirit Lake is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to join our team. We are always interested in interviewing caring, compassionate and personable nurses because as a nurse, you positively and directly impact the lives of others. You are a much needed hero within the healthcare industry. Serving as a nurse within the senior living industry, you make a difference in the lives of the older adults. We value, recognize and appreciate your devotion in caring for others. Our purpose is “to care for others”. By joining the Accura HealthCare of Spirit Lake family, we welcome the opportunity for you to experience the positive differences that will be made in your own life through gaining understanding that “to care for others” also means we care for you.

CURRENT NEEDS: Full-time and part-time hours available

SIGN-ON BONUS: $5,000 for Full-time and $2,500 for Part-time; 2nd & 3rd shift

Job Summary:

The LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) delivers quality care to residents ensuring all applicable laws, regulations, and Company standards are met. Reports to Director of Nursing (DON) or other Nursing Supervisor.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Must possess the ability to work independently.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing practices and procedures as well as the applicable state laws, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing functions in the long-term care facility.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other LPNs, CNAs and non-professional personnel.
  • Must have the ability to implement the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the facility.
  • Must understand and follow company policies, including harassment and complaint procedures.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must be able to work as part of a health care team to assess resident needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
  • Must be able to evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other health care team members as necessary.
  • Must be able to administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on patients’ charts.
  • Must be able to observe residents, charting and reporting changes in residents’ conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Must be able to provide basic resident care and treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations.
  • Must be able to sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
  • Must be able to answer residents’ calls and determine how to assist them.
  • Must be able to measure and record residents’ vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
  • Must be able to collect samples such as blood, urine and sputum from residents, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
  • Must be able to prepare residents for examinations, tests or treatments and explain procedures.
  • Must be able to assemble and use equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.
  • Must be able to record food and fluid intake and output.
  • Must be able to assist residents with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, or standing and walking.
  • Must be able to apply compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
  • Must be able to clean rooms and make beds.
  • Must be able to prepare food trays and examine them for conformance to prescribed diet.
  • Must be able to wash and dress bodies of deceased persons.
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Must have attended an accredited LPN program.
  • Must be currently licensed LPN with applicable state.
  • Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtained during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.

Accura HealthCare embraces a unique upside-down culture, putting residents and direct-care staff at the top level of the organization. Our associates play a key role in supporting Accura’s purpose, “to care for others” and advancing the mission, “to be partners in care and family for life” and are expected to provide exceptional customer service by demonstrating and upholding our values of trust, integrity, accountability, commitment, and kindness through the development of strong relationships, servant leadership, and effective communication and follow-up.

Accura HealthCare, an Equal Opportunity Employer and leading post-acute healthcare provider based in Iowa, has communities in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska, and growing!

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