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Licensed Practical Nurse- LPN

Ascension Living St. Louis, MO Full-Time/Part-Time
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Ascension Living provides holistic, person-centered care and support rooted in our Catholic beliefs to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the seniors we serve.

 

Our person-centered care philosophy respects and values the uniqueness of each individual. The voices of each resident and program participant and those working with them are considered and respected. We foster an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions by nurturing relationships between the seniors we serve and our associates, their care providers and the community. The person-centered care philosophy is based on select core ideas and is woven into every aspect of living and working in our ministries.

 
POSITION SUMMARY

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) working in the Lodge facility at Sherbrooke Village will encounter a post-acute environment that provides care typically received in a traditional hospital setting. Nursing professionals hired for this position are tasked with overseeing the recovery process of medically complex patients. With 3 post-acute neighborhoods within the lodge and a ratio of 2-18 patients per day, these small settings allows our nursing team to deliver specialty wound and respiratory care as well as IV treatments to assist patients to rebuild their lives to discharge home.  

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Performs initial data collection on all patients/residents and follows up on data collection as per policy.
  • Participates in implementing age and developmentally appropriate plan of care as developed by the Registered Nurse within established policies and procedures and continually works to meet individual patient/resident needs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient/resident and their clinical condition.  Observes, documents and reports patient/resident responses to medications.
  • Follows patient/resident, family and caregiver education plan of care as developed by the Registered Nurse, clearly communicates information and documents patient/resident response to education.
  • Documents according to current standards and policies.
  • Plans for patient/resident discharge, collaborates with the Registered Nurse and discharge planners for long and short term patient/resident needs.
  • Coordinates and directs patient/resident care appropriately.  Performs charge nurse duties as assigned.
  • Carries out detailed written or verbal instructions
  • Ability to makes effective judgments, functions independently, is flexible, has personal integrity and works effectively with personnel. 
  • Must utilize initiative and judgment in assigning tasks, and resolving operational problems.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Current state licensure as a Practical Nurse required, which must be in good standing.
  • CPR certified preferred
  • Clinical experience preferred
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office required

 

Physical Demands

  • Frequently required to push and pull items, such as resident/patient beds, requiring a force of up to 75 pounds
  • Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds at waist level. 
  • Frequently required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing 100-400 pounds
  • Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces

 

Full-time, Part-time,  & Weekend all shifts

 

Full Benefits Package & Top Competitive Pay Rates!

Skills required

Electronic Medical Record
Nursing
Diseases And Disorders
Long Term Care
Maintain Patient Confidentiality
Administer Medication

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Ascension Living is a Mission-driven healthcare provider deeply connected to our Catholic faith that cares for the physical, mental, spiritual and social wellbeing of all individuals we serve. Our Mission calls us to provide spiritually centered, holistic care to seniors, particularly those most in need.

We offer a wide range of programs tailored to meet the unique needs of older adults. Regardless of each individual’s stage in life, our goal is to provide seniors with opportunities designed to make their lives joyful, enriching and satisfying.

We are honored to carry on the Mission of Ascension Health’s religious sponsors, the Daughters of Charity, Congregation of St. Joseph, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother and Alexian Brothers, who have been caring for the elderly, infirm and impoverished for centuries. Their noble heritage is embraced by Ascension Living and serves as the foundation for our national Ministry.




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