IN-IVH-LPN, Days

January 30, 2024
$0 - $0 / hour

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    January 30, 2024
  • Offered Salary
    $0 - $0 / hour
  • Expiration date
    June 30, 2024
  • Job Status
    Open
  • Requisition ID
    728607
  • Working Type
    Onsite
  • Duration
    4 Months and 5 Days
  • Interview Type
    No Interview Required
  • Work Address
    3851 North River Road West Lafayette, IN 47906

Job Description

Purpose of Position/Summary:
Incumbent works as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Nursing Department of the Indiana Veterans’
Home. Performs all aspects of nursing care, within the scope of the Indiana Nurse Practice Act, with
moderate supervision. Reports to the unit manager, but also takes directives from the shift supervisor
(RN) on the evening and night shifts. May direct the work of Nurse Aide 4’s and 5’s, following
predetermined standards and routines.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Administers medications and treatments in accordance with all accepted standards for administration;
Provides safe, efficient personal care of residents;
Uses recommended safety devices and follows infection control standards;
Answers call lights and residents’ requests for assistance;
Adheres to resident’s rights at all times;
Documents medications and treatments administered, and care provided;
Assists with orientation of new employees on the unit;
Participates in resident care planning, updating care plans and aide assignments;
Assesses residents, documents findings and reports to the physician;
Transcribes physicians orders;
Communicates resident change of conditon to resident sponsors;
Destroys and documents same of discontinued medications;
Maintains correct controlled substance numbers during shift;
Completes required documentation of nursing notes, transfer forms and other records;
Assists with operation of the unit, including the monthly change over of records;
Completes and distributes nurse aide assignments;
Gives report to on-coming shift.
Schedule and assist with physician, optometrist, podiatrist, dentist appointments;
Administer and record employee health testing results;

Nonessential Duties/Responsibilities:
Provides 1:1 staffing if needed;
Assists with resident activities on and off the unit;
Responds to codes, provides care as needed, and completes required documentation;
Other related duties.

Job Requirements:
Must be licensed as and maintain licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Indiana; must maintain first
aid, mantoux and CPR certification. Ability to understand and communicate with residents and
understand and complete nursing forms; ability to follow verbal instructions; ability to provide nursing care
practices; ability to use medical equipment within scope of licensure; ability to provide safe, efficient
resident care, following all applicable state and Veterans’ Administration rules, IVH policies and
procedures and all HIPAA rules; must attend and complete all required inservice training; ability to
prioritize workload; ability to be flexible; ability to assess resident’s and report to the physician; ability to
administer medications and treatments in a safe, efficient manner, recognizing medication side effects;
ability to know approved abbreviations and appropriate terminology; ability to document in a legible
manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
May assign and review work of Nursing Attendants on the unit. Reports to the Nursing Unit Manager.

Difficulty of Work:
Work involves complex judgement decisions, based on standard policies, procedures and sound nursing
practices.

Responsibility:
Work is of moderate complexity, with minimal supervision, requiring judgement to determine the best
application of specialized knowledge. Failure to utilize good judgement may be detrimental to resident
care.

Personal Work Relationships:
Works with residents, professional and non-professional staff, residents’ families, visitors, volunteers and
staff from other facilities.

Physical Effort:
Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time; must be able to bend, stoop, twist, reach above
shoulders, push/pull, must be able to assist with lifting and transferring residents, from 100 to 500+
pounds, using a gait belt or other accepted practices, or with a mechanical device

Working Conditions:
Work is generally on a nursing care unit, in a controlled environment; may be exposed to body fluids and
cleaning chemicals; may be exposed to violent residents

Responsibilities and required skills

Indiana Professional License or License from an NLC participating state required at time of submission. (0 years)
Proficiency in computer skills and ability to learn other programs used in maintaining electronic medical records. (0 years)
Hands On - American Heart Association CPR and BLS Certification required. (0 years)
Dementia 6 hour certification is required prior to start. (0 years)
LTC experience required. (0 years)
EMR, Matrix Care experience preferred (0 years)
Experience with Memory Care. (0 years)
Experience with short-term rehab. (0 years)

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