Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Education / Training
A high school diploma or equivalent; graduate of an approved school of nursing; current Pennsylvania license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Proficient reading, writing, grammar, mathematics, and computer skills; proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills; thorough knowledge of current long-term care nursing practices in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health long-term care licensure regulations; knowledge of drug interactions, side effects, and incompatibilities; satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical (post-offer); ability to stand, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push, and pull items weighing 50 lbs. or less; visual and auditory skills.
Licensed Practical Nurses are responsible for coordinating total resident care and all other activities related to the nursing function. Duties include distribution of medications, providing treatment to residents, noting and processing all physician orders, making rounds with visiting physicians, and occasionally taking charge of a wing while supervising CNA’s. May also assist RN as needed.
Employees selected for this position are not required to have experience but they do need to be dedicated to ensuring patient care, able to demonstrate strong skills as a team player and have completed the requirements for obtaining a Pennsylvania certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Selected candidates will also successfully complete several Criminal Record Checks, TB tests, a medical and physical exam as well as a drug screen prior to employment.