|A charitable, skilled nursing and class II assisted living center providing care to elderly and disabled residents on five campuses
Licensed practical nurse job information
We currently have licensed practical nurse positons open. We provide the information below to give you an overview of the duties and requirements for our licensed practical nurse positions.
- Licensed practical nurses, or licensed vocational, are generalists and care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. Experienced LPNs may supervise nursing assistants and aides.
- LPNs ensure that care is provided for residents, including basic bedside care, measuring and recording residents' vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration; and that this care is properly documented. They also prepare and give injections and enemas, monitor catheters and dress wounds.
- To help keep residents comfortable, they may assist with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, moving in bed, standing, and walking.
- They might also feed residents who need help eating. As part of their work, LPNs collect samples for testing, perform routine laboratory tests, and record food and fluid intake and output.
- They clean and monitor medical equipment. Sometimes, they help physicians and registered nurses perform tests and procedures.
- LPNs also monitor their residents and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments.
- LPNs gather information from residents, including their health history and how they are currently feeling. They may use this information to complete insurance forms, pre-authorizations, and referrals, and they share information with registered nurses and doctors to help determine the best course of care for a patient.
- LPNs often teach family members how to care for a relative and/or teach residents about good health habits.
Preferred experience and working conditions
- Experience in a nursing home/hospital or similar related field preferred. Will be responsible for supervision of the staff in the absence of the director of nursing or assistant director of nursing. Job requires ability to interact with physicians, staff, families and residents.
- Physical/Mental - Position requires walking/standing for extended periods of time. Requires lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, and stooping to transport residents, resident's personal items and medical supplies.
- Working Conditions - Job hazards encountered include needle sticks, exposure to body fluids, bodily injury, electric shock, mechanical failure, exposure to toxic chemicals, radioactive chemicals, and physical/mental stress.
This information is general in nature and does not substitute for our licensed practical nurse job description which may be seen in our human resources department.
Get a job application
Click here to download and/or print a Davis Life Care Center job application form. Fill out the form and bring it in person to our Human Resources department at 6810 South Hazel. Or you may drop by the Human Resources office to pick up an application form. The Human Resources department may be reached also at 870.850.2922. EOE/EE