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  • Licensed Practical Nurse

    Biloxi, MS 39532

    Posted: 04/28/2023 Industry: Licensed Practical Nurse Job Number: 1 Pay Rate: $34/hr

    Job Description

    • Per Diem shifts
    • Assisted Living Facility
    • Biloxi, MS 
    • All shifts available
    • Must have 6 months of LPN experience 
    • BLS required


    The Licensed Practical Nurse and/or the Registered Nurse is responsible for providing resident care and to perform those tasks that require a valid nursing license. General responsibilities include obtaining vital signs; administering medications; administering treatments; coordinating and documenting resident care; communicating with physicians and other health care providers; interacting with family members; and supervising the direct care provided by unlicensed personal care assistants. Nurses will perform only those tasks within the scope state regulations for assistant living and within the scope of their applicable board of nursing. All wellness employees report directly to the Director of Wellness. Licensed nurses may be required to be on-call and/or to participate in the manager-on-duty program.

    Scope & Status:     Non-Exempt Status/Hourly

    Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses report directly to the Director of Wellness. In addition, all nursing staff must adhere to current physician orders and the State Board of Nursing.


    Interaction and coordination with:

    1. Key management staff, department directors and direct care staff
    2. Consultants and/or Vendors
    3. Physicians, Nurses and Health Care Providers
    4. Residents, family members, support groups and referral sources
    5. Federal, County, State and City officials


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform and complete each essential duty satisfactorily, have excellent communication and language skills that enable you to interact effectively with residents and community personnel. Employee must meet all specific state and federal regulations for assuming the position of a Licensed Practical Nurse and/or a Registered Nurse at a congregate assisted living facility. Experience working with the Geriatric population is required. An ongoing formal training program is required. The following certifications, licensure, registration and/or training are required for this position: valid licensure as a licensed practical nurse and/or a registered nurse; current CPR, First Aid and Standard Precautions Certification; high school diploma; graduate of an accredited nursing college or university. 



    Job Requirements

    Physical, Sensory & Mental Requirements:

     Primary Physical Requirements:


           1. Lift up to 10 lbs.: Frequently required to lift medical charts, supplies, and residents’ personal items, i.e., clothing and food items.


    1. Lift 11 to 25 lbs.: Occasionally may be required when dealing with boxes, files or medical equipment.


    1. Lift 26 to 50lbs.: Occasionally required when assisting with resident care.


    1. Lift over 50 lbs.: Required when transferring a non-ambulatory resident weighing over 100 pounds. Two aids are typically utilized when resident is unusually heavy or combative. Employee must follow specific protocols related to individual resident’s care and transfer procedures.


    1. Reach above shoulder height: Occasionally occurs when reaching for medical records, supplies, and linens located on shelves.


    1. Reach at shoulder height: May be required when assisting residents in eating, when changing bed linens, when taking vital signs, providing treatments and when assisting with certain activities of daily living.


    1. Reach below shoulder height: Occasionally occurs while providing treatments, taking vital signs and/or assisting with activities of daily living.


    1. Push/Pull: Frequently required when assisting a resident in a wheelchair: which rolls easily across tile, vinyl or carpeted floor.


    Hand Manipulation:


    1. Grasping: Frequently grasping while working with files, answering the phone, assisting during resident care and/or completing documentation.


    1. Handling: Assisting with residents’ personal items, blood pressure gauge, thermometer, and other equipment related to activities of daily living.


    1. Supplies and Equipment: Blood pressure gauge, thermometer, wound care supplies, diabetic supplies, syringes and other nursing care items.


    Other Physical Consideration:


    1. Twisting: Occasionally may occur while transferring resident.


    1. Bending: Frequently occurs while taking vital signs, assisting residents in activities of daily living.


    1. Squatting: Occasionally may occur while communicating with a resident in a wheelchair and/or when assisting with certain activities of daily living.


    1. Kneeling: Occasionally may occur while assisting with resident care.


    1. Stair Climbing: Occasional. Elevators are available.


    1. Sit-to-Stand: Frequent.


    1. Sitting: Frequent for long periods, occasionally up to 2 to 3 hours at a time.


    Work Surface:


            Varies from carpeting, vinyl to tile. When seated, typically an office-type chair.



    Cognitive and Sensory Requirements:


    1. Talking: Necessary for communicating with residents, family members, other aides, and other members of the community. Must be able to speak English fluently.


    1. Hearing: Necessary for taking instruction from physicians and requests from residents. Must be able to understand English fluently.


    1. Sight: Necessary for doing job correctly and effectively. Must be able to write and read English fluently.


    1. Smelling: Smelling is required for accurate maintenance and detection of wounds, urinary tract problems, etc.


          5. Reading and writing: Necessary for written communication and following written instructions

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