Licensed Practical Nurse- Assisted Living


Job Purpose:
Serves patients by providing educational information; helping with daily living; monitoring vital signs and functions; administering medications.
Administers medications by preparing medications; administering specified medication orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection; recording dosage and time in patient record; maintaining logs.
Provides ancillary medical care by dressing wounds; giving enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages; applying compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
Maintains patient stability by taking and recording vital signs.
Helps patients with daily living by bathing, dressing, and assisting patients in walking and turning.
Keeps nursing supervisors informed by observing patients and reporting adverse reactions to medication or treatment.
Serves and protects the assisted living  community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Enhances nursing and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Administering Medication, Pain Management, Nutrition, Informing Others, Hospital Environment, Bedside Manner, Nursing Skills, Listening, Multi-tasking, Medical Teamwork, Acute/Critical Care