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Licensed Practical Nurse

Lake Villa, Illinois

Post Date: 03/13/2017 Job ID: 1293 Job Category: Healthcare

Our client in the Northern Suburbs is looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse:

Job Responsibilities:
  • Administers, or supervises client self-administration of medications according to nursing policy and procedure, and as prescribed by physician.  In doing so, measures or counts required dosage, selects and sterilizes appropriate injection site, and documents administration in client chart.  Notifies appropriate medical or nursing personnel of contraindications, and withholds further medications until otherwise directed.
  • Assists in conducting initial health screenings and assessment of clients’ condition, and contributes information to aid in planning and evaluating care to meet identified medical needs.
  • Provides direct technical nursing care and performs treatments according to physician orders or established protocols and nursing policies.  Such treatments could include applying compresses or bandages, cleansing or irrigating wounds, changing dressings, and so forth.
  • Conducts triage of clients presenting symptoms or complaints, and performs treatments for minor illnesses or injuries according to established protocols.  Refers more complex injuries or illnesses to appropriate health-care professionals.
  • Charts clients’ vital signs, symptoms, reactions and progress; as well as developmentally appropriate treatments performed, nursing care received, and other information pertinent to assessment, planning, and evaluation of clients’ medical needs and care.
  • Schedules client appointments for diagnostic procedures, treatments, or follow-ups as instructed.
  • Assists physicians with examinations and treatments.  Prepares client and examination room according to scheduled procedure; obtains and passes instruments, equipment and supplies, and performs other tasks as requested.
  • Depending on program assigned, performs variety of related technical or administrative duties such as maintaining infection control log and assisting in surveillance clarification when needed; conducting standard client education classes concerning HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, or tuberculosis; or assuming on-call responsibility as assigned.
  • Maintains work, storage, and client care areas in neat and orderly condition.  Requisitions approved supplies, and ensures proper storage and security of inventory and equipment.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities as appropriate. 

Qualifications/ Requirements:
  • Knowledge of nursing treatment, planning and assessment as acquired through completion of twelve to eighteen months post-high school training at an approved, accredited school of practical or vocational nursing; as well as successful completion of pharmacology coursework necessary to administer medications.
  • Current state license as a Practical Nurse.

Kathy Doherty

Kathy Doherty has been a professional recruiter for 11 years and brings great energy and enthusiasm to her role as Senior Clinical Recruiter for The Steely Group. She is a true people-person with a genuine desire to help.
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