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In order to apply as an LPN, you must have the following skills, qualifications, and requirements:

  • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse Licensed in Washington State.
  • Experience in long-term care is preferred
  • Must be knowledgeable about the nursing laws and rules in Washington state
  • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing routine job duties
  • Must be proficient in all aspects of quality nursing, including rehabilitative, and restorative
  • Good administrative, managerial, organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills
  • Be personable with residents, families, and staff in a professional and cooperative manner
  • Must have compassion, tolerance, and understanding to the residents
  • Thorough knowledge of JCAHO, WDPH, and HCA regulations

As an LPN, these are your expected duties:

  • Request assistance of Nursing Manager when unsure of administrative decisions on unit
  • Reviews shift documentation for accuracy and completeness
  • Complete incident reports and initiates transfer forms as appropriate
  • Completes nursing reports at the end of shift
  • Effectively manage care delivered by certified nursing assistants on the nursing unit
  • Serve as a liaison between Certified Nursing Assistants and Nurse Manager
  • Assist residents with activities of daily living
  • Notify appropriate staff of changes in MD orders
  • Ensure team assignment sheets are completed accurately and thoroughly
  • Be responsible for documentation in integrated progress notes, significant changes, and health information for residents
  • Monitors resident behaviors and ensures implementation of the care plan
  • Dispense medications and treatments for residents per physician orders adhering to appropriate policies and procedures
  • Accurately transcribe physician orders to medex, treatment record and or lab requisitions as needed
  • Accurately order medications from the pharmacy in consultation with the nursing supervisor
  • Counts narcotics with previous shift nurse and oncoming shift nurse and dispenses and documents all narcotics administered during shift according to facility policy and procedure
  • Chart all medication administered during the shift after each individual patient has received medication as indicated by facility policy and procedure
  • Record resident’s response to medications administered and the progress/effectiveness of treatments provided.
  • Receive report from off going shift and give reports to oncoming nursing shift
  • Communicates with Nurse Manager on an ongoing basis
  • Assist in the completion of assessment tools at admission and for updates as assigned
  • Assist in making nursing summaries and MDS Care Plans
  • Attend Interdisciplinary Care Conferences as assigned
  • Participate in ongoing facility in-services and identify areas which may require further education
  • Perform other duties as requested

LPNs receive $27 to $30 per hour.