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Shalom Park Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) At Shalom Park in Aurora, Colorado

Shalom Park, an Eden Registered community located in Aurora, CO wasestablished in 1992 to care for the elders in our community. We are lookingfor talented, innovative and friendly people to join our team. EdenAssociates are welcomed!We are motivated by our desire to "Honor our Fathers and Mothers." Werespect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our residents, andthe community we serve. We challenge the status quo and ask how we can improvewhat we do. We hire kind and adaptable people with the heart and desire tohelp our residents and one another.Depending on your employment status or classification, you may have accessto the following: Onsite Wellness Center with gym and warm-water pool Employee Discounts in Bistro and Wellness Center Education Reimbursement Program Access to a full range of benefits Paid time off An opportunity to do the best work of your lifeLPN Opening Available: 1-4 shifts per weekDay shift 6:30 am - 3:00 pmEvening shift 2:30 pm - 11:00 pmNight shift 10:30 pm - 7:00 amSummaryProvides general nursing care to patients in nursing home facility byperforming the following duties.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesExplains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation,understanding, and allay apprehensionAdministers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approvednursing standardsMaintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patientObserves patient, records significant conditions and reactions, andnotifies the Physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs,treatments, and significant incidents; may notify supervisor as neededPerforms nursing assessments to detect deviations from normal and assesscondition of patientResponds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies,procedures, and protocolDocuments interventions, patient behaviors and physical assessments forassigned patientsInitiates a patient/family-education plan according to the individualizedneeds of the patient/family, as prescribed by PhysicianParticipates in department or unit quality improvement activitiesInterviews patient to determine medical problem/condition and documents inchart for physicianObtains and records patient's vital signs and weightReviews physician's orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patientDocuments services performed for billing purposesDresses wounds and gives enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massagesObserves patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment tomedical personnel in chargeAdministers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous orinter-muscular injection, and notes time and amount on patients' chartsAssembles and uses such equipment as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, andoxygen suppliersCollects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients fortesting and performs routine laboratory tests on samplesRecords food and fluid intake and outputMaintains supplies, including stocking and ordering new supplies anddisposing of expired or damaged suppliesResponds to patient inquiries by evaluating and responding to the patient'sproblems and questionsFollows up with patients on lab results, including the scheduling of anyadditional testsCoordinates referrals for patients through insurance and other physicianofficesOther duties may be assignedEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCELicensed Practical Nurse licensed in the State of Colorado in good standing.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSActive, in good-standing, Licensed Practical Nurse License in the State ofColorado. Active Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certificationTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential functions.