Licensed Practical Nurse - Full & Part-Time Vacancies!
Company: County of Northampton
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Application RequirementsGracedale Nursing Home, located in a
beautiful rural setting outside Nazareth, Pennsylvania, has been
providing the highest quality long-term care, along with
rehabilitative and restorative services, to residents of the Lehigh
Valley and beyond since the 1960's.OUR MISSION:To care for the
people with healthcare needs in the most cost effective manner
while preserving their dignity and pursuit of the highest quality
of life.OUR VISION:To improve care outcomes so that Gracedale is a
preferred facility for area referral sources and a facility of
choice for prospective residents and employees.
JOIN OUR TEAM! WE OFFER SHIFT DIFFERENTIALS, 8 & 12 HOUR SHIFTS,
WEEKEND ONLY SHIFTS, FULL & PART TIME BENEFIT PACKAGES - AND A SIGN
ON BONUS!The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs a variety of
nursing and medical support functions at Gracedale Nursing Home,
such as dispensing medications and providing treatment.In order to
be considered for this position, applicants must successfully
submit a completed application prior to the posting deadline.
Applications submitted with incomplete or missing education and/or
work experience sections will be considered incomplete and will not
be reviewed. These applicants will be disqualified from
consideration. The attachment of a resume to the application does
not fulfill this requirement and will not prevent incomplete
applications from being rejected. Education and work experience
fields must be completed, regardless of the presence of an attached
resume.Please answer any supplemental questions truthfully and
completely. Use the employment history section of your application
to substantiate your answers to supplemental questions.
Equal Employment Opportunities - It is the policy of Northampton
County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion,
sexual orientation, marital status, sex, gender identity, gender
expression, age, genetic information, disability, or any other
status protected by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in
Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) and any other state, federal, or local law.
For questions regarding this posting, please contact Sherry
Christman, Human Resources Analyst, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-829-6382.Job
This is licensed practical nursing work performing a variety of
nursing and medical support functions in a County medical facility.
A position in this class dispenses medications, provides treatments
and has the required knowledge for documentation on a medical
record. This position also includes charge nurse of a unit when
This position reports directly to a higher level nursing
This position supervises the work of Certified Nurse Aides.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE POSITION
Provides the needs of the resident upon recommendation and orders
of the attending physician and reports to Registered Nurse (RN),
Nursing Supervisor, or physician, the resident's condition and
reaction to medication, treatments or significant incidents.
LPN is also responsible for including but not limited to: timely
documentation, assistance with admissions, discharges, transfers,
returns, medication, reporting of untoward events, updating care
plans, notifications to RN's, supervisors, physicians, families,
etc. LPN will follow established procedures; utilize resources when
needed, i.e. staff development, policies, adjust work assignments
in response to unanticipated absences, changes in resident load or
nursing needs, or similar situations. Works with unit personnel to
ensure effectiveness of treatments and general care provided,
correct inappropriate or ineffective care, and determine overall
patient status; carries out specific nursing functions restricted
to performance by LPN. Administers and accurately records
prescribed medications and treatments, observing resident's
reactions to medications and treatments; reports to Registered
Nurse (RN), Nursing Supervisor any visible symptoms or adverse
Performs nursing duties and responsibilities relevant to routine
bedside nursing, including but not limited to: care required to
meet the physical, psychological, nutritional, religious, emotional
and social needs of the residents. These duties/responsibilities
include but are not limited to bathing, feeding, making beds,
ambulation of patients via wheelchair, geri chair, cane, walker, or
assistance of nursing personnel, complete vital signs, intake and
output, enemas, hot and cold applications, skin care, wound care,
tracheostomy care, catheterization, tube feedings, perform CPR,
Performs nursing duties and responsibilities relevant to the health
and welfare of the patient including safety measures; i.e.
restraints (all types), oxygen therapy, etc.
Maintains residents' clinical record by accurately and timely
charting all pertinent data, untoward events, focused assessments
and appropriate observations. Documentation on the resident's
clinical record to include but is not limited to; i.e. vital signs,
clinic tests, intake and output, accurate and timely nurses notes,
notifications to family and physicians, etc.
Coordinates, instructs and assumes lead work responsibilities for
Certified Nurse Aides and students when assigned.
Processes forms and miscellaneous documents as necessary.
Other job duties as necessary. Performs related work as may be
- An employee assigned to this title shall perform a majority,
but may not perform all, of the duties listed in this job
description. Conversely, minor level duties performed on the job
may not be listed. The duties listed above are intended only as
illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.
The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them
from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical
assignment to the position.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Graduation from an accredited school of
Two (2) years of clinical nursing experience in a health care
facility, preferably long term care, including work experience with
patient care regulatory requirements for documentation; AND
Possession of current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse or
GPN/Graduate Practical Nurse, issued by the Commonwealth of
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to
be eligible for hire at Gracedale Nursing Home. According to the
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully
vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series
(such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or two (2) weeks after a
single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen
Upon hire employee must have a drug screening and COVID-19 testing.
Employees may also be periodically tested for COVID-19 as required
or recommended. In addition, Gracedale Nursing Home will follow The
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements with
regard to booster(s) needed for workers in health care
GRADUATE PRACTICAL NURSE CANDIDATES - After completion of a nursing
program, Graduate Practical Nurse candidates who obtain their
diploma may be hired if they meet the following requirements:
- Must be an accredited school.
- Applicant must immediately, upon graduation, apply for their
temporary license and schedule a test date. The scheduled test date
must be within forty-five (45) days of hire.
- Must provide documentation to Human Resources upon hire, that
application for temporary license has been submitted and test date
has been scheduled. Failure to apply for temporary license,
schedule test date, and/or provide proof to Human Resources will
result in postponement of hire date.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of practical nursing principles, practices and
Knowledge of methods and techniques used in medical care
Knowledge of practical nursing methods and techniques commonly
Ability to assess extent of medical condition and/or need for
medical care on the part of those with conflicting motivations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with
the personnel both within and outside of the institution.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English to perform the duties of this position.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Telephone, computer, implements used for writing i.e. pens and
pencils, scheduling charts and blood pressure equipment,
thermometers, patient record charts, syringe needles, accucheck
machine, surgical instruments, stethoscope, oxygen equipment,
medication carts, and machinery for inhalation therapy.
While performing the duties required of this position, the employee
is frequently required to stand, walk, push, pull, sit, talk and
hear and must possess agility and strength sufficient to lift,
support, and maneuver heavy patients of limited physical capacity
as well as provide care; to effectively read and write reports,
work schedules, patient records, physicians orders, etc.; to hear
and speak sufficiently clear with other individuals both in person
and over the telephone and to effectively discuss treatment, and
answer staff questions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee works
primarily in patient care. The noise level in the work environment
is moderately loud in patient care or other areas.
Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral
interview and reference check as well as job related tests may be
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the
employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job
FLSA STATUS: FLSA NON-EXEMPT (ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME)
DESIGNATION: CAREER SERVICE
PAY GRADE: GU-9
UNION STATUS: AFSCME GRACEDALE 1435
Updated October 2021
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