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Wexford Health Sources, Inc. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Dixon, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: The Licensed Practical Nurse shall provide a range of services to the center including assessment, medication delivery, non-professional nursing care duties and assisting Registered Nurses and medical personnel. Under the supervision of a Physician or Registered Nurse, performs non-professional nursing care duties in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary in the housing units.Assists in planning individual treatment programs by utilizing available resources in planning care and consults with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers.Assists in implementing individual treatment programs in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary, in the housing unit..Implements medical plan through administering medications and intervention in accordance with physician instructions.Documents nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications, etc., and communicates information to supervisory personnel and physicians, in accordance with physician orders. Observes, records and reports symptoms, reactions, and changes in the condition of all patients.Takes vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure).Applies and changes dressings..Assists with activities of daily living with special attention to therapeutic significance.Assists with orientation of new employeesAdministers medications and injectionsThe duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.Job Requirements: The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.LICENSING: Currently licensed as an LPN in the state of IllinoisCERTIFICATION: Current CPR certificationEDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited School of NursingPREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year clinical experience