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LPN - Full Time - Nursing Home

Shenandoah, IA 51602

Posted: 10/22/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Nursing Job Number: 42854 Setting:

Job Description

Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN
Long Term Care Facility
Full Time

Connected Health Care is partnered with a long term care facility in need of a full-time LPN to join their team. This facility is located near Shenandoah, Iowa. If you are a new grad or experienced nursing candidate, this may be for you! 

Job Summary:
A full-time LPN in long-term care is responsible for delivering comprehensive nursing care to residents, ensuring their physical and emotional well-being. This role involves providing medication, treatments, assessments, and maintaining accurate records while promoting a safe and comfortable environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Patient Care:

    • Assess residents' health conditions and needs, including vital signs, and document findings accurately.
    • Develop and implement nursing care plans in collaboration with the healthcare team to address individual resident needs.
    • Administer medications, injections, and treatments as prescribed by physicians.
  2. Wound Care and Treatment:

    • Provide wound care, dressings, and other nursing treatments as required.
    • Monitor the progress of wound healing and report any complications to the healthcare team.
  3. Patient Monitoring:

    • Continuously monitor residents' health conditions and promptly report changes or concerns to the charge nurse or physician.
    • Assist with managing chronic illnesses and conditions.
  4. Patient and Family Education:

    • Educate residents and their families on medical conditions, medications, and self-care practices.
    • Offer guidance on maintaining residents' overall health and comfort.
  5. Safety and Infection Control:

    • Follow strict infection control protocols to minimize the risk of infections within the LTC facility.
    • Ensure residents' safety by identifying and addressing hazards and unsafe conditions.
  6. Documentation:

    • Maintain accurate and detailed resident records, including assessments, care plans, medications administered, and any changes in condition.
    • Comply with all regulatory and facility-specific documentation requirements.
  7. Collaboration:

    • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team, including physicians, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, and therapists, to ensure holistic resident care.
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues to coordinate care and respond to resident needs.
  8. Quality Assurance:

    • Participate in quality assurance and performance improvement activities to enhance resident care and meet regulatory standards.
  9. Emergency Response:

    • Be prepared to respond to medical emergencies and initiate life-saving measures when necessary.


  • Current and valid LPN license in the state of employment.
  • Practical Nurse diploma or associate degree in nursing.
  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification.
  • Strong knowledge of nursing practices specific to long-term care settings.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Empathy and compassion for the elderly and those with long-term care needs.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

If you are interested, please contact : 

Meredith Lusby - Account Manager 

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