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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Nursing Home (0.9 FTE) PMs/Nights

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Nursing Home (0.9 FTE) PMs/Nights
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Whitehall, WI 54773

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
Full time

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Scheduled Weekly Hours:


LPN - Gundersen Tri-County Care Center (0.9 FTE)

  • PMs/Nights: 6pm-6am or 10pm-6am
  • 72 hours per 2 week pay period
  • Shifts: mix of 8 and 12 hour shifts; every 3rd weekend and holiday

Job Description:

Position Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)                      

Last Reviewed: 05/20/2021

Salary Class: Non-Exempt                                                            

Department: Care Center

Reports To: Registered Nurse and Clinical Manager - Director of Nursing


Preform Nursing services to patient/resident/tenants.  Provide direct nursing care for adult and geriatric residents. 


Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the LPN:
1.    Preform and document patient/resident delivery, monitor and meet patient/resident needs consistent with quality nursing policies. 
2.    Document care delivery, observations, medications and treatments promptly and accurately.  
3.    Assess and document health status of patient/resident
4.    Round with physicians
5.    Observe and report physical, mental and/or behavioral changes and other pertinent information related to patient/resident to physician, co-workers and ancillary staff. 
6.    Communicates incomplete tasks to oncoming shifts in order to facilitate completion. 
7.    Report observations and suggestions promptly, accurately and precisely.
8.    Proper use and care of equipment.  
9.    Assess and appropriately analyzes situations and acts on it with assistance if necessary.  
10.    Participates in the formulation and/or revision of car plans to reflect the changes in patient/resident status
11.    Participates in the discharge planning. 
12.    Demonstrates proficiency in specific nursing skills 
13.    Charge nurse duties as assigned: duties include but are not limited to: adjusting assignments and schedules to best meet the needs, replace staff absences, etc.  
14.    Work cooperatively and productively within own department and other departments 
15.    On call status as assigned 
16.    Maintain confidentiality of patient/resident information. 
17.    Project a positive image of the organization in dealing with patient/resident, families, visitors, co-works, and general public
18.    Attend meetings, in-services and educational programs as required by facility and licensing agency.  
19.    Participates in the provision of safe, effective and appropriate nursing care via the quality improvement process.   


Age Specific Population Served:

Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)

OSHA Category

Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.



Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Charting, discussing patient/resident on the phone, 1:1 with patient/resident


Frequently- continuous (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

On carpet or tile to provide cares to patient/resident

Squatting, kneeling/half kneeling

Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Assist with donning/doffing socks/shoes, to check and drain foleys, etc



During care activities, documentation and communication with other care givers, injections, medication administrations. Must have good hand eye coordination.


Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Climb on cart or bed for transport or to preform CPR

Reaching - Shoulder Level, above/below shoulder

Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)

Frequent to assist with assessments and cares. 

Balance – Right or Left Leg

Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Must have sufficient balance to carry out patient/resident activities safely and independently (ambulating, transferring, emptying foley, uses and move equipment)


Frequently (6-33% or 3 hours)

Frequent lifting up to 50# (patient/resident limbs and treatment equipment) and occasionally lifting up to 100# (patient/resident transfers). Lifting of patient/resident must follow plan of care, use of lifting devices are provided for employee.



Carrying/holding 25# or less (charts or equipment) and occasionally up to 50#

Push/Pull (Static Force)

Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Frequently up to 25#, occasionally up to 50# (transporting patient/resident or equipment)

Sensory acuity


Color vision, good hearing and sensory perception.  (To differentiate equipment sounds i.e. call lights, alarms, machines, assess wounds, etc.) Vision correctable to 20/40, far vision, near vision, depth perception and peripheral vision. Discrimination of hold/cold and sharp/dull

All staff members are required to utilize proper body mechanics, lifting/moving techniques for patient/resident and equipment and/or request assistance before attempting to lift any weight outside the range of their physical capabilities and/or physician ordered restrictions.  Actual weight(s) of patient/resident and other items to be lifted vary substantially and must be carefully assessed by staff before attempting a lift to minimize the risk of strains or other injuries and to ensure patient/resident safety.  Lifting devices are provided for staff to utilize and staff are required to utilize equipment appropriately. 


Subject to hazards
Exposed to infectious diseases


Education and Licensing:

Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the State of Wisconsin or an interstate license state

Work Experience:

1-year direct patient care experience preferred

License and Certifications:

Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification

Skills and Knowledge:                                                                           Ability to or

Organization: Ability of knowledge of...Time management skills, Organizational skills.

Reasoning/Decision Making: Demonstrate strong critical thinking and decision-making skills, demonstrate deductive thinking and analytical reasoning skills.

Communication: Demonstrate effective interpersonal

sensitivity, understand written and oral instructions, demonstrate effective customer service to internal and external customers, good written and oral communication skills.

Mathematics: Add, subtract, multiply, divide, record, balance, and check results for accuracy.

Leadership: Delegate, build teams, manage conflict.

General: Effectively manage change, be self-aware, be flexible and adaptable, demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills, conceptualize, think abstractly and continuously learn change process



Must successfully complete organizational and department specific competencies as determined by the facility and department. 

Demonstrates knowledge of OSHA standards including Hazardous Waste, Hazardous Materials, blood pathogens standards, tuberculosis and respiratory protection standards.

Employment Contingency:

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a Pre-placement Health Assessment, drug test, caregiver background check, pre-placement functional ability assessment, and such future tests, assessments and/or record checks as may be required by the facility or by law. 

Staff is required to complete an initial TB test and health assessment.

Staff is expected to adhere to all applicable facility and department policies and guidelines, e.g. attendance policy, dress code policy, confidentiality policy, etc. 

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter listed below:

Primary Recruiter:

Nikki Frahm-Ward

Recruiter Email Address:

[email protected]

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