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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

EXEMPT: No

DEPARTMENT: Neshaminy Manor (Nursing)
Union: 33

SUMMARY:  Functions as a member of the healthcare team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, skills, understanding and past experiences in nursing situations.  Performs general nursing care to facility residents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Administers and charts medication and therapeutic treatment prescribed or ordered for the resident.
  • Gives nursing care to residents; notes signs and symptoms of residents' physical and mental condition; and documents observations and interventions.  Promptly notifies chain of command when any changes in resident’s condition are noted and follows through with appropriate action.
  • Renders immediate attention as needed to ensure resident comfort and safety.
  • Participates in the development, revision and implementation of policies and procedures designed to insure comfort and safety of residents in collaboration with other healthcare personnel.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care in settings where nursing takes place.
  • Provides a clean, orderly and safe environment.
  • Supervises and directs Nursing Assistants insuring that assignments are completed and protocols followed.
  • Responsible for administering constructive criticism, verbal and written counseling and referrals for disciplinary action.
  • Interacts with personnel of other departments involved in residents’ therapy.
  • Interacts with physician.  Provides information, assists with rounds, receives and processes orders as specified and within the scope of professional practice.
  • Completes MDS and all necessary charting requirements and paperwork.
  • Reviews and updates Resident Care Plans to reflect current resident condition and interventions.
  • Participates in Resident Care Conferences.
  • As requested, completes other forms and paperwork.
  • Enters appropriate information in computer.
  • Promptly reports any known or perceived incidents of resident abuse to appropriate authorities.
  • Works in collaboration with other licensed personnel and team members to insure an organized and functional nursing unit.
  • May be required to perform any additional work not specifically outlined above and congruent with the Licensed Practical Nurse scope of practice.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.
  • Current License as a Practical Nurse by the Department of State / Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Human Resources - Bucks County Courthouse Complex
50 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 215-348-6546

Government Service Center - Lower Bucks County
7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 267-580-3500
Please note: In case of closure, all services performed at the GSCs can be performed in Doylestown:  PassportsWeapons PermitsDog Licenses and Job Applications

Government Service Center - Upper Bucks County
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Thursdays Only 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm
Phone: 215-529-7250
Please note: In case of closure, all services performed at the GSCs can be performed in Doylestown:  PassportsWeapons PermitsDog Licenses and Job Applications

The County of Bucks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an EEOP that is available through the Human Resources office.