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LPN (Part-Time & Full-Time)

Aquinata Hall is a ministry of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids. We offer holistic, restorative healing, healthcare, and residential services for seniors. Aquinata Hall is a Home for the Aged that is home to Sisters and lay residents where they enjoy the benefits of communal living, nurse, and medication support. Accommodations are top-notch with private rooms in a natural, serene campus.

We are seeking Full-Time (2nd Shift) and Part-Time (2nd and 3rd Shift) LPNs to provide nursing services to the residents as well as guide and support resident assistants with clinical services they provide to the residents. The LPN serves as the on-site Home for the Aged supervisor in the absence of the Administrator.

  • Full-Time 2nd Shift – 40 hours/week includes every other weekend and rotating holidays
  • Part-Time 2nd Shift – includes every other weekend and rotating holidays
  • Part-Time 3rd Shift – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and some holidays

Responsibilities:

  • Hours include every other weekend and some holidays.
  • Conducts assessments as necessary to monitor health status, to determine health needs of each resident are met.
  • Administers medications.
  • Performs minor testing such as glucose checks and vital signs, as required prior to medication administration.
  • Conducts quality checks and monitors the medication assistance program, reporting med errors.
  • Follows appropriate protocols with the provision of nursing services as well as emergency response.
  • Provides to and receives communication from the physician, pharmacy, and other health related service providers to ensure the health needs are effectively coordinated.
  • Ensures laboratory services are ordered and results are reviewed in a timely manner.
  • Assures appropriate documentation is completed as required.
  • Informs Resident Assistants of any changes in condition and/or other health related information.
  • Instructs Resident Assistants as appropriate to perform specific treatments or other health care services.
  • Assists Resident Assistants as requested to ensure timely and quality care and service.
  • Trains Resident Assistants on medication administration, as needed.
  • Assists in the development of service plans.
  • Communicates regularly with the Administrator about matters affecting the operations and residents.
  • Creates an environment that ensures the safety of residents, visitors, and employees. Follows protocols when an incident occurs.
  • Serves as medical emergency backup for Sisters in the Marywood building on campus.
  • Anticipates resident needs in order to redirect before challenging behavior occurs.
  • Uses effective and innovative approaches to deal with challenging behaviors to diminish negative outcomes.
  • May be on rotation to take calls to address resident needs outside normally scheduled hours.
  • Must be able to verbally communicate with residents, staff and general public in a manner that is understandable and with dignity, compassion and respect.
  • Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Reports needed maintenance repairs and other environmental concerns.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum valid LPN License for State of Michigan
  • Medication administration experience
  • 1 year experience in long-term care, hospice care, or health care setting preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifts a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet as needed for transfers, with assistance by other staff and/or gait belt
  • Carries an average weight of 1-10 pounds, several times a day up to 50 feet.
  • Pushes, pulls average weight of 10 – 250 pounds for a distance of 10 – 100 feet on carpet/tile as necessary for pushing food carts and wheelchair bound persons to several times a day.
  • Pushes, pulls, moves, and/or carries a minimum of 50 pounds a minimum distance of 5-10 feet.
  • Stands on carpet/tile up to 80% of the day.
  • Sits up to 25% of the day.
  • Walks on carpet/tile up to 75% of the day, up to 10-100 feet, occasionally 1-2 hours at a time, occasionally up to ½ mile at a time on pavement/sidewalk.
  • Runs up to 100 yards on occasion in case of emergency.
  • Reaches, bends, and squats several times an hour.
  • Maintains a work pace of steady to fast-paced at times, multi-tasks several times a day.
  • Assists in the evacuation process in emergency situations.

COVID-19 Considerations

To keep staff and residents safe, we conduct screenings. Also, heightened cleaning protocol is in place along with the use of masks and any necessary PPE.

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