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LPN- Casual - Norwood Health Center, Marshfield
Location:WC Annex NW MSFLD
FT/PT:Casual - up to 1,200 hrs/year
Deadline to apply:08/12/2024
Hiring Range:$24.41 - $27.90 / hr
Job Responsibilities:

Wood County Norwood Health Center has a great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments. If you have a background in mental health and a passion to help the members of our community, please consider joining our team! 

In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits, including:
*Health Insurance - we offer low premiums and low deductibles, with excellent coverage!
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) - This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*Vacation and Sick Time - Start accruing for both on your first day!
*10 Paid Holidays
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is to perform licensed practical nursing service care and treatment to chronically mentally ill and developmentally disabled residents according to physicians orders and established nursing practices, rules and regulations. The work is performed under the direction of the supervising Unit Head Nurse.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
1. Sets up, administers, monitors and charts oral and intramuscular medications, catherizations, enemas, venipuncture and other treatments. Performs in-takes and charts residents’ blood pressure, temperature, blood sugar and blood pressure.
2. Observes residents for changes in physical and/or emotional condition. Assesses crisis situations and takes appropriate action. Informs supervising Registered Nurse. Charts observations..
3. Takes and records physician’s orders. Notifies all nursing and treatment team members such as pharmacists, technicians and other nursing shift personnel regarding changes.
4. Supervises the work of psychiatric technicians and other Licensed Practical Nurses.  
5. Reassures and provides emotional support to residents. Converses with residents to assure they are comfortable, explains therapies, treatments, medications and changes in same. Answers resident’s request for assistance.
6. Ensures that safety and security standards are complied with.
7. Charts nutritional and fluid intake, bowel movements, fluid output, and other resident activities such as leaving the facility.
8. Assists in maintaining supplies and medication inventories. 
9. Maintains knowledge of nursing principles, methods and standards; and health care, sanitation, hygiene and medical and psychiatric treatment.
10. Attends care conferences, in-service training, and staff and facility meetings. 
11. Assists in evaluating technician’s work performance.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
1. Answers telephone.
2. Charts routine activities.
3. ADLs with residents.
4. Changes bed linens, serves meals, assists bathing residents, conducts census checks, ambulates residents and assists residents in a variety of routine tasks.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Vocational degree in Practical Nursing, prior practical nursing experience preferably in an institutional setting, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Wisconsin Licensed Practical Nurse required.