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Licensed Practical Nurse, Ascension Living Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, IN

Requisition ID: 46628

Location: PLC Sacred Heart Home

Location Address:
515 North Main, Avilla, IN  46710-9410 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 12
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Evening


Sacred Heart Home is now part of the Ascension Living organization and undergoing a rapid integration. We are proud to be a new member of the Ascension Health community and looking forward to a new and exciting future of being the best place to work, and delivering the best care for our residents.



The Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN) – Senior Services practices within the scope of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act to ensure the delivery of comprehensive, high quality, individualized nursing care, based upon knowledge and experience the nursing process and leadership skills. Coordinates family involvement in the treatment, continuing care of the patient, and ensures completion of patient care tasks by appropriate caregivers.




  • Attends report, receives assignments, and provides nursing care as assigned; Consults with and keeps supervisor informed of activities, needs, and problems with regard to assigned patients.


  • Receives and transcribes orders. Initiates and keeps care plans up-to-date.


  • Provides direct patient care including:  assisting CNAs when needed, answering call lights, checking charts, administering medications; performing treatments, repositioning patients, giving range of motion exercises, etc.; taking vital signs; changing dressings; inserting and checking catheters, measuring output; reinserting gastric tubes; irrigating colostomies; giving enemas; administering insulin; setting up oxygen and checking oxygen delivery; and checking bed rails and restraints, and assisting with feeding.


  • Draws blood; inserts nasogastric tubes (including radiopague and stylet); hangs IV solutions; attaches IV piggy back solutions after training and competency testing.


  • Observes patients for color and condition of skin, response to medications, treatments, diet, symptoms of infection or communicable diseases, unusual symptoms, adverse reactions, emesis, drainage, and discharges, bleeding, etc.  Observes patients psycho-social interaction.


  • Performs charting duties, including medications and intake, and reports anything significant or abnormal to supervisor. Maintains required records, reports, and statistics.


  • Maintains patient rights and confidentiality of patient information.


  • Checks stock of supplies and equipment, and reports needs to immediate supervisor. Checks supplies and equipment for proper functioning, and reports defects or suspicions to appropriate person(s).


  • Performs clerical duties, answers telephone, and writes charges. Maintains required records, reports and statistics.






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.


Education and/or Experience                                                             

Graduate of an accredited nursing program required.


Experience in a long term care or acute hospital setting preferred.


Computer Skills                                                         


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Licensed Practical Nurse with current Indiana License and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. *LJ


Business Unit: PLC Senior Services


EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability