Burk 1 is a long-term care unit with 17 beds, where residents permanently reside. Most of the residents on this unit are alert and oriented, but require assistance with care for chronic and acute illnesses. Additionally, Burk 1 is home to chronic trach patients. The unit boasts many types of beds, to fit the physical needs of a variety of patients. Because Burk 1 is considered home to many patients, it is animal friendly and has a house cat. Staff members in Burk 1 work as a team, each member must be compassionate, motivated and dedicated to helping others in need.
Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse/Director of Nursing, the Licensed Practical Nurse utilizes a general understanding of the principles of nursing and basic physical assessment skills in the development of and implementation of individualized nursing care plans to ensure that the needs of the residents are met. Attends to the daily operations of the unit on a per shift, unit level, and assumes responsibilities of a leadership role as needed.
Requirements: Formal working knowledge; equivalent to an Associate's degree (2 years college); requires knowledge of a specialized field; Less than one year experience; Graduate of accredited school of nursing (diploma). License for Practical Nursing and AHA CPR Certification. Basic computer skills; Synquest; IV Pump; Phillips Monitoring System; Accucheck; EKG Machine, Specialty Bed Operation.
Levindale Patient Care Services offers a Nursing Career Ladder that allows opportunities for advancement and development of Registered Nurses. The Clinical Career ladder level for new hires will be determined through defined ladder criteria during the hiring process.