Job Description

Aspirus Divine Savior Healthcare


Portage, WI


Work Hours: AM, PM and Night Shift Available;

Shifts: Varied Shifts


POSITION SUMMARY: Provides supportive services, direct and indirect resident care, organizes and coordinates efficient delivery of care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):

  1. Provides person-centered resident care following nursing and medical orders as delegated by the RN.
  2. Assists in updating and revising plan of care and care flowsheets.
  3. Performs technical nursing skills under the direct supervision of the RN safely and according to current policies and procedures.
  4. Participates in resident and family education as evidenced by teaching documentation in the medical record.
  5. Delegates resident care activities to appropriate personnel and supervises those activities as necessary.
  6. Recognizes changes in signs and symptoms and promptly reports resident condition to the RN.
  7. Follows the multidisciplinary plan of care/teaching plan to address resident needs.
  8. Documents according to established standards.
  9. Assists other team members through the steps of the nursing process.
  10. Maintains up-to-date knowledge with required competencies. 
  11. Performs other duties as assigned or as opportunities arise.

Educational Qualifications for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):

  • Degree from an accredited Practical Nursing program.
  • Current Wisconsin license as a Licensed Practical Nurse or if a new Graduate Nurse, eligible to take boards for licensure.
  • Current American Heart Association BLS or American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Certification. Non-certified employees must attain certification within 60 days of
    employment in position.
  • Other certifications may be required by individual departments.
Work Relationship for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
  • Reports directly to the Nursing Director.
  • Extensive contact with residents and families.
  • Works regularly with nursing staff, physicians and staff from other patient care departments.
Working Conditions for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
  • Work is performed largely in a nursing home environment or in the patient's home.
  • Frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.
  • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of radiation.
  • Regularly exposed to hazardous materials such as needle punctures, blood and body fluids.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Requirements for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • Occasionally required to sit or climb.
  • Required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of department supplies and equipment.
  • Occasionally may need to move patients and/or equipment of more than 100 pounds.
  • Requires specific vision abilities for far vision, near vision, depth perception, colors, accommodation and peripheral vision.
  • Vision correctable to 20/40.
Acknowledgement: This job description/evaluation describes the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the department manager or administration. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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