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Licensed Practical Nurse - O'Berry NMT Center

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $33960 to $57493/year
$33960 - $57493
Posted: 8/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2440802

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

"This position is designated Mandatory and must report or stay over during adverse weather events."

The Licensed Practical Nurse assists the Registered Nurse and Medical Team in meeting each individual resident's practicable level of independence and function through medical and psychosocial intervention, administering medication and evaluating the patient's response to care.  The position will take part in the interdisciplinary team process and provide guidance to Health Care Technicians (Nurse Aide I's) during day to day activities of daily living. Position
will provide quality nursing services in the care and treatment of residents, under nursing supervision.  Employees participate in nursing assessments, medication administration, assist with the personal care of residents, take routine vital signs, monitor intake and output, collect specimens, change dressings, deliver routine respiratory therapy and other treatments, catheter and colostomy care, stock and order supplies, admit and discharge residents, assist the Physicians as needed, complete required monthly reports, attend core/care planning meetings, inservice staff as needed, communicate with other disciplines on campus and the community as it relates to health care needs, and may delegate specific nursing care tasks to other LPNs and CNAs (as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing). The LPN works with the RN in planning, implementing, and evaluating resident care.  The LPN assists the residents in obtaining an optimal level of independence. They assist in maintaining the work/clinical area, paying special attention to safety and infection control standards. 
*Essential job functions available upon request
*CPR and CPI required upon employment and must be recertified annually

Salary Grade: GN08

About O'Berry Neuro Medical Treatment Center:

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The O'Berry Neuro Medical Treatment Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina provides services through two distinct healthcare programs: Skilled nursing facility services (OBRA) and Developmental Disabilities (ICF-IID). Ninety-six beds are allocated to skilled nursing care for our medically-fragile individuals and the remaining beds at the facility are allocated to ICF level of care for our developmentally-disabled individuals who receive active treatment. In addition, O'Berry serves as the Eastern Regional Developmental Disability Respite Center.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:

  • Working knowledge of nursing techniques, procedures, theory and practices.
  • Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, basic health and safety practices.
  • Working knowledge of proper dosage, effects & contraindications of medications.
  • Skill in routine medical procedures (i.e. basic wound care including cleaning and bandaging injured areas, taking vital signs, such as blood pressure temperature, and weight, collect specimens, etc.).
  • Skill in preparing and administering medications.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide direct nursing care within scope of practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to observe and evaluate patient's condition.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to potentially life threatening situations in a calm and orderly manner.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in the state of North Carolina.

Supplemental and Contact Information

North Carolina State Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy. 

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