Nurse - MO Division of Youth Services
Position: Nurse
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: LPN II
Job Location: Missouri Hills School- 13325 Belelfontaine Rd., St. Louis, MO 63138
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Aug 27, 2019**
District: MO Division of Youth Services
Jefferson City, MO 00573
Telephone: 573-751-3324
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                                                          LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE II
                          Division of Youth Services, Missouri Hills Campus, St. Louis County
                                                 Annual Salary Range $ 30,124.08 – $ 31,072.08
                                                                   Posted August 15, 2019

This is a mid-level practical nursing work in the care and treatment of patients or residents in a facility of the Missouri Division of Youth Services located in St. Louis, Missouri.  This position performs a variety of nursing duties including preparing nursing assessment summaries and health care plans, implementing health care plans, instructing residents and patients in performing personal health care, and performing preventative nursing care. The following tasks are the responsibility of the Licensed Practical Nurse II:
  • Performs practical nursing duties such as treating pressure sores and other skin wounds, performing tracheal care (oral and nasal tracheal suctioning), changing dressings, providing breathing treatments, inserting catheters, and instilling and flushing bladder irrigations.
  • Provides bedside care, including feeding and personal hygiene assistance.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure; performs laboratory draws; and observes patients to detect deviations from normal conditions.
  • Provides guidance to direct care staff involved in less complex areas of patient care; counsels direct care staff on administering medications, as needed.
  • Acts as an assistant to a Registered Nurse or higher-level Licensed Practical Nurse on a unit; reviews work records of direct care staff and provides instructions related to patient care and hygienic unit management.
  • Prepares, administers, and charts medications according to physician orders and under the supervision of a higher-level Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse; contacts the pharmacy regarding prescriptions and reviews filled orders.
  • Prepares nursing assessment summaries; prepares and implements health care plans.
  • Instructs patients on how to perform basic personal health care, including rehabilitative and preventative care.
  • Reviews hospital discharge orders and consults with primary doctor, as needed.
  • Attends medical appointments with patients.
  • Completes assessments for injuries, falls, neurology checks, and tube feedings.
  • Assists with the patient admission process and participates in nursing care planning.
  • Completes practical nursing duties without detailed instruction; work is reviewed through reports, inspections, and observations.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a current license to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of Missouri or in accordance with Missouri’s Nurse Licensure Compact; and one or more years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Accepting applications from all qualified applicants.  If interested in applying for this position, send a cover letter, resume, photocopies of official transcripts (if applicable), completed DSS Application for Employment and DYS Addendum to: Division of Youth Services, 13300 Bellefontaine Rd. St. Louis, MO 63138, Attn: Aliecia Holmes at aliecia.m.holmes@dss.mo.gov on or before August 27, 2019. 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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