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Gallatin Rest Home LPN

Company: Gallatin County, MT
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: March 31, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $23.00 - $24.42 Hourly

Location : Bozeman, MT

Job Type: Full-Time and Part-Time Hours Available

Job Number: 00004

Department: Rest Home

Opening Date: 03/12/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional nursing services for residents of the Gallatin Rest Home.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING OPERATIONS AND DUTIES

  • Performs a variety of para-professional nursing services toward meeting the daily and special needs of residents and in compliance with the nurse practices act.
  • Responds to residents' personal requests, satisfying authorized requests and reporting unusual or special requests to the appropriate personnel.
  • Consults with and interprets policies for personnel, residents, relatives and others.
  • Orders and administers medications as directed by the physician.
  • Routinely observes and reports on the condition of residents.
  • Provides residents with basic care and in helping maintain personal hygiene.
  • Takes and records the resident's body temperature, pulse and respiration rates, reporting unusual symptoms to the physician or supervising nurse.
  • Administers enemas, irrigations, perineum care, lotion rubs, messages and first aid; changes dressings; lifts and ambulates residents and provides post mortem care.
  • Assists in feeding the residents who cannot feed themselves, this may also include recording the food and fluid intake of the resident.
  • Maintains a variety of medical charts and logs.
  • Under direction of a registered nurse, administers injections.
  • Sterilizes equipment and supplies.
  • Assists the health team in the evaluation of the resident's needs and implementation of treatment programs.
  • Observes and helps maintain the resident's room and equipment to ensure proper functioning and safety.
  • Arranges and coordinates the services of other health care professionals.
  • Attends and participates in daily report sessions and in-services training.
  • May assist in the training of other para-professional nurses.
  • Performs the work of subordinate personnel in emergency situations.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Applicants for this position must be certified to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Montana; must have thorough knowledge of the theories, techniques and practices of professional nursing; medical terminology and the effects of medication and treatment; supervisory principles and practices; and the ability to apply knowledge; supervise the work of others; maintain accurate medical charts and records; handle sensitive and confidential information; communicate effectively both in writing and verbally; provide professional nursing care to aged and handicapped individuals; react well in emergency situations; direct, instruct and oversee the work of subordinate personnel; and establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    Completion of an approved course in professional nursing, license to practice professional nursing in the state of Montana.

    Two years work experience in a similar health care setting affording the opportunity to demonstrate supervisory capabilities, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

    About Gallatin County:

    Located in a sweeping valley in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Gallatin County is the most populated and fastest growing county in scenic southwest Montana. The County Seat of Bozeman at large encompasses over 50,000 people, yet has a small town feel. Located in a breathtaking Rocky Mountain setting, it is close to world-class downhill skiing, blue ribbon trout streams, Yellowstone National Park and a multitude of other outdoor activities in the pristine nearby wilderness areas.

    Gallatin County covers over 2,500 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks and open ranch lands. Nearly half of all the land in Gallatin County is under public ownership by the Gallatin National Forest, the State of Montana, Bureau of Land Management or the National Park Service.

    Gallatin County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Yellowstone National Park (our first National Park) to lush farmland, and a growing economy of high-tech industries. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, ranchers, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Gallatin County's boundless opportunities.

    Some of the many benefits offered to full-time and part-time employees:

    Excellent Medical Health Benefits - Group health benefits, including dental and vision coverage, are available to eligible County employees. The medical health benefits premium is covered for full-time employees. The County contribution is pro-rated on hours paid for part-time employees. The employee pays the premium portion for dependent coverage. Family health benefits coverage is $205.00 per pay period.

    Medical deductible is $400 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.
    Paid Parental Leave (PPL)- In recognition of the importance of bonding and care of a newborn child or a child placed for adoption, Gallatin County provides 240 hours of PPL to eligible full-time employees. The hours are pro-rated for part-time employees.

    Tuition Assistance- Because we value the professional and personal development of our employees, Gallatin County is proud to offer reimbursement of certain education expenses.

    To see all of our benefits, please click on the benefits tab.

    As a condition of hire, pre-employment drug testing may be done.

    NOTE: Must be willing to work in a smoke free campus.

    Gallatin County is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment on the basis of merit and qualifications without regard to race, creed, religion, color, or national origin or because of age, physical or mental disability, marital status, or sex when the reasonable demands of the position do not require an age, physical or mental disability, marital status, or sex distinction.

    Excellent Medical Health Benefits - Group health benefits, including dental and vision coverage, are available to eligible County employees. The medical health benefits premium is covered for full-time employees. The County contribution is pro-rated on hours paid for part-time employees. The employee pays the premium portion for dependent coverage. Family health benefits coverage is $205.00 per pay period.

    Medical deductible is $400 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

    Flexible Benefits Plan - Pre-tax out-of-pocket medical expenses and day care expenses.

    Supplemental Medical Coverage and voluntary Life Insurance Coverage are offered through Mutual of Omaha..

    Public Employees Retirement System - Montana public employees of the state, university system, local governments and certain employees of school districts are covered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). New members to the PERS have an opportunity to choose between two retirement plan options: the Defined Benefit Plan or the Defined Contribution Plan.

    Sheriffs' Retirement System (SRS) - A public pension plan for all Montana Sheriffs hired after July 1, 1974 and Detention Officers hired after July 1, 2005.

    Supplemental Retirement Benefits are offered through Nationwide and Empower.

    Sick Leave - Full-time employees accrue 7.40 hours per month and are eligible to use sick leave once it is accrued. The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

    Vacation Leave - Full-time employees accrue 9.20 hours per month and are eligible to use leave once it is accrued. The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

    Holidays - The County observes eleven legal holidays in even numbered years and ten legal holidays in odd numbered years.

    Paid Parental Leave (PPL)- In recognition of the importance of bonding and care of a newborn child or a child placed for adoption, Gallatin County provides 240 hours of PPL to eligible full-time employees. The hours are pro-rated for part-time employees.

    Tuition Assistance- Because we value the professional and personal development of our employees, Gallatin County is proud to offer reimbursement of certain education expenses.

    Bilingual Pay - Gallatin County allows for bilingual pay to employees that provide translation services to County departments and offices. The bilingual pay allows for extra compensation to employees that provide this service.

Keywords: Gallatin County, MT, Bozeman , Gallatin Rest Home LPN, Healthcare , Bozeman, Montana

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