Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Long Term Care Center | Full-Time

Jena Knowles

Position Summary

LPN specializing in an areas of geriatric care; attending to all physican and emotional ailments associated with aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, basic to advanced transfers, personal and emotional care, activities of daily living, medication administration or injections, wound care, confort care, breathing treatments, monitor patients’ conditions and assess their vital signs, noting any physical or mental decline and reporting back to the doctor.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient response to treatment and overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform point-of-care, interpret, and take appropriate action on test results, per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures..
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.  Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and perform services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level of licensure.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.  Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications, attending webinars, establishing professional networks, participates in professional organizations.
  • Any additional duties pertaining to the daily operations of the Nursing Departments as assigned by the Nursing Departments Manager.
  • Manage patient admission processes to preoperative department. Ensure that operative consents are in order.
  • Take and record vital signs, initiate IVs to ensure readiness of procedure.
  • Ensure that patients are informed about the procedure and who the attending medical staff will be.
  • Ensures that operation is on correct patient and correct procedure is being performed.
  • Assesses and documents patient’s condition, responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol.
  • Knowledge and compliance of AORN standards and practices.
  • Coordinates and integrates services within department and with other departments.
  • Manages coordination and record-keeping of outpatient services provided in the department.
  • Verifies that narcotics and controlled substances are counted and locked, per hospital policy. Continuously supervises staff to ensure quality of nursing care.
  • Provides orientation for new staff members. Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain a high level of output without sacrificing quality.
  • Able to demonstrate and maintain consistent and efficient performance.
  • Able to work with small products with repetitive motion and dexterity required.
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations.
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work.
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Completes annual education requirements.
  • Demonstrate ability to learn and maintain appropriate technical skills to effectively support the electronic medical record system.
  • Displays proficient understanding of patient documentation.
  • Displays the ability to demonstrate leadership, good interpersonal relationships and the application of sound administrative principles.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written, through e-mail, presentations etc.
  • Displays an understanding of the facility’s learning management system and keeping required education up to date.
  • Ability to use basic computer functions such as communicating via e-mail, completing computer based education, charting on patients in the electronic medical record.
  • Is knowledgeable of equipment within the units such as lifts, patient monitors and other department specific equipment
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Establish & maintain solid work relationships, through communication, cooperation, and positive interaction with all employees, staff and physicians.
  • Approachability – build rapport by making the effort to be cooperative and adaptive, put others at ease, and support co-workers.
  • Listening – practice active listening; display patience when listening to the views of others, and discuss differing opinions with an open mind.
  • Problem Solving work with others to prevent problems & find a solution when issues arise.
  • Effectively and consistently communicates administrative directives to personnel and encourages interactive departmental meetings and discussions.
  • Staff meetings- Expected to attend departmental staff meetings and other meetings as required by administration.
  • Completes orientation skills checklist assigned for departments.
  • Exhibit professional behavior while being caring and compassionate.
  • Customer Focusdedicated to meeting the expectations of the Resident and family, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy, concern and respect for their wishes and well-being.
  • Act with the Resident’s care in mind, gain trust and respect by building, maintaining effective relationships.
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Blue Mountain Hospital District Code of Conduct, policies and federal HIPAA regulations.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • Presents a neat and professional appearance.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others including physicians, peers, administrators, managers, vendors, and other health care industry personnel.
  • Improvements – initiate improvements and apply new methods of working to help achieve goals.
  • Learning on the go develop an action plan when facing new problems, and be open to change.

Education, Experience & Certification/Licensure


  • Licensed Practical Nurse in Oregon
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by American Heart Association (AHA).

For More Information, Contact

Holly Thompson, Human Resources | 541-575-3820

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District & Grant County?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is located in Grant County, Oregon, at the heart of the John Day River, in beautiful, rural, Eastern Oregon.  Our District is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family & Rural Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, an Intermediate Care Center and all of the supporting ancillary departments necessary to care for the health and wellness of our community.

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high and low lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

Join our family-like team and settle into a lifestyle that is hard to beat!

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