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Licensed Practical Nurse – Med-Surg – Night Shift

Job Posting
Licensed Practical Nurse

Med-Surg
PRN Status, Night Shift

Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.  Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards.  Communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patient’s clinical conditions, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.  Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.  Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.

Education:  Graduate of an accredited LPN program and IV therapy course.

Experience:  One year preferred but not required. Telemetry Unit experience desired.   Previous health care experience a plus.

Licensure, Registration, Certification:  Current Missouri licensure, BLS

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required. Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required.  Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from floor and from overhead, 40 lbs. from waist height and be able to handle, move or transfer articles of 100 lbs. regularly and over 100 lbs. periodically; in concert with other employees/person(s) and/or lifting device; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions:  Frequent exposure to infectious disease and hostile persons at times.  Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and other body fluids.  Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous material.  Minimal physical discomfort.  Ability to function under stress required.

Age-Specific Competencies: Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family.

Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.

  • Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
  • Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
  • Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
  • School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
  • Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
  • Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
  • Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
  • Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

Certified Nurse Aide – Med-Surg – Night Shift

Job Posting
Certified Nurse Aide

Med-Surg
PRN Status, Night Shift

Under the general supervision of a licensed nurse, the Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) performs various duties in the treatment and care of patients.  Assists patient with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care to non-acutely ill patients and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse and the Licensed Practical Nurse.  Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.  Ensures patient confidentiality.

Education:  High school diploma or GED.

Experience: 1-year prior experience as a Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.), preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification:  Certified Nursing Assistant Certification, recognized by the Division of Aging in the State of Missouri, required for Skilled and Acute Nursing.  Active and in good standing.  BLS certification.

Mental/Physical Requirements:  (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations):  Considerable mental concentration required.  Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required.  Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from floor and from overhead, 40 lbs. from waist height and be able to handle, move or transfer articles of 100 lbs. regularly and over 100 lbs. periodically; in concert with other employees/person(s) and/or lifting device; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions:  Frequent exposure to infectious disease and hostile persons at times.  Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and other body fluids.  Works with potentially biohazardous material.  Minimal physical discomfort.  Ability to function under stress required. Age-Specific Competencies: Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family.

Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.

  • Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
  • Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
  • Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
  • School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
  • Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
  • Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
  • Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
  • Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

Registered Dietitian – Dietary Department

Job Posting
Registered Dietitian
Dietary Department
Full-time or Part-Time

The Dietitian educates and advises a wide range of patients, with diet-related disorders, on practical ways in which they can improve their health by adopting healthier eating habits; calculates patients’ nutritional requirements using standard equations based on assessments of blood chemistry, temperature, stress, mobility and other relevant factors; actively involved with interdisciplinary care teams; educates other healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, biochemists, social workers, care workers and community workers) about food and nutrition issues; writing reports and case notes and maintaining accurate records.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Licensure, Registration, Certification:   Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Must be licensed in the State of Missouri.

Experience:  Minimum of two year experience preferred.

Mental/Physical Requirements:  (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations):  Considerable mental concentration and organizational skills.  Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required.  Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from floor and from overhead, 40 lbs. from waist height; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions:  Excellent verbal and written communication skill required. General knowledge of computers for spreadsheet computations and word processing.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

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