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Career Story: LPN In A Nursing Home

LPN In A Nursing Home

Job Title: LPN

Education: License in Practical Nursing, Parma School of Practical Nursing •• RN classes at LCCC, Ohio

Previous Experience: I started working as a medical assistant/receptionist in a doctor's office before going to practical nursing school and an currently enrolled for RN at Lorain County Community College

Job Tasks: I am employed in a nursing home and am part of a team responsible for providing care to greater than 100 residents.

I am responsible for completing an eight page nursing assessment which directs the course of care in our nursing home. The assessment in turn gets sent to the state of Ohio which helps determine our reimbursement for those staying under the Medicaid system. I get to enjoy working with a resident one-on-one, work with their family and hopefully will be able to rehab that person so they are well enough to go home.

For those who have no family, we become their family and often their voice. We also direct direct care givers to provide individually set up care to help them maintain their utmost independence instead of going into a nursing home "to die". When possible, people are given small tasks to "help" with the care of others as everyone was an important part of a community at one time. We attend family meetings at which time they are given a chance to voice their frustrations and things which may be upsetting to them. It is a difficult transition for both the resident and the family to admit their loved on to a nursing home.

We also try to provide support to resident, family and staff so everyday we are there can be a smooth transition to their new life. We plan activities and fun things, not just old people stuff like bingo everyday. We are excited to go to work everyday. Nursing is a rewarding career with many options to it. It is not just standing at a cart passing pills or writing in a chart.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Working with the elderly is very satisfactory. I enjoy working with others as a team approach as often things one person may miss is picked up by others.

The worst part is the amount of time spent in meetings although it is for the best intention for the resident. Often we become their family and their voice

Job Tips:
1. It is difficult to get into this type of position as turn over is not as high as being a floor nurse.

2. It is a very good mix of assessing along with still having patient contact.

3. It is generally a field for RN's but good assessment skills raise your chances as a LPN

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