The role of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is assisting our residents in a variety of ways at Heritage of Foley. They provide direct contact care with our residents and have a true passion for helping others.
What is a LPN?
LPN’s gather and collect the essential resident information on a daily basis to ensure our resident’s safety and wellbeing. This information is relayed to their supervisory Registered Nurse (RN) in coordination of each resident’s individualized plan of care. They make up the middle portion of our nursing team, they oversee our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), and report to our RN’s. The main responsibilities include: administering medications, application of physician ordered treatments, communicating and receiving orders from physicians, taking and recording vital signs (heart rate, respiration, blood pressures, and temperatures), and implementation of resident’s care plan. Top talents that LPN’s have are: communication skills, patience, time management, and organizational skills, physical stamina, and observational skills.