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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Lake City, IA

Job description – SIGN ON BONUS of $5,000

Imagine going to work every day knowing that you will help to improve the quality of life of another person; to make it richer and more satisfying for that individual. As a Nurse at Opportunity Living, you get to serve a higher purpose and be a part of an amazing team!

Opportunity Living, a non-profit provider of outstanding services to adults with intellectual disabilities, is currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) whose education, experience, dedication and leadership will provide continuing quality to our 30+ year old organization. We are seeking a caring, reliable candidate with a positive attitude, who wants to grow in their career and work in a fun, self-rewarding environment!

Benefits: We offer competitive salary & complete benefits package including extremely affordable Health Insurance, Dental, Life, 6 Paid Holidays plus one Floating Holiday per year, generous PTO, Paid Sick Leave, Education assistance, & 401(K) with an employer match.

Available Shift : Full-Time, 12-hour shifts 7am-7pm, every other weekend rotation with some on call requirements.

Job Summary :  Provide clients/members with nursing services in accordance with their needs through assessment and observation, provide advice and collaborate with the Director of Health Services, physicians, and nurses to provide the best possible care.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development, review, and update of an individual program plan as part of the Interdisciplinary Team process with the assistance of a RN.
  • Assist the RN with quarterly nursing assessment with each client by gathering information and vital signs. The RN will complete the physical assessment portion.
  • Arrange quarterly a direct physical examination of each client, including a full visual examination and review of all body systems.
  • Refers clients with health problems to an appropriate physician.
  • Train clients and staff, as needed, in appropriate health and hygiene methods, infection control practices, and in detecting and reporting symptoms of illness or dysfunction.
  • Instruct non-licensed personnel who work with clients/members under a medical care plan.
  • Schedule routine physical, dental, optometry, audiology, consulting specialists and laboratory appointments.
  • Accompany clients on appointments and outings as needed.
  • Ensure all medications and immunizations are administered to clients in compliance with physician’s orders.
  • Maintain accurate patients’ reports and medical histories for clients.
  • Administer medication and treatment to clients and observe for reactions or side effects.
  • Provided basic patient care or treatments such as taking temperatures or blood pressure, pulse and respirations and charting the results.
  • Evaluates THCP (temporary health care plans) effectiveness and confers with other health care team members regarding effectiveness.
  • In cooperation with the Director of Health Services and the hospice coordinating agency, nursing staff are jointly responsible for developing a coordinated plan of care based upon assessments and individual needs of the client/member and/or parent/legal guardian selecting hospice services.
  • Train clients to self-administer medications as appropriate to their developmental levels.
  • Provide instant medical care in emergencies.
  • Participate in an established on-call system.
  • Foster a supportive and compassionate environment to care for clients.
  • Maintain flexibility of schedules to provide adequate coverage.
  • Assist in ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the organization by performing all duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.
  • Maintain professional competency by participating in continuing education, in-services, and personal growth experiences.
  • Protect the privacy of clients and staff by maintaining confidentiality of records and personal information and follow all policies and procedures under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


  • Valid license in the state as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
  • General knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures.
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Training and/or experience in developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Must have a sincere respect for and desire to work with persons with disabilities.
  • Commitment to Opportunity Living’s Mission and Vision.
  • Must have the ability to communicate with all persons in a culturally competent manner.
  • Ability to pass criminal/registry background checks.
  • Clear tuberculosis screening.
  • Ability to pass and maintain required trainings such as CPR/First Aid, Dependent Adult/Child Abuse, and Behavior Management Program, or other training as assigned per specific job duties.

Work Remotely

  • No

**Opportunity Living must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate, which requires all employees who work with or near clients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will be asked to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status upon consideration for employment or you may apply for a medical or religious exemption at that time.**

Job Type: Full-time

Status: Full Time

Salary: $21 – $24 Per Hour

Category: Medical/Health

Occuaption: Nursing

Industries: Personal and Household Services, Healthcare Services, Nonprofit Charitable Organizations