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Boundary Community Hospital LPN in United States


Location Bonners Ferry

Type Full Time

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The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) of the Extended Care Facility is responsible for supervising, delivering and evaluating resident care delivered by all components of the shift (i.e. LPN and CNA care delivered in a safe and timely manner based on the policies and procedures of the facility).


  • Minimum graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • Current Idaho professional LPN license.

  • Current CPR/BLS certification required and must pass BCH pharmacological exam

  • ACLS certification required within 2 months of hire.

  • Completion with passing score on the hospital pharmacological exam.

  • One (1) year medical/surgical or Geriatric patient care experience.

  • IV Certified by the State of Idaho preferred.

  • Long-term care experience preferred.

  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.


  • 30-40 hours per week

  • Shifts are 10:00 pm - 6:30 am

  • Experience Pay; average @ $21

  • Shift Differentials

  • Sign-On Bonus: $2,000

  • Relocation possible


  • Combined Medical and Dental premiums, starting at $50 a month

  • Company paid life insurance; ability to purchase supplemental insurance

  • Retirement savings plan: 457(b) options with 2% employer match

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Supplemental Insurance options: Short-term Disability, Accident, Cancer, Critical Care

  • Paid Time off

  • Extended Illness Bank

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Pet Insurance

  • Work/Life balance

  • Wellness program


  • Assigns staff appropriately for resident care during the shift.

  • Replace/find non-scheduled staff when shortages occur.

  • Receive and communicate pertinent shift reports to an oncoming shift of what transpired in resident care and conditions.

  • Promote positive problem solving as situations arise with the shift personnel.

  • Completes assessments of residents as needed.

  • Prioritizes findings of assessments and initiates appropriate care treatments.

  • Notifies physicians of problems or concerns of residents.

  • Performs procedures and treatments ordered for residents within the Nurse Practice Act.

  • Administers ordered medications and is alert to difficulties, complications and/or side effects. Reports the findings appropriately.

  • Documents medication given, or if refused, why and responses to medication (PRN).

  • Completes rounds on the unit every two (2) hours and PRN to assess resident care.

  • Appropriately uses the following equipment: enteral feeding pumps, SVN equipment, pulse oximeter, glucose monitor systems, nurse call and alarms systems and suction equipment.

  • Documents problems or concerns of residents in Nurse’s Notes.

  • Documents treatments and assessments of monitored conditions.

  • Documents behaviors and moods in clinical records.

  • Communicates with families of resident’s treatment plans and status changes.

  • Acts as a liaison between families and physicians.

  • Completes death care for residents.

  • Monitors the physical environment of the department and notifies by appropriate means the departments responsible.

  • Completes occurrence reports and implements monitoring of resident conditions as necessary.

  • Disciplines shift personnel as necessary.

  • Adheres to the Policies and Procedures of the facility.

  • Communicates to supervisor any complaints, problems, occurrences, deterioration of resident status or personnel problems in a timely manner consistent with the problem.

  • Receives and places confidential information with courtesy, accuracy and respect at all times.

  • Ability to respond properly and follow Facilities Plan in an emergency situation and/or disaster.

  • Protects and ensures in actions, communications and in written form all Resident’s Rights.

  • Completes annual review and keeps current CPR certification and PPD.

  • Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as situations require to maintain Infection Control standards set by the Hospital

  • Must submit to COVID testing as required by CMS


  • Adheres to the uniform and hygiene requirements as set forth in the Personnel Policy Manual.

  • Must be willing to assist in other areas as the need arises.

  • Attend all staff meetings.

  • Preceptor new department employees.

  • Perform infection control maintenance.

  • Participates occasionally in resident activities, in-house, as well as out of the facility.

  • Stocks supplies.

  • Cleans equipment.

  • Varying shifts to maintain continuous care of residents.

  • Other duties as assigned per charge nurse or supervisor.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Boundary Community Hospital

    Our Hospital

    As the first Pacific Northwest hospital to be awarded the Critical Access Hospital designation by the federal government, Boundary Community Hospital has always played an essential role in meeting the healthcare needs of Bonners Ferry and the surrounding county especially in an emergency.

    Boundary Community Hospital has a 20-bed Acute Care Facility and a 28-bed Extended Care Facility. With a 5 Star Rating from the Idaho Health Care Association and multiple Jean Schoonover Excellence in Caring Awards, the Extended Care Facility and Nursing Home provides services to those needing long-term care and close monitoring and is considered one of the top Nursing Homes in the State of Idaho.

    Boundary Community Hospital is accredited by DNV, certified by Medicare and Medicaid and licensed by the State of Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare. BCH is an independent member of the Northwest Hospital Alliance which is a collaborative network to assist member hospitals in offering high quality, cost effective health care in North Idaho communities.

    Caring for Our Community in Boundary County for Over 100 years

    Why work for Boundary Community Hospital?

    If you are looking for a career as an integral part of a healing team, Boundary Community Hospital just may be the place for you. Nestled in the heart of the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains, Boundary Community Hospital serves over 10,000 residents in Boundary County. As a Critical Access Hospital, our services are essential to the local community; all of our staff members, from devoted Housekeepers to Physicians, are vital to the health care services we offer and are at the heart of who we are. With that in mind, we take our roles seriously and welcome new applicants who are ready to brave the quiet wilderness of North Idaho. Boundary Community Hospital is settled in Bonners Ferry Idaho where you may enjoy your time off pursuing a playground of fishing, hiking, camping, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, boating, biking, golfing, shooting, spectacular scenery, and peaceful surroundings. Almost any outdoor experience is possible — right out your front door.

    We offer a small community environment that harnesses new ideas while embracing old traditions. We have solid K-12 schools, civic organizations such as Rotary club and the Rod Benders (car club), churches, and a full array of opportunities.

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