Under the direct clinical supervision of agency’s Director of Nursing or Registered Nurse and the Residence Manager, the LPN is responsible for providing essential nursing care to assigned individuals in a group home setting. Nursing services and supports are carried out in a manner that creates a homelike atmosphere and fosters the well being and safety of its residents. The LPN endures that all medical, nursing and nutrition services are carried out in a timely manner in accordance with DOH, OPWDD and agency requirements.
Job tasks include:
Adheres to medical and nursing routine, urgent and emergency care procedures in accordance with a person’s service plan, doctor’s orders, agency nursing protocols and DOH/OPWDD regulations.
Monitors the individual’s personal health and acts on any changes in an appropriate manner.
Maintains an individual’s health record and ensures all health needs are met in an appropriate and timely manner.
Provides guidance and assistance with basic acre, including training, medication administration, insertion of catheters, positioning, feeding and wound care.
Reviews MARS and all medical protocols for signatures and appropriate follow up.
Follows protocols for medication administration, ordering, inventory, storage, and disposal.
Acts as client health care advocate advocate during medical appointments, inpatient hospitalizations or rehab stays and ensures that medical information is documented and clearly communicated to the care team and the individual’s family.
Fully participates in all meetings and trainings as required.
Prepares complete and concise reports including incident reports, progress notes, and completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
Observes and assists with nutrition planning, preparation and feeding in accordance with the individual’s plan of care.
Prevents., recognizes and immediately reports all incidents, including allegations of abuse and neglect, reportable incidents, and threatening behavior in accordance with agency protocols and Justice Center requirements.
Conducts oneself in a professional, ethical manner and respects the individual’s privacy.
Valid and current NYS DOE issued ‘ Licensed Practical Nurse’ credentials.
High School Diploma or GED
Ability to read, write, and communicate in the English language.
Proficient computer skills.
Critical thinking skills and interpersonal skills.
A team player.
Ability to complete all required trainings and recertifications as required.