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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: ResCare Community Living
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Duties include providing routine care, general observation of client's health status, assists the RN and physician in treatments and communicating with clients and their families/guardians. Reports changes in condition and/or additional client needs to supervisor.

Communicates health/nursing needs and/or recommendations to RN supervisorCoordinates admissions, discharges, and follow-up as needed Assists in medical/health appointments as needed Ensures the provision of nursing/health services under the direction of the RN and as ordered by the physician, provides direct care as outlined in the Service Plan/Nursing Care Plan Takes and records vital signs, weights, wound measurements, etc. Identifies trends outside of parameters, or in need of attention and communicates to RN/physician Reports pertinent information and changes in individual health status to attending physician/health professionals and to the Team as needed in a timely manner Ensures the provision of needed adaptive equipment Medication Administration:Administers medications, verifying the correct medications are administered (per the six "rights" of medication administration), and that client's response to medications is noted and documented along with any noted side effectsWorks closely with home/facility/pharmacy staff in consulting on psychotropic medications, side effects, and medication reviews Orders, reviews, monitors, and discontinues medications as ordered by physician. Dispose of unused medication per policy Assures that monthly Medication Administration Records (MAR's) are accurately transcribed in each individual's recordChecks the medication cabinet on a weekly basis to ensure medications are administered as ordered, appropriately documented on the MAR, and that missed medications are documented, and required follow-up occurs Returns completed med cards at the end of each month, along with expired and unused medications as applicableChecks program/service areas on a frequent but not less than a monthly basis to ensure the necessary medical/nursing/medication supplies are available and in ample supply Reports client illness, potential communicable diseases or infections and works closely with RN, direct care staff, other programmatic and health care professionals, and family in maintaining a safe environment for clients and staff. Implements isolation precautions as needed Ensures health status, care and services are documented accurately and timely per company and state requirementsProvides supervision and education for non-licensed staff in the provision of care and services and reports any changesComplete a quarterly nursing evaluation/review of body systems on assigned individuals per program requirements. Refer to physician any assessment findings needing further review.Ensures incidents are recorded, the individual is safe, receives required medical care, communicates to RN, operations leadership timelyParticipates in clinics completed at the operation with PCP, psych, etc. as assigned.Participate in on-call duties to ensure weekend and after-hours access to clinicians by staff and individuals served (participates in on-call rotation as assigned) Participates in quarterly quality improvement activities, weekly team/staff meetings and Interdisciplinary Team meetings (IDT/PDP) Transcribes physician phone orders and other medically related reportsWork hours may vary - weekends and evening shifts/visits may be required
Education: Completion of a state approved training program (e.g., diploma, associate's degree, etc per state requirement)
Qualifications: Must be a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN or LVN, per state licensure requirements) in good standingCPR certificationMust have at least 6 months of direct nursing experienceExperience in providing services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities, or related disorders preferredValid driver's license, with a satisfactory driving record, as defined by ResCare's vehicle policyMust have the ability to use a computer utilizing company documentation systemsAbility to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the company
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