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LPN,DSD (Part-time 3p-11p, e/o/wknd 16hrs per pay, Carbondale)
at Allied Services
Administratively responsible to the Health Services Manager or Health Services Supervisor, the Licensed Practical Nurse attends to the nursing needs of ICF/MR residents. In conjunction with the Shift Supervisor and/or Assistant Supervisor, the Licensed Practical Nurse attends to the daily living program needs of the residents. A minimum of 60% of worktime is spent in direct resident contact.
The Licensed Practical Nurse must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the residents served on his/her unit—adolescent through geriatric, and functioning levels of residents within the MR Program. The Licensed Practical Nurse must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span; possess the ability to assess data reflective of the resident's status; interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each resident's requirements relative to their specific needs; to provide the active treatment needed as developed by the interdisciplinary Team and outlined in the Individual Program Plan (IPP); and to provide the care needed as described in ICF/MR’s policies and procedures.
Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program required.
Nursing experience preferred. Experience working with mentally handicapped individuals preferred.
SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a current license as a Licensed Practical Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners required. CPR certification must be obtained and maintained.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF JOB:
Observes and monitors the condition of residents, acutely ill, severely disturbed, etc. Implements nursing care plans, applies the required nursing techniques, and carries out proper procedures. Requisitions medicine, pours and dispenses medications, and maintains an accurate drug record. Provides physical assistance in resident transfers to and from beds, bathroom facilities, company vehicles, etc., when necessary. Assists and supports residents with ambulation or gait difficulties.