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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) / Agency Nurse

Published on August 26, 2022

Location: Bradford, PA

Position Summary: Responsible for providing nursing services to people with disabilities in Home and Community based settings. Responsible for providing occasional medical guidance and training for all Agency staff.

Standard Schedule: Part-Time, 20 Hours/week w. flexibility; Full-Time, 37.5 Hours/Week

Salary: $20.00 – $25.00 per hour

Immediate Supervisor: Director of In-Home and Community Based Services.

Contact: Brittany Keck, SHRM-CP, Vice-President of Human Resources, bkeck@futuresinc.net, 814-368-4101 Ext. 211, Futures Rehabilitation Center, One Futures Way, Bradford, PA 16701

Education Requirements:

  • Current Pennsylvania LPN license is required; At least one-year nursing experience is required, five-years preferred; experience working with individuals with disabilities, preferred.

Position Requirements:

  • Ensures appropriate medical care to the people we support by: performing skilled nursing duties; providing occasional training, direction and assistance to direct care staff.
  • Ability to read and understand Individual Support Plans and schedules. Demonstrate written, verbal and organizational skills. Maintain a professional attitude and appearance. Strong decision-making skills. Must be dependable and flexible. Ability to work in a team environment with all levels of the organizations. Must have reliable transportation.

Physical and Training Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit; frequently required to reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to stand, walk or kneel; the employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Will be required to travel.
  • Required to complete twenty-four (24) hours of annual training to ensure compliance with State regulations while maintaining State LPN license.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Required to pass a PA State Police criminal record history check and/or FBI criminal record history check if not a resident of PA.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Will be required to obtain physical and Mantoux (TB) skin test.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of empathy and sensitivity to the physical and psychological needs of the people we support.
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally provide effective instruction and demonstration to staff.
  • Ability to maintain and apply current knowledge of ODP, DOH, and other regulations governing medical care delivery to the people we support.
  • Ensures consistent and appropriate medical care for the people we support by working with staff and supervisor to assess needs and develop/implement policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Read, comprehend and contribute to the development of Individual Support Plans (ISP’s) by gathering and providing medical information to the ISP Team.
  • Contributes to providing a safe and healthy environment by monitoring conditions and recommending changes
  • Administer medications.
  • Provide person-centered supports in home and community-based settings to participants as indicated by the ISP.
  • Accurately complete and submit required documentation per program regulations.
  • Report incidents per program regulations.
  • Assist participants with activities of daily living.
  • Participate in professional development and staff meetings.
  • Work in cooperation with other community agencies, businesses, and providers as needed.
  • Promote, maintain and model behavior that demonstrates respect for others and acknowledges the needs and rights of the participants we support.
  • Ensure adherence to confidential, legal and Agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintain high professional standards at work with regard to personal behavior and interactions with other staff, individuals, families, businesses and outside agencies.
  • This job description may not be all-inclusive and duties may be modified when necessary; employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.