Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Published on May 17, 2021

Location: Bradford, PA

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), 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.
Schedule: Part-Time, 20 Hours/week with flexibility or Full-Time, up to 40 Hours/week with flexibility.
Pay: $17.00 – $21.00 per hour

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.
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.
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.