Licensed Practical Nurse – CDS Monarch, Inc. – Webster, NY

Summary:

Provides nursing and medical related services, under the clinical supervision of RN, to individuals, and consultation to staff regarding health care related matters, and other Individual Program Plan (IPP) components for which responsible; functioning as an Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (ITT) member, and assuring compliance with all applicable standards.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assure and carry out all medical treatments prescribed by physician/dentist.
  • Administer and monitor the security of medications to individuals per the policy and procedures.
  • Assure and monitor health care services in accordance with Agency and Program policy and procedure; serves as information resource to staff, parents, and residences.
  • Handle medical emergencies in accordance with agency policy and procedure.
  • Accompany individuals to Emergency Department if needed and complete documentation of injury in individuals chart.
  • Follow through immediately on medication changes and newly written orders, calling MD to clarify if necessary.
  • Assure physician documents on medically related progress notes as necessary.
  • Ensure orders on pharmacy prescriptions from designated drug store, monitor prescription renewals, and assure medications are in supply at all times.
  • Observe each individual for health status and hygiene, and take appropriate action if called for.
  • Monitor and submit requests for medical/nursing equipment according to agency policy and procedure; maintain medication storage area and medical supply cabinet.
  • Alert all staff and RN regarding pertinent medical information via communication log or other agreed-upon system.
  • Perform direct care duties when needed, as assigned, provided medical/nursing related responsibilities have been fulfilled.
  • Ensure treatment are completed and recorded with full date and time in the individual’s chart.
  • Compare doctor’s orders to the individuals’ Medication and Treatment sheets from the residence, note any changes, and notify the residence of any discrepancies. Secure physician review and sign off of orders quarterly.
  • Fulfill all required documentation including at least med-related progress notes, seizure chart, and menstrual chart; update Formulary, immunization record, etc.; maintain medical files and records under supervision of RN.
  • Act as a liaison with other community service providers.
  • Maintain Medication Certification and fulfills education and training requirements.
  • Participate in reviews and weekly clinical meetings as assigned.
  • Performs all other necessary duties relevant to the position as requested by the RN supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and motivate others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience:

  • Valid LPN license
  • 1 year experience as an LPN working with individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. dead weight.
  • Must be able to stand and walk frequently.
  • Must be able to reach above head

Corporate Qualifications/Expectations:

  • Adhere to all CDS Life Transitions, Inc. policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the Agency Mission, Vision, Shared Values, and Customer Service Standards.
  • Attend mandatory education and training modules as scheduled; obtain and maintain required certifications.
  • Maintain all required certifications/training by State regulations and CDS policy
  • Act as a professional representative of CDS Life Transitions, Inc. in regards to appearance, behavior, temperament, communication, language, and dress.

CDS Life Transitions is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, citizenship, military or veteran status, gender expression and/or identity, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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