Company: Volunteers of America Southeast, Inc
Posted on: January 7, 2021
Program: Intellectual Disabilities Program
Position: Licensed Practical Nurse
Reports to: Registered Nurse
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a support personnel for the
Disabilities Program. This person in an integral member of the
The LPN provides nursing services, health care monitoring, and
The position requires a valid LPN licensure and the ability to pass
the ABON MAS test.
A minimum of one year nursing experience is preferred. This
position requires the ability to work closely with other agency
personnel and the medical community, knowledge of physical
assessments, and knowledge of pharmacology, particularly
A valid Alabama driver's license and vehicle insurance acceptance
is required. It also requires counseling skills, (Microsoft
Office), interpersonal skills, personnel and staff development
skills, time-management skills, demonstrated leadership, and
excellent verbal and written communication skills.
1. Evaluate physical condition of individuals utilizing
vital signs and body systems.
2. Obtain necessary information regarding individual's health in
accurate and thorough manner to determine appropriate referrals
3. Provide nursing services to meet the healthcare needs of
prescribed by their physicians and as outlined in Best
4. Insures services and medical records are in compliance with
regulatory agencies including but not limited to DMHMR,
and accreditation standards.
5. Provide input into the development of individualized support
achieve health-related goals.
6. Participate in special team meetings including lifestyle
planning, meetings and behavior support planning meetings.
7. Assist in scheduling medical appointments and monitoring
implementation of physicians' orders and recommended follow-up
labs and/or referrals.
8. Monitor health related services through observation, review of
and discussions with individuals served, staff, and community
9. Provide follow-up care after illnesses, hospitalizations,
surgeries and procedures, or as deemed necessary by RN.
10. Provide staff training on medical issues including
assistance, medication side effects, infection control, seizures,
and physical handling.
11. Provide Medication Assistance Certification training
monitoring of MAC Workers.
12. Maintain current knowledge of physicians and health-related
which may meet the health needs of individuals in the program.
13. Assume/share 24 hour on-call emergency duty.
14. Perform additional duties as assigned by RN.
Effect on End Result:
1. Comprehensive medical services.
2. Well-trained and competent staff.
3. Compliance with regulatory and funding source requirements.
4. Positive public image.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret, common scientific and
technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability
to respond to common inquiries or complaints from
customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business
community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication
that conform to prescribe style and format. Ability to effectively
present information to top management, public groups and/or boards
American with Disabilities Specifications:Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is occasionally
required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel
objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb
stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The
employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception,
and the ability to adjust or focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with
individuals to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to
weather conditions prevalent at the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to
act as a role model in the adherence to our organization's
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