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LPN

Company: Volunteers of America Southeast, Inc
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Program: Intellectual Disabilities Program
Position: Licensed Practical Nurse
Reports to: Registered Nurse

Function:
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a support personnel for the Intellectual
Disabilities Program. This person in an integral member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
The LPN provides nursing services, health care monitoring, and staff training.

Know How:
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 psychotropic medication.
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.

Principal Activities:
1. Evaluate physical condition of individuals utilizing examinations of
vital signs and body systems.
2. Obtain necessary information regarding individual's health in an
accurate and thorough manner to determine appropriate referrals fro
treatment.
3. Provide nursing services to meet the healthcare needs of individuals as
prescribed by their physicians and as outlined in Best Practices.
4. Insures services and medical records are in compliance with all
regulatory agencies including but not limited to DMHMR, licensures
and accreditation standards.
5. Provide input into the development of individualized support plans to
achieve health-related goals.
6. Participate in special team meetings including lifestyle support
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 records,
and discussions with individuals served, staff, and community medical
providers.
9. Provide follow-up care after illnesses, hospitalizations, outpatient
surgeries and procedures, or as deemed necessary by RN.
10. Provide staff training on medical issues including medication
assistance, medication side effects, infection control, seizures, lifting
and physical handling.
11. Provide Medication Assistance Certification training delegation, and
monitoring of MAC Workers.
12. Maintain current knowledge of physicians and health-related resources
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.

Language skills:
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 of
directors.

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
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.
Employee/Organization Acknowledgement
The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to our organization's policies.
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