East Lansing, MI
Full-time
Salary: $27.00 /hour


SUMMARY

The LPN will be responsible for overseeing the medical services provided to the group home residents and assuring that adequate medical supplies are present in the home and for observing and correcting staff medical procedures as necessary.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Central State Community Services, Inc. embraces an employment environment that promotes Individuals’ recovery and discovery, a Person-Centered approach to treatment/services and cultural competence. An employee in this or any position is expected to support the employment environment.

Supervision:

The LPN is immediately accountable to the Lead LPN for carrying out the medical duties and will work the HS/AHS/CSS to meet the medical related needs of each consumer. The LPN is immediately accountable to the Lead LPN and HS/AHS for all Central State policies and procedures.

Support Team Participation:

  • Will attend monthly client review meetings as scheduled.
  • Will work closely with homes nurse consultant and act as liaison between the nurse and home staff regarding medical needs of the residents.
  • Attend monthly medication reviews with the nurse consultant as assigned by HS or AHS.

Assigned Responsibilities:

  • Coordination with Lead LPN, HS and/or AHS;
  • Will coordinate emergency situations with Lead LPN, HS/AHS.
  • Will assist Lead LPN, HS/AHS and nurse consultant in updating staff regarding changes in resident’s condition, treatment and procedures related to medical needs in the home.
  • Assist the Lead LPN, HS/AHS and dietician in notifying staff of dietary changes as they occur in residents’ health care plans/plans of service.

Medical duties:

  • Write new medication/treatment as needed.
  • Assure copies of current medication orders/prescriptions are available in the residents’ books and noted.
  • Check all medication for necessary refills weekly, obtaining same from pharmacy when necessary.
  • Communicates information to on-coming staff regarding residents physical condition, treatment and procedures related to medical needs.
  • Supervises new staff in the administration of medication and treatment.
  • Monitor for accurate documentation of medication and treatments:
  • Proper med/treatment given/done.
  • All meds signed on each shift.
  • Notify staff of treatments needed on each shift (ie: Fleet enema, etc.).
  • Clean med trays weekly (daily if liquid medications are used).
  • Be familiar with abbreviations used in medication book.
  • Fill out pharmacy med order as required (per home) by date specified. Check emergency medical supplies, standing medical orders etc. and reorder as needed.
  • Check dietary needs (promote or other liquid feeding; ensure; puddings; etc.) and reorder as necessary.
  • Assure adequate labels are on all medications.
  • Will dispose of all discontinued meds/Tx as needed per CEI/CMH policy.
  • Consult with physician as necessary

Residents condition:

  • Monitor seizure records for frequency, adequate documentations.
  • Monitor acute medical conditions.
  • Monitor bowel movement, menses, weight and height charts.
  • Monitor use of Standing Medical Orders.
  • Observe for changes in T.P.R. and BP.
  • Assist Lead LPN in making appointments with health care providers.
  • Accompany residents on medical appointment as necessary.
  • Document in nurses log results of visits to health care provider and monitor all other health visit record documentation.
  • Monitor lab reports and inform DR/RN of health related situations.

Emergency Situations:

  • Notifies Lead LPN, HS/AHS and nurse consultant of emergencies according to the policy of each home.
  • Assures that staff is aware of proper procedures.
  • Document emergencies on incident report.

Other:

  • Assist consumer with all aspects of personal care.
  • Lift, transfer, and when necessary to prevent injury, physically manage consumers.
  • Accompany and supervise consumers in community events. Encourage age appropriate, integrated social and recreational community integration.
  • Assure active treatment and implementation of individual programs and physician’s orders.
  • Assure constant supervision of consumers to assure that they are safe and do not wander from the home or yard.
  • Observe, document and report unusual behavior.
  • Maintain records and documentation as necessary and appropriate.
  • Perform any and all duties, tasks and responsibilities assigned by the Lead LPN, PC, HS, AHS or Executive Director.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No direct supervisory responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In addition to Direct Care Worker position requirements:

  • Current Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Individual with training and experience in the nursing field.
  • Preference given to LPNs with a minimum of one year experience working with persons needing nursing care, preferably with the developmentally disabled.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Current Practical Nurse License [LPN]

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

A valid Michigan driver’s license is required as well as current insurance as required by the State of Michigan.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

A felony/misdemeanor background search with MILT and IChat is performed. Searches of the Office of Investigator General (OIG), Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS), the Sex Offender Registry and the Nurse Aid Registry are also performed. Results can affect employment status.

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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently is required to see, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and use hands to handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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