Licensed Practical Nurse

KenCCID
https://www.kenccid.org/

Position Description:

  • Ensures that the safety and well-being of the Individuals is protected at all times and that the rights of the Individuals are observed at all times
  • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching the KenCCID team, Individuals, families and other stakeholders to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; and responding to any questions
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, physical, and psychological support to Individuals and families
  • Implement nursing and health care to the Individuals of KenCCID, in compliance with the DPW 6400 Regulations
  • Understand and properly interpret the 6400 Regulations’ Individual Health and Medication Section
  • Ensures quality of care by adhering to 6400 Regulations, therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against Individuals’ care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; and following doctors’ directions and standards of care set by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Collaborates with Director of Nursing, PD, MPSs, CHMs and DCPs to exchange information regarding Individuals’ care, condition, and all matters affecting Individuals’ health and wellbeing
  • Performs home visits to follow-up on Individuals after doctors’ visit, when necessary
  • Train staff on medical areas/needs such as (i.e. Diabetes education, use of glucometer, patient transfer mechanism, blood pressure monitoring, etc.) and other applicable training
  • Schedules Individuals’ doctor appointments, when necessary
  • Reports abnormal findings to the physician, CHMs, RDs, PD and Director of Nursing
  • Check medication logs at the end of each month, to ensure that they are in compliance with DPW 6400 Regulations
  • Ensure that the Individuals’ dietary needs are met
  • Oversee and manage all post-operative care plans and perform treatments at the Individuals’ homes as directed by the physician (e.g. bandage change)
  • Monitor and verify that the DCPs are following the doctors instructions for the best interest of the Individuals-Inform the Individuals’, families/guardians and physicians of any change in medical condition and side effects
  • Maintain and update the Individuals’ Medical History summaries as required
  • Accompany Individuals and the DCPs to medical appointments and offer support when needed (e.g. short procedure, evaluations, general anesthesia)
  • Act as the liaison between physicians, other health care providers, and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
  • Coordinate the purchase of necessary durable medical equipment, e.g. wheelchairs
  • Administer injections, medications, etc., to Individuals as instructed by physicians
  • Review health care records for all Individuals and implement recommendations
  • Trains DCPs, CHMs, MPSs, PD in Medication Administration
  • Attend and participate in all team meetings that require medical expertise* 

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM, some weekends

Specific Requirements and Preferences:

  • Must have active LPN license
  • Must be willing to submit a Drug Test
  • Must be able to work every other weekend
  • Must have active driver's license
  • Must be willing to work in Northeast Philadelphia, PA

Organization Description:
KenCCID strives to promote dignity and choice to empower Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities reach their full potential.

How to Apply:
Please apply on Indeed.com or send resumes to [email protected]

Posted October 31, 2022