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2100 -TRC- IRA - LPN (NON-ICF)

418 Eagle St, Dunkirk, NY 14048, USA Req #660
Monday, May 4, 2020
The Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1958. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities.

The Resource Center is the largest non-governmental employer in Chautauqua County with more than 1,300 employees on its payroll.

The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.

RESIDENTIAL LPN RESPONSIBLE TO: Nurse Manager Residence Manager/Site Supervisor FUNCTION: To assist in the provision of delegated medical/nursing services. This includes the training of staff in medical/nursing procedures, completion of required documentation and communication with physician. May perform CLS responsibilities as requested by the Residence Manager/Site Supervisor. SPECIFIC DUTIES: DIRECT CARE: 1. Encourages, guides, teaches individuals in developing daily living skills. 2. Intervenes when individuals display inappropriate and/or self-injurious behavior, implementing approved methods of intervention. 3. Ensures that diets are adhered to. 4. Understands, identifies, and advocates for individual rights. 5. Provides a positive role model for all individuals 6. Maintains compliance with state and federal regulations as well as with agency program policies and procedures. 7. Maintains an effective and positive relation with family, correspondents, friends, service providers, and the community at large. 8. Reports to supervisor(s) any information pertinent to the needs of the individual or to the operation of the program. 9. Participates in Program Planning Team. Includes identifying, implementing and documenting individual program plan. 10. Assists in providing a safe, clean, comfortable and therapeutic environment. 11. Completes medication administration passes on a rotating basis. 12. Provides access for the individual to become participating members of the community through use of community resources. NURSING/MEDICAL: 1. Assists the Nurse Manager in the training of staff including the Agency Medication Administration Course. 2. Reads medical/health notes and offers feedback to staff regarding the entries. 3. Communication with Physicians regarding individual medical issues and documents conversation and ensures any follow up is completed. 4. Visits individuals in the hospital and communicates with the nursing staff there. Reports visit to the Nurse Manager and others involved. 5. Completes required medical documentation, including but not limited to: SDMC, Psychiatric Consults, Med Reviews, and any other designated medical documentation. 6. Monitors documentation of Bowel Tracking, vitals and weights and other pertinent medical documentation. 7. Attends appointments with individuals as needed or as assigned. 8. Maintains med room and conducts Medication Administration Record reviews. 9. Maintains Prescription Book (Script Book) and follows up with pharmacy and/or physician for any expired or incorrect script. 10. Performs other related responsibilities as assigned by supervisor(s). REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess good organizational skills and ability to follow directions. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. The ability to work with others in team-oriented environment, including but not limited to: displaying initiative, demonstrating productive interpersonal, listening and conflict resolution skills. Demonstrated ability to implement behavioral interventions. Ability to be flexible and/or work a flexible schedule in order to meet consumer and/or program needs. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the job. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability and willingness to work a schedule that is based upon the needs of the program and individuals served. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: LPN Certification 5/2007 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: LPN Certification

The Resource Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, military status, domestic violence status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, physical or mental disability, any other category protected by law, or any other non-job related characteristic. As needed, The Resource Center will provide reasonable accommodations for disabilities to employees and applicants whenever such accommodation would not create an undue hardship or a safety concern in the conduct of TRC’s operations.

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  • Job Family TRC
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 418 Eagle St, Dunkirk, NY 14048, USA