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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - MACON

Company: ResCare Community Living
Location: Macon
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Our Company:ResCare Community LivingOverview:To provide nursing care to individuals/consumers as prescribed by the physician and in accordance with standards of nursing practices and regulations, and as may be directed by Nursing Department Managers.Responsibilities:Acts as a consultant to other departments to ensure optimum growth potential of developed programs and servicesRegularly attends and actively participates in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetingsMakes recommendations for nursing objectives/criteria to address needs identified through comprehensive nursing assessmentWorks closely with other health professionals/providers in planning, evaluating, and implementing programs and services to address the health needs of persons servedCompletes nursing assignments within 30 days of admission and annually thereafter to include: review of drug regime, physical exams, health status/condition, lab reports, immunizations, etcEnsures the provisions of nursing/health services as outlined in the state and federal regulations and divisional directivesEnsures the provision of nursing/health services as ordered by physicians and other health professionals/consultantsEnsures the provision of nursing services/programs as outlined in the Service PlanEnsures the provisions of needed adaptive equipmentMonitors individual health status through the provision of general nursing services as outlined/orderedMonitors incidents involving individuals, ensures incident report is completed timely and accurately and examines the individualEnsures aggressive management of individual health needs when indicated by adverse change in medical/health status of the individualWorks closely with home/facility staff in consulting on psychotropic medications, side effects, and planning agenda for medication reviewsMonitors height and weight of persons servedAdministers and/or oversees medication/physical treatments as ordered by the physician and provides assessment of adverse effects/resultsReports pertinent information and changes in individual health status to attending physician/ health professionals and to the Team as needed in a timely mannerScreens ill individuals and refers to a physician if neededOrders, reviews, monitor, and discontinue medication as ordered by physician. Dispose of unused medication per policy, reporting adverse reactionsAssures that monthly Medication Administration Records (MAR's) are in each individual's recordReports possible communicable diseases or infections and works closely with nursing staff and/or other health care professionals, staff, and family in assessing and treating the situationArranges for and/or ensures completion of specialist, doctor, and follow-up appointmentsCommunicates health/nursing needs and/or recommendations to staff, other health providers and familiesCoordinates hospital admissions, discharges, and follow-upChecks program/service areas on a frequent but not less than a quarterly basis to ensure the necessary medical/nursing supplies are available and in ample supplyAttends medical/health appointments as neededWorks in conjunction with staff in other departments to ensure medical/nursing needs are communicated and monitored, medical appointments are scheduled and metEffectively manages and maintains nursing budgetMaintains and updates nursing, pharmacy, infection control, health and safety policies and proceduresCarries out an ongoing in-service program of nursing policies and procedures by responding timely to staff memos, providing orientation to new employees, and conducting routine in-services per scheduleEnsures the routine documentation of individual health status in nurse's notesTranscribes or ensures the transcription of physician phone orders and other medically related reports, prior to filing in the individual's chartWrites or ensures completion of progress notes summarizing individual's current health status for the month, including physician visits, dental hygiene, and changes in health statusEnsures documentation of individual and employee (if required) TB skin test and Hepatitis B determinationEnsures accurate and timely documentation of nursing/health assessments and evaluationsEnsures furnishings and equipment are maintained within guidelines established to prevent the spread of diseaseEnsures the overall implementation and practice of infection control procedures is implementedEnsures safety programs, policies, and procedures are developed, updated, and communicated as appropriateEnsures homes and services provided meet guidelines for health, safety, and infection controlActively participates in health, nursing, safety, pharmacy, and infection control committeesServes as a member of the assigned committees such as: Pre-Admission/Discharge, IDT, and Health/Safety/Infection ControlProvides in-service training in areas of health services, to include required OSHA training for blood Borne pathogensTrains staff on medications and side effects of medicationsCompletes any other medically related training during Orientation as neededOther duties as assignedQualifications:Completed post-secondary education coursework to facilitate licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in good standing and currently licensed by the StateAbility to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the jobAbility to relate positively and favorably to individual/consumer and families and work cooperatively with other associatesKnowledgeable of Individual Service Plans including understanding of clients' rights, health needs and program implementation activities, and have related experience working with persons with developmental disabilitiesAbout our Line of Business: ResCare Community Living has four decades of experience in the disability services field, providing support to individuals who need assistance with daily living due to an intellectual, developmental or cognitive disability. Our community living services are provided in 27 states with several thousand programs and a comprehensive range of high-quality services, including: Community Living, Adult Host Homes for adults regardless of disability, Behavioral/Mental Health Support, In-home Pharmacy Solutions, Telecare and Remote Support, Supported Employment and Training Programs, and Day programs. For more information, please visit www.rescarecommunityliving.com. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn. Additional Job Information:URGENTLY HIRING!!

Keywords: ResCare Community Living, Macon , LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - MACON, Healthcare , Macon, Georgia

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