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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
LPN - other
Upper Marlboro, MD
Per Diem
The Arc Prince George's County

The Arc Prince George's County

Our Mission To provide support, understanding and opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
$22.50/hour
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Description

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

POSITION: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

STATUS: Part Time
NORMAL WORKING HOURS/DAYS: Shifts Below

Saturday and Sunday, 4pm-12am Every other Weekend
Saturday and Sunday 7am- 3pm Every other Weekend
Monday, Wed. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7am- 11pm Every Weekend
Saturday and Sunday 11pm - 7am


Person-centered Focus:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides a wide variety of person centered supports and services with a strong emphasis on personal choice to the individuals they support. The LPN serves as an advocate and promote self-advocacy. He or she provides personal supports and services based on individual needs.


At The Arc personal choice means:


C – Collaborating with the individual to meet their goals

H – Having a Humanistic perspective and approach

O – Using your keen Observation skills to guide and mentor

I – Inclusion in the community by actively getting out and involved

C – Community/Citizenship involvement

E – Enhancing the life of the individual


Key Competencies Required:

• Advocacy (Encouraging and supporting people in expressing their choices, dreams, goals and rights)

• Communication (Actively listening to the person we support based on their preferred method of communicating, and collaborating with their natural supports and community)

• Relationship building (Creating opportunities for people to build friendships, make connections and develop meaningful relationships in an inclusive environment)



Position Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for the medical well-being of the individuals in the home, and provides clinical leadership for staff during the course of the shift.


Essential Functions:


Clinical

1. Read and review each individual’s nursing care plan.

2. Observe and assess each individual present during the shift and document any relevant findings in the nursing notes.

3. Administer medications and document on the Medication Administration Record.

4. Post all medication changes and clearly communicate these to staff and to the delegating nurse.

5. Provide all therapeutic treatments that require a licensed practitioner

6. Contact professionals as needed to resolve acute problems (Delegating Nurse, Physician, Program Manager/Program Administrator)


Personal Care/Direct Support

1. Implement nursing plans of care.

2. Ensure that the home is comfortable and clean by assisting with household tasks and communicating needs to the supervisor.

3. Provide training and support to individuals in the program to help them achieve greater independence in managing their health.

4. Works in cooperation with a delegating nurse, Program Administrator and Program Manager to perform duties essential to providing quality healthcare to individuals receiving services at the Arc services.

5. Provides instruction, guidance, follow-up, monitoring, and assistance in personal grooming and hygiene to include assistance with toileting, oral hygiene, bathing, dressing, feeding, and lifting/transferring (when indicated).

6. Assists with and/or dispenses medications and other medical treatments to the individuals as necessary

7. Turns and reposition individuals, alone or with assistance, to promote skin integrity according to the individuals’ nursing plan of care


Community Participation and Social Life

1. Assist individuals with activities of daily living and leisure activities within the home to promote independence.

2. Encourage exercise to maintain optimum health.

3. Promote family involvement via effective communication and positive interactions.

4. Provide direct assistance so that the individuals can fully participate in community activities of their choice.

5. Encourage and assist individuals with healthy nutrition, both at home and in the community.


Communication and Documentation

1. Uses effective, respectful, and frequent communication with the individuals and the individuals’ family members and/or other interested parties.

2. Documents progress on Individual Outcomes, and completes daily activity and communication logs in the Twinsis data base system.

3. Documents and completes required records and reports in a clear, consistent, and legible manner.

4. Observes and documents individuals’ behaviors, such as feeding patterns, and bowel patterns

4. Submits paperwork that is complete and legible by prescribed due dates.

5. Demonstrates familiarity with Behavior Support Plans and implements plan in a consistent manner.

6. Demonstrates familiarity with the individual’s Person Center Plan and implements plan in a consistent manner.

8. Completes DDA and agency-related training's as required


Professionalism

1. Demonstrates appropriate workplace behavior, modeling the agency’s philosophy.

2. Demonstrates positive role-model behavior.

3. Maintains confidentiality in regards to individuals and in relation to staff issues.



Other

1. Assist with medical appointments as needed.

2. Serve as liaison to the pharmacy and to medical professionals as needed.

3. Assist with coverage during medical emergencies.

4. Maintain highest level of confidentiality in regards to the individuals’ care.

5. Communicate in a positive and respectful manner with all members of the staff, family members, professionals and community members.



Mental, Physical, & Visual Demands:

Ability to push, pull, lift, or carry an individual of medium build with assistance (such as 2-person lift). The LPN may perform tasks that involve exposure to blood body fluid, or tissues and use protective equipment as required.


Working Conditions:

An LPN normally is assigned to work in a residential home, however there may be times where travel and assistance may be needed at other residential sites. Must be flexible and professional in responding to stress.



Comments:

This position description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions, and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions or duties may be assigned and management retains the right to add to, or change the duties of this position at any time.

Requirements
Valid LPN license for the state of Maryland is required. Must have at least 1 year of related experience working with individuals in a care-giving setting. A good driving record, reliable vehicle, and current Maryland Driver’s license is a must. The candidate must be able to successfully complete training requirements of The Arc. Strong communication skills and demonstrated care-giving skills such as personal care provision and repositioning skills is required. Must be able to lift a person with assistance (two-person lift).
Location
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20773
Specialty
Other
Employment Type
Per Diem
Compensation
$22.50/hour