Licensed Practical Nurse, disabled population, geriatric, rehabilitative
The LPN ensures that effective participant care services are provided, and ensures quality standards are met. Individual must be able to manage a demanding workload with accuracy and demonstrate effective leadership skills.
• Assists RN with providing clinical care. (Tube feedings, catheterizations, etc.)
• Administers or delegates and documents medication under physician’s order and follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medical error, in accordance with the state of Virginia regulation, as outlined in the approved course “Medication Training for Community Based Mental Retardation Programs”
• Assist the RN with developing, implementing, and evaluating program participant Person-Centered Individual Service Plans (PCISP) in conjunction with the program participant, family, and support team as appropriate; assure implementation and write related reports for the Life+ participants
• Consult with other rehabilitation professionals regarding specialized adaptive equipment needs
• Complete monthly MARS and seizure records checks and maintain accurate filing
• In coordination with or in the absence of the RN, act as a liaison with area physicians, local health centers, case management, families, area schools and other service providers to assure a coordinated system of medical services
• In coordination with or in the absence of the RN in providing first aid and medical supervision to meet the ongoing and emergency medical needs of program participants
• Assist RN to maintain current diagnostic and medical information on all program participants
• Assist RN in the development and facilitation of activity-based programs
• Assist RN in planning small group outings and activities, including but not limited to: individuals or groups in the community such as music, dance, animals, etc.
• Organizes all areas of the department, including general cleaning, upkeep, and re-stocking of supplies.
• Fields telephone calls and responds accordingly.
• Assists in requesting medical records from group homes, parents, support teams, and physicians’ offices as needed.
• Provide supervision and care for participants including, but not limited to:
• Supervise program participants to ensure health and safety as dictated by their person-centered plans, individualized protocols (fall risk, seizure, behavior, other), and/or per the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Program Services, Program Coordinator, RN, or other ECHO management
• Provide hygiene assistance (toileting, changing diapers, menses care, etc.) using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
• Implement training programs such as walking, socialization, communication, maintaining appropriate behavior, etc.,
• Feed/support with food preparation
• Safely operate and appropriately use lifts, walkers, standers, gait belts, and other equipment
• Provide supervision and care of program participants during transportation to and from the program site
• Assist Driver in securing wheelchair with 4 corner restraints and the individual with separate seat belt
• Check all wheelchairs are secured prior to moving the bus
• Supervise participants for health and safety throughout the transportation process; implement emergency procedures as needed
• Understand and implement person-centered individual service plans
• Ensure participants are working on their personal outcomes
• Be aware of all issues relevant to each participant’s health and safety including medical needs, personal needs, protocols, disabilities, personalities, etc.
• Maintain regular communication with team members regarding program participant status, issues, or concerns to ensure maximum programmatic effectiveness and consistency
• Relay information about significant program participant activity/issues/concerns to the Program Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator, Nurse, and/or Director of Day Support Services, as appropriate
• Gather and submit data in accordance with regulatory and agency standards
• Maintain up-to-date documentation
• Write daily progress notes within 24 hours of service provision that meet agency and regulatory standards for quality and thoroughness and address participant outcomes
• Maintain daily records tracking participant issues as required
• Record participant time (Vertex) within 24 hours, as needed
• Maintain clean program environment
• Clean and disinfect surfaces, mat tables, floors, toilet, and kitchen fixtures
• Attendance and Punctuality
• Follow agency procedures regarding time recording, leave, and punctuality
• Maintain availability to cover for bus drivers or bus aide duty outside of regular schedule (between 6:30am and 6:30pm)
• Attend scheduled staff meetings
• Work cooperatively and professionally with all team members
• Display a positive attitude with participants and colleagues throughout ECHO
• Participate in in-service training to satisfy agency needs/requirements
• Complete all assigned online training assignments within timeframe
• Core Values
• Embrace and support ECHO’s core values: Enthusiasm, Trust, Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Innovation, and Courage
• Crisis intervention as needed, including, but not limited to, performing CPR/First Aid and Behavior Management techniques
• Request and maintain inventory of equipment or supplies for participants and/or program
• Perform additional related duties as assigned, including but not limited to:
• Understand and uphold participant human rights, such as privacy, dignity, and respect, at all times while providing care
• Plan and implement meaningful group and individual activities for participants, both in-house and in the community
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