Essential Job Functions:
•Coordinate medication orders and ensure accuracy for guests being admitted to the Resource Center
•Develop Medication Administration Records
•Check medications and verify orders at admission
•Obtain vital signs at admission
•Monitor health issues and conditions for guests during Resource Center stay
•Observe staff for accuracy in medication administration after they have received medication administration training by the RN
•Observation of staff’s ability to use medical equipment and manage health conditions (e. g., CPAP, Epi Pen, Nebulizer, seizures) after staff have received training by the RN
•Administration of medications and treatments as needed
•Work in collaboration with RN for questions or assessment as needed
Other Job Functions:
•Teach CPR/FA/AED for all staff
•Assisting with blood glucose level checks and insulin administration as needed
•Graduation from an accredited nursing program and licensed as a Practical Nurse in North Carolina
•Maintain certification in CPR/FA/AED
•Maintain nursing license and obtain required continuing education
•Experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred
•Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care preferred
•Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.
•Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.
Essential physical requirements:
•Must be physically able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, bend and assist individuals with mobility needs.
•Must be able to hear with in normal ranges
•Must be able to talk in order to articulate crisis prevention, intervention and de-escalation supports.
•Must be able to see with or without accommodation to observe individuals.