Licensed Practical Nurse
NYS Agency is looking for multiple staff for various shifts and dates to provide licensed practical nurse service for individuals who reside at community sites operated throughout Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington Counties.
The following specifications cover LPN qualifications and duties for community sites throughout Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington counties.
LPN Duties to Be Performed
A. Consistently attends to health needs of all individuals.
- Institutes physician’s orders as appropriate and advises Residential Nurse of new orders for medications and/or treatment.
- Prepares, administers and documents all medications and treatments prescribed by physician’s orders, promoting independence based on self- medication administration assessments and habilitation plans.
- Administers insulin and monitors blood glucose levels via glucometer, administers injectables and medications via tube (g/j/PEG) as well as administering and ensuring accountability of controlled medications. Documents as required.
- Follows standard procedure for ordering and receiving medications. Documents using proper forms.
- Implements catheterization orders, tracheostomy care, pharyngeal suctioning as well as any additional medical nursing treatment as deemed necessary and within LPN standards of practice.
- Documents health concerns (including seizures, menses, vital signs including temperatures, BMs, unusual behavior, etc.) which may indicate health care problems; gathers facts and reports significant information to the appropriate health care providers. Attends medical appointments as assigned.
- Assists staff with concerns or questions regarding individuals’ care within the LPN scope of practice.
B. Participates in the development and review of habilitation plans/goal plans. Implements and provides documentation for plans.
1. Provides opportunities for Community inclusion utilizing community resources to develop personal relationships with members of the community.
- Provides opportunities to make appropriate choices; offers suggestions for new choices.
- Provides training and assistance to develop skills to promote self-reliance.
- Provides opportunities for individuals to contribute to his/her own life and the lives of those around them, both in their community and their home.
- Ensures timely documentation of activities in individual’s habilitation/medical notes.
C. Promotes individuals’ safety and rights on a daily basis.
1. Treats individuals with respect and dignity, observing their rights to privacy, confidentiality, and personal choice.
2. Provides individuals with the level of supervision which meets their needs as identified in their Protective Oversight Plan (ex: fire drill evacuation, bedtime safety, etc.) and/or specific issues that may arise. (ex: illness)
3. Ensures safety by reporting needed repairs/safety issues in a timely manner.
4. Reports all allegations of neglect, mistreatment, and abuse, promptly and according to established guidelines.
5. Maintains current LPN licensure, CPR certification, and mandated Infection Control course work and training.
D. Consistently adheres to specific duties which are necessary to assure smooth program operations.
- Participates in proper meal preparation & portion control according to prescribed diets & individuals’ preferences. Ensures proper food storage following proper sanitation principles.
- Maintains a clean and homelike environment.
- Follows Personnel and Medical policies and procedures; completes necessary documentation (ex: Time and Attendance records, shift reports, minor event logs, etc.)
- Works cooperatively with and communicates appropriately with other team members, promoting a harmonious environment for the consumer.
E. Performs LPN Duties as Needed:
1. Administers medications and injections.
2. Performs tube feedings.
3. Collects blood samples if certified for venipuncture.
4. Provides colostomy care.
5. Observes individuals and reports changes in their condition.
6. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
7. Obtains specimens for analysis and performs other medical procedures as ordered by a physician.
8. Prepares and applies simple dressings.
9. Bathes and feeds patients/residents.
10. Cares for individuals and their quarters by performing such tasks as making beds, changing linen, lifting and moving consumers, and caring for their personal effects.
F.Medication administration and tube feeding via a gastrostomy or jejunal tube observation as explained in Exhibit A.