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Licensed Practical Nurse FT - Med Res (overnight)

Hourly Non-Exempt Position

Reports to Residential/Community Services Coordinator

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

  • Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Tennessee •

  • Experience in the field of intellectual disabilities and with health issues that are commonly related to people with intellectual disabilities is preferred

  • Experience in a home health environment is desirable

  • Self-directed and capable of providing direct support to individuals with disabilities • Ability to obtain and maintain a Class D driver’s license

  • Available for shift work and able to be scheduled based upon operational needs of the Agency

Primary Job Responsibilities

Responsible for skilled nursing services for individuals with intellectual disabilities supported in accordance with the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) guidelines. Function as an equal team member with Support Specialists and the Health Services Manager in supporting the individuals served in residential and community settings.

Job Responsibilities •

  • Perform skilled nursing procedures which are ordered by the service recipient’s physician or other medical practitioners as required by standards of professional practice or law to be performed by licensed nursing personnel

  • Provide input to the Nursing Plan of Care

  • Train appropriate staff on the Plan of Care • Prepare timely clinical and progress notes • Ensure timely and accurate completion of paperwork in accordance with Agency and DIDD policies

  • Maintain all health-related sections of the Personal Record and Daily Support Book • Ensure confidentiality of all health-related information • Transport, accompany Service Recipient to medical appointments, complete follow-up, changes, paperwork

  • Communicate with Primary Care Physicians and specialists to coordinate health services • Assist Service Recipients in learning appropriate self-care

  • Support individual’s Health Care Rights

  • Ensure fire and safety guidelines are met

  • Assist Independent Support Coordinator (ISC) in gathering information prior to the Individual Support Plan (ISP) meeting • Participate in Circles of Support and ISP meetings and provide input to support individual’s health and safety needs

  • Attend and actively participate in residence team meetings

  • Maintain cleanliness and appearance of residence, participate in regular household duties

  • Perform shift work as scheduled

  • Effectively work to maintain DIDD standards and take prompt, effective action to correct any deficiencies

  • Provide any needed assistance to support service recipients in activities of daily living, including hygiene, cooking, housekeeping, shopping, money management, social interactions, etc.

  • Provide supports necessary for service recipient to attend community events, recreational activities, and religious functions, as desired • Other duties as assigned

PACESETTERS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions based solely upon the applicant’s qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or marital status.

If you are interested in applying for this position please also include a signed copy of the Job Assessment form included in the Job Description document.

Email the completed application & form to recruiter@pacesetterstn.com

or fax to the attention: Recruiter @ 931/537-9916

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