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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Childhelp
Location: Lignum
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Nurse/LPN responsibilities include but not limited to performing focused assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the client's status, plan of care, and goal achievement. Works under the supervisor of the RN, Nursing Leadership and Physician within their scope of practice. The LPN must be aware of the potential exposure to internal and external hazardous materials including but not limited to: blood borne pathogens, infections/communicable diseases, noise, excessive physical injury from clients, airborne dusts, fumes, and gases etc.

This position does not have direct reports.

Essential Functions

  • Accurately and efficiently, pack medications for clients going off ground, including medication list and any educational forms needed as outlined in policy and procedures.
  • Regularly audits the medication charts and reviews supplies, report deficiencies, orders needed supplies from the pharmacy. Stocks and organizes supplies in exam room and in-group home medication cabinets, ensures that an adequate inventory is kept in stock. The LPN will document such audits in the performance improvement manual.
  • Abides by all safety and infection control regulations and has knowledge necessary of the exposure protocol to be able to assist other employees and clients to receive appropriate follow-up.
  • Accurately and efficiently, transcribe orders according to facility policy and procedures, including requirements of all licensing and regulatory bodies.
  • Administers and reads TB test to clients, staff and volunteers. Completes appropriate documentation in an accurate and timely manner according to nursing office procedure.
  • Provides client care according to current nursing protocols, facility policy, & procedure, recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other pertinent practice guidelines and applicable regulations.
  • Inspects children's clothing and possessions to detect contraband in accordance with village policies and procedures.
  • Assess the physical and emotional well-being of children post therapeutic holds.
  • Assists with scheduling and/or preparation for doctor appointments, lab test, and other medical procedures as necessary, making certain paperwork is correct and thorough, as well as correctly processing return paperwork and instructions.
  • Responsible for making the appropriate notifications and reports to parents/guardians and inter-facility personnel.
  • Reviews and documents height, weight, and blood pressure of clients on a monthly basis.
  • Maintains refrigerator and freezer temperatures within normal guidelines and takes the appropriate action to correct any deficiencies or malfunctions.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Understanding

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Diploma from an approved practical nursing program;
  • Passed a written examination as required by the Board of Nursing; and
  • Possess Licensed Practice Nurse license in the state of Virginia or from a compact state
  • Must successfully complete all new hire orientation and training requirements
  • Must be current on all mandatory annual retraining and in-services.

Skills

  • Strong verbal, written, and listening communication skills to include communicating clearly, effectively, tactfully, and patiently to a diverse population
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demeanor with the ability to build rapport and garner trust with others
  • Proficient in the use of a PC; in a Windows environment; in the use of the Internet; and in the use of MS Office Applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel

Abilities

  • Ability to pass fingerprint background screening through the Department of Justice, FBI and Child Abuse Index
  • Ability to effectively engage with children from various backgrounds and circumstances
  • Ability to accurately dispense medications, and be capable of drawing blood and giving injections
  • Ability to maintain professional behavior in high pressure situations
  • Ability to understand and solve problems by applying intermediate analytical skills to include collecting all the relevant information and data needed to address the problem; organizing, classifying and synthesizing the data into fundamental issues; from the information, identifying the most probable causes of the problem; reducing the information down into manageable components; identifying the logical outcomes from the analyses of the data collected; and, identifying the options and solutions for addressing the problems analyzed.
  • Ability to work collaborative as part of a team
  • Willingness and ability to embody Childhelp's core values of Acting with Honor and Character, Being Open and Receptive, Caring About and Relating to Others; Nurturing Diverse Relationships; Performance Excellence; and Inspirational Leading & Managing

Physical Demands

  • Ability to frequently see, hear, speak, walk, bend, drive, stand, and be physically flexible; occasionally sit, run, kneel, squat, push/pull, stoop, lift up to 50 lbs., carry up to 25 lbs., reach overhead; seldom climb

Preferences

Experience working in a children's residential treatment facility

Keywords: Childhelp, Alexandria , Licensed Practical Nurse, Other , Lignum, Virginia

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