LPN - Staff Nurse
Position Summary: Staff nurses are under the general supervision of the Director of Clinical Operations. The staff nurse is responsible for the overall medical/nursing care of all assigned individuals.
- Writes monthly, quarterly and annual summaries, formulates and updates nursing goals and objectives and interventions, as needed, for assigned individuals. Records all observations, treatment, care and pertinent information on each individual.
- Reviews the health needs of each individual and assists the health care team in developing a plan of care. Follows orders of duly authorized health care providers. Properly documents all changes to plans of care. Attends medical appointments with individuals’ served as needed. Keeps individuals, parents, guardians, staff informed of the individuals’ medical, physical and emotional progress and/or needs.
- Participates in conferences and other meetings with individuals, parents, guardians and/or staff regarding an individuals’ progress. Provides input to the planning process of each individual regarding medical, physical and emotional status, progress, needs and goals and objectives in these areas.
- Oversees medication administration and health related activity process ensuring compliance with state and federal rules and regulations.
- Adheres to the assigned work and on call schedules at assigned sites. Provides nursing services to The Links, LBS and Camp on as needed basis. May be asked to work other shifts, weekends & holidays. May be asked to cover other nurse’s assigned sites.
- Assists in new and annual training of direct support and nursing staff in the areas of OSHA and Blood Borne Pathogens, Medication Administration Certification 1,2 & 3, Annual Medication Administration Refresher & Return Demonstrations, individual specific training and other topics as determined.
- Completes regular group home visits to assigned sites to observe individuals, facilitate a better understanding of their medical care plan and ensure implementation of plan of care.
- Serves on committees (Medical & others as selected).
- Demonstrates teamwork, cooperation and effective working relationships with individuals, family members, coworkers, supervisory staff, subordinates, professionals and others to facilitate service delivery and a positive agency image.
- Must be self-motivated, dependable, cooperative and have the ability to work flexible hours. Must demonstrate leadership skills.
- Adheres to the agency policies and acts as a role model in adherence to these policies.
- Performs all other essential duties as assigned.
Bona-fide Occupationally Required Competencies and Credentials:
- Licensed in the state of Ohio, LPN with pharmacology. At least one (1) year of experience in the field of developmental disabilities, with at least one (1) year of supervision and management.
- Must obtain and maintain certification in CPR and Crisis Management as required.
- Displays knowledge of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities regulations.
- Must have basic computer and word processing skills.
- Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
- Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License, good driving record and carry liability insurance coverage limits required by SHC.