LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 8/10/2020 Return

QUALIFICATIONS:  Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the state of Idaho. Must have good knowledge of first aid techniques, basic nursing assessment, the administration of medications, basic medical treatment and transfer techniques. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills or potential to learn: training methods, behavior management, and supervision of resident activities. Must be 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check and pass a pre-employment drug screen.

SUPERVISION PROVIDED:  This position is supervised by and responsible to the Executive Director. The consulting Registered Nurse will provide direction to the person in this position related to their nursing role and other matters and may delegate certain duties to the LPN. The Residential Program Director will provide input and information related to the resident programs.

SUPERVISION GIVEN/RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER STAFF:  Persons in this position do not provide supervision to other staff, but mut be able to provide regular direction and supervision to residents. Moreover, persons in this position must work cooperatively with other employees on the same and different shifts to provide the optimum level of care for the residents.

WORK SCHEDULE:  This is a full-time position involving 40 hours a week, typically 10 hours a fay for 4 days per week. This may include working weekends and holidays as scheduled and needed from time to time.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Works primarily indoors and requires moderate to heavy physical exertion. This will include: lifting up to 50 pounds, assisting with the transfer of residents with physical handicaps, transporting residents to needed appointments and activities, assisting with physical restraint of residents with behavior problems as needed and doing direct care as needed in the Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Administer, monitor and record medications and treatments for residents.
  • Attend to the general condition of residents. Observe, record and report the resident’s heath and condition, mental condition and reaction to services.
  • Assist with physician visits. Chart and document orders and other information as required.
  • Write quarterly nursing summaries on residents.
  • Communicate with residents’ families as needed/indicated regarding health issues/concern.
  • Provide concrete instructions to direct care staff and other employees regarding general health care needs and medications.
  • Maintain accurate medication history and update monthly.
  • Complete and update physician orders quarterly.
  • Train direct care staff in a variety of area regarding health care of residents.
  • Implements requirement of medical care of residents as identified in the Intermediate Care Facilities for individual with Intellectual Disabilities federal and state regulations including monitoring and taking phone calls to assure continuity of care.
  • Take monthly and weekly weights, vital signs, blod sugars, etc., and record same.
  • Transport residents to and assist with doctor, x-ray and lab appointments. Schedule appointments and obtain reports as needed.
  • Review resident records for completeness.
  • Order medications as needed.
  • Assist in the development of individual Medical Care Plans and Health Care Problem Lists for residents; regularly review same.
  • Perform duties as necessary to help maintain a clean and safe living environment for residents. This may include maintenance and housekeeping of the home, laundry services or cooking.
  • Have knowledge of and implement behavioral programs as required.
  • File information and reports into resident’s files.
  • Assure that residents utilize adaptive devices and appliances as needed. Assure that adaptive equipment is available and in good repair.
  • Implement and document individual programs as assigned. Assist with group activities as assigned as time allows.
  • Review incident reports and minor incident and illness logs. Do follow ups as needed.
  • Provide appropriate role model for residents. Interact socially with residents.
  • Confer and communicate with other staff. Work co-operative with other staff, consultants, etc.
  • Attend treatment team meetings and in-service training a required.
  • Follow written policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply:  To apply, visit our website gemstatestaffingjobs.com. or visit us at 1737 Hurley Dr.  Ste C, Pocatello.  Please provide detailed work history when completing the application. Once we receive your initial application, we will contact you to set-up an interview.  You may contact us anytime 7:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F at (208) 478-4444.

NOTE:  MUST HAVE 2 VALID FORMS OF ID’S.

Job Type: Full-Time/Temporary.  Potential temp-to-hire.

Salary: $18.00/hour