Jan 13, 2024

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

  • TrulyHired
  • Watertown, MA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

We are the worldwide leader in education services for children and young adults who have multiple disabilities and visual impairments. We believe every child can learn and learning is for life. We are committed to delivering best-in-class education to children, providing immersive training to professionals and creating a world of inclusion, accessibility and opportunity for people with multiple disabilities. At Perkins, we think courageously, we are collaborative and we take ownership. Join a community of growth where you will be supported and where your work makes a difference. As our LPN, you will provide medication administration, medication ordering and organization. You will provide assessments related to episodic and chronic health conditions to the student population as assigned. Essential Job Functions: Medication administration for 2 shifts 7am-3pm and 1pm-9pm daily 7 days a week. Shifts available are day shifts, evening shifts or day/evening rotations. Every other weekend is required Provide g-tube feeds Provides basic nursing care including ADL's, lifts/transfers, body-charts, etc Direct care staff training and support ADLs/providing direct care, lifts/transfers, body-charts, etc Support with triaging minor health related considerations Part of the student emergency response team Health Services clinic support (vital signs, injections) Liaison between cottages and program nurses Participates in the nursing on-call service covering evenings, weekends and holidays Adheres to health services policies and procedures in accordance with applicable regulatory agencies; ensuring quality of services meets appropriate nursing standards of care. Performs other related duties and task as assigned. Competencies Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations; Ability to write reports, correspondence and effectively present information; Ability to respond to questions from groups, family or advocates Excellent communication skills to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, family advocates and the general public Maintain current BLS CPR and Safety Care Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job including inclement weather situations. Physical and mental capacity to work in stressful situations and de-escalate individuals who have limited cognition and complex needs Proficiency in written and spoken English is an essential function of the job. Excellent organization and time management skills. Pass Guild Driving test to access Guild vehicles for transportations of individuals. Able to Safety Care as necessary, including non violent crisis intervention. Must be able to organize, plan, and prioritize activities with specific attention to higher level strategies while ensuring that details are also effectively addressed. Knowledge of Massachusetts regulatory standards is required with preferred experience in regulatory compliance with standards from Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and Department of Public Health (DPH) Must meet Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check requirements. Education and/or Experience Licensed practical nurse, two years' experience preferred. Long term care facility, hospital or SNFF experience required Proficiency in Google Proficient in electronic medical records and electronic medication administration

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