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Licensed Practical Nurse

at Invision Human Services

Posted: 7/8/2019
Job Reference #: *D59DC4D8959C23C9

Job Description

Requisition Number
19-0044

Post Date
6/13/2019

Title
Licensed Practical Nurse

Work Hours
9am-5pm

City
Wexford

State
PA

Description
POSITION OVERVIEW

This position will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the medical needs, care, and treatment for people supported by InVision Customized Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Review and maintain medical history and medical records as it relates to diagnoses, physical health, health prevention, medical appointments and follow-up care
• Ensure physician recommended treatment is received in accordance with regulation and best practices
• Provide support, education, and training to staff, people supported, and their designees on medical diagnoses, prescribed medication, medication management, dietary guidelines and restrictions, and mobility or positioning
• Ensure the development of standardized and individualized protocols for diagnosis known to effect the IDD population including but not limited to the fatal four diagnoses of seizures, aspiration, dehydration, and constipation
• Observe, evaluate, and prompt appropriate medical intervention as needed
• Participate in team meetings and in health-related goal development, implementation, and outcome reporting
• Perform basic assessment of physical and mental health needs and obtain vital signs as needed
• Accompany people supported and their staff to medical appointments as needed
• Coordinate with external medical professionals or team members as needed
• Advocate for the needs and rights of the people supported when hospitalized or in treatment, as needed
• Serve as an on-call nurse, as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned

Core Competencies

• Leads by Example: Models the values and philosophy of the organization, is decisive, fair and adaptable.
o Plans strategically to create growth, improve financial performance and gain competitive advantages
o Is accountable for the department and oneself
o Demonstrates behavior and work style that are consistent with InVision Human Services values

• Manages Performance: Provides the necessary tools to cultivate the capabilities of others, and to convey confidence in those capabilities by delegating responsibility, promoting autonomy and fostering accountability.
o Sets clear, challenging goals and expectations
o Provides resources necessary to successfully achieve goals
o Recognizes, celebrates and rewards accomplishments

• Promotes Quality: Ensures the ongoing commitment to achieving and maintaining quality in all areas of responsibility. Researches, recommends and applies best practices to areas of accountability.
o Ensures that one’s own and other’s work and information are complete and accurate
o Leads the efforts to achieve licensing, accreditation and quality departmental standards
o Encourages and motivates others to develop highly effective teams and a work culture that values quality

• Fosters Innovation: Develops, sponsors, or supports the introduction of new and improved methods, products, policies and processes.
o Understands that change is essential for growth and success
o Encourages out-of-the-box thinking to develop new, improved solutions
o Articulates forward-thinking and manages change

• Cultivates Relationships: Develops, maintains, influences and strengthens internal and external partnerships
o Models collaborative problem-solving
o Confidently shares knowledge of organization
o Demonstrates mutual respect and utilizes the principles established in the communication guideline
o Recognizes and sets aside biases

• Communicates Effectively: Expresses oneself clearly and concisely with a goal to achieve mutual understanding.
o Determines target audience (who needs or benefits from info)
o Chooses most effective channel for target audience
o Expresses oneself clearly in business writing
o Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and in interactions with others

• Lives Integrity: Complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Upholds all standards of conduct and ethics.
o Treats others consistently, fairly and with compassion
o Protects the privacy and integrity of information pertaining to those we support
o Accurately and fairly represents issues to ensure resolution
o Is always honest and trustworthy

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.


Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required, as well as any physical requirements. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

• Current PA Licensed Practical Nurse
• Experience in Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Other Requirements:

• Support the organization’s mission along with sensitivity to cultural and workplace harmony.
• Ability to maintain confidential information within HIPAA guidelines and organizational policies.
• Planning and time management and strong organizational skills.
• Valid PA Driver’s License
• Management of work processes along with strong computer skills for documentation purposes.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Thrives in autonomy, independence and graduated levels of responsibility
• Act 34 clearance and FBI background check, if applicable

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

• Ability to lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds of files.
• May do some pushing, pulling, standing and walking (1-3 hours)