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People Inc. LPN in BUFFALO, New York

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

As directed by the RN, assists with the monitoring and coordination of the delivery of health care services for individuals with developmental disabilities who are in a structured day program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists with monitoring and coordinating the delivery of preventive routine health care, therapies and programs for individuals with developmental disabilities

  • Adheres to and assists with ensuring facility compliance with all Physician, NP, PA, etc. orders.

  • Assists with coordinating medical program needs with community services, medical providers and other related agencies.

  • Assists with ensuring adequate completion of health related exams, appointments, laboratory/diagnostic testing as ordered or required.

  • Safely transports individuals to and from appointments and community outings if necessary.

  • Assists with the monitoring of medication administration in the facility.

  • Administers medications, treatments and supplements as assigned.

  • Assists with providing health services training for staff.

  • Participates as an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team.

  • Maintains compliance with and assists with ensuring facility compliance with all applicable State/Federal regulations and agency policy and procedure.

  • Maintains communication with Medical Liaison, Program Manager, Program Administrator, Service Coordinator and other staff as necessary.

  • Monitors that transportation and all medical specific procedures are being performed adequately by direct care staff

  • Performs CPR and Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP-R)

  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

  • Other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current NYS licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse

  • NYS Drivers License that meets agency policy

  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the position when performing the following: Standing, walking, sitting, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing

  • Lifting requirements of 50lbs

  • Ability to lift and transfer individuals manually and mechanically as required by prescribed program/plan

  • Ability to move, reposition, and place individuals in pieces of equipment

  • Physical agility and ability to react to emergency situations, including maintaining Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP-R) certification as per regulatory guidelines

  • CPR certification required

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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