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Position
LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse
Type
Full-time
Organization
Envision Ohio
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Full Time with Sign-On!
Job Summary

Envision is a non-profit providing services for children and adults with disabilities. Come join our diverse team of compassionate individuals making a difference in the lives of those with disabilities!

This position is a full-time with Sign-On Bonus, M-F with on-call rotation and plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations at Envision. We offer benefits, up to 20 days PTO, paid holidays (10 per year!), bonuses and more!

Job Description

Envision is currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to join our team! As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, our team truly makes a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and our LPN is a vital part of our operations.

As a member of the Envision team, full-time employees enjoy:

  • Health insurance benefits (including vision and dental) with company match!
  • 401k retirement plan with company match!
  • 10 paid holidays per year (plus PTO)!
  • Fun company events (like picnics, parties, and raffles)!
  • Bonuses, awards, and competitive industry pay!
  • Being a part of a diverse and welcoming team that makes a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Treatment:
Participate in planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care and medically related care of all individuals supported by Envision under the direction of their physician.
Conduct regular home visits to lay eyes on the individuals, check MARs and talk with staff about health concerns.
Work with physicians and hospital staff in response to hospital admissions and discharges, consulting with social workers to confirm support system and services provided; work with discharge planner for new orders.
Follow-up visits to home after discharge and visits while individuals are hospitalized.
Respond to and address all health issues, including coordinating care, medical appointments, and home visits for all acute health issues.
Assist in conducting staff in-services and trainings in medication administration, CPR/First Aid, Insulin, G-Tube, Bruises/Skin Breakdown and other medically related areas.
Attend and participate in physician and other medical appointments with individuals served, as needed. Assure appropriate planning and implementation of physician orders and medication changes.
Assist in the delegation of all medications and/or treatments prescribed by individual’s physician including medication prescription reviews and checking in medications monthly.
Respond to and coordinate all medication issues including changes, new medications, and discontinued medications.
Communicate with physicians, pharmacy and staff to clarify and instruct staff regarding medication changes.
Administer medication and provide treatments as needed, particularly those that cannot be delegated to Medication Administration Certified staff (e.g, contraceptive injections).
Track when injections are due and obtain new orders as needed.
Collaborate with Human Resource Department to assure staff are properly certified in Medication Administration.
Conduct in-home training and skills checks for medication administration, insulin, g-tube, Hoyer lifts, etc. Conduct annual physical assessments for individuals whose needs require nursing delegation.
Provide on-call coverage on a rotation basis.

Administration
Gather and review all medical information on individuals as they begin receiving services, as they continue to receive services and upon discharge.
Maintain ongoing communication with day programs to assure they have orders for medications administered at program, rescue medications and communication about health issues or needed services including PT/OT/diet and equipment.
Oversee destruction of all unused and outdated medications per regulations and agency policy.
Act as primary point of contact with pharmacies regarding medication deliveries, contacting physicians to obtain orders when medication refills or scripts are needed, arrange for short-term medications as needed.
Review and audit MARs, identify medication errors, prepare incident reports as needed.
Participate in incident reviews.
Develop prevention plans and follow-ups.
Provide training as needed. Communicate with families, guardians, day programs and service facilitators about health issues.
Participate in team meetings for individuals who are medically fragile or with chronic health issues, and individuals whose health is declining.
Monitor vital signs, blood sugars, seizure logs etc.
Track for trends and patterns.
Arrange needed follow-up appointments.
Inventory and order medical supplies (gloves, PPE, med cups, first aid supplies, sharps containers, etc.)

Compliance
Adheres to all ODODD and HCDDS requirements, licensure rules and regulations, and agency policies. Adheres to all Nursing Practices and medical guidelines.
Ensures all required documentation is completed on time.
Meets all required trainings as specified by contracts accepted by Envision.

Advocacy
Upholds the rights of individuals receiving supports.
Identifies advocacy issues and brings to team/supervisor.
Facilitates, assists, and/or represents the individual served when there are barriers to his/her service needs.
Interacts and educates community members and organizations (landlord, employer, etc.) when relevant to the individual’s needs or services.

Education, Training, and Self Development
Completes all required training and education in the timeframe directed and demonstrates the training competency.
Educates individual served, co-workers, and community members by providing information and support as appropriate.

Documentation
Maintains accurate records, collecting, and submitting records to appropriate sources in a timely fashion. Records, analyzes, and reports results of individual community involvement in a professional and timely manner.
Maintains standards of confidentiality and ethical practice. Learns and stays current with documentation, agency and funding requirements.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Current LPN Certification
  • A valid driver’s license with no more than 5 points on driving record
  • Age requirements: 18. If 18-20 years of age, must have NO points on driving record.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience supporting individuals who have developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Previous nursing experience
  • Interest in supporting individuals with disabilities.
  • Demonstrate reliability regarding basic work habits such as attendance and punctuality.
  • The ability to work as a team member.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS

Ability to regularly perform physical activities such as lifting (50-100 pounds), carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, transferring, stooping, and walking when needed.

WORK SCHEDULE DEMANDS / WORK LOCATION REQUIREMENTS / TRAVEL DEMANDS

  • Local travel required.
  • Primarily day shift M-F; occasional weekend/evening hours; on-call rotation

SALARY RANGE: $33,500.00 - $46,700.00

If this sounds like you and you are interested in joining our team in this vital and rewarding position, please submit your application today and a member of our team will contact you!

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