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Nurse-RN or LPN
Summary
Title:Nurse-RN or LPN
ID:NURSE 3
Department:Client Services
Description
LPN/RN: Full –time 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift and Part-time 1st, 2nd, & 3rd shift positions available. Responsible for a caseload of residents to monitor and develop health care plans, pass medications, admit/discharge residents and perform resident assessments as needed in a relaxed residential setting. Must have Iowa License. Will be required to have the ability to lift 50lbs

JOB DESCRIPTION:
OBJECTIVE: UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING, THE STAFF NURSE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL NURSING SERVICES TO ASSIGNED PERSONS. INTEGRATES MEDICAL NURSING NEEDS AND SERVICES INTO THE OVERALL INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM PLAN. WITHIN FRAMEWORK OF PROFESSIONAL, REGULATORY, FACILITY AND PHYSICIAN’S ORDERS, EXERCISES PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT REGARDING MEDICAL CONDITION, HEALTH, OR SAFETY OF ASSIGNED PERSONS DURING DAILY ROUTINE.

DUTIES:
*DEVELOPS, REVIEWS, AND REVISES INDIVIDUAL HEALTH CARE PLANS ACCORDING TO
HDC POLICY AND PROCEDURE.
*PLANS, IMPLEMENTS, AND EVALUATES GOALS ON WRITTEN HEALTH CARE PLAN
BASED ON THE ASSESSMENT OF ASSIGNED INDIVIDUALS, WITHIN PHYSICIAN’S
ORDERS AND WITH CONSULTATION OF DIRECTOR OF NURSING.
*PROVIDES NURSING CARE ACCORDING TO PHYSICIAN’S ORDERS AND IN ACCORDANCE
WITH RECOGNIZED NURSING TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES, HDC POLICY AND
PROCEDURES, AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS.
*ADMINISTERS MEDICATION AND PERFORMS TREATMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH
PHYSICIAN’S ORDERS, NURSING PRACTICE STANDARDS, AND HDC POLICY AND PROCEDURE.
*PROPERLY APPLIES ALL SAFETY, POSITIONING, PROSTHETIC, AND ORTHOTIC DEVICES.
*MAINTAINS ACCURATE, COMPLETE AND TIMELY RECORDS OF NURSING
OBSERVATIONS, CARE AND SERVICES PROVIDED, HEALTH AND MEDICAL STATUS,
AND ROUTINE MEDICAL CARE.
*RECEIVES, TRANSCRIBES, AND IMPLEMENTS PHYSICIAN’S ORDERS.
*ASSISTS IN ADMITTING, TRANSFERRING, AND DISCHARGING INDIVIDUALS AS
ASSIGNED.
*RECOGNIZES AND INTERPRETS SYMPTOMS: ASSESSES MEDICAL NEEDS AND OBTAINS
CARE AS APPROPRIATE.
*RESPONDS APPROPRIATELY TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.
PARTICIPATES IN DRILLS AS ASSIGNED.
*ORDERS AND RECEIVES NEW AND RENEWAL MEDICATIONS FROM PHARMACY.
*PERFORMS AND DOCUMENTS BODY CHECKS OF PERSONS LEAVING FACILITY, FOR
ADMISSION OR TRANSFER TO HOSPITAL OR ANY OTHER FACILITY.
*DIRECTS/MONITORS DIRECT CARE STAFF PERFORMANCE OF SPECIFIED TREATMENTS.
*DOCUMENTS ALL PHYSICIAN’S VISITS, LAB WORK DONE, AND REPORTS PHONED/ OR
FAXED TO PHYSICIANS.
*MAINTAINS KNOWLEDGE AND PROFICIENCY IN OPERATIONAL MECHANICS OF ALL MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IN USE.
*MAINTAINS ACCURATE AND CURRENT QUARTERLY ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTATION
ON ASSIGNED CASELOAD.
*ONLY GIVES MEDICINES SET UP BY SELF.
*ONLY USES PROPERLY IDENTIFIED MEDICATIONS RECEIVED FROM THE PHARMACY IN
READY-TO-USE FORM (UNIT DOSE).
*ASSISTS NURSE AT WORKSHOP WHEN NEEDED.
*PREPARES MEDICATION TO BE SENT TO DAY PROGRAMS, SCHOOL, OR CAMP.
*SCHEDULES APPOINTMENTS AS NEEDED, COMMUNICATES WITH APPOINTMENT
ASSISTANT.
*KNOWS OR LOOKS UP INFORMATION ABOUT ALL MEDICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS
WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS.
*FOLLOWS FIVE RIGHTS WHEN GIVING MEDICATIONS.
*FOLLOWS MEDICATION PROGRAM WITH INDIVIDUALS.
*REPORTS ANY ERROR IMMEDIATELY TO THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING. IMMEDIATELY
FILLS OUT MEDICATION ERROR FORM.
*INFORMS DOCTORS, GUARDIANS/PARENTS, SCHOOL AND/OR DAY PROGRAMMING OF
INDIVIDUAL’S CHANGE IN CONDITION AS APPROPRIATE. DOCUMENTS ALL
COMMUNICATIONS.
*KEEPS CHEMICAL RESTRAINT ORDERS CURRENT.
*COMPLETES INCIDENT REPORTS, WHEN APPLICABLE.
*ALERTS KITCHEN WHEN INDIVIDUALS ARE ILL AND INFORMS OF ANY SPECIAL DIET
ORDERS OR CHANGES.
*INFORMS DIETARY SERVICES SUPERVISOR OF LAB VALUES.
*IDENTIFIES AND REPORTS CONCERNS WITH DIETARY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND
ADAPTIVE FEEDING EQUIPMENT.
*DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS PHYSICAL AND/OR BEHAVIORAL CHANGES TO
APPROPRIATE PERSONNEL.
*NOTIFIES PARENTS/GUARDIANS ACCORDING TO HDC GUIDELINES.
*ASSISTS IN TAKING BASELINE INFORMATION OR GATHERING OTHER DATA AS BASIS
FOR TREATMENT AND PROGRAM PLANS.
*ATTENDS TRAINING AND PROVIDES TRAININGS AS REQUESTED.
*ASSISTS WITH OR PERFORMS BATHING, DRESSING, SKIN AND HAIR CARE, POSITIONING,
FEEDING, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING AS ASSIGNED.
*MAINTAINS WORK AREA, INCLUDING PARTICIPANTS' ROOMS IN A CLEAN MANNER.
*PERFORMS PROPER CLEANING, MAINTENANCE, AND STORAGE OF INDIVIDUALS'
PERSONAL BELONGINGS AS ASSIGNED.
*MAINTAINS SAFE, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT, REPORTING HAZARDS OR DAMAGE TO
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OR ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT.
*EMPTIES AND PREPARES SCHOOL BAGS AS ASSIGNED, FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH
HDC/SCHOOL COMMUNICATION AS APPROPRIATE.
*FOLLOWS INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
*SENDS APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES WITH INDIVIDUALS LEAVING THE
FACILITY TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF PROGRAMMING AND CARE DURING
ABSENCE.
*COMMUNICATES WITH INDIVIDUALS, HDC PERSONNEL, VOLUNTEERS, FAMILIES, AND
THE PUBLIC IN A COURTEOUS, PROFESSIONAL MANNER, ALWAYS MAINTAINING
CONFIDENTIALITY.
*GIVES AND RECEIVES REPORTS ON ASSIGNED INDIVIDUALS’ CONDITIONS,
COMMUNICATING ALL PERTINENT INFORMATION NECESSARY TO PROVIDE
CONTINUITY OF CARE.
*ATTENDS ALL MEETINGS, TRAININGS, OR COMMITTEES AS ASSIGNED.
*PERFORMS CASELOAD DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
*FOLLOWS ALL HDC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
*MAINTAINS AND UPGRADES PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE BY ATTENDING
APPROPRIATE CEU’S AS DICTATED BY IOWA BOARD OF NURSING.
*MAINTAINS EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY.
*UPHOLDS THE MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE CENTER.
*ENSURES ALL RESIDENTS ARE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
*PROVIDES NECESSARY SUPPORTS TO ALL RESIDENTS REGARDLESS OF HEALTH OR
BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

QUALIFICATIONS:

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WELL.
ABILITY TO BE POSITIVE, CARING, CALM, COOPERATIVE, UNDERSTANDING, TACTFUL, AND PLEASANT.
ABILITY TO MEET PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENT (I.E. CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK).
ABILITY TO MEET EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS (I.E. PHYSICAL EXAM, TB TEST).
ABILITY TO LIFT FROM FLOOR/CARRY/TRANSFER INDIVIDUALS AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS.
ABILITY TO WITHSTAND EXPOSURE TO USUAL DISEASES AND CONDITIONS
ASSOCIATED WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
ABILITY TO CARRY/ESCORT INDIVIDUALS IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS AND UTILIZE
BEHAVIOR TECHNIQUES DURING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS.
ABILITY TO USE NURSING PROCESS OF OBSERVATION, INTERPRETATION, ASSESSMENT, NURSING DIAGNOSIS, PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL.
ABILITY TO ACCURATELY RECEIVE, TRANSCRIBE, AND IMPLEMENT PHYSICIAN’S ORDERS.
ABILITY TO DOCUMENT ACCURATELY.
ABILITY TO WORK WITH AND COMMUNICATE WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF PEOPLE,PROFESSIONAL AND OTHERWISE.
ABILITY TO RESPOND QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
GRADUATE OF ACCREDITED SCHOOL OF NURSING.
LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE OF IOWA (LPN OR RN).
NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED, BUT EXPERIENCE IN PEDIATRICS, REHABILITATION, LONG-TERM CARE, OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PREFERRED.



* DENOTES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.
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