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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Support Solutions of the Mid South
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Support Solutions seeks talented, gifted, and creative individuals to add to our dynamic team of individuals who work in our DIDD/ECF (Employment and Community First) CHOICES program. If you are ready to become a contributor to an industry leader in the field of Intellectual Disabilities, we encourage you to apply to become a valued team member. We are looking forward to having someone like you lead us into the future!The LPN participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for the individual. Cooperates with the members of the nursing and medical staff.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrates ability to successfully interact and care for individuals with developmental disabilities and/or intellectual disability and assist in relevant health teaching for patients and families.
  • Shares responsibility for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health needs.
  • Participates in medication distribution/MARs
  • Participates in team conferences, sharing knowledge, information, and ideas among team members. Ex. COS, ISP's, PCSP, etc.
  • Administers and records medications in accordance with the policy regarding administration of medications by a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Performs more complex nursing activities as competence increases.
  • Participates in emergency care. Must be CPR certified at all times.
  • Communicates frequently with the RN regarding patients' physical and mental conditions.
  • Records information concisely, accurately, and completely.
  • Identifies and utilizes appropriate channels of communication.
  • Schedules and tracks all medical and therapy appointments, including follow-up via persons served electronic records. Assist with maintaining medical and therapy grids and Support Solutions follow-up, as required.
  • Ensures persons served and team members are informed of all appointments for the person served. All appointments and follow-up should be noted and maintained within the persons served electronic record or via hard copy when necessary.
  • Receives all consultation forms and uploads and saves to Therap.
  • Ensures psychotropic medications have consent and are approved through Support Solutions IMC.Benefits:Weekly PayBonusesPaid TrainingPaid Time Off (PTO)Competitive Wages8 Paid Holidays per year401K ProgramMedical Insurance, Dental, Vision, Life InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program Current Tennessee Nursing license, education transcript and proof of degree/diploma, and two years of LPN work experience. Preference shall be given to employees with one year of clinical practice experience in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities but shall not limit SS from selecting an employee with demonstrated experience in a non-mental health environment. Must meet state and local requirements regarding criminal background check, sexual offender check, abuse registry, drug screening, and felony offender listing. Must meet all training requirements and keep training current.Support Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer that is committed to diversity. Support Solutions does not discriminate in employment opportunities, decisions, or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetics, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap or disability, citizenship, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Support Solutions will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities; unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.PI130780169

Keywords: Support Solutions of the Mid South, Knoxville , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Knoxville, Tennessee

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