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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Supervisor-DDD in Lawrence Township, NJ at Community Options

Date Posted: 3/6/2018

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Job Description

Community Options, Inc. believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.

Community Options is seeking an experienced Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Supervisor. The LPN Supervisor delivers care to individuals with disabilities in a community setting, utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. 

Job Duties Include:

  • Provide prescribed treatment and health care procedures as ordered by a physician.
  • Creates and distributes Individual Plan Medical/Health Reports detailing participants’ general health, health care goals, and physician recommendations for each participant.
  • Provides documentation regarding individual’s health status for various support people including family, guardian, staff, employment and other professional staff as necessary.
  • Advises supervisor of all concerns and/or issues related to the provision of nursing services.
  • Monitor the consumer's use of medications through Medication Administration logs.
  • Make referrals for needed medical services and confirming that follow-up care is pursued.
  • Instruct all additional support staff on consumer specific medical needs.
  • Provide quarterly in-service training for support staff and Managers.
  • Monitor weight gain or loss and other health conditions of participants.
  • Ensure MAR's are being followed through regular reviews and unannounced checks.
  • Assists in building a support network between the individual, family members, and the community.
  • Maintain health services supplies inventory and places supply orders when the inventory is low.
  • Submit URIs for medication errors or other medical concerns with assistance from Managers.
  • Cooperates with internal and State inspections and investigations.
  • Performs all duties necessary, in compliance with state approved objectives for Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Consumer Principles for Evidentiary Certification.
  • Other duties as assigned by Registered Nurse and Executive Director.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or
    • Equivalent experience in nursing field
  • Graduated from an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program
  • Current LPN License in state of employment
  • Minimum of one year of experience providing nursing services to individuals with disabilities.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Understanding and commitment to community-based support for persons with disabilities.
  • Must have experience with Bolus feedings, G-Tubes, and Suprapubic Catheters
  • Knowledgeable about specific state laws and regulations governing practice and continually updates knowledge base.
  • Able to multi-task and switch priorities throughout the day.
  • Excellent writing skills, and the ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
  • Able to accurately calculate medication dosages.
  • Required to have supervising experience. 

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds (weight of average manual wheelchair when chair is empty)
  • Frequent lifting, stretching, and other physical exertion during positioning of consumers or equipment
  • May occasionally assist with wheelchair transfer of non-ambulatory participants.
  • May perform tasks that involve exposure to various medical conditions, communicable diseases, blood, body fluids, or tissues.
  • On-call 24 hours a day for medical emergencies, in cooperation with other management staff
  • While performing the duties of the job, employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions.
  • Work will take place in the administrative office, community, and in the homes.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off after 3 months of employment
  • Paid Holidays
  • Career/Professional Growth Opportunities including Community Options Leadership Academy Program
  • 403b with Employer Match after 1 year of service
  • Comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental and Supplemental Insurance options.
  • Various Employee Discount Programs

Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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