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Licensed Practical Nurse - STAR
Summary
Title:Licensed Practical Nurse - STAR
ID:99908
Department:STAR I - 2000
Salary Range:$22.00-$26.00/hour
Description
CareLink Community Support Services has a current openings for a Licensed Practical Nurse at our STAR I location in Norristown, PA.  Employee benefits for all full time positions (30 hours or more/week) include medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, 403(b), paid time off, and paid holidays. In addition, we provide long term disability coverage, employee assistance program, basic life insurance, and basic AD&D coverage at no cost to employees. Voluntary, employee paid, benefit plans including short term disability, supplemental life insurance and AD&D, critical illness and accident coverage are also available.

For over 50 years, CareLink Community Support Services has been dedicated to helping people with disabilities to live in the community with dignity and independence. Our rehabilitation services and professional staff provide the supports that people with serious mental illness, physical disabilities and other developmental challenges need to be active, productive members of their communities.

The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for coordinating and providing for participants’ general medical care, including, medications, hygiene, skills areas and staff training/education while assisting with the implementation of resident treatment plans.  This position is also responsible for supporting community integration. The goal of this position is to promote the pursuit of independence for all individuals participating in service. The essential functions are established based upon the agency mission, values, and goals.

Available Shift:
  • 1st Shift: (40 Hours) Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
  • PRN - on-call/as needed

Salary Range:

  • $22.00 - $26.00/hour
Qualifications:
  • Current Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications, their uses and effects strongly preferred.
  • Ability to provide training and supervision to staff in rehabilitation required.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and methods of rehabilitation required.
  • Ability to work creatively with and provide an empathic attitude towards people who have mental illness required.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks required.
  • Ability to take direction as well as direct others required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Ability and willingness to drive agency van required.
Essential Functions:
  1. Monitor medication of all consumers as prescribed and document on individualized medication sheets.
  2. Report any medication errors or omissions to Residential Supervisor.
  3. Monitor and supervise receipt, storage and distribution system for medications.
  4. Assist visiting psychiatrist (s) and medical doctor (s) on rounds.
  5. Notify pharmacy of new prescriptions, prescription changes and/or refills as needed.
  6. Monitor site stock of medical first aid kits, supplies and over-the-counter medication.
  7. Assess necessary medical equipment needs for each consumer.
  8. Maintain contact with community medical personnel when a consumer is hospitalized or has special needs.
  9. Respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  10. Advocate for clients’ medical/service needs.
  11. Serve as liaison between CareLink and other agencies, medical personnel, family members, and the community as necessary.
  12. Record all upcoming medical appointments and pre-appointments as required.
  13. Provide specific trainings to staff as required.
  14. Assist clients with hygiene needs as required.
  15. Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans designed to improve the social and self care skills of program residents.
Please visit our website to view all open positions and to apply online: http://www.carelinkservices.org/index.php/employment-volunteering/
 
CareLink Community Support Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not practice or permit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
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