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Location: Warner Robins
Posted on: May 12, 2022

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Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob LocationWarner Robins - , GAPosition TypeFull TimeEducation Level4 Year DegreeSalary Range$25.00 - $25.00 HourlyTravel PercentageUp to 25%Job ShiftDayJob CategoryHealth CareGEORGIA COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND SOLUTIONS AND enABLE OF GEORGIADBA INCOMMUNITYJob DescriptionJob Title: Licensed Practical NurseDepartment: Crisis Support Services, Autism Spectrum Disorders-Crisis Support Home (ASD- CSH)Reports To: Director of Clinical and Crisis Support ServicesSupervises: Direct Support Professional SUMMARYThe primary function of the Licensed Practical Nurse is performing nursing activities, supports, care and treatment to children and adolescents in accordance with the policies of Georgia Community Support and Solutions, Inc (GCSS) dba InCommunity and the State of Georgia Nursing Licensing Bureau. The LPN services are provided in a three bed short term crisis home for children with autism spectrum disorders, in a family home or other community location. Children and Adolescents being served will have a diagnosis of I/DD and co-occuring psychiatric symptoms. The Licensed Practical Nurse will be expected to work closely with an interdisciplinary team (BCBA, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, etc), related service providers, families and other agencies as appropriate. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESServes as the lead staff of the homeResponsible for the management of the unitEnsure the unit is clean and equipment is in good working conditionCoordinate nursing care for individuals Contact doctor as needed to report, clarify or discuss issues.Completing entire shift as assigned and being properly relieved by the oncoming nurse, including getting report and counting and signing off on narcotics.Provide skilled nursing care, complete health assessments and evaluations as requiredAdminister and supervise the administration of medicationEnsure that the daily activity schedule is followed and that there is structured activity (skills training and education) occurring in the homePerform medication management functionsResponsible for the daily management of the unit during assigned shiftPromptly reports to Registered Nurse and family of changes in the individuals condition Ensure the unit is clean and equipment is in good working conditionCoordinate nursing care for individuals Contact RN and doctor as needed to report, clarify or discuss issues.Review doctors ordersSupervise and direct the activities of direct care staff and RBTs and agency staffEnsure that the client is in a safe and productive environment at all timesProblem-solve issues and concerns as they arise in the home to ensure that the individuals needs are being met according to best practiceCommunicate with pharmacy to order medications for individuals as neededEnsure that monitoring of medications for individuals receiving services and assist staff with medication issuesParticipate in staff meetings of crisis home staffMeet with the Registered Nurse on a routine basis to discuss and resolve current issuesAssists with the interviewing, hiring and training employees for the crisis homesAssist with performance appraisals and disciplinary actionsReview direct care staff progress notes and discuss with the appropriate staff member any discrepancies notes on the record (i.e. lack of documentation, inappropriate restrictions or lack of appropriate consequences; situations in which the current behavior program or treatment approach were not followed appropriately; check each report to ensure that time, date, signatures are correctMaintain highly organized, consistent, thorough and systematic recordkeeping practicesReview and audit direct care staff records to ensure complianceProvide consultation regarding crisis intervention and critical incident supportsComplete incident reports within 24 hours of incident, as requiredMonitor house funds, i.e. making funds available for recreational events, document individual spending of funds, collect receipts and follow GCSS administrative finance procedures and policiesFollow the weekly/monthly menu with individual assistance; Collaborate with Registered Nurse, Program Manager, Case Manager and Director of Clinical & Crisis Support Services to ensure the homes are managed well and run efficiently and in accordance to all applicable Rules and RegulationsParticipate in professional growth activities such as conferences, classes, team meetings and program visitationsAccept all other responsibilities and duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be willing to flex schedule accordingly to provide services, supports, care and treatment to individuals/caregivers as required, such as 24/7 on call availability. Must have physical stamina to sustain occasional intense periods of activity and stress. Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more. Must be willing to travel independently in rural/remote locations.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEGraduated from an accredited School of NursingA minimum of at least two(2) years experience serving individuals with developmental disabilities.A minimum of three years recent experience working with individuals who have autism spectrum disorders and their families

Keywords: GEORGIA COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND SOLUT, Warner Robins , LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - ASD-CSH, Healthcare , Warner Robins, Georgia

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