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LPN/Floater

Company: Schenectady ARC
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

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Schenectady ARC has been providing services to developmentally disabled adults since 1952 and is committed to helping people within the Capital Region enjoy healthy, rewarding lives as members of their community. Schenectady ARC brings staff, families and community together to encourage dreams and respond to each person's life choices by offering high quality services, resources and supports.

The LPN's primary responsibility will administering medication, including insulin and g-tubes at any of ARC residential homes (rotating as needed). LPN Floater will keep a 2pm-9pm Schedule including some weekend hours.(typical schedule is Tuesday - Saturday or Sunday - Thursday) When there are no med pours the LPN will assist with daily living skills and personal care at the houses. Other duties may include:

* Observe and report to the RN any significant findings or changes in the individual's mental or physical health that may be indicative of a medical issue
* Maintain accurate medical records, including electronic medical records.
* Communicate appropriate and pertinent information to residential Manager and or other house team members
* Assist residents in the utilization of community resources and social/recreational and educational planning.
* Responsible for attending all required staff meetings, in-services and trainings (including First Aid, SCIP-R, Defensive Driving, CPR, vehicle certification) and all other in-services, meetings and trainings as necessary.
* The LPN is expected to be at work during their scheduled hours unless an absence has been approved. At no time may a shift be left without adequate coverage for the program and the residents. Schedules, and work sites are subject to change based on the needs of the department or individuals, as well as RN case load changes.
* Assist in maintaining a clean, neat household and assist in routine house maintenance.
* Perform fire drills as requested. Provide assistance to all residents in an emergency to preserve their safety.
* Develop a working knowledge of relevant OPWDD and SARC policies and procedures.
* Develop and maintain the ability to work as an effective team member and provide support necessary to ensure efficient household operation.
* Attend all required meetings and in-service training programs.
* Uphold the agency mission, vision, and philosophy statements at all times.
* Ensure a safe working environment by following all safety guidelines and reporting any hazards.
* To perform all other duties as assigned by the Residential manager and supervising RN.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education and/or Experience)

* Shall be Licensed Practical Nurse and currently registered by the New York State Department of Education in good standing.
* Experience working in a residential setting, serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred.
* Ability to make sensible health care judgments and decisions as well as coordinate resident's health care plans with minimal supervision.
* Empathetic to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.
* Must have a valid New York State Driver's License and reliable transportation

Schenectady ARC provides a comprehensive benefit package to employees working full and part time schedules including, but not limited to:

* Health, dental and vision benefits following 30 days
* Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, personal, floating holiday and agency recognized paid holiday time)
* 403(b) Defined Contribution plan
* Voluntary plan offerings and much more!

Keywords: Schenectady ARC, Schenectady , LPN/Floater, Healthcare , Schenectady, New York

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