This paraprofessional, Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for the health, safety, and quality of life of four individual(s) assigned in the Acquired Brain Injury program. This position will train/ supervise Direct Care Staff in a residential setting.
- Supervision of all staff, including relief staff
- Ensure the health and safety of the individual(s) assigned at all times
- May have to assist in showering and laundry of person served
- Follow individuals' plan of care as written, trained, and instructed
- Assist with all ADL's of the individual(s) assigned to him/her, including cleanliness of their rooms.
- Participate in housekeeping and upkeep of the program, completing monthly work orders when needed.
- Complete all required documentation for the program and assigned individual(s).
- Complete all assessments and paperwork to adhere to DDS/ABI regulations.
- Attend/ teach all required training's and maintain required certifications within prescribed time lines
- At the beginning of each shift, meet with staff person going off shift to review all person served and program information, at the end of the shift communicate necessary information to staff person arriving
- Report safety concerns to direct supervisor
- Accompany, transport, support and/or assist people served to outside activities, appointments, and perform other activities related to community integration
- Hold staff meetings once a week
- Supervise, train and educate staff on all paperwork. Complete scheduling of the group home. Oversee and approve time sheets on a weekly basis using Kronos.
- Oversee activities, ordering of program supplies, following program budget.
- Implement, teach and follow all policies and procedures.
- Assist with audits of the program- all program logs, medication and money audits, van reports and work orders of the program.
- Implement, teach, and assist individuals with ISP goals and objectives on a consistent basis.
- Schedule or assist persons in scheduling routine and preventative medical appointments, obtain and disseminate all reports to appropriate team members.
- Monitor medications, vital signs, distribute medication, assist persons in self-medication and being as independent as they can be, document medication distribution process in accordance with agency policies and procedures and licensing requirements.
- Inventory or assist persons in inventorying possessions, seasonal clothing, and personal supplies on a regular basis. Assist person served with personal needs shopping.
- Communicating between nurses and staff on sight of overall care of person served
Education: LPN License required.
- Supervisory Skills preferred
- Minimum of six months experience working with similar population in a human services environment.
- Must have or be able to acquire CPR/SFA certification and medication certification within five months of employment.
- Knowledge of LPN course work, vitals, DDS/ ABI regulations
- Valid Massachusetts Driver's license required.
- Work is primarily sedative, however off-site travel is required to attend meetings, people served functions/appointments, trainings, etc
- Must have no lifting restrictions in order to assist people served and handle routine program functions.