LPN - 32 HR

Title: 32-HR LPN

The Arc of South Norfolk is committed to providing exceptional supports to people with developmental disabilities, including autism, through collaboration, advocacy and empowerment.

We offer a supportive and fun work environment. Here?s what members of our team say about what they love about working at The Arc of South Norfolk:

What do I love about my job?

? ?It?s like family here.

? ?Everything, I?ve worked here 25 years.

? ?Coming back to my guys after a vacation and being told, ?I missed you!?

We are seeking a dynamic and talented LPN to work with people with intellectual disabilities in a supportive setting in Westwood. If you want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people with special needs and be truly appreciated, please join our multidisciplinary team.

Summary of Responsibilities:

? ?Create and maintain a sense of community among clients, family, staff and co-workers. Focus on enhancing client?s self-esteem and independence through opportunities for community integration.

? ?Provide quality training and services that will increase the individuals' self-sufficiency and independence.

? ?Serve as a role model for others through positive and respectful interactions with clients.

? ?Comply with all Human Rights and Service Principles adhered to by The Arc, the Department of Mental Retardation, the Division of Medical Assistance and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

? ?Administer and safely store all medical supplies and prescribed medications.

? ?Treat any daily health care problems, including first aid and emergency problems.

? ?Regularly assess clients for specific nursing needs, and health problems and monitor accordingly.

? ?Provide preventative health maintenance: blood pressure check, weight, health care education.

? ?Coordinate health care services with Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist.

? ?Assist Physical Therapist in providing ROM and other exercises when the Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant is unavailable.

? ?Provide regular in-service training in coordination with RN to staff:

o ?Current medications prescribed for clients

o ?Health update on clients

o ?Specific health care issues related to clients, i.e., hypoglycemia, seizures, hepatitis

o ?Other in-service topics are required

? ?Work with staff to develop programs related to clients health and related issues.

? ?Act as resource person to program staff, clients, families and care providers regarding health care issues and concerns.

? ?Make home visits when necessary.

? ?Attend in-service training sessions as required.

? ?Participate in outside training sessions as required.

? ?Attend staff meetings as required.

? ?Protect the health and safety of all consumers and staff.

? ?Perform other duties as assigned by the Registered Nurse.

We offer an excellent salary and an outstanding benefits package that includes the following.



? ?Exceptional health and dental insurance plan

? ?403(b) retirement plan

? ?4.4 weeks of paid time off annually

? ?11 paid holidays annually

? ?Tuition Reimbursement Program

For more information about The Arc of South Norfolk, please visit our website at www.arcsouthnorfolk.org.



Graduate of accredited nursing program or school and current Massachusetts license. Excellent assessment, clinical and organizational skills are a must. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office is also required.

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