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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.



Benefits:


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? ?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.



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Requirements:



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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