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Position No. 470
Req No. 17-0791
Title LPN - Respite Services - Full Time
Location Respite Services
City Brockton
Pay Range $24/hr
Scheduled Hours 40
Schedule Mon-Fri 7a-3p
Company Info

$2000 New Hire sign on when hired at BAMSI for all regular Full Time and Part Time LPN and RN Positions!

Schedule: Mon-Fri 7a-3p

Join BAMSI's growing workforce of dedicated professionals!

The LPN will provide medical and nursing support to staff and persons being served within Respite Services while promoting physical and emotional health and identifying health related needs, monitoring medical status, and helping to ensure a safe and healthy environment for persons being served.

BAMSI's exciting new Respite Services program will deliver short term, clinical, community based treatment services providing opportunities for stabilization to adults with Mental Illness. These services are provided to individuals either on-site while they reside at the program, or in their current living situation. Components of the program include assessment, crisis management, symptom management, and medication education.

BAMSI is a 1900+ employee health and human services organization with locations across Eastern Massachusetts. We offer generous paid time off, paid holidays, paid trainings in a supportive environment that offers growth opportunities! Health and Dental Insurance is available for employees working 30+ hours. BAMSI also provides the opportunity for free CEUs.

Must possess a Massachusetts license as a nurse with experience working with people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness. A valid driver's license in state of residence and own means of transportation is required. Must be currently certified in CPR.  Experience working with people in crisis and transition situations preferred.

 

Description

Schedule: Mon-Fri 7a-3p

General Statement of Duties:  Provide medical and nursing support to staff and persons being served within Respite Services.  Encourage and promote physical and emotional health.  Identify health related needs, monitor medical status, and help ensure a safe and healthy environment for persons being served.  Provide on-call coverage through established rotation.

 

 

Responsibilities:
 

  1. Coordinate medication services which include obtaining physician’s orders, prescriptions, completing Medication Administration Records, and checking to ensure that each coincides, ensuring that medications are sufficient to last until next appointment, writing self-medication check off sheets, and posting medication changes to ensure clients receive the appropriate medication regime.
  2. Schedule all needed medical appointments, such as annual physicals, annual dental and bi-annual eye exams, obtain written reports from the doctor as needed and complete appropriate forms to be placed in the medical record to ensure that the persons served receive adequate medical treatment.
  3. Educate persons served and staff about medications and their effects by utilizing in-service trainings, their own professional knowledge and resources located at the program to ensure that they have a basic knowledge and understanding of such.
  4. Administer medications and treatment orders as prescribed by appropriate medical practitioner.
  5. Accompany persons served on visits to primary physician appointments and psychiatrist appointments as needed.
  6. Maintain and monitor a medication closet, first aide and infection control supplies to ensure that everything is labeled, kept in order, and that adequate supplies are on hand and have not expired.
  7. Assist with the development, full understanding and implementation of treatment plans through direct observation of the person served, full knowledge of the their history, and individual contact in order to assist the person served in learning the necessary skills to live successfully in the community.
  8. Communicate and educate program staff about any special dietary, nutritional or health concerns of persons served, and consult with staff regularly about care, procedures and follow-through.
  9. Monitor, report and record persons’ served response to current medication and treatment regimes and report findings to the appropriate medical practitioner, including writing monthly note to psychiatrist, reporting any increase or decrease in symptoms.
  10. Perform duties consistent with agency/program policies and procedures.
  11. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards.  Standard/universal precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.
  12. Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor or designee.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Possession of a Massachusetts license as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Knowledge of theories, methods, procedures, and practices of nursing care and physical rehabilitation as applies to community residential services.
  • Knowledge of the established procedures for the administration of medications.
  • Experience working with people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.  Experience working with people in crisis and transition situations preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence.
Requirements
  • Possession of a Massachusetts license as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Knowledge of theories, methods, procedures, and practices of nursing care and physical rehabilitation as applies to community residential services.
  • Knowledge of the established procedures for the administration of medications.
  • Experience working with people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.  Experience working with people in crisis and transition situations preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence.
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