Nurse - YRS - LPN / LVN
Company: Heartland Alliance
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Nurse - YRSNurse - Youth and Residential Services
Summary : The Licensed Practical Nurse - Youth and Residential
Services is primarily responsible for supporting the medical team,
providing basic medical care, assisting with various patient care
activities, and performing related administrative and clerical
functions. The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for
respecting and demonstrating patient confidentiality, being
culturally competent, and working within the established parameters
of the job at all times. Individual accountabilities and work
volume will be established through the development of annual
Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Administers medications and administers immunizations
intramuscularly, intradermally or subcutaneously under the
direction of a nurse or physician.
* Administers point of care tests, such as pregnancy tests.
* Educates participants on immunizations, medications, preventative
care and general health.
* Educates non-medical staff on medications and serves as resource
to staff to receive questions and answer as appropriate.
* Observes participants post-treatment, charts and reports changes
in conditions, such as adverse reaction to medication or treatment,
and takes any necessary action.
* Takes and records patient history and complaints, temperature,
pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height and weight; reviews
medications with patient and documents med sheet.
* Keeps charts current with test results and other medical records,
including documenting medication, dose and site of injection, among
* Collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log the
specimens and assist in their transport and storage.
* Assists physicians and nurses with procedures in accordance with
* Assists in implementing and maintaining protocols for infectious
diseases, such as chicken pox and scabies in a residential
* Participates in health screenings, educational programs, and team
* Prepares participants for their visit with the nurse or
physician, examination procedure and/or treatment in accordance
with established procedures.
* Maintains patient flow by escorting participants to the
* Under direction of a physician or nurse, provides assistance with
placing telephone calls to pharmacies to request prescription
refills, as specifically ordered by a physician.
* Pulls, processes and files medical records.
* Work in tandem with medical and program staff to ensure
participant's medical records are properly relayed to and from
external providers. Assists as a liaison between medical team and
* Maintains inventory of office and medical supplies.
* Ensures compliance with the Vaccines for Children (VFC)
* Maintains a high quality patient care environment by cleaning,
preparing, and stocking all examination rooms and treatment areas
in accordance with established standards.
* Assists in the care, cleaning, sterilization, and maintenance of
medical equipment and instruments. This includes the monitoring of
relevant expiration dates, established maintenance schedules, and
assistance in maintaining medical supply inventories.
* Understands, respects, and demonstrates patient confidentially in
* Transports participants and supplies as needed, which may include
driving an agency vehicle
* Works in a general capacity in the milieu as needed.
* Monitor participants in common areas, such as cafeterias and
hallways, as needed
* Adheres to professional standards as outlined by governmental
bodies, appropriate professional associations, private funding
sources, agency plans, policies and unit guidelines.
* Participates in periodic evaluation reviews and/or in house and
external staff training to ensure adherence to standards.
* Initiates requests for assistance or guidance from supervisor to
address new issues or complex concepts affecting adherence to
* Performs other job related duties as assigned
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
* Education and/or Experience: Graduate of a Licensed Practical
Nursing program (LPN) OR graduate of a Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN) program . One year of experience in nursing, case
work, human services or related field is required. Experience with
children and adolescents is preferred.
* Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: LPN or RN and license is
in good standing.
* Language Requirement: Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* This position will administer a high volume of vaccinations using
a hypodermic needle.
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to talk and hear.
* The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision and ability to adjust focus
Work Environment: Each YRS program site operates on a 24/7 basis,
365 days per year. To meet both the needs of our participants and
contractual obligations, employees of YRS need to be willing to be
flexible in regards to work location and scheduling, each of which
may be altered by program management at any time. Employees must be
willing to perform any duty that may be required due to the needs
of the program.
* Three primary shifts are scheduled each day including weekends
and holidays. Employees may be required to work any one of these
* All employees share responsibility for the cleaning and basic
maintenance of our facilities.
* The employee may be required to remain on Organization premises
during breaks and/or meal periods and may be required to stay on
Organization premises until their replacement arrives or in order
to ensure the required staff to client ratio is otherwise
* Crisis prevention and behavioral management techniques may
include physically restraining and physically transporting
He a rtland Allia nce makes all hiring and employment decisions,
and ope r ates all programs, services, and funct ions without
regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, cre ed, color,
age, gender, gender identi ty, marital or parental status,
religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental
disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual
orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use
of FMLA, VESSA, military, and fami ly military rights, e x-offender
status (depending on the offense and position to be filled),
unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose
primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of
l iv ing conditions and human relations, height, we ight, or HIV
infection, in accord wi th the organization's AIDS Policy Statemen
t of S e ptember 1987.
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