Work with a smooth running team. Providing assistance and services to individuals in a home setting.
- Possession of a current certificate as a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse by written examination, as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners. Individuals who are licensed without examination under the provisions of the Practical Nurse Law, approved March 2, 1956, and as amended, will have met this requirement if they pass a qualifying examination administered by the State Civil Service Commission.
This position mandates various shift assignments, operating on a 24 hour a day, seven days per week schedule where employees are subject to both voluntary and involuntary overtime.
- Responsible for nursing and other direct care duties of program participants.
- Responsibilities include a share in the work load for that shift.
- Performs nursing functions, which include but are not limited to the following: gastric feeding, insertion of tubes, suctioning of program participants, etc.
- Responds appropriately to emergency situations, including notification and documentation.
- Responsible to stay until relieved by a licensed professional staff person if a program participant(s) who requires on-going nursing intervention is present at the facility. If there are any questions regarding what requires nursing intervention, the nurse on-call should be contacted.
- Prepares and administers, as per physician’s orders, the following: hypodermic injections, oral and topical medications.
- Participates in the implementation of individual assessments and habilitation plans, which include goals (formal/informal), service objectives, and behavioral plans of support designed to improve the social/emotional well-being and self-care skills of program participants.
- Assists in coordinating, arranging and completing provisions for specialized services as identified in the individual habilitation plan and individual needs as they occur, such as medical and dental care, and speech and psychotherapy.
- Assists in the routine tasks necessary to provide support services to program participants, i.e. meal preparation/clean-up, household cleaning, laundry, bed-making, etc. to provide a safe and secure environment. This includes notification of site damages and needed repairs.
- Initiates, encourages and supervises social and recreational activities, both at the residential program and within the community.
- Performs all other duties as required and assigned.
Some Physical Demands include:
- Lifting: With the assistance of another individual, must be able to lift a person who weighs up to 250 lbs., i.e. during bathing, toileting, seizures, and in the event of accidental falls, and be independently capable of lifting a minimum of 10 pounds, i.e. groceries, laundry, etc.
- Transferring: Must be physically able to do a transfer from bed to wheelchair, wheelchair to bed, couch, recliner, and toilet or shower chair.
**There are 2 part time positions and 1 full time position.