Resources for Human Development is a national human services nonprofit with the broadest possible service mission, and specializes in creating innovative, quality services that support people of all abilities wherever the need exists. Founded in 1970, RHD supports more than 160 human service programs across the country, serving tens of thousands of people every year with caring and effective programs addressing intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, homelessness, addiction recovery and more. On Our Own is a community based residential program supporting adults with IDD/Autism
The LPN works within the PA IDD Northeast-based division of Resources for Human Development Inc. in conjunction with On Our Own unit site supervisors to assist in the coordination of healthcare services for the program’s consumers. Responsibilities will include scheduling initial and follow up appointments, completing appointment consult paperwork, attending appointments as needed or educating staff on reason for visit, and clarifying orders as written by healthcare provider as necessary. Duties will also include
tracking and notifying the Unit Director of consumer refusal of appointments or any other challenges.
Coordinate with hospital staff within 24 hours of a consumers’ admission a team meeting with hospital case management to ensure information regarding the consumer is shared with all relevant providers.
Maintain regular contact (in person and by phone) during hospitalization and coordinate and attend discharge planning meetings as indicated.
Ensure that all healthcare releases and consent forms are accurately completed and current to ensure the continuity of care for consumers.
Maintain Lifetime Medical History for all consumers and update annually and as needed for program consumers.
Maintain system to ensure that all consumers are in compliance with annual healthcare appointments- coordinate with staff to ensure that all annual appointments and documentation is completed as required.
Notify Unit Director of any compliance concerns with required healthcare appointments.
Receive and review medication administration records monthly for completion and accuracy.
Review consumer medical books on a quarterly basis to ensure that proper healthcare documentation is in accordance with DPW Regulations. Notify Unit Director of compliance concerns.
Act as a medication administration trainer, and support Asst. Director to ensure that all program staff are current in their annual training and practicum.
Partner with the program Unit Director, and members of the consumers team to ensure that efforts are made to have documented information on file.
Power of Attorney/ Advanced Directives as appropriate.
Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and in case conferences to provide information pertaining to the healthcare of program consumers.
Conduct Fatal 4 Training, Dysphasia, and Alternative Routes training for all staff annually.
Maintain all training in accordance to 6400/DPW Regulations.
Maintain LPN License and certifications.
Assist in the preparation of 6400 regulation forms, such as but not limited to: SIS assessment, ISP medical sections, Variance forms, rate exceptions and additional forms as requested.
Participate in the individual’s annual ISP meeting to discuss any medical updates as warranted.
Participate in an on-call rotation to help respond to any medical questions or crisis that warrants feedback to the On Our Own team.
Participate as needed in residential team meetings to educate staff on best practices to meet the individual’s needs.
Communicates any serious medical issues to On Our Own management to collaborate on plan of action.
Resources for Human Development, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran or disability status.