The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the delivery of quality nursing service to RHD Individuals, residing in the PIER (Pledge for Independence Empowerment and Recovery) LTSR program and will serve as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team to provide support to the program as well as ensuring the well-being of each Individual. The LPN will maintain and ensure the confidentiality of the Individuals that reside in our programs while upholding the integrity of the RHD values as outlined in the policy and procedure manual.
Adhere to appropriate nursing/ medical policy and procedures, as well as necessary nursing protocols to ensure the health and safety of the Individuals that reside and work in RHD PIER LTSR.
Accepts and implements Doctor’s orders for Individuals
Develops and improve upon daily assessment forms, nursing notes, etc as necessary and required to promote communication and quality services.·
Demonstrates professional judgement, uses problem solving techniques, time-management principles and delegates appropriately.
Performs chart audits to ensure that staff documentation is accurately reflecting the medical/ behavioral health statuses of our Individuals.
Helps to oversee the medical and psychiatric health needs of the Individuals that reside at the program by facilitating communication among members of their treatment team.
Act as an advocate for the Consumers we serve.
Provide support and training with regards to wound care, trach care, diabetic counseling and other medical conditions as necessary.
Regular review of Individuals’ charts to include Medication Administration Records (MAR’s), lab result, medical consult forms, etc, to ensure compliance with program policies and procedures.
Provide educational counseling and support for Individuals regarding their medical/ behavioral health.
Provide trainings for staff in areas of medical conditions, treatments and prevention.
Facilitate/ coordinate educational groups for Individuals on medical needs such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, etc.
Provide medical orientation training to new employees.
Assess and evaluate new referrals for admission to the program.
Ensure that medical supplies are ordered and available to support the medical needs of the program.
Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as necessary.
Other duties as required by the Nurse Manager and Program Director.
Minimum of 2 years of medical experience
Excellent communication and writing skills
Ability to support and implement RHD and PA BHH values and beliefs
Ability to engage clients and staff in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions
Ability to think holistically and creatively
Strong organizational, clinical, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team
Current driver’s license required
State police and FBI clearance
The PIER (Pledge for Independence, Empowerment & Recovery) program is a new program located in Bucks County. The eight bed co-ed Long Term Structured Residential (LTSR) serves individuals with mental and behavioral health disabilities. Beds are alocated to Bucks County unless otherwise approved by Bucks County Behavioral Health (BCBH) and Bucks County Department of Mental Health/ Development Programs (MH/DP).
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.
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.