Licensed Practical Nurse - Full Time
Posted on: September 19, 2023
Licensed Practical Nurse - Full Time
Position Summary:In accordance with standard nursing practices and
under the direction of the Registered (RN), provides nursing
services as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to persons served by
the Bancroft organization.
Essential Responsibilities:1. Under the clinical direction of the
Registered Nurse (RN), provides nursing care to persons served,
operating within personal license constraints and in strict
accordance with regulations and guidelines defined by the Nurse
Practices Act, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), N.J.
Department of Health, , N.J. Department of Education Administrative
Code and Amendments, Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities (CARF), Joint Commission for the Accreditation of
Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) Division of Youth Services (DYFS)
where applicable, the Individual Program Plan (IPP), Health
Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), and established
Bancroft policies and procedures:
- In accordance with established
procedures, reviews and accurately transcribes physician orders for
documentation into the medical record of each person served.
- Obtains detailed health histories and conducts health
screenings and physical assessments of persons served; e.g., vital
signs, height, weight, pain assessments, nutritional needs, abuse
and neglect screening, etc., to determine a baseline health status
and to identify and document the current and changing healthcare
needs of each person served. Reports findings to RN for subsequent
review by physician.
- Based on program needs, performs on-site visits of program
sites to ensure the health, safety, security, and overall quality
of care for persons served. Identifies existing and potential
issues of concern and takes appropriate action to address, resolve,
and avoid reoccurrence of issues. Appropriately examines, and
documents findings to contribute to quick resolution of problematic
- Continually monitors medical charts/summaries of the care
provided to individual persons served to ensure the currency of the
information, adherence to physician orders, the proper
documentation of medications and treatments, etc., to ensure the
highest quality of care for all persons served.
- Administers first aid and emergency medical treatment to
persons served in the event of illness and/or injury.
- Obtains and reviews written reports of laboratory and special
tests performed for persons served by Bancroft-approved and outside
healthcare providers. When test results are available, reviews
results and consults with healthcare providers, as needed, to
obtain or clarify medical information and accurately documents
pertinent information in the medical record of each person
- Establishes and regularly maintains clinical records of persons
served including medical history, drug reactions, allergies,
prescribed medications, etc. Documents pertinent information
regarding medical care of persons served.
- Administers medications and treatmentsin strict accordance with
physician orders; monitors the medication process for efficacy,
side effects, expected outcome, and adverse reactions. Maintains an
adequate inventory of medications to ensure immediate availability
of medications at all times.
- Contributes to the ongoing safety, security, and cleanliness of
medication rooms, persons' served areas, and medical equipment and
supplies. Promptly notifies RN or Nurse Manager of any problems or
needed equipment repairs.
- Interacts on a regular basis with Nurse Managers and case
management staff regarding the routine, special, and changing
healthcare needs of individual persons served to support a
comprehensive care plan for each person.
- Interacts on a regular basis with program management/staff
regarding the preparation of persons served for scheduled
laboratory and special testing as ordered by physician; e.g.,
follows pre-testing restrictions, etc.
- Provides education and assistance to direct care staff in
monitoring the usefulness, effectiveness, and adverse effects of
medication and drug therapies, as well as in proper reporting and
- May participate in a proactive manner regarding infection
control policies and procedures. Educates staff and persons served
on issues related to contagious diseases and provides instruction
on the implementation of appropriate precautions, as needed.
- May perform other nursing tasks as designated by the Registered
Nurse.2. Participates in facilitating a team approach to the
continued provision of quality care to persons served through
regular interaction, communication, and collaboration with persons
served, family members, discipline-specific clinical staff, primary
physicians, healthcare providers, pharmacists, Nursing Department
management/staff, program management/staff, School staff members,
social workers, external case workers, state and federal regulatory
agencies, etc. to attain and maintain the provision of quality care
for persons served and assisting in the removal or modification of
health-related barriers.3. Utilizes a system of documentation that
is professional, efficient, accountable, and conforms to
federal/state regulations and established Bancroft policies and
procedures. Develops and maintains progress reports, incident
reports, summary reports, as appropriate, etc. for individual
persons served. 4. Reports suspected abuse to the appropriate
authority in accordance with established reporting policies and
procedures.5. Maintains ongoing awareness of current and changing
nursing statutes and regulations, as well as state, county, and
local health laws and regulations, etc. Enhances own professional
growth and incorporates findings into practice with the objective
of strengthening and facilitating the provision of quality health
care for all persons served.6. Actively participates in the
development and implementation of performance improvement systems
for program site.7. Builds and maintains effective relationships
with persons served and their family members/guardians to promote a
sense of trust and confidence with the role of the Nurse.8. Assists
with crisis management, as needed, through de-escalation
techniques, staff support, and assistance. Follows state-approved
emergency procedures and utilizes Bancroft-approved crisis
intervention techniques at all times.9. Willingly cooperates in any
inspections or investigations to include both internal and external
investigations and/or inspection processes.10. Projects a positive
self-image of professionalism, appearance, confidentiality,
courtesy, conduct, honesty, fairness, personal integrity, and a
respect for the fundamental rights, dignity, and privacy of
others.11. Provides related nursing services, as needed. Remains
flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as
defined by specific program and the individual needs of persons
served.12. Abides by the Bancroft Code of Ethics, Mission
Statement, and Vision Statement in promoting ethical behavior,
establishing relationships and providing guidance in
decision-making situations.13. Remains current with required
training certifications, meets state-regulated licensing and
regulatory accreditations, and adheres to mandatory
requirements.14. Maintains effective verbal and written
communications with colleagues, those served, and their family
members and/or guardians when applicable.15. Willingly and
effectively cooperates with Bancroft NeuroHealth, The Department of
Human Services, The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD),
and other licensing or state agency or local municipalities in any
inspections and investigations, upon request.16. Maintains a safe
and respectful environment, free of abuse, neglect, or
exploitation; does not allow weapons, threats, bullying or
intimidation.17. Reports any violations to the appropriate
individual as soon as the incident occurs.18. Maintains levels of
supervision as defined in behavior plans; e.g., Individual Program
Plan (IPP), Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP), Individual
Education Plan (IEP), Individual Service Plan (ISP), etc., when
applicable.19. Demonstrates Bancroft's core values.
Education & Experience:Licensed Practical Nurse from an accredited
Nursing program with a current and valid N.J. license required.
Prior nursing experience working with the developmentally disabled
and/or the traumatically brain injured preferred.
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religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status,
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