Licensed Practical Nurse - Part Time
Location: Mount Laurel
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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
- 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
- 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
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
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.
Reports suspected abuse to the appropriate authority in
accordance with established reporting policies and procedures.
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.
Actively participates in the development and implementation of
performance improvement systems for program site.
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.
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.
Willingly cooperates in any inspections or investigations to
include both internal and external investigations and/or inspection
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.
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.
Abides by the Bancroft Code of Ethics, Mission Statement, and
Vision Statement in promoting ethical behavior, establishing
relationships and providing guidance in decision-making
Remains current with required training certifications, meets
state-regulated licensing and regulatory accreditations, and
adheres to mandatory requirements.
Maintains effective verbal and written communications with
colleagues, those served, and their family members and/or guardians
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
Maintains a safe and respectful environment, free of abuse,
neglect, or exploitation; does not allow weapons, threats, bullying
Reports any violations to the appropriate individual as soon as
the incident occurs.
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.
- 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.
Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and supports
diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring and employment
practices, so that every team member can feel a true sense of
belonging, and maximize their unique potential. To this end, all
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry,
marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, disability, veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by law.
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