Pathlight LPN & RN in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Pay Rate: LPN - $23.85/hr - RN - $28.50/hr Pay rate for Hadley, MA ONLY: LPN $25.30- RN $31.14 and Overnight awake nurses: LPN $27.65 and RN $33.04 Pathlight is urgently seeking compassionate, caring and reliable individuals to perform a variety of direct care duties to support individuals with medical, behavioral, and developmental disabilities. Practice your nursing skills in a small group home in setting! Are you an RN or LPN looking for meaningful work that allows you to make a difference in the lives of individuals with complex medical needs, intellectual and developmental disabilities? When you join Pathlight, you join a team of dedicated, skilled, forward-thinking employees who are the source of Pathlight's ongoing success. We offer 24/7 care to our clients and many of our positions can accommodate a variety of scheduling needs. Summary of position: Perform nursing duties to provide direct and indirect nursing care including health maintenance, teaching, counseling, planning and restoration for individuals' w/developmental disabilities Provide support and instruction to families, daycare providers, direct care staff in keeping with Program policies, Nurse Practice Ace and related standards and accepted practice. SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Diversified duties involving an intensive knowledge of nursing care and the use of a wide range of procedures. Requires the use of judgment in the provision of nursing care and in the determination of the best actions to be taken within the limits of accepted practice. Work with confidential data such as individual's served records, CPR certification. Qualifications: Knowledge of practical nursing requiring some advanced skills knowledge equal to high school plus additional specialized training. 1 year experience preferred. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation Essential Job Functions: Assess the health status of individuals and record related health data. Analyze and interpret data and make informed judgments as to the specific problems and elements of nursing care mandated by a particular situation. Respond accordingly to on-call and/or emergency situations. Ensure all records and files are maintained properly; ensure confidentiality and safekeeping. Plan and implement nursing intervention which includes all appropriate elements of nursing care, prescribed medical or other therapeutic regimens mandated by a particular situation, as well as the individual's ongoing nursing care plan and nursing protocols. Evaluate outcomes of nursing interventions and initiate changes as appropriate. Render direct (or indirect nursing care per program) on-site as needed including the provision of psychosocial support. As program dictates coordinate, schedule and accompany on medical or related appointments. Ensure coordination and completion of medication reviews. Administer medications and related activities as indicated by program and in accordance with physician's orders in consultation and accepted standards. Review medication needs regularly with appropriate parties. Implement/document changes in medications as ordered by physicians. Per program provide for proper storage and inventories of medications and medical supplies. Develop and/or maintain a current written nursing care plan and nursing safety protocols for assigned individuals. Review and update plan and or protocols annually or as needed. Represent plans and related interests on internal and external interdisciplinary teams. Per program provide, arrange for and coordinate the provision of routine auxiliary care/health maintenance services as appropriate. Ensure maintenance of related documentation, record keeping and reporting. Provide the control of and/or identify, assess and report communicable diseases and infection situations. Employ protective measures. Instruct and provide technical assistance to others in prevention and protection.