Under the supervision of the a nurse the LPN provides coordinates and performs health-care services for individuals with developmental disabilities and provides direct supervision for OPWDD delegated LPN nursing functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Acts as the primary medical coordinator for individuals in the residence and day services.
Interviews individuals to determine medical problems and conditions.
Acts as primary staff person for documentation of medication administration in the medication database.
Reviews medication administration records on a regular basis.
Administers specified medication and notes time and amount on medication administration database.
Assists Registered Nurse with physical examinations as needed.
Reviews physician's orders and follow-up needs with Registered Nurse.
Administers First Aid and CPR on an emergency and as needed basis.
Observes individuals and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to the program RN.
Counsels individuals on good health habits.
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and six months to one year related experience and/or training. NYS License as a Practical Nurse. Certification by Red Cross or American Heart Association in First Aid and CPR.
A valid New York State Driver’s License and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.