Company: Evergreen Life Services Texas
Posted on: September 21, 2022
If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have
received the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated, or you have
a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. -
$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE
Our mission is to serve, provide for, and champion individuals with
disabilities.Evergreen Life Services (ELS) is a charitable,
non-profit organization that provides a full range of professional
services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
(IDD). Founded in the 1950s, today we are proud to serve more than
1,100 individuals with disabilities in 8 states. -
Working at Evergreen Life Services isn't just a job; it's a
rewarding career. - Whether you provide direct care in our adult
day care or in a group home, or you serve in a support or corporate
office role, you will be an important part of the Evergreen team.If
you are looking for a place where you can make a difference, at
Evergreen Life Services you will change lives. - Every employee is
a valuable part of the team because, at Evergreen, everyone
matters. - -
Position Description: LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)
Reports To: Medical Program Coordinator or RN -
FSLA Classification: Non-Exempt
Created: November 30, 2013 -
Revised: December 21, 2020 -
Responsible for maintaining a healthy, safe and therapeutic
environment for individuals served and following through on their
individual plans of care.Essential Job Functions
Contribute to and actively participate in the planning and
actualization of daily projects
Update the Medical Program Coordinator and other staff regarding
health related problems of the individual served; discuss reason
for treatments, medications, etc. with the Medical Program
Assist in educating all staff so they may better understand
conditions of the individuals served.
Participate in the education of self and other staff members.
Assess individual served health needs and situations that have
potential to cause problematic health issues. Record findings on
all appropriate nurse notes each shift.
Assist with medical QA checks upon request.
Contribute health-related input to the ISP (Individual Support
Plan) as indicated and upon request.
Attend ISP and Circle of Support (COS) meetings as requested.
Assist in compilation of monthly summaries on individuals
Monitor and provide reports of seizures to the RN Healthcare
Coordinator. Assist in seizure data gathering as applicable.
Serve as the Liaison nurse for the individual served, assisting the
Medical Program Coordinator in making nursing decisions and
Demonstrate knowledge of and utilizes infection control
Communicate with physicians as needed regarding health related
Accompany individuals served to physician visits; obtain and
provide needed information; route orders back to the Medical
Program Coordinator immediately after all visit.
Assure the top of a Physician Consultation Form is completed and
taken to all appointments.
Review and maintain all incoming physician orders in the client
chart. Communicate any/all new orders to the oncoming shift nurse,
i.e., give a shift to shift report to the oncoming nurse.
Administer all medications according to best practice guidelines,
adhering to DIDS protocols for Medication administration.
Provide tube feeding treatments and other skilled nursing
treatments such as wound care, respiratory treatments, etc. for the
individual served. Follow MAR and Physician orders.
Review the quality and quantity of health-related documentation
upon arrival to the work site, assuring that the previous shift
nurse has documented properly and alerting the Medical Program
Coordinator if there are deficiencies in any nurse's
Generate and route incident reports to Evergreen management as
Compile medication error reports and route to the Medical Program
Coordinator no later than the next day following incident.
File health related documents in the individuals served health
records in the home.
Route all expired and discontinued medications to the Medical
Program Coordinator for disposal.
Assist with reviewing and double-checking the MARS at the beginning
of the month, checking for corrections, placing reasons for meds,
times and other pertinent information on the MAR., etc.
Attend appropriate in-services and staff meetings as directed.
Become familiar with and comply with state and federal regulations
as they pertain to the job position and work environment. Cooperate
with state survey teams and other state officials as requested and
Report concerns of client abuse, neglect and mistreatment
immediately and according to protocol.
Obtain and record monthly weights and daily vital signs if
Assist in the gathering of data for the annual risk assessment.
Maintain all medical information in the file in an organized
Reorder all creams, topical and powders from the pharmacist as
needed. (These are not routinely sent by the pharmacy; you must
call them and let them know when you are running low.
Ensure the health and welfare of the individuals served
Assist individuals served with medication and treatment plans as
Complete all required documentation in accordance with applicable
state agency(ies) and Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc.
policies and procedures
Provide individuals served transportation in company or personal
vehicle as requested
Must be a graduate of an approved Licensed Practical Nursing
Minimum of one (1) year clinically relevant experience required.
Experience working with elderly, or intellectually disabled
Must have knowledge of and technical skills of medical nursing
procedures, first aid and basic principles of nursing.
Must know or learn about intellectual and developmental
disabilities, seizure disorders, Autism and other associated
diagnoses pertaining to the field of intellectual disabilities and
Constantly moves about to coordinate work
Regularly assist consumers physically by lifting and positioning
them as appropriate
Occasionally moves and positions objects weighing up to 50
Frequent exposed to viruses and infectious conditions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities or a medical condition to perform the essential
Ability to meet the public in a manner that reflects creditably
upon the organization and must have the ability to deal with
individuals served and staff in a manner that is conducive to
harmony and their best efforts
Must be adaptable and have the ability to make decisions
May be required to attend seminar or job-related training
Must have understanding, patience and tact in dealing with
individuals served, their families or advocates and other agencies
involved in providing supports for individuals served
Must have the ability to maintain good working relationships with
Evergreen staff and with contacts from other agencies or
Must be able to prioritize work tasks
Must be able to work without close personal supervision
Employment Variables -Must have a good driving record which meets
the minimum requirements for Evergreen and reliable transportation.
Must pass drug screen and criminal background check. Must be able
to work some evenings when required.
Working EnvironmentMay be required to work in a variety of settings
and environments both indoors and outdoors.
Evergreen is an equal opportunity employer. - We consider
applicants for all positions without regard to race, color,
religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital
status, or any other legally protected status
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