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Licensed Practical Nurse - Community Residences

Company: Matheny School and Hospital
Location: Far Hills
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. DescriptionMatheny is a special hospital for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Matheny's mission is to provide exceptional care and an optimal quality of life for children and adults with special needs and medically complex developmental disabilities. Founded by Walter and Marquerite Matheny in 1951, the Matheny of today is a pioneer in providing fully integrated, personalized care and education that respects each person's dignity and encourages their highest potential. At Matheny, we focus on abilities in a warm and nurturing environment. Our fully-accredited non-profit private school combines traditional academics with therapeutic intervention and pre-vocational skill development. Our Adult Services Program includes five licensed community residences/group homes and two adult learning centers. Staffed by experienced therapists and instructors, the program supports adult patients as they attain their highest level of functioning and integration into the community. Matheny's Arts Access program empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries. Through the use of innovative communication systems, the artists have complete freedom to explore a world that is defined only by their unlimited creativity and unique self-expression. Matheny Medical and Educational Center has career opportunities available for Full Time and Per Diem Licensed Practical Nurses at our Community Residences, located in Basking Ridge, NJ, Far Hills, NJ, Frelinghuysen, NJ and Somerset, NJ. There are various shifts available. Qualified candidates who are hired for Full Time employment will receive a Signing Bonus of $1500.00. ($750.00 payable after completion of three months of continuous employment and the remaining $750.00 after completion of six months of continuous employment). Desired Qualities of a Licensed Practical Nurse: Respect Professionalism Integrity CompassionIncentives for joining the Matheny team: Paid Training Staff Appreciation events Health and Wellness fairs Employee Recognition Awards Diversity events Employee Referral BonusesEnriching Lives. Growing Abilities Duties of this position include: Serves as the primary nurse for a caseload of community residents as assigned by the Community Nurse Manager. Provides skilled nursing care to community residents. Interacts with other members of the Community Residence staff and day program staff to ensure continuity and coordination of care. Documents all aspects of patients' health care in accordance with DDD and Community Residence requirements. Monitors and coordinates care with the Community Resident Assistants. Provides staff training to promote the professional development of staff and optimize patient care. Engages in professional relationships with community health professionals (including physicians, pharmacists, rehabilitation services, etc.). Reviews all residents' physical and medication records. Ensures the implementation of medically prescribed diets and exercise programs. Consults with medical staff on medical, health and safety issues. Responds to crises and intervenes as needed. Recommends policies and procedures on health issues and monitors their implementation. Performs monitoring activities as assigned by the Community Nurse Manager and/or Group Home Manager. Provides "hands on care" of the residents, including ADL care and assisting the patients with eating. Oversees or performs administration of all medications and treatments while on duty. Communicates effectively with group home staff regarding issues within the residence. Completes paperwork required for the Community Residence. Reviews meal plans to ensure delivery of medically prescribed and proper nutrition. Provides training to new Community Residence staff and informs them of applicable Community Residence Policies and Procedures. Accompanies and transports residents to appointments and outpatient visits. Follows proper medication administration procedures in accordance with DDD and Community Residence Policies and Procedures. Follow medical documentation procedures for physicians. Assists with Activities of Daily Living and personal care for all patients. Cooperates with licensee and DDD staff in any inspection or investigation.For Full Time employees, Matheny offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, tax deferred retirement plan, and generous paid time off. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.POSITION REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma or G.E.D required. Minimum of one year experience working with persons with developmental disabilities preferred. Current Licensed Practical Nursing license issued by New Jersey State Board of Nursing. CPR Level C Certification - DDD Approved PM22FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time and/or Part-TimeLocation NJ, Far HillsDOCUMENT UPLOAD None SpecifiedPI187654478

Keywords: Matheny School and Hospital, Newark , Licensed Practical Nurse - Community Residences, Healthcare , Far Hills, New Jersey

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