Group Home Licensed Practical Nurse

Broward Children's Center Pompano Beach , FL 33073

Posted 2 days ago

SUMMARY

Responsible for the medical and physical care of the residents.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

One-year certificate from college or technical school; and three to six months related experience and/or training. Pediatric or ventilator experience preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Administer medications/treatments to residents.
2.Perform tracheostomy care including changing, cleaning and emergency care.
3.Perform tracheostomy, nasopharyngeal, and oral suctioning.
4.Perform and be familiar with sterile procedures.
5.Perform oxygen therapy, including the use of the oxygen tank and apparatus,

adjusting to the purpose of seizure management.
6.Perform respiratory therapy for trach and vent residents.
7.Perform first aid measures for the purpose of seizure management.
8.Be familiar with the care and management of ventricular shunts.
9.Perform postural drainage and percussioning on patients who require this.
10. Perform range of motion during bath on residents and reposition every two hours.
11. Perform oral and gastrostomy tube feedings.
12. Perform gastrostomy tube care.
13. Report signs of dehydration and fecal impactions.
14. Deal with emergency situations:

a) aspiration

b) foreign body ingestion

c) toxic substance ingestion

d) congestion

e) seizures (including status epileptics)

f) cardiopulmonary arrest
15. See that the children are clean at all times, bath & hair grooming.
16. Maintain charts of residents in her charge.
17. See that the physical home is kept clean, neat and orderly at all times.
18. See that the equipment is cleaned at the end of each shift.
19. Report problems to the physician when necessary
20. Accompany child to emergency room when necessary.
21. Accompany child to appointments when necessary.
22. Arrange clinics for physician
23. Report emergencies to Supervisor on shift.
24. Report staffing shortages to Supervisor when you take the call.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Florida Driver's License

Florida LPN License

HIV Course, CPR, First Aid

ALL APD requirements

A Confidentiality Agreement is required and must be signed upon commencement of service

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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