REM Iowa, a partner of The MENTOR Network, provides services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex challenges.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Do you enjoy providing great nursing care, knowing you are making a difference in people's lives? As LPN, you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services under the direction of a registered nurse or physician to address the medical or psychiatric needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, substance abuse issues, and/or emotional or behavioral challenges. You will travel between multiple locations and be accessible to staff at all locations during work hours.
Provide basic care and medical treatment to individuals served
Complete health assessments and provide input of health diagnosis to RN or physician for the development of nursing care plan
Follow-up on all physician orders and ensure follow-through on individual's medical/dental appointments
Monitor, administer, and record medications in a timely manner, acting as a liaison to pharmacy
Review medication error forms, analyze errors, and make recommendations for procedural changes
Conduct quality assurance checks on health care records
Maintain confidentiality, respect human rights, and practice universal precautions in accordance with company policy and all external guidelines
Partner with external agencies to coordinate services and ensure consistent treatment
Administer, track, and maintain log for testing of staff members and individuals
Provide training to staff members on topics such as medication administration, universal precautions, and infection control
Provide training for individuals served on topics such as self-medication, prescribed treatments, sex education/STD prevention, and smoking cessation
On an as-needed basis, coordinate, organize, or assist with household activities such as light housekeeping and meal preparation; transport individuals to activities and appointments
Participate in on-call system as needed; may be required to be accessible after hours for emergency coverage
Associate Degree in Nursing or related field or a graduate of an accredited LPN program
One year of experience working with population served in a nursing capacity
Current state LPN License and other certifications as required by state licensing regulations: CPR/FA, HIV/AIDS certification, BBP, and ACT training
Current driver's license, car registration and auto insurance if providing transportation to individuals receiving services
Strong communication skills with ability to build rapport with others
Self-motivated and detail-oriented with ability to multi-task
Reliable, responsible, caring nature with commitment to the company's mission and values
Why Join Us?
Full compensation/benefits package for employees working 30+ hours/week
401(k) with company match
Paid time off, holiday pay, annual bonus plan
Complex work adding value to the organization's mission alongside a great team of coworkers
Enjoy job security with nationwide career development and advancement opportunities
Come join our amazing team of committed, caring professionals. Apply Today!
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