The Licensed Practical Nurse (hereafter referred to as LPN) practices within the scope of the LPN license.
- Participate in the implementation of the Nursing Care Process as it refers to each individual.
- Recognize and report changes in the individual’s condition to the RN on duty.
- Accurately record nursing actions which reflect the care given and observations made.
- Administer medications. The LPN is not allowed to give IV push medications or IV push medications through a heparin lock.
- Observe, report, and document individual’s response to medication.
- May accept verbal physician orders, but the order needs to be written on a Physician’s order form and signed at a later date by the Physician.
- Implement behavior modification programs and/or any other training programs that have been deemed appropriate for the individual through the IEP/IPP process.
- Responsible for facilitating activities of daily living for individuals to include: bathing, feeding, dressing, grooming, and training.
- Involve individuals and their natural families in their health care.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding individual medical information.
- Report accurately, completely, and immediately to the RN any incidents or accidents that happen to individuals or staff.
- Provide crisis on-call services including phone contact, face-to-face visits, or other services as needed.
- Moving or lifting objects in excess of 100 pounds with frequent moving or lifting objects weighing 50 pounds or more.
- Employee must be able to: stand, sit, climb, or balance, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, taste and smell.
- Graduate of an accredited LPN school.
- Currently licensed as a LPN in the state of WV.
- Previous training and/or experience working with individuals who have developmental disabilities is preferred but not required.
- Completion of the agency’s Orientation training class.
- Certification in CPR and First Aid.
- Completion of Crisis Prevention course.