Are you looking for a rewarding career, which creates meaningful, independent, and productive lives for the individual's Able2 serves?
Join the Able2 Family!
Able2 prides itself on hiring caring employees whose main goal is to enhance the quality of life of the people we serve. Able2 has been around since the 1950's and has a long history of compassion and dedication to the individuals in our community. We are looking for passionate employees like you to continue our mission.
Since the 1950's, Able2 has been the premier provider of comprehensive services in our area to people with developmental disabilities.
Today, we are serving hundreds of adults along with their families from Chemung County and the surrounding areas. All of our services are designed to facilitate the flexible arrangements of preferred and needed services, individually tailored to the unique needs and personal goals of each person.
Are you a NYS Licensed Practical Nurse and looking for a rewarding career serving individuals with disabilities?
Able2 is currently seeking a professional, compassionate, reliable, and eager LPN for one of our location in the Elmira area.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs treatments and procedures as ordered by the physician with the understanding of its cause and expected effects.
Assists, observes and provides training to Residential Instructors in all aspects of personal care and hygiene (transfers, nail care, oral care, dressing, toileting, dining/feeding, bathing, changing) for individuals.
Assists with the scheduling and documentation of all health related appointments, lab work, exams and consults. Coordinates appointments with RN, managers, supervisors and day programs, as needed.
Observes symptoms, reactions, lab results and health needs of each person. Accurately records and reports information to the RN and Physician as deemed appropriate.
Obtains and documents monthly (or more often as directed or needed) vital signs, weights and breast exams, as applicable.
Implements appropriate therapy programs for each person as directed by the Care Plan, including but not limited to anodyne therapy, ROM, BART, Therapeutic Feeding, AFO and splint application.
Transcribes, signs and administers prescribed medications for each person as assigned. Updates the Medication Administration Records as needed; checks medication deliveries for accuracy and count, monitors and reports medication errors per policy. Maintains appropriate medications and medical supplies as needed.
Assists the RN in establishing and maintaining Physician Orders, DNR orders and medication histories for each person.
Communicates pertinent health information (dietary changes, medication changes, potential for side effects, etc…) through shift reports, progress notes and day programs. Communicates daily with RN (or RN on Call) for any unusual incidents or health care concerns.
Attends and participates in individual program planning meetings as requested.
Adheres to agency standard of ethical behavior as outlined in the Corporate Compliance Program, the Code of Business Conduct and associated policies and guidelines, and all applicable laws and regulations.
Performs such other duties as assigned by the Senior Supervisor/Team Manager/RN
Adheres to the Personnel Policy established by the Board of Directors and the Policies & Procedures established by the Executive Director.
Must be currently registered as a NYS Licensed Practical Nurse.
Physical ability to be on feet all day and perform lifting and supporting of individuals as required by responsibilities listed above.
Must be able to obtain and maintain required certifications including CPR and SCIP-R as appropriate.
Prefer at least one year experience as a LPN.
Interested and qualified candidates can apply by visiting www.able-2.org, click on the employment tab.
Able2 Enhancing Potential is an equal opportunity employer. Able2 Enhancing Potential does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship stats, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.