Advocates

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Day Supports

    Job Locations US-MA-Ashland
    Job ID
    2018-4545
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Number of Hours Per Week
    20-25
  • Overview

    Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. 

     

    The Licensed Practical Nurse is provides nursing services in accordance to comprehensive written therapeutic service plan to individuals at the Day Habilitation Program. 

     

     

    Are you ready to make a difference?

     

    Responsibilities

    • Monitor recommendations in conjunction with the comprehensive written therapeutic service plan (DHSP/ISP) process and the interdisciplinary team.  Provide daily nursing notes and monthly summaries as necessary.  Review, maintain and update medical information in each file.
    • Promote community inclusion and self-advocacy.
    • Collaborate with and provide consultation to Team Leaders, Case Managers and Skills Instructors to develop and implement DHSP/ISP curricula in pertinent areas.
    • Administer over-the-counter and prescribed medication as necessary.
    • Provide emergency first aid and direct staff in the case of a medical crisis.
    • Consult with Team Leaders, Case Managers, Skills Instructors, Aids and other essential individuals on a day-to-day basis to share any pertinent medical information.
    • Provide structured opportunities for groups and individuals to ask questions regarding health/medical information.

    Qualifications

    • Graduate of an approved nursing school with current licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Licensed Practical Nurse and one year of experience in a community healthcare setting.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with individuals, families, funding sources, consultants, the community at large, and the program and administrative staff.
    • Basic computer knowledge.
    • Must hold a valid driver's license and have access to an operational and insured vehicle.
    • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

     

    Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

     

    Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

    Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

     

    Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

    Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

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