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Title

LPN 

Category Adult Mental Health Services  
Description

Position Summary:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to support the health and medication needs of guests admitted to the Resource Center.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate medication orders and ensure accuracy for guests being admitted to the Resource Center
  • Develop Medication Administration Records
  • Check medications and verify orders at admission
  • Obtain vital signs at admission
  • Monitor health issues and conditions for guests during Resource Center stay
  • Observe staff for accuracy in medication administration after they have received medication administration training by the RN
  • Observation of staff's ability to use medical equipment and manage health conditions (e. g., CPAP, Epi Pen, Nebulizer, seizures) after staff have received training by the RN
  • Administration of medications and treatments as needed
  • Work in collaboration with RN for questions or assessment as needed

Other Job Functions:

  • Teach CPR/FA/AED for all staff
  • Assisting with blood glucose level checks and insulin administration as needed
 
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program and licensed as a Practical Nurse in North Carolina
  • Maintain certification in CPR/FA/AED
  • Maintain nursing license and obtain required continuing education
  • Experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred
  • Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care preferred
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.
  • Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.

Essential physical requirements:

  • Must be physically able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, bend and assist individuals with mobility needs.
  • Must be able to hear with in normal ranges
  • Must be able to talk in order to articulate crisis prevention, intervention and de-escalation supports.
  • Must be able to see with or without accommodation to observe individuals.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position LPN  
Division NC START  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location START Durham  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
SuperVFlg None Specified 

HoursPerWk None Specified 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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