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LPN (FT or PT)(Supported Living) – Fort Wayne, IN in Fort Wayne, IN at Benchmark Human Services

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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Job Description

Benchmark Human Services serves individuals through the life cycle, from infancy to elder years.

Our programs support people at work, at home, and in the community through residential, employment, social, therapeutic, crisis response, and day services.

We specialize in serving people with intense medical needs and high behaviors, including those with forensic backgrounds.

 Benchmark extends this expertise as a consultant for state governments and private organizations in evaluating facilities, systems development, staff training, and numerous other areas.

We are guided by our mission and passion to help individuals reach their full potential and maintain optimal health by providing skilled, competent, and compassionate care.

We feel that the best way to attain our mission is to provide the highest quality standard of care.

We are currently looking for an LPN for our Supported Living Department.  This position could be FT or PT.

If you’re looking for a rewarding job helping people with disabilities maintain their wellness, Benchmark Human Services may be the career change for which you are looking.

Expect thorough training, great challenges, and even greater fulfillment as you work face-to-face with these individuals.

We offer competitive wages including performance bonuses, opportunities for career advancement,

and benefits which include medical and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401k with employer match, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and sick time.

General Responsibilities:

  1. Provide nursing coordination and wellness coordination for individuals in accordance with all state and federal regulations.
  2. Function as liaison and advocate for individuals when dealing with physicians, psychiatrists and consultants.
  3. Provide health care training to Benchmark staff including medication training.
  4. Implement and train employees on new and revised health related policies and procedures in a timely manner as directed.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, vehicle insurance, and a valid state nursing license.

Thorough background history will be completed.

Candidates for employment are required to pass drug screening.

Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If interested apply on-line at www.BenchmarkHS.com/Careers or

contact Wendy Harris at 744-6145 or wharris@benchmarkhs.com.

RN

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide health coordination and staff training to meet the health care needs of individuals served

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide nursing coordination and wellness coordination for individuals in accordance with all state and federal regulations.

  2. Function as liaison and advocate for individuals when dealing with physicians, psychiatrists and consultants.

  3. Provide health care training to Benchmark staff including medication training.

  4. Implement and train employees on new and revised health related policies and procedures in a timely manner as directed.

  5. Participate in regular pharmacy reviews with the consulting pharmacist and follow up as needed.

  6. Complete all paperwork required to document assigned individuals health and related care needs.

  7. Respond to emergency medical situations for assigned department(s) in a timely manner.

  8. Responsible for assigned individuals’ medical files to ensure that all documentation is present and accurate.

  9. Participate in assigned individuals ISP meetings, nurse meetings, departmental meetings, and other meetings as required.

  10. Complete billing documentation for all individuals receiving wellness coordination.

  11. Perform annual nursing assessments and develop associated health risk plans to ensure appropriate medical care for assigned individuals. Nurse will update when a change in condition occurs.

  12. Obtain and remain current with any requested or required certifications and annual Benchmark nurse skill check-off.

  13. Other duties as assigned.

  14. Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals.

  15. Report to work as scheduled.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Ability to express and exchange ideas through verbal and non –verbal communication with all internal and external stakeholders

  2. Ability to effectively train staff

  3. Possess the skills to operate independently and/or in a team environment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. RN with current IN license

  2. Experience in community nursing

  3. Experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and/or mental illness

  4. Valid Driver’s License

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. LPN

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide nursing coordination and wellness coordination for individuals in accordance with all state and federal regulations.
  2. Function as liaison and advocate for individuals when dealing with physicians, psychiatrists, and consultants.
  3. Provide health care training to Benchmark staff including medication training.
  4. Implement and train employees on new and revised health related policies and procedures in a timely manner as directed.
  5. Participate in regular pharmacy reviews with the consulting pharmacist and follow up as needed.
  6. Complete all paperwork required to document assigned individuals health and related care needs.
  7. Respond to emergency medical situations for assigned department(s) in a timely manner.
  8. Responsible for assigned individuals medical files to ensure that all documentation is present and accurate.
  9. Participate in assigned individuals ISP meetings, nurse meetings, departmental meetings, and other meetings as required.
  10. Complete billing documentation for all individuals receiving wellness coordination.
  11. Wellness coordination services will be provided under the clinical supervision of an RN. LPN will submit required documentation to RN for review and approval prior to implementation.
  12. Perform annual nursing assessments and develop associated health risk plans to ensure appropriate medical care for assigned individuals. Nurse will update when a change in condition occurs.
  13. Obtain and remain current on any certifications requested such as Mantoux Certification, and annual Benchmark nurse skill check-off.
  14. Other duties as assigned.
  15. Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals.
  16. Report to work as scheduled.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Ability to express and exchange ideas through verbal and non–verbal communication with all internal and external stakeholders
  2. Ability to effectively train staff
  3. Possess the skills to operate independently and/or in a team environment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. LPN with current Indiana license
  2. Experience in community nursing
  3. Certifications to administer Mantoux testing
  4. Experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and/or mental illness
  5. Valid Driver’s License

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

QUALIFICATIONS:

LPN with current IN license

Experience in community nursing

Experience preferred  working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and/or mental illness

Valid Driver’s License

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