New Jersey MENTOR is seeking a LPN to provide prescribed medical treatment and personal services to at-risk youth population under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) or physician in a group home environment.
Provides consultation, guidance, training and supervision to staff to ensure the effective implementation of medically related services as prescribed per program, physician or specialist plans, service plan and/or state regulatory standards as license permits.
Participates in the development and implementation of service plans and supervises inconjunction with the physicians, the medical components of the plan.
Provides technical assistance to Mentor staff regarding the medical care issues, along with operation and maintenance of durable medical equipment.
Reviews medication error forms, analyzes errors and makes recommendations for procedural changes.
Provides input regarding health care services to be included in each individual's service plans.
Monitors and ensures follow through of all medical and dental appointments in conjunction with management.
Conducts quality assurance checks on the health care records and tracks immunization for consumers.
Completes health assessments and nursing care plans according to program requirements.
Implements programs regarding toxic chemical storage in conjunction with management.
Coordinates, organizes and/or assists with household activities such as light housekeeping and meal preparation, as required.
Transports individuals receiving services to planned and/or necessary activities and appointments, as required.
Maintains confidentiality, respects human rights and practices universal precautions in accordance with The MENTOR Network policy.
Actively attends and participate in team meetings, conferences and field supervision.
Performs other duties as required
Hours: Flex Scheduling; 10 hours per home per month in Stanhope, Great Meadows, and Hackettstown, NJ Qualifications:
Two year college degree in nursing or related field or state certificate
One year of experience working with at-risk youth or child mental health population served in a nursing capacity
Must have confidence working with challenging behaviors
Current LPN/LVN licensure for state of residence
Other education and experience plus licensure as required by state such as CPR/FA, HIV/AIDS certification, BBP and ACT training
Note: All hires will be required to attend a two week orientation: Monday thru Friday
Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services in more than 30 states to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.
Virtua, a multi-hospital healthcare system, is where talented, driven professionals come to deliver the highest quality patient care. When you join our team, you’ll play an integral role with a comprehensive healthcare system united by shared values and common goals. Whether at one of our hospitals, at a rehabilitation and long-term care center, or in the comfort of our patients’ homes, you’ll find a culture of compassion where excellence, teamwork & integrity are paramount