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Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN (Social Services - Nursing) in Nashville, TN at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 3/17/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you a positive and personable Licensed Practical Nurse looking for a unique and fun opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and watch them thrive?

Then join our clinical team at RHA Health Services!  

$200 SIGN ON BONUS!!

Do you like variety in your day?  Already have a job but looking for some extra income?  Several opportunities are available for LPNs to fill existing and new services -- med res home, ICF, trach oversight, insulin injections, etc.   


We are seeking a friendly and patient Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to provide basic routine preventative medical care to the people we serve. As a Licensed Practical Nurse with RHA, you will dispense and monitor medication, conduct physical exams and participate in each individual’s person-centered plan to help them reach their fullest potential.


Licensed Practical Nurse  – LPN  (Social Services – Nursing)


As a Licensed Practical Nurse with RHA, you will provide for the ultimate safety and well-being of everyone under your care at the day center, residential locations and anywhere else you interact with the people we support. You will also perform quality assurance checks and observations to ensure that Direct Care Assistants are correctly monitoring the health and safety of the people we serve in residential settings.

Our Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care and services to persons with disabilities in residential homes and/or vocational centers by performing the following duties:

  •  Assists RN and professional staff in delivering quality nursing services to persons supported.
  • Administers specified medications. Removes expired medications from circulation and access.
  • Takes historical information and records persons' supported vital signs. 
  • Observes person's supported mannerisms and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to supervisory medical personnel. 
  • Schedules and participates in service user and employee physicals.
  • Provides primary nursing services 24 hours a day.  12 hour shifts available.  Provides nursing services after hours, on weekends and holidays on rotation as scheduled.  . 
  • Assists with employee training on medication administration, CPR, 1st Aid and bloodborne pathogens. 
  • Communicates with family/guardians regarding person's supported health status.

Licensed Practical Nurse (Social Services - Nursing)

Job Requirements

Our ideal Licensed Practical Nurse has excellent listening and communication skills, can pick up on nonverbal communication and is eager to work on nonstandard nursing assignments.

Additional requirements for the Licensed Practical Nurse include:

  • Associate’s degree in Nursing required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Valid state Licensed Practical Nurse certification
  • Minimum 1 year Licensed Practical Nurse experience required; experience working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance
  • Ability to lift between 20 and 50 pounds and provide CPR after certification
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screen
  • Flexible schedule and availability to provide on-call coverage as needed
  • Ability to remain calm in crisis situations
  • EMR experience a plus

 



Benefits

As a LPN with RHA, you can expect a competitive market pay rate and an excellent benefits package to help you maintain a successful work-life balance. We are committed to maintaining a strong, dedicated workforce through innovative recruitment, comprehensive screening and competitive benefits and compensation programs. Our leadership development and training is specifically designed to develop, retain and reward qualified and professional employees. Licensed Practical Nurses can pursue additional education and professional certifications through our tuition reimbursement program and move into supervisory and management roles in various areas of RHA. The greatest benefit of a career at RHA is the difference you make in the lives of the people we serve. Our holistic person-centered approach, respected across North Carolina and throughout the Human Services industry, leads our employees to see the people we serve less as clients and more as friends.

 

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package for full time employees includes:

    • Competitive compensation program including regular performance feedback and coaching
    • Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Voluntary Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Telemed and Pharmacy Insurance,
    Health Advocate service which assists employees find doctors, schedule appointments, estimate costs, answer medical/prescription questions,  resolve medical claims issues and basically does the leg-work for employees
    • Offering free diabetic medication and supplies
    • 401(k) retirement savings program with Wells Fargo
    • Paid Time Off – 
    • Company sponsored Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Extensive Wellness Programs including company paid scholarships for healthy weight management and nicotine cessation, several wellness challenges and rewards through the year.
    • Free Annual Health Screening and wellness coaching event.
    • Discounted medical premiums for nicotine free employees. 
    • Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities
    • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve


Licensed Practical Nurse- LPN  (Social Services - Nursing)

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