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Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN in Murfreesboro, TN at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 5/18/2017

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 - Stones River Center!

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  


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. Provides nursing services after hours, on weekends and holidays on rotation as scheduled and according to the company On-Call Policy. 
  • Assists with employee training on CPR, 1st Aid, and bloodborne pathogens. 
  • Communicates with family/guardians regarding person's supported health status.

Licensed Practical Nurse 

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 preferred; experience working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record for the past 3 years   
  • 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

 



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. 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, 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, Pharmacy Insurance, Health Advocate service which assists employees find doctors, schedule appointments, estimate costs, answer medical/prescription questions,  resol