BAMSI Per Diem LPN/RN in Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Per Diem LPNs/RNs at BAMSI provide direct care service to individuals living in supervised residential settings and identify health related needs, monitor medical status and work with residential staff to ensure a safe and healthy environment for individuals served.
Must be an LPN or RN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with at least 6 months experience in an acute care or long term care facility. A valid driver's license in state of residence is required.
BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best. We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.
General Statement of Duties: Provide coverage for open nursing shifts in assigned residential/ day habilitation programs. Assess, plan, evaluate and implement care according to accepted standards of practice.
Attend to the daily needs of individuals as well as foster increased independence and self-determination.
Assist individuals with personal care tasks, which include but not limited to: toileting, showering/bathing, grooming, personal hygiene, assisting with mobility, repositioning, dressing, range of motion exercises, meal preparation and eating.
Follow individual protocols, treatment plans, behavior plans, etc.
When indicated, follow the Department of Public Health’s Medication Administration Program policies.
Ensure safe and proper storage of medications; ensure medications are administered as prescribed; ensure documentation is completed as required.
Review medical records and physician orders to ensure program compliance, updating information as needed.
When indicated, work with community physicians and program staff to formulate and implement effective medical treatment plans.
Assess, document and appropriately utilize necessary data, daily progress notes, staff log and complete all other and program required documentation.
Advise program manager / nurse manager and staff of any medical problems that may hinder an individual’s progress or that may be aggravated by activities at the program.
Consult with staff on methods of medical treatment and care.
Transport consumers to and from day programs, medical appointments and other activities as required.
Provide opportunities for leisure time activities and foster independence in the choice and participation of those activities.
Maintain knowledge of ongoing program issues and developments as well as informing supervisor of program issues and concerns.
Provide training and orientation for direct care / nursing staff as needed.
Attend required trainings.
Assist with admissions and discharges to and from hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by program manager, nurse manager or designee.
Perform duties to reflect agency policies and procedures.
Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.
Ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 pounds and over.
Possession of Massachusetts license as a nurse with experience working with disabled population.
Knowledge of the theories, methods, procedures and practices of nursing care and physical rehabilitation as applicable to community residential services.
At least six months experience in an acute care or long term care facility.
Work experience in a health or human service preferred; experience with people with developmental disabilities in a community setting desired.
Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence and own means of transportation required.
Basic computer literacy, including the ability to record data, use electronic time and attendance software and receive and send electronic mail, as needed, is required.
Effective critical thinking and communication skills.
Ability to lift, push, pull, maneuver up to 25 pounds.
Ability to reach, bend, stand, sit and walk; perform fine motor activities. Work effectively in a moderate to occasionally loud work environment.
External Company Name: Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.
External Company URL: http://www.bamsi.org/