Ref No.: 18-12061
Location: Glen Rock, New Jersey
Job Description: Medical Staffing Services Inc., is looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse to work in Glen Rock, NJ.

Provide nursing support to individuals with developmental disabilities and chronic medical conditions. Must have knowledge of nursing process, nursing physical assessment, DD experience, medication administration, behavior management skills. Must have strong documentation skills. Current NJ LPN license with CPR. A minimum 2 years' experience.


Job Summary:
The Licensed Practical Nurse provides services on a supplemental staffing basis to client facilities. The LPN works under the direction of a Registered Nurse and participates in patient care within the objectives, standards, and policies of the department and within the parameters of this/her educational parameters. The LPN is expected to practice a systematic approach to patient care utilizing the nursing process in collaboration with the Registered nurse. The Licensed Practical Nurse's role in the nursing process includes:
  • Observes, records and reports patients' condition, symptoms, reactions and progress to the RN
  • Contributes to the nursing plan of care
  • Assists in the implementation of the plan of care
  • Assists in evaluating patient response by documentation and communication of evaluation data to the RN
    Qualifications:
    Education: Graduation from an accredited School of Practical or Vocational Nursing with current license
    Experience: One-year full time experience in the clinical area or specialty he/she requests to work
    Certification: Current CPR Certification

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The Licensed Practical Nurse is expected to practice safe and ethical nursing within the scope of his/her profession by the State Practice Act, understanding his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Gives direct care based on knowledge of principles and practices of the LPN
  • Gives medications via oral, topical, subcutaneous, intradermal and intramuscular routes under the direction of a Registered Nurse.The LPN has full knowledge of actions and untoward effects of medications being dispensed.
  • Performs activities related to I.V. Therapy according to facility policy and procedures under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  • Assists physicians with patient exams, when required.
  • Contributes to patient/family teaching based on plan of care
  • Provides age specific care to all patients
  • Documents and reports to RN any changes in patient's condition
  • Consistently practices standard precautions, including hand washing, and consistent use of personal protective equipment.
  • Adheres to facilities' policies for handling bio hazardous materials
  • Updates knowledge and skills by attending continuing education opportunities

    Essential Functions:
  • Must have working knowledge of the principles and techniques of practical/vocational nursing
  • Must have current knowledge in caring for patients in different developmental stages throughout the life span
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Seeks to obtain educational resources and create learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for continued competence in nursing
  • Ability to operate and handle many types of medical equipment
  • Frequently move/lift between 50-100 pounds, depending on assignment requirements
  • Stand for long periods with frequent squatting, twisting, bending, kneeling and reaching to prepare equipment, material or objects for providing patient care.
  • Sensory requirements include speech for communication, vision, smell, touch and hearing for accurate assessment of the patient
  • Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Consistent attendance is required to assure that the client facilities' needs and patient needs are met.
  • Must have the ability to follow directions/instruction from his/her supervisor.
Compliance with institutional policies, procedures and practices
Working Conditions:
The Licensed Practical Nurse must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to inside environmental conditions, such as noise, infectious/communicable diseases, blood and blood borne diseases, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, odors, gases and dusts. There is also the possibility of physical injury/verbal abuse from an out of control patient and/or visitor. Frequent exposures to distressed patients, families or visitors.
Education Requirement:  
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:  
Hours: Mostly 3p-11p
Other Information:
Interested in this job opportunity? Please call Jeanne at [732] 353-4247 or email jeanne@staffing-the-universe.com