Licensed Practical Nurse
at Oak Hill

Date Posted: 11/18/2019

Job Description

Oak Hill is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization dedicated to enhancing the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities. Since 1893, we have been dedicated to setting the standard in providing innovative solutions, program excellence, services and advocacy. We help people with special needs experience rich and fulfilling lives and we support them at every stage of life. We are one of the largest nonprofits in Connecticut. 

We are recruiting for a part-time Licensed Practical Nurse for our group home in Thomaston, CT. The hours are Thur 11p-7a, Sat 3-11p and Sun 3-11p. 


The LPN works under the general supervision of the Program Manager under the direction of the Group Home Nurse Coordinator with regard to health/medical related issues.  This individual has no supervisory responsibility.


The LPN on the job will have contact with residents/program participants, other employees, medical personnel, parents, guardians and others in the community.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Becomes familiar with, and implements Oak Hill's policies and procedures designed to fulfill specified goals and objectives of programs for residents/program participants by providing assistance, guidance and instruction in activities of daily living;  personal hygiene; meal preparation, the serving and feeding of meals; housekeeping activities; social and recreational activities; behavior modification; medication administration and other activities related to maintaining residents'/program participants’ well-being.
  • Attends to the health needs of residents/program participants by becoming familiar with and maintaining current knowledge of their health issues: carrying out instructions pertaining to medical concerns as given by the physician, Group Home Nurse, (GHNC) Manager or Program Supervisor.
  • Maintains resident/program participant health by contacting the physician in medical emergencies such as 911, writing an incident report; and keeping the Manager or Program Supervisor and Group Home Nurse informed.
  • Facilitates resident/program participant care and provides awareness and access to important health related information by taking doctors' orders and recording the information on medication Kardex, medication cards, nursing notes, and in the shift to shift communication book.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience, and/or training which provides the knowledge, abilities and skills listed below.  State of Connecticut Practical Nursing License.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skills

  • Knowledge and ability to assess, diagnose and follow treatment procedures for medical problems in normal or emergency situations:  The ability to monitor vital signs, osculation, palpation, and percussion:  Knowledge and ability to manage G. Tubes:  Knowledge of issues surrounding the use of medications and the ability to recognize and respond correctly to such issues
  • Knowledge of the needs of individuals with disabilities; knowledge and ability to maintain a safe environment;  ability to train residents in self-care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Oak Hill provides a full range of services to people with disabilities. We help all ages, from newborns to seniors. And our experienced staff covers the needs of every intellectual, developmental and physical disability.

We provide comprehensive and on-going training on caring for people with multiple disabilities. Employment opportunities vary from working directly with children and adults with disabilities to administrative and supervisory positions within the organization’s 11 distinct programs. Oak Hill is statewide with 120 program sites throughout Connecticut.

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