The Pennsylvania Group, Inc.
The Department of Human Services, White Haven Center provides dedicated, high quality care to the people that call White Haven Center home. We are seeking hard working, enthusiastic, compassionate and caring people who are committed to providing exceptional care to our individuals. If you are an ambitious, confident Licensed Practical Nurse committed to helping others, this job is for you! Come join the DHS team, apply today!
Part-time employment. Positions are available on 2nd Shift (2:45 PM – 11:15 PM). Works 5 days in 14 with every other weekend off. Multiple positions may be filled with this posting. Free Parking!!! Based upon the nature of the duties in the position description, the individual selected for this position may be required to annually disclose specific personal and business financial information in accordance with Management Directive 205.10 regarding Financial Disclosures Required by the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act.
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE.Team Nursing Responsibilities:
Utilizes the Nursing Process at White Haven Center in order to maintain high-level wellness for each individual. This is done in compliance with Federal, State and in-house regulatory modes.
This Is Accomplished By
Observe and report any changes of physical, psychosocial and/or mental health status Provides direct nursing care and treatment services. Is responsible for infection control and quality assurance/improvement/risk management activities Maintains medical/health records Adapts to changes in work assignments or responsibilities to meet the needs at the worksite on assigned shift Participates in assisting the physician in dispensary as needed Monitors supplies and equipment needs Sets priorities for assigned shift/area Develops and maintains a therapeutic milieu and safe and sanitary environment Develops and provides training, guidance and counseling to individual’s families on health promotion and maintenance.
Participates in the interdisciplinary process and the development, implementation, evaluation, and modification of the comprehensive Active Treatment Plan.
This Is Accomplished By
Attending annual reviews for those with assigned caseload, when on duty, and completing an annual nursing assessment packet to be presented at the annual review. Maintaining a cooperative relationship with staff from all disciplines serving the unit’s population in order to maximize communication and ensure the most comprehensive and meaningful habilitation program for each individual. Maintains open communication by relaying messages, exchanging ideas in a constructive, courteous, effective manner.
Ensures effective and efficient nursing care delivery on assigned shift/area
This Is Accomplished By
Completing professional nursing functions, as described by Nursing Standards of Practice, for health care needs of individuals to provide optimum nursing care. Performing related duties according to standards and target dates determined at the time of each assignment Screening individuals daily for signs and symptoms for a change in condition which may indicate a need for change in the treatment plan, reports to the appropriate physician on a timely basis these changes. Observe, document and follow-up of any reported illnesses Observing, interpreting, recording and reporting the effects of pharmacological agents and therapeutic treatments Reviewing results of diagnostic procedures/evaluations and reporting any abnormality to physician. Completes a nursing summary every 90 days on each individual in assigned caseload. Maintaining nursing responsibilities for assigned caseload in accordance with White Haven Center policies and procedures. Applying nursing techniques required for the intensive and continued care and treatment of the individuals in assigned area(s). Completing documentation timely, legibly, and in accordance with established policies and procedures. Familiarizing himself/herself with all DHS and institutional regulations as applicable to his/her professional area. Receiving oral/written report at the beginning of shift and giving oral/written report to oncoming nurse(s); assuring completion of 24 Hour Nursing Report on assigned shift (inclusive of individual acuity rating). Communicating any changes in health status to unit supervisor and providing input on 24 Hour Supervisor/Nursing Report. Acting as a liaison to physician, providing information and reporting observations, and assisting with examinations as needed. Completing rounds with consultants as needed and participating in special health care interventions as indicated Following procedures established for taking, implementing and documenting physician’s orders to ensure medical care is being provided as ordered on assigned shift. Administers prescribed medications and treatments and takes physician’s orders Assists the physician with scheduling and conducting physical examinations. Compiles, reviews, monitors and interprets nursing database Makes staff development and training recommendations
Work Activities May Include
Lifting, positioning, and transferring all assigned individuals with the assistance of other employees Performing emergency interventions such as CPR/Abdominal Thrust. Lifting, pulling, pushing medication carts and carrying objects. Initiates safety mechanics (restrictive/therapeutic holds). Initiates and performs emergency evacuations.
The frequency and duration of these activities may vary from unit to unit and shift to shift.
Additional Work Activities Include
Understanding and interpreting oral and written instructions. Coping with day-to-day problems and make reasonable decisions regarding individuals served. Meet all elements of performance standards. Participate in nursing and facility committee activities Familiarize new employees to the policies and procedures, rules and regulations of the nursing department and the health care facility. Participates in staff development programs to further enhance professional nursing skills May be reassigned to any area of the Center on an as needed basis. May be assigned mandatory overtime when insufficient volunteers are available to meet the minimal staffing requirements.
These duties are essential to all components of the job in order to ensure the health and safety of individuals served.
Perform all related duties which are compatible with job description and those which are necessary in an emergency in order to ensure the health and welfare of those individuals who reside at White Haven Center.
Maintain licensure requirement, and current CPR training requirements.
This Is Accomplished By
Performing work responsibilities creatively, resourcefully, and with the spirit of a “self-starter”. Relating effectively on a verbal and non-verbal basis with all staff and individuals. Identify strengths and weaknesses in overall performance and try to grow in areas of personal weakness. Enhance his/her own professional growth and knowledge through active participation in professional meetings, conference, in-service sessions, and out-service training programs.Qualifications: PA residency currently waived for this title. You must be able to perform essential job functions. Necessary Special Requirements – Possession of a current Pennsylvania license as a Licensed Practice Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; or possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Condition of Employment – Employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse within the one year period as defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. If you are within 60 days of completing a licensed practical nursing program approved by the State Board of Nursing, you are eligible to apply for this job posting. At the time of appointment to a position, you must show proof of possession of a current, valid PA temporary practice permit or PA Licensed Practical Nurse license.
This position comes under the provisions of the Older Adult Protective Services Act: Under the Act, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to, PA State Police and FBI clearance.
Commonwealth Employment Requirement
A conditional offer of employment will require satisfactory completion of a medical examination and a drug screening test.
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at [email protected].
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.
Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions Provide complete and accurate information or: application processing may be delayed disqualification may result