- Licensed Practical Nurse, with current license by Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provision of nursing services and treatments to participants;
- Supervision of the care and services provided to participants by program aides, volunteers, and other personnel, as applicable;
- Participating in the completion of participants’ comprehensive assessments and plans of care;
- Writing nursing notes at least one time per month or more often as necessary to address significant changes and health-care teaching in each participant’s health record;
- Responding appropriately to any acute changes in a participant’s health or functioning;
- Providing appropriate healthcare education for each participant and legally authorized representative;
- Obtaining, reviewing, and implementing primary care provider orders; and
- Coordinating the participant’s care with the primary care provider and, if applicable, community service providers.
Skills and Abilities Required:
- Knowledge of various disease processes that affect the elderly, including Stroke, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Cancer, and Heart Disease.
- Good documentation and oral communication skills.
- Current CPR & First Aid.
Minimum Level of Preparation and Training Normally Required for the Job:
- Completion of an Accredited Curriculum in Nursing.
- Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Massachusetts.
- Reports to the Program Director.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties of personnel assigned.