LPN-Nurse

Full-time Mon-Fri (Shift 12am-8am)

Part-time Weekends (Shifts: 8am-4pm, 4pm-12am, 12am-8am)

Covid-19 Vaccination Required

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Care of clients in all areas of treatment, to ensure their comfort and well being.  Including, but not limited to, daily assessment of their physical and mental state, upkeep and accuracy of their charts.

 BRIEF OUTLINE OF DUTIES:

  • Responsible for taking vital signs, assessment of client’s medical and psychological symptoms and the documentation of same in the nursing progress notes.
  • Ensure proper and accurate transcription of physician orders and that accurate documentation is maintained on the administration of medication, verbal physician orders and individuals that are on self-medication plans.
  • Inform the physician of acute or ongoing medical and/or psychiatric problems scheduled clinic appointment times and the results of medical assessments and testing.
  • Schedule outside medical appointments and ensure client’s transportation.
  • Review client’s health plan, develop and manage medical and medication goals for clients’ comprehensive treatment plans including clients who are in the self-administration medication program.
  • Develop and run nursing groups, act as co-leader in group therapy and participate in treatment team meetings.
  • Act as liaison between the client’s physicians and the staff.
  • Provide training to clients and staff in the areas of hygiene, medication side effects, first aid, nutrition, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by Associate Director.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

Current Pennsylvania LPN license, experience working with Chronically mentally ill adults, preferably in a residential setting. Covid-19 Vaccination Required

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Teamwork Oriented

Stress Management/Composure

Ethical Conduct

Communication Proficiency

Customer/Client Focus

De-escalation techniques

Flexibility

Critical Thinking

WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE (IF APPLICABLE)

Must have an acceptable PA criminal history, FBI clearance and Child Abuse clearance done prior to hire.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

No

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates out of the Lehigh House LTSR/Partial Hospital program at 1019 W. Lehigh Ave Philadelphia Pa 19133. (Other positions available at 2401 Penrose Ave Philadelphia Pa 19145)

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

Full-time Mon-Fri (Shift 12am-8am); Part-time Weekends (Shifts: 8am-4pm, 4pm-12am, 12am-8am)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must have physical ability to: A) Frequently climb stairs; B) Stand and sit for prolonged periods of time; C) Carry heavy items; D) Bend, kneel and reach; E) Passively restrain individuals in emergency situations.

TRAVEL

None

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CATCH Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CATCH Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. CATCH Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CATCH’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.

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