Under direct supervision, the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Living Options monitors and oversees the general health, medical issues, personal care and well-being of residents living in the residential facility. Delivers nursing care to residents as appropriate within the scope of the program.
- Delivers nursing care to residents within the scope of the residential program. Examines and evaluates residents who are ill, injured, or whose medical equipment is malfunctioning. Reports findings and safety concerns and makes recommendations to the Residential Administrator and Registered Nurse. Assists with emergency responses within assigned authority.
- Assists in the administration and monitoring of medications, which may include suppositories.
- Provides personal care for residents which may include assistance with eating, personal hygiene, showering, restroom assistance, and preparing for bedtime. Assists and/or prepares meals in compliance with dietary restrictions; assists individuals to eat, including those who may require assistance with G-tube feeding.
- Assists in care and cleaning of residential home, which includes laundering and ironing of residents’ clothing.
- Completes all necessary reports and documentation on a daily basis.
- Evaluates staff training needs within realm of expertise and conducts necessary training.
- Transports individuals to health care appointments and other various locations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Must possess a valid Licensed Vocational Nurse Certification/Degree
- At least one year of experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse –or- prior experience working at a residential home.
- Must have and maintain a valid CPR, CPI, and First Aid Certification.
- DSP I and II certifications required upon hire –or- within one year of beginning employment, depending upon contractual requirements of the residential home.
- Ability to read, interpret and implement policies, procedures and regulations.
- Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communications with all levels of associates and the general public.
- Must maintain a high degree of professionalism and positivity in all interactions.
- Ability to exercise discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- Ability to provide assistance with personal care to residents and to transfer an individual who has no weight bearing skills. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds repetitively. Ability to walk, stand, stoop, and kneel for extended periods of time. Ability to push/pull wheelchairs on a variety of terrain.
- Ability to pass a post-offer physical examination and a TB test.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a criminal record/fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation per Easterseals Southern California and/or program requirements.
- Ability to travel locally; maintain driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards; maintain auto insurance and vehicle registration.
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The Story of Easterseals
For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for individuals and families facing disability by providing services that make positive differences in people’s lives every day. Easterseals Southern California provides a variety of services that are designed to help people live, learn, work and play in their communities. Join us as at easterseals.com/southerncal as we work to change the way the world defines and views disabilities so that everyone can achieve their personal goals. #DisabilityTogether
Tragedy Leads to Inspiration
In 1907, Ohio-businessman Edgar Allen lost his son in a streetcar accident. The lack of adequate medical services available to save his son prompted Allen to sell his business and begin a fund-raising campaign to build a hospital in his hometown of Elyria, Ohio. Through this new hospital, Allen was surprised to learn that children with disabilities were often hidden from public view. Inspired by this discovery, in 1919 Allen founded what became known as the National Society for Crippled Children, the first organization of its kind.
The Birth of the Seal
In the spring of 1934, the organization launched its first Easter "seals" campaign to raise money for its services. To show their support, donors placed the seals on envelopes and letters. Cleveland Plain Dealer cartoonist J.H. Donahey designed the first seal. Donahey based the design on a concept of simplicity because those served by the charity asked "simply for the right to live a normal life."
The lily - a symbol of spring - was officially incorporated as Easterseals ' logo in 1952 for its association with resurrection and new life and has appeared on each seal since.
The overwhelming public support for the Easter "seals" campaign triggered a nationwide expansion of the organization and a swell of grassroots efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. By 1967, the Easter "seal" was so well recognized, the organization formally adopted the name "Easterseals."
Easterseals assists more than one million children and adults with disabilities and their families annually through a nationwide network of more than 450 service sites. Each center provides top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community it serves.
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