Arc of Onondaga
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Relief

Licensed Practical Nurse

Relief Opening

The LPN is responsible for assisting in the provision of health care and nursing services to individuals residing in an Arc of Onondaga residence and/or attending Day Habilitation, including promotion and maintenance of health, and prevention of illness and disability. The LPN is responsible for assisting the RN with oversight and assigned duties associated with a caseload, including incorporating individual program plans into a daily program of activities.  This position is responsible for providing hands-on assistance, supervision, instruction, and guidance.  The LPN implements assigned goals, objectives, and services for individuals.  Reports directly to the Nurse Manager and follows the direction of the assigned Team Registered Nurse.


  1. Assists the assigned RN with Providing emergency medical care or first aid treatment in the event of illness, injury and/or accident. Administers medication, tube feedings, injectable medications and medical treatments to individuals as needed.  Monitors medication and side effects.  Observes all medication policies and procedures
  2. Provides input into the development and implementation of nursing care plans for i
  3. Assists in providing education and instruction to individuals supported and staff to ensure the provision of health care services, including activities of daily living, personal hygiene, self-medication, oral hygiene and health education or any other topics assigned by RN.
  4. Maintains regular communications with families and nursing staff from other agencies.
  5. Notifies care providers of need for medical follow-up by written and telephone contact, informing all team members of same.
  6. At times may assist, supervise, and instruct individuals during meals and at other times as assigned/requested. Assists, at any time, with physical and/or behavioral interventions, including dining, transferring, lifting, and positioning, demonstrating appropriate techniques in all interactions. May provide coverage at a location that requires LPN licensure.
  7. Assists the RN with the following duties including but not limited to: setting up and reviewing MAR's, reviewing medication errors, preparing review paperwork, training staff on documentation standards as it relates to medical, filing medical paperwork, medication cabinet reviews, updating IDF's, preparation of Nursing Care plans for RN approval.
  8. Assists in ordering of first aid and other medical or health related supplies, as requested. Responsible for the safe storage and disposal of supplies.
  9. Attends portions of the Medication Certification Course as assigned by supervisor. Must shadow med. pours with the RN and complete med. pours in the presence of the RN prior to administering medications.
  10. Provides hands-on assistance, instruction, and guidance on an individual, small, and large group basis in the development of skills, as outlined in program plans, to individuals in various settings as appropriate.
  11. Implements plans, objectives, and activities, and provides services in accordance with the individual's program plan. Consistently implements and adheres to Behavior Management Plans. Receives instruction, guidance, and direction from clinical staff on particular methods, treatments, etc.
  12. Acts as a member of the treatment team, providing feedback, suggestions, etc. for program plans for. individuals. Assists, as requested, in the evaluation of individual's needs and abilities. Attends annual and semi-annual reviews to present medical information.
  13. Provide "back-up" coverage including plan development and review, documentation and support for individuals other than those assigned to their caseload when necessary.
  14. Responsible for providing safe transportation as required to self and to individuals to and from off-site locations in agency-owned and/or personal vehicle. This position requires a fair amount of traveling between assigned locations.
  15. Serves on program- and agency-wide committees, as requested.
  16. Maintains and updates all necessary documentation, including daily log, medical fact sheets, nursing care plans, Therap, etc.
  17. May be requested, as needed, to provide services to any division within the agency lending support and expertise where required.
  18. Supports the Goals and Mission of Arc of Onondaga County. Ensures that communications and personal performance reflect the Agency's commitment to teamwork, compliance with policies and procedures and respect for individuals and staff.
  19. Expected to conduct all agency business and complete job responsibilities in accordance with agency Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Plan.
  20. Attends and participates in required Arc meetings, staff development and training programs.
  21. Establishes and provides clear and legible documentation and compliance records required by Arc and other government agencies.
  22. Must maintain any required licenses and/or certifications.
  23. Provides other job-related support and services as required or assigned by management.

Note Requirements 1- 16 are Essential Job Requirements


Education & Experience Requirements

  • Currently licensed and registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the NYS Department of Education.
  • One year in training or working with the developmentally disabled or specialized training, preferred.
  • A Valid NYS driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.
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