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Licensed Practical Nurse LPN - ID/DD

Company: Horizon Behavioral Heal
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week), Day and Night Shifts available, 12.5-hour shifts, 3 days per week, with every other weekend rotationLocation: multiple locations surrounding Lynchburg, VA 24501competitive salary + benefitsWe value creating a safe environment for all, where you can perform with confidence in a safe work environment. Our team of health professionals serving clients in Horizon's state-of-the-art homes are following strict measures to ensure safety for all during the COVID pandemic, for all clients and employees alike. Position Summary:The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the Horizon Homes will manage all medical issues with direction from the RN and Physician and ensure physician's orders are implemented while keeping the physician and supervisor informed of pertinent information concerning the client's response to treatment.Required Education and Experience:The successful completion of a course of study that allows for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of VA is required.Two years of experience providing nursing services as an LPN is required or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Several years of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual disabilities.Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature related to physical health and intellectual disabilities; Knowledge of nursing best practices; Skill to administer medications; Skill to produce, read, and relay medical lab results; Ability to respond quickly to correct situations deemed to be hazardous; especially to consumers; Ability to record data and complete documentation within established expectations; Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills: verbally, person-to-person and through use of the telephone, and written; Able to train staff to implement training programs for the individuals; Ability to lift and transfer consumers up to an average of 50 to 80 pounds; Safely assist individuals with all aspects of physical management including equipment use, safe lifting and physical assistance; Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holiday, etc.) as required; Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver's license; Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites; Ability to participate in and successfully pass behavioral intervention training; includes both verbal de-escalation skills and physical skills techniques to be utilized with consumers as needed. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to clients at other locations.About Horizon:Horizon Behavioral Health is located in the heart of Central Virginia surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether your passions be hiking on the vast Appalachian Trials, kayaking through the James River Blueways, or a Sunday drive along the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Lynchburg VA offers small-town southern charm with an active culture of music festivals, outdoor activities, and performing arts that placed it at the top of the list by as the 2019 best place for millennials to move. Horizon is also the proud recipient of the 2016 Giving Back Award, Best Place to Work in 2018, Best of Lynchburg for Counseling Services for multiple consecutive years, and again most recently for 2021!We offer a generous benefits package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave and holidays. Horizon participates in the NHSC, as well as PSLF educational loan forgiveness programs. If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.To Apply - Please visit our online career center at www.HorizonBH.orgHorizon requires vaccination against COVID 19 with an FDA-approved or FDA-authorized vaccine as a condition of employment, or seek an approved exemption prior to start date. Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Keywords: Horizon Behavioral Heal, Lynchburg , Licensed Practical Nurse LPN - ID/DD, Healthcare , Lynchburg, Virginia

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