LPN (Day Shift)

  • Wayne, NJ
  • Day Programs
  • Full-time

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The LPN provides direct health care to participants and health care support to staff. This role assists consumers and staff in attaining and maintaining optimum health by assessing health care needs, monitoring, planning and implementing health care policies and procedures



  • Participates in initial evaluations to by securing and reviewing all pertinent medical records and assessing physical well-being of participants
  • May participate in development of Individualized Service Plans by including health status and health care needs; participates in yearly re-evaluations
  • Assesses daily health status of participants, treats medical problems as appropriate and notifies Service Coordinator of significant observations and concerns
  • Administers prescribed medication to participants and first aid to participants and/or staff
  • Maintains medical records including regular anecdotal notes indicating significant developments and/or observations; writes reports as necessary
  • Organizes medical and dental screening clinics; participates in clinics as required by health care providers
  • Participates in development of new or revised health, safety, and emergency procedures; conducts and participates in-service health education for participants and staff; may provide health information and/or counseling to families
  • Administration of tube feedings and care of G-Tube site
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisor or program director


  • Detailed knowledge of general practices and principles of nursing
  • Working knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of nursing in a congregate adult setting 
  • Ability to establish positive relationships with each participant; learn and understand each participant’s individual needs
  • Adhere to DDD / Pillar Care policies and procedures and commitment to carry out program objectives
  • Ability to convey health information to others clearly, concisely and logically
  • Learn use of and to operate adaptive equipment 
  • Adhere to Pillar and DDD policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Establish and maintain proper working relationships with supervisors, administrators, parents and sponsors
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of participants and co-workers
  • Maintain a safe working environment and adhere to standard health precautions
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license with fewer than 4 points at all times
  • Drive a multi-passenger vehicle 



Graduation from an accredited school of licensed practical nursing; State of NJ Board of Nursing Certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse; at least one year's experience in an adult program, hospital, nursing home, or clinic setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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