Job Title: LPN
Requirements: 1) Possess and maintain a current Pennsylvania Licensed Practical Nurse license. 2) Must be physically able to apply manual restraints and other safety techniques needed within the program. Previous experience working with individuals with behavioral health needs is preferred. 3) Demonstrated ability to work independently and complete job responsibilities. 4)Must be able to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, overnight periods, and holidays. 5)Must be 18 years of age or older. 6) Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to transport individuals in The Arc vehicles. 7) Must be able to provide assistance, as needed, in safely loading and unloading vehicle passengers and assist individuals to safety in emergency situations. 8)Obtain a physical examination as required by DPW regulations/Arc Policy. 9)Obtain Pennsylvania criminal history check, FBI criminal history check, and child abuse clearances in accordance with DPW regulations. 10) Demonstrated ability to adhere to the required schedule for the job. 11) Be able to provide/obtain transportation to and from work as scheduled. 12) Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both receptively and expressively, with individuals and co-workers.
About This Job: Reportable to the DON, the Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for performing selected nursing care acts in the care of individuals with an intellectual disability, under the direction of a licensed professional nurse. The Licensed Practical Nurse will ensure that care is delivered according to The Arc’s policies and procedures, Pennsylvania nursing licensure laws and regulations, and Commonwealth regulations applicable to the assigned programs. The Licensed Practical Nurse provides support, training and supervision to individual(s) living in assigned programs. The overall goal of the Licensed Practical Nurse is to enhance the quality of life of individuals residing in programs operated by The Arc. This position requires the LPN to work at several group homes in State College and Bellefonte.