Quest, Inc

  • LHC Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- Appointment Nurse

    Job Locations US-FL-Orlando
    Posted Date 3 days ago(12/13/2018 9:57 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1898
    Category
    Healthcare
    Min
    USD $19.00/Hr.
    Max
    USD $19.00/Hr.
    Work Schedule
    Monday-Friday; 7:30am-4pm
  • Overview

    Quest, Inc., makes a difference in the lives of nearly 1,000 people each day. For over 50 years, Quest has supported Central Floridians with developmental and intellectual disabilities by offering choices and opportunities to live, learn, work and play. Quest offers a wide range of services and support for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Our company can be a valuable resource by providing a safe place to call home, quality long term care, education, therapy and early intervention services for children, employment for youth and adults and a place for retreat and respite. Quest’s mission, through quality and innovation, is to build communities where people with disabilities achieve their goals. Each Quest team member plays an important role in providing the individuals we serve with superior service, care and support.

    Responsibilities

    At Quest Inc, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- Appointment Nurse schedules client medical appointments. Ensures transportation for clients to and from appointments. Accompanies clients on appointments or assigns appropriate staff to accompany client. Completes other duties as assigned.

     

    • Schedules and attends medical appointments with clients. Transcribes new orders from consulting appointment and verifies with Medical Director. Transcribes new orders onto MAR/TAR, fax/call orders to pharmacy. Gives report to floor nurse regarding new orders received on appointment or any changes made that day.
    • Schedules follow-up appointments, annual appointments (dental cleaning, dentist visits, annual in house eye exams, podiatry visits, psychiatric appointments) as well as specialty consultants that vary with each client.
    • Requests results of diagnostics and follows up post appointment
    • Rounds with physician on his weekly visit, as well as carrying out all new orders received that day (transcribing orders, faxing orders to pharmacy)
    • Oversees annual physicals are completed each month
    • Schedules labs pertaining to outside appointments; draws up lab requisition, schedules a date and time for the lab draw to take place and transcribes onto MAR
    • Completes Infection Control rounds monthly.
    • In the event of a call off, works the floor in place of the absent nurse.
    • Complies with nursing policies and procedures to ensure nursing standards are met. Promotes optimal nursing interventions.
    • Administers medications and treatments per physician’s orders and in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
    • Must be able to administer as well as count controlled substances.
    • Performs nursing evaluation of persons served health status daily.
    • Monitors persons served for seizures, medication side effects, signs and symptoms of illness, and provides necessary nursing interventions.
    • Assists in monitoring of clients.
    • Informs RN, Health Care Coordinator (HCC) or Director of Nursing (DON) and/or physician of health status change/accidents and injuries of persons served.
    • Completes all required documentation including but not limited to assessments, nurses notes, tracking forms, incident reports, monthly/quarterly reports, etc., along with quality assurance reviews, filing, and purging medical files.
    • Assists with providing nursing services in group homes as needed.
    • Demonstrates ability to administer IV medications and IV solutions as ordered by physician and within appropriate nursing regulations.
    • Participates in interdisciplinary, habilitation planning, and other meetings as requested.
    • Demonstrates understanding of the persons served training programs, behavior plans, and service goals, as developed during annual habilitation plans.
    • Ensures Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures are followed.
    • Ensures all emergency procedures are followed and communicates accidents reports, incidents of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in accordance with Zero Tolerance policy.
    • Maintains current CPR certification and current LPN License.
    • Adheres to all Quest’s policies and procedure to ensure client medical needs are addressed.
    • Reports to work during inclement weather to ensure client health needs are met.
    • Provide supervision of nurses and/or DSPs during appointments
    • COMPLETES ALL OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    Qualifications

    • Eligible to legally work in the United States
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Successfully complete a background check and drug screen
    • Ability to read, write, and speak English
    • Ability to thrive in a team environment
    • Ability to accurately complete nursing documentation
    • Ability to use an Electronic Medical Record system
    • Valid FL Driver’s License with a clean driving record
    • Ability to provide proof of educational achievement or required certifications such as a high school diploma, GED, college degree, advanced degree, or medical credentials
    • Must have a valid unrestricted license as LPN in the state of Florida

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