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Licensed Practical Nurse – Community Residence

Job ID 5007280 Date posted 06/28/2017

Matheny Medical and Educational Center

65 Highland Avenue

Peapack, NJ 07977

Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a unique special hospital and school for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities, is seeking a:

Licensed Practical Nurse – Community Residence

*Full Time*

We are looking for an L.P.N. to provide nursing care and to monitor the medical status for Matheny community residents at our Group Home in Frelinghuysen, NJ

  • Serves as the primary nurse for a caseload of community residents as assigned by the Community Nurse Manager.
  • Provides skilled nursing care to community residents.
  • Interacts with other members of the Community Residence staff and day program staff to ensure continuity and coordination of care.
  • Documents all aspects of patients’ health care in accordance with DDD and Community Residence requirements.
  • Monitors and coordinates care with the Community Resident Assistants.
  • Provides staff training to promote the professional development of staff and optimize patient care.
  • Engages in professional relationships with community health professionals (including physicians, pharmacists, rehabilitation services, etc.).
  • Reviews all residents’ physical and medication records.
  • Ensures the implementation of medically prescribed diets and exercise programs.
  • Consults with medical staff on medical, health and safety issues.
  • Recommends policies and procedures on health issues and monitors their implementation.
  • Performs monitoring activities as assigned by the Community Nurse Manager and/or Group Home Manager.
  • Oversees or performs administration of all medications and treatments while on duty.
  • Communicates effectively with group home staff regarding issues within the residence.
  • Completes paperwork required for the Community Residence.
  • Reviews meal plans to ensure delivery of medically prescribed and proper nutrition.
  • Provides training to new Community Residence staff and informs them of applicable Community Residence Policies and Procedures.
  • Accompanies and transports residents to appointments and outpatient visits.
  • Follows proper medication administration procedures in accordance with DDD and Community Residence Policies and Procedures.
  • Follow medical documentation procedures for physicians.
  • Assists with Activities of Daily Living and personal care for all patients.
  • Cooperates with licensee and DDD staff in any inspection or investigation.

    To qualify:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D required.
  • Minimum of one year experience working with persons with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Current Licensed Practical Nursing license issued by New Jersey State Board of Nursing.
  • CPR Level C Certification – DDD Approved

    Matheny offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, tax deferred retirement plan, and generous paid time off.

    To apply please send your resume to:

    EOE M/F/D/

  • Nursing at Matheny is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our focus is on maintaining patient wellness so they can benefit fully from participation in our therapy, education, recreation and community programs. The nurse’s role involves a close partnership with the medical staff to provide the best possible care for each patient. Nurses at all levels are active members of the interdisciplinary team, various committees and in the complete strategic planning process.

    It takes special people to care for those with special needs.

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    While the great majority of Matheny patients have cerebral palsy as their primary diagnoses, Matheny also has patients with spina bifida, Lesch-Nyhan Disease (LND) and a wide range of uncommon conditions including Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Cornelia De Lange syndrome, Wolf-Hirshorn syndrome and 4Q Deletion syndrome. Lesch-Nyhan Disease is a rare x-linked recessive disorder associated with cognitive impairment, high levels of uric acid in the blood, kidney involvement and the hallmark symptom -- severe and involuntary self-injurious behaviors. Matheny is recognized as the leading source of information on care issues regarding LND.

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