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Medical Compliance Specialist / LPN

Company: ReDCo Group
Location: Saint Clair
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY A person in this position functions under the working title of Licensed Practical Nurse when working in an ICF/ID or Medical Compliance Specialist in non-ICF/ID programs. Assignments are technical in nature and are performed under the supervision of the Director of Nursing. A person working in this position in an ICF/ID also is provided oversight by the Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional/Regional Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Administers medication in accordance with the physician's orders, under the supervision of the Director of Nursing. Provides direct care to residents by utilizing standard nursing techniques and following care plans. Observes, interprets, records, and reports those signs, symptoms and processes which indicate the residents' responses to actual or potential health problems. Provides health promotion and maintenance through teaching, guidance, and counseling the residents, families, and other members of staff. Participates in formal staff development program and continuing education program to enhance professional competence. Identifies actual and potential safety hazards within the assigned care area and takes appropriate action to eliminate them
OTHER DUTIES Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
For Medical Compliance Specialist Participates as assigned on committees for quality improvement and related activities. Monitors medical regimes are appropriately implemented within prescribed written orders. Observes, records, and reports the effects of pharmacological agents and therapeutic treatments. Prepares and submits records and reports as assigned by Director of Nursing or other program managerial staff. For ICF/ID Licensed Practical Nurse Insures that medical regimes are appropriately implemented within prescribed written orders. Observes, records, and reports the effects of pharmacological agents and therapeutic treatments. Prepares and submits records and reports as required in accordance with ICF/IDD regulations.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with the Medical Compliance Specialist position; however, this person may serve as a coach and mentor for similar positions. In absence of the Regional Director/QIDP, Director of Nursing or Residential Program Supervisor, it is the responsibility of the nurse on duty to act as lead staff member in a supervisory capacity to ensure that policies and procedures are followed and also that required documentation is completed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The duties of this job require fine motor skills to write neat, legible notes, read and understand program documentation, and completing keyboarding entry. The duties of this job involve physical movements such as lifting, stooping, bending, squatting, pushing, pulling, and reaching: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment for this position varies between residential and community based settings. Employees are expected to support individuals both in their homes as well as in the community. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
TRAVEL This position requires travel between various residential and office locations. A person in this position may be required to operate company vehicles to transport individuals on outings and/or to and from medical appointments.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE Completion of a State approved Licensed Practical Nursing course and possession of a current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners. Knowledge of the theories and practice of Licensed Practical Nursing. Skill in applying basic nursing practices and methodology. Ability to observe, record, and report signs and symptoms of residents' actual or potential health status. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other employees. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective communications with residents, families, and other members of the health care system. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to identify actual or potential health and safety hazards. Ability to acquire new knowledge, skills, and techniques required to maintain current in nursing practice. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to recognize the limitations of one's capabilities and to seek help and/or guidance when necessary.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing Examiners
QUALIFICATIONS Language Skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents and instructions. Ability to read and understand commonly accepted medical shorthand and jargon. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to clearly explain instructions in both written and oral media to non-medical staff members. Mathematical Skills Basic mathematic ability including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Reasoning Ability Ability to read instructional memos and/or participate in training sessions then translate information provided into day-to-day work duties.
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS Ability to develop and maintain a positive and understanding attitude toward the co-workers and individuals in services. Ability to make sound judgments regarding the health and welfare of the residents. Ability to respond to high emotional intensity or emergency situations appropriately. Ability to work as a member of a team cooperatively and ethically to insure that the program is a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.

Compensation: $18.00 - $20.00 per hour We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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Keywords: ReDCo Group, Eldersburg , Medical Compliance Specialist / LPN, Other , Saint Clair, Maryland

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