To advocate and institute the appropriate nursing interventions, according to the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts, for all medical needs of assigned program participants focusing on optimal health for all
individuals. The licensed practical nurse bears full responsibility for the quality of healthcare he/she provides. The Licensed practical nurse is responsible for each individual to live a safe, enjoyable life in
their community with opportunities to learn and to exercise increasing independence and control over their lives. The people we support participate in hiring, training and evaluation of employees who work with them. The agency and its employees are responsible to the people we support. Schedules are determined by programmatic needs and maintained by assigned Residence and Area
This is a direct support position providing individual medical support and education to individuals in assigned program. He /she will comply with the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts and operate under
the scope of licensure. Staff is also responsible for the provision of day-to-day services to program participants.
Assess and coordinate healthcare services for participants. Institute appropriate follow up and
communicate all medical issues to: RD, RN, Area Director (AD), and any other appropriate SHCS staff.
Document all nursing interventions and changes affecting the individual in appropriate areas – TIER duties as assigned by RN, daily log, progress notes, staff communication log, and any other identified system for communication purposes.
Review ISPs for current knowledge of Areas of Life support plans and strategies, behavior plans, and
physical therapy plans. Maintain current medication and treatment orders noting any side effects/adverse effects and report to
appropriate people: Health Care Provider, Residential Director (RD), Lead Registered Nurse-Cape Cod Region, and other designated SHCS staff.
Assist in training staff in personal care, positioning, feeding, use of supportive devices, and any other
designated task by RN/RD.
Maintain health records according to DDS standards assuring that necessary documentation is up to date as assigned by Lead Registered Nurse.
Ensure that information in communicated to staff-residential and day program regarding recommendations and treatments ordered by prescribing physician, NP, PA, and any other licensed medical personnel.
Assist Individuals if designated on necessary appointments as recommended by their Physicians and
Maintain all required certifications.
To maintain regular contact and positive relationship with individual’s family members/guardians which
includes providing status updates, scheduling visits, and acting as a positive liaison between
family/guardian and the residential program.
To assist the individuals with their personal care and ADL’s, household shopping, and community
integration being mindful for allowing ongoing opportunity for individuals to assume increasing control and
To follow Foundation and Affiliate Policies and Procedures regarding scheduling, addressing crisis
situations and communicating appropriate general information. To perform additional duties as required or directed.
Monitor for the observance by all maintaining safety.
(A) Meet with RN/RD for supervision and direction as needed to ensure appropriate
medical health care is provided for participants.
(B) Attend staff meetings and participate in discussions of current medical/health issues; Residential
topics; and any other house related issues.
(C) Attend other designated mandatory in-services.
To implement procedures and services including medical interventions, or additional duties, as assigned
To follow MAP policy in the transcription and administration of medication in the home.
RD will supervise LPN staff on residential schedule/job responsibilities in the home ( non medical.)
RN will supervise LPN on nursing related job responsibilities in the home
LPN or RN with current MA license. One year working with individuals with ID/DD.
Valid Driver’s License required.
COVID vaccination is now required for this position