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Job Description

Overview

Discover the difference you can make with a rewarding job that provides a sense of accomplishment and gratification knowing you will have a major impact on our company’s success!

 

Open Arms Solutions is an award-winning agency that is licensed, bonded and insured. Open Arms Solutions is driven by our mission to provide Home Services (companionship, personal care, and assistance with activities of daily living) and Home Nursing Services (skilled nursing) to aging, ill or recovering Clients allowing them to get home sooner and stay home longer. We are passionate about bringing joy, independence and peace of mind to Seniors and their family. We are also passionate about hiring team members that live our core values of Compassion, Positivity, Teamwork, Excellence and Doing the Right Thing.

Responsibilities

  • Acting in the scope of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act.
  • Support & manage the Weekly Medication Management needs for our Home Nursing Services Clients, including:
      • Reconcile medication orders issued by duty licensed prescribing practitioners for Clients.
      • Place medications in the designated weekly medication cassette for each day and time specified on the Physician Order & Care Plan.
      • Maintain medications securely in Client’s medication cassettes & storage boxes.
      • Place refill orders with pharmacies and arrange for delivery of medications. Complete follow ups when needed to ensure all medication are received on time prior to next weekly fill, maintaining a sufficient quantity of Client medications.
      • Communicate & document record of medication orders, medication refills & deliveries accurately accordingly to company protocols.
      • Educate Clients and their families concerning potential side effects & adverse effects of medications.
      • Communicate with Clients and their families regarding any medication concerns.
      • Notify physician of the occurrence of side effects, adverse effects, and/or allergic reactions.
      • Perform in depth Nursing Assessments.

Support the Community Nurse Manager with Welness Center needs, including:

 

      • Assessing Residents health related concerns & triaging needs.
      • Performing basic first aid, minor wound care, and assessment of vital signs.
      • Resident education re: medication and/or nutrition questions.
      • Responding to Resident falls and/or 9-1-1 calls.
      • Weekly Lab draws, including completing Lab Requisition forms and reporting results to the appropriate physician.
      • Support our Nursing Compliance related needs. From correction documenting, updating, auditing, and uploading any necessary documentation on a weekly & monthly basis.

 

Qualifications

  • Must have experience with caring for the geriatric population, especially individuals with dementia diagnoses and/or receiving hospice.
  • Must enjoy working in a fast paced environment. Be skilled at critical thinking & problem solving. Be detail oriented. Have great written & verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a LPN, RN, or BSN.
  • Must have the flexibility to work ON-CALL on the weekends, 2x/month.
  • Must be willing to commute to The Village of Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, IL.

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