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Licensed Practical Nurse II

Company: South Carolina Job Board
Location: Summerville
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities

Notice to Applicant:Pursuant to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (IFR), the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) has established COVID-19 vaccination requirements and exemptions for staff who provide any care, treatment, or other services in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID). This position is subject to this requirement. You may contact Human Resources for further information or review SCDDSN Directive 413-11-DD athttps://ddsn.sc.gov/providers/ddsn-directives-standards-and-manuals/current-standards.

Sign-On Bonus Available: A $3,000.00 bonus will be issued at the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs for Licensed Practical Nurse II (EA15) and Registered Nurse II (EA30) new hires as critical needs in accordance with Section 117.65 of the 2018-2019 Appropriations Act. The bonus will be distributed after one, six and twelve months of successful continuous Full-Time employment.

Referral Bonuses Available! Please contact your Regional Center Human Resources Department.

* Shift Differential Hourly Rates: Friday 2nd and 3rd shift = $0.75, Saturday - Sunday 1st shift = $3.00, Saturday - Sunday 2nd and 3rd shift = $3.75

About Our Agency

The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) is the state agency that plans, develops, coordinates, and funds services for South Carolinians with the severe, lifelong disabilities of:

* intellectual disability and related disabilities
* autism spectrum disorder traumatic brain injury
* spinal cord injury and similar disabilities

About Coastal Regional Center

Coastal Regional Center is a residential facility of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs located in Summerville, SC serving residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This position provides daily nursing care, training, activities and treatment to the people who live at the Regional Centers according to all licensing and Certification requirements, the South Carolina Nursing Practice Act, and South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs Policies and Procedures.

Under the supervision of a RN, provides nursing care, treatment, and training of all assigned in accordance with the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act and SCDDSN Policies and Procedures. Administer route oral, subcutaneous, and intramuscular medications as well as treatments in accordance with nursing protocol, facility policies, and procedures.

Monitors health conditions of the individual and reports findings to medical provider and appropriated staff. Assist physician/practitioner with examinations and treatments as needed.

Maintains a safe and sanitary living and working environment.

Assures accountability and protection from harm for all individuals are appropriate and thorough documentation.

Review Monthly MAR and 90-day recertification orders, completes healthcare Records, AIMS/DISCUS, swallowing and SAOM Evaluations; Assistant with weights and heights as ordered and indicated by policy and procedures; assure proper documentation.

Performs and participates in activities as otherwise assigned by the supervisor to include, but not limited, to participation in on-call rotation procedure.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Graduated from an accredited school of practical nursing and possess related experience. Is licensed as a Practical Nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.

Preferred Qualifications

* Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing and their relationships to the preventative and control of disease.


* Must be knowledgeable of the principals, practices, and techniques of current nursing practice. Have a good understanding of the nursing process in the clinical setting.


* Must possess the knowledge and application of professional conduct in the care of individuals and with other staff.


* Must possess a good understanding of nursing/medical terminology and current regulatory standards/practices.


* Ability to maintain accurate records and accountability.


* Physical abilities to include balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting (without assistance - fifty (50) pounds, with assistance over fifty (50) pounds, grasping, hearing, repetitive motions, driving (including nights), counting working 12 hours shifts or double shifts as necessary, running, and smelling abilities.



Additional Comments

EEO Statement: SC DDSN provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex --including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements: Pursuant to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (IFR), the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) has established COVID-19 vaccination requirements and exemptions for staff who provide any care, treatment, or other services in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID). You may contact Human Resource for further information or review SCDDSN Directive 413-11-DD.

Record Check: Criminal background check will be conducted by SLED, FBI, and DSS Child Registry that indicates no record of conviction, child abuse or neglect. Employment would also be contingent on your passing a pre-employment drug test. DDSN reserves the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information, including opinions of previous employer or colleagues that cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are not suited for the position.

Immunization: If this position requires the applicant to work directly with DDSN consumers, a (2) step PPD testing or QuantiFERON TB Gold testing must be completed prior to beginning employment. All new employees who are healthcare providers are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, Varicella and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.

State Disaster Plan: In accordance with the State's Disaster Plan, which includes hazardous weather, DDSN employees may be required to work in times of an emergency or disaster.

College Transcripts: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application are required to provide an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific time frame required by that area, after hiring.

Driving Record: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

Employee Referral: The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs supports a Referral Incentive Reward and a Retention Bonus program. You may contact Human Resource for further information.

Supplemental Questions: Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

Keywords: South Carolina Job Board, Summerville , Licensed Practical Nurse II, Other , Summerville, South Carolina

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