Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

JOB TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

DEPARTMENT:   Residential/ATF

REPORTS TO: Deputy Executive Director

EFFECTIVE DATE:     08/07/23


SUMMARY:   This position is responsible for health-related compliance standards for regulatory agencies.




  • Administers non-proprietary medications to individuals, as needed on campus.
  • Administers proprietary medications as needed with complete recording of individuals’ name, date, time, reason for administration (specific medical problem), medication, route, and dosage given, and effectiveness of medication for day programs.
  • Maintain medical face sheet for each in individual that includes telephone numbers of physicians, nearest hospital emergency room, ambulance service, and number of poison control center.
  • Available to respond to emergency situations and accompany individuals to urgent care or emergency room when individuals are in the program on campus when there is proper coverage on campus.
  • Maintain monthly weight and height chart of individuals.
  • Review individuals’ medications monthly, or as needed, and shall notify individuals’ physician when appropriate.
  • Take a weekly inventory of individuals’ medication supply.
  • Ensure that all drugs are stored under proper conditions of sanitation, temperature, light, moisture, ventilation, segregation and security.
  • Responsible for compliance standards for regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain and update the individuals; medical files and lifetime medical histories and HRST.
  • Train staff in areas related to health care.
  • Inform Supervisor, parents, guardians, social workers, and physicians of any illnesses, accidents or medical problems pertaining to a particular individual. 
  • Record and report to the Deputy Executive Director or Designee any medication errors and/or drug reactions during the day programs.
  • COVID testing.
  • N95 Fit testing when necessary or required by regulating agency.
  • New hire orientation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.



  • Maintain each individuals’ current Lifetime Medical History, Annual Physical, and a copy of their current health insurance card and information.
  • Consult with the Adult Training Facility Supervisor and Deputy Executive Director on areas of concern related to the health and safety of individuals in the ATF Program.



  • Consult with the Deputy Executive Director on areas of concern regarding the Community Living Arrangement.
  • Maintain each individuals’ current Lifetime Medical History, Annual Physical, and a copy of their current health insurance card and information.
  • Consult with local pharmacies as directed by the Deputy Executive Director when needed. 



  • Current Pennsylvania Licensed Practical Nurse license.
  • Pennsylvania State Police background check
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
  • Indentogo (FBI) fingerprint scan and report
  • Recognizing and reporting child abuse
  • Current Driver’s License



  • Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Delegation – Delegates work assignments.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Judgement – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People – Includes staff in planning, decision making, and process improvement; Makes self-available to staff.
  • Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others; Microsoft Office.
  • Visionary Leadership – Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.



    • Frequently required to stand
    • Frequently required to walk
    • Occasionally required to sit
  • Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to taste or smell
  • Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions 
  • Occasional exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include:  Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used: Feeding pumps, G-tubes, nebulizers, vehicles, hoyer lift, wheelchair, car seat, standard medical equipment.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.