Health Supports Specialist (Licensed Practical Nurse- LPN)

Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Health Supports Specialist (LPN). JCDS serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We focus on individuals’ abilities, provide choice driven supports, and advocate alongside people to live and work in our community. We aspire to build a community that promotes, supports, and embraces people of all abilities. Health Supports Specialists are responsible for providing clinical care and guidance for individuals supported by JCDS. This position will be open until filled.

Responsibilities include:
Collects and documents medical history; measures and records vital signs; gathers, evaluates, and reports information regarding patient behaviors, complaints, or symptoms; obtains, processes, and handles lab specimens; administers medications to include preparing and giving injections; performs minor procedures and treatments and should have experience with PEG tubes, Ostomies, catheters, etc.

Completes and submits documentation regarding individuals care and condition; reviews quality and effectiveness of services provided and documented by other service providers.
Provides individuals and families with supportive resources; educates individuals and care staff in areas impacting the individual’s health, wellness, and daily living activities; assists in providing specialized health training and education to staff.
Completes routine tasks to ensure a clean and safe environment for individuals; stocks supplies and resources; participates in the development and monitoring of quality assurance activities; provides staff with updates regarding any changes in health status, and adjustments to medication; assists staff in performing minor medical procedures. Will visit several different homes each day.
Transports and accompanies individuals to urgent care or ER visits as needed.
Weekend days, with on-call hours

Job Requirements
A high school diploma or equivalent and graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program are required. Kansas Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license or Registered Nurse (RN) license is required. A valid driver’s license and good driving record are also required.

One year of nursing experience required. Experience in the IDD field is preferred.

Must demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

This position requires performance of various physical components at defined standards for the safety of employees and individuals served.
Candidate must be able to successfully complete criminal and motor vehicle background screenings, which includes KDADS required screenings and registry checks, and a post offer TB test.

Compensation ranges from $20.88 – $28.25/hour. Apply online at  https://jocogov.hua.hrsmart.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/5937.