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Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse | North Philadelphia | Pennsylvania



Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

DirectShifts is seeking a compassionate and highly motivated Licensed Practical Nurse to provide nursing services in our medical respite program located in North Philadelphia.


  • Records patient’s medical history
  • Accurately records patient medications via the MARs
  • Takes and record measurements of blood pressure, vitals, temperature, heart rate etc
  • Observes patients under treatment to identify progress, side-effects of medications etc
  • Completes initial medical and social intakes of new patients
  • Administers medications per physicians’ orders to the patients and monitors and documents the effectiveness of all medications
  • Assures the safety and comfort of all patients
  • Assists with the scheduling of medical appointments
  • Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care for residents
  • Provides on-call supports on alternating weekends between respite Nurse Manager
  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings
  • Meal preparation if needed
  • Provides training and supervision to the Certified Nursing Assistants on their shift
  • Participates in professional trainings, webinars, etc
  • Maintains necessary licensures and certifications that is required for the job
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager


  • Licensed Practical Nurse Certification from an accredited college or university
  • Prior direct service experience with people experiencing homelessness and/or those with substance abuse or behavioral/mental health issues
  • Familiarity with the Social Determinants of Health
  • Two or more years of experience in residential medical facilities
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified
  • Comply with HIPAA and Confidentiality Policies and Procedures as they apply to the job
  • Comply with Department of Public Health (DPH), The Joint Commission and other accreditation and regulatory agencies standards
  • Knowledge and adherence to Infection Control and Environment of Care Guidelines and Procedures as described in the annual education module