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Respite Care Provider - LPN, El Paso, TX

at Strategic Resources, Inc.

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: 117214560608860

Job Description

Strategic Resources, Inc. (SRI) is an international, ISO 9001:2015 Certified, CMMI Maturity Level 3 Rated full service provider with 30 years experience in the Federal, military, and commercial marketplaces. SRI is looking for compassionate health care providers to provide in-home temporary rest periods for Active Duty Military family members responsible for regular care of individual(s) with a disability, a developmental need, or a chronic illness. This position serves Military Families located in and around Fort Bliss, TX.

Overview:
A Respite Care Provider (RCP) is able to relate to Exceptional Family Members (EFMs) and communicate professionally with the Family and the individuals receiving care. RCPs must have the ability to assist EFMs with basic living skills as necessary. These skills shall include, but are not limited to, bathing, toileting, dressing, feeding to include feeding EFM using eating apparatuses such as feeding tubes. RCPs do not provide any forms of therapy (e.g., Physical/Occupational, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), or Music Therapy) during respite care. RCPs may only provide respite care to approved EFMs and do not provide respite care to EFM parents/legal guardians providing care for EFM, Family members, or friends that reside in the same residence as the EFM receiving respite care.

Available Positions (Multiple):
RCP, Level 3/4 - License Practical Nurse (LPN)

RCP 3 Wage Rate:
• $17.29 per hour

RCP 4 Wage Rate:
• $23.99

Respite Care Provider, Level 3 - Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
• Provides assistance with daily living skills such as bathing, feeding, toileting, lifting/positioning and dressing, as well as ensure the safety of the client with special needs as described by the EFM’s Family needs assessment
• Provides respite care for EFMs who have significant medical conditions that require coordination of care by health care providers, ancillary services, or others in order to sustain a reasonable level of health
• Ability to provide respite care for EFMs whose level of care include, but are not limited to, recurrent, unstable seizure activity that requires close monitoring for safety, uncontrolled, unstable insulin dependent diabetes in an individual, and significantly advanced multiple sclerosis with ambulation and safety needs
• Ability to provide assistance to EFMs who need special assistance with food intake via a feeding tube

Respite Care Provider, Level 3 - Education and Experience:
• Must be 18 years of age
• Must have a minimum of two years of employment experience working with children/youth in child care settings or with children/youth/adults with special needs.
• An associates or bachelor’s degree in nursing, early childhood education, special education, elementary education, or relevant field of study may be substituted for the required two years of employment experience.
• Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with a minimum of one year relevant experience post certification may be substituted for the required 2 years of employment experience.
• Certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) may be substituted for the required two years of employment experience.
• Must have current certifications in CPR and First Aid
• Possess current Tuberculosis test
• Must be able to obtain favorable results from required background checks
• Have reliable transportation to the EFM's home
• The ability to assist in the moving, positioning, and/or lifting of children and/or adults of varying physical abilities


Respite Care Provider, Level 4 - Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

• Performs all duties of the RCP, Level 3
• Provides respite care for EFMs who have conditions such as, but not limited to, severe continuous seizure activity, tube feedings via a feeding pump, suctioning of tracheotomy with suction equipment, monitoring of home apnea monitor and home ventilator and conditions which require extensive family involvement in care giving.

Respite Care Provider, Level 4 - Education and Experience:
• Must be 18 years of age
• Must have a minimum of two years of employment experience working with children/youth/adults with special needs.
• A bachelor’s degree in nursing, early childhood education, special education, elementary education, or relevant field of study may be substituted for the required two years of employment experience.
• Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with a minimum of one year relevant experience post certification may be substituted for the required two years of employment experience.
• Certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) may be substituted for the required two years of employment experience.
• Must have current certifications in CPR and First Aid
• Possess current Tuberculosis test
• Must be able to obtain favorable results from required background checks
• Have reliable transportation to the EFM's home
• The ability to assist in the moving, positioning, and/or lifting of children and/or adults of varying physical abilities


Come join us and make a difference in the lives of our Military Families!


SRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and Affirmative Action Employer (AAE)