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

DirectShifts is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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