The Salvation Army

Registered Nurse

US-NY-Flushing
Job ID
2015-1089
Category
Social Work
Compensation Min
USD $50,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $58,000.00/Yr.
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Responsible for overall medical, dental, and nutritional care of all MR/DD individuals residing in OPWDD certified home. Adherence to applicable regulations and review of resident progress as appropriate.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluates each client’s need for nursing care on      a periodic and continuing basis, and when appropriate provide such care      under the supervision of Nursing Coordinator and QIDP.
  • Provide direct nursing services to  8 individuals at the Centennial ICF
  • Such services include control of communicable      diseases and infection through identification and assessment, reporting to      medical authorities, implementation of appropriate protective and      preventive measures.
  • Develops a written nursing plan for each client      requiring nursing care as part of individuals program plan
  • Reviews each client’s plan in terns of the      clients’ daily needs at least quarterly, and more frequently for those      with an acute or chronic condition requiring treatment or surveillance by      a physician or other health professional.
  • In-service training for staff as necessary.
  • Monitors the effects of medication and make      periodic checks to assure that clients are taking medications as      prescribed, the prescriptions are taken as necessary and outdated and      discontinued drugs are disposed properly.
  • Make periodic (Quarterly) checks to ensure that      clients are maintaining an adequate level of personal hygiene.
  • Secure the services of the clients’ physician for      illness or injury and for continuing and preventive health services.
  • Make notations in       client records regarding significant changes
  • Arranges all medical, dental appointments and      hospital admissions.
  • Promptly informs Program Manager of any serious      incident or violations of resident and staff rights per established      policies.
  • Participates as appropriate in the development,      review and update of an Individual Program Plan as part of the      Interdisciplinary Team process.
  • Participates in pre-admission screening and      evaluation of Consumers.
  • Develops an initial nursing assessment within 24      hours of placement at a facility
  • Develops a Nursing Service Plan based on a Nursing Assessment,      Physical Exam Report, Evaluation of Consumers Ability to Self Medicate and      ITT input, within 30 days of placement, and annually thereafter.
  • Ensures that nursing care, as prescribed by the physician or as      identified by individual needs, is carried out
  • Participates in the development of discharge plans.
  • Referrals to appropriate community resources based on the      completed medical portion of the individuals  plans.

 

Qualifications

  • Register Nurse (35)
  • Licensed by NYS Dept. of Education
  • Experience in community residence and/ nursing homes a plus         
  • RN with experience in knowledge of OPWDD
  • NYS License to practice
  • Administrative and Supervisory experience
  • Certified AMAP and CPR training Certificates
  • Computer literacy
  • Has respect and consideration for the residents being served. 

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