The Salvation Army

Program Nurse

US-OH-Lancaster
Job ID
2017-3996
Category
Social Services
Type
On-Call/As Needed

Overview

DEPARTMENT:        Samaritan Center for Adult Care         

 

REPORTS TO:           Adult Day Services Director

 

SUPERVISES:            NA                              

 

STATUS:                    Contingent – On Call, up to 20 hours per week                      

 

SCHEDULE:              Must be available Monday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm

                                    Schedule will typically be between 9 am and 3 pm.

 

FUNCTION:   Responsible for the general supervision of participants, providing personal care to the participants, providing medication administration and general health monitoring along with nursing assessments, documentation and communication with participant’s physician.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administration of medication and documentation of such
  • Provide nursing treatments per physician’s orders
  • Develop and update participant’s plan of care with input from assessments and the inter-disciplinary team
  • Maintain monthly and episodic nursing notes on each participant
  • Consult, as needed, in initial evaluation, admission and discharge decisions
  • Maintain communication with physician regarding participant status at least upon admission and every ninety days
  • Perform and/or supervise all participant nursing assessments including vital signs, weights, and blood glucose finger stick tests. Provide follow up of findings as needed
  • Respond to emergencies in participant care
  • Provide input on monthly activity calendar in regards to health and exercise programs
  • Advise on daily snack schedule and create monthly calendar of snack ideas
  • Maintain open communication with participants and caregivers including feedback and health information when needed
  • Provide staff in-services as needed and/or when directed by Program Director
  • Order necessary medical, safety, and health supplies including gloves
  • Provide the supervision and personal care needs of the participants including, but not limited to, assistance with ambulating, eating, grooming, and toileting
  • Assist with the implementation and documentation of Individual Service Plans as required
  • Observe and report any change in participant status to the caregivers, physician, and/or director
  • Assume appropriate team responsibilities to meet program needs
  • Assist with training and directing volunteers including, but not limited to, Mature Service workers and Job and Family Service – Work Experience Program workers.
  • Assist, as needed, with meal site tasks including, but not limited to, meal orders, set up, and clean up
  • Participate in at least twelve hours of in-service or continuing education on appropriate topics each calendar year
  • Maintain CPR and First Aide Certification
  • When necessary, perform janitorial duties related to the Adult Day Center. For example, sweep/vacuum/mop daily; clean bathrooms and restock paper products/soap as needed; remove trash from all offices/kitchen/bathrooms; clean windows as needed; dust furniture & blinds as needed; replace light bulbs as needed; sweep, shovel and salt sidewalks and patios as needed.
  • Be conscientious of safety related matters throughout the building and on the property
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director, Activity Director, and/or Corps Officer

Qualifications

  • Must be a high school graduate, or have successfully completed a GED
  • Must have a current, valid Registered Nurse license for the state of Ohio
  • Must be able to provide nursing services within the nurse’s scope of practice
  • Must pass Criminal Background Check with no disqualifying offenses
  • Must be CPR and First Aide Certified
  • Must be in good health
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must possess a valid Ohio Drivers License
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be capable of performing routine cleaning tasks
  • Must be reliable and dependable
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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