The Salvation Army

  • Program Nurse

    Job Locations US-OH-Lancaster
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    REPORTS TO:             Adult Day Services Director


    SUPERVISES:             NA                              


    STATUS:                     Part time, permanent, 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.


    • 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 regarding 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
    • Maintain staff training logs and assist in ensuring annual trainings are complete for all staff
    • Assist with reviewing and updating policies and procedures to maintain safety and compliance with multiple funding sources.
    • Order necessary medical, safety, and health supplies
    • 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


    • 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 understanding and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army


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