The Salvation Army

Supervisory/Quality Assurance Registered Nurse (Independent Contractor)

Job Locations US-NY-Jamaica
Job ID
Developmental Disabilities
Salary is $55.00/HR
Regular Full-Time


Responsible for overall review of medical, dental, and nutritional care of all OPWDD individuals residing in the facility. Adherence to applicable regulations and review of resident progress as appropriate. This position is responsible for the oversight of the facility’s quality assurance program which includes routine audits of medical department supervising the nurse to ensure all medical compliance are met; Also, works with department heads, staff, residents and family members on setting goals and developing plans of correction to improve quality of medical service, quarterly meeting and training of the nurses.


  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, organizational (keen attention to detail) Ability to speak, read, and write English.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Meets nursing operational standards by contributing information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; identifying system improvements.
  • Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
  • Completes patient care requirements by scheduling and assigning nursing and staff; following up on work results.
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
  • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching and counseling patients, friends, and family and reinforcing their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills.
  • Provides information to patients and the health care team by answering questions and requests.
  • Resolves patient needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
  • Maintains documentation of patient care services as per OPWDD guidelines
  • Collaborate with facility and corporate management team members to achieve excellent clinical outcomes 
  • Travel to each facility location to provide management support 
  • Educate facility leadership and nursing department team members 
  • Oversee process development and implementation 
  • Assist and conduct quarterly complaint survey preparation 
  • Assist facilities in annual and complaint surveys 
  • Identify and resolve any regulatory compliance risk as it relates to nursing
  • Implement processes to correct any identified issues 
  • Monitor staff, processes, and policies to ensure the highest quality care of residents 
  • Review facility systems such as falls, infection prevention and control, admissions and discharges, weight loss, pressure ulcers, etc., and suggest improvements in processes where needed 
  • Trains staff across various departments as needed on quality assurance and regulatory related issues as it relates to nursing
  • Works with nurse the departments to ensure compliance are being met
  • Identifies areas of potential risk and develops systems within the organization to minimize risk of adverse events or negative quality outcomes with Director & Social Service Team
  • Works with Coordinator of Quality and Operations and Admin. Director on Project to improve nursing department
  • Works collaboratively with medical, nursing, and administrative leadership across the DDS departments
  • Team-oriented
  • excellent project management, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint software; knowledge of internet applications.
  • Must be creative, innovative, and detail-oriented and be able to apply the same level of effort into all assignments, regardless of scope.
  • Effective oral, written, communication, and customer service skills. Ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures, and to effectively communicate this information to a diverse population, in a comprehensive manner.
  • Complete reviews of all DDS Individuals medical component (medical records, medication records and medication carts) to ensure compliance with OPWDD and TSA regulations.
  • Nursing Assurance Nurse will provide written supervision and training to all nurses of all finding for correction in order to maintain compliance.
  • Contractor will submit written reports for of all reviews, training, and supervision to the Director.
  • Contractor will correspond with the primary doctor of all findings for clarity.
  • Contractor will complete visit to all the programs and provide assessment to the Individuals as needed.


  • Experience in OPWDD Certified homes, community residence and nursing homes
  • First Aid and CPR certifications preferred.
  • Has respect and consideration for the resident being served. 
  • Current licensed as a Professional Registered Nurse in New York State
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing required. Master’s degree preferred
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Must be on call via Phone and email access 24/7 days per week


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