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RN - DAY PROGRAM

Company: PEOPLE INC.
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Registered Nurse for Day Services will ensure that nursing services are provided for those individuals needing services during the hours of program attendance. The Registered Nurse will supervise the adequate completion of delegated nursing tasks to Direct Support Staff and LPNs. The Registered Nurse will provide/participate in Agency training.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team to provide nursing recommendations related to the individuals overall plan of care.
  • Monitors and coordinates the delivery of preventive and routine health care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Adheres to and ensures facility compliance with all Physicians, NP, PA, etc. orders.
  • Completes a physical health and development on individuals every 6 months.
  • In coordination with the Senior Day Supervisor, ensure safeguards are updated as needed.
  • Within each month, completes a monthly breast exam on female individuals if specifically ordered at day program by PMD.
  • Communicates issues and carries out all directives from Nursing Administration.
  • Ensures communication with residential site/family regarding diagnostic testing as necessary for appropriate nursing care or regulation.
  • Accompanies individuals on appointments, if deemed necessary by RN Supervisor.
  • Assists the site management in the coordination of medical program needs with community services, medical providers and other related agencies.
  • Coordinates and provides health services training for staff.
  • Completes nursing responsibilities as indicated on the Nursing Responsibility Checklist for Day Programs.
  • Monitors for completion delegated health related tasks to Direct Support Staff and LPNs.
  • Based upon the independent judgment of the RN, the RN has the authority to suspend and/or revoke the responsibility of a Direct Support Staff or LPN to perform or complete any delegated task.
  • Monitors medication administration in the facility.
  • Supervises medication administration responsibilities completed by Direct Support Staff and LPNs, and ensures that staff who are passing medications are current in their certification.
  • Evaluates staff medication errors. Ensures that the plan of correction and retraining follows the Medication Error Point System.
  • Based upon the independent judgment of the RN, the RN has the authority to suspend and/or revoke medication certifications and medication administration of the Direct Support Staff or LPN.
  • Participates in various nursing workgroups as assigned.
  • Maintains compliance with all applicable State/Federal regulations and agency policy and procedure.
  • Communicates issues and carries out all directives from Nursing Administration.
  • Participates in any plan of correction related to medical citations resulting from any internal or external survey.
  • Maintains communication with LPN (as applicable), Senior Day Supervisor, residential managers, Service Coordination, Nursing Supervisor, and other staff as necessary.
  • Provides nursing coverage to all People Inc programs as directed by Nursing Administration.
  • Maintains CPR certification and performs CPR when necessary.
  • Provides agency training related to nursing services as required.
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by Nursing Administration.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Current NYS license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
    • NYS Drivers License that meets agency policy.
    • CPR certification.
    • Physical agility and ability to react to emergency situations, including Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP-R) certification as per regulatory guidelines.
    • Ability to meet physical requirements of the position when performing the following: Standing, walking, sitting, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing. #RNLPN

Keywords: PEOPLE INC., Tonawanda , RN - DAY PROGRAM, Healthcare , Tonawanda, New York

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