Services for the Underserved

Registered Nurse, Developmental Disabilities

US-NY-Brooklyn
Category
Developmental Disabilities
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

Company Overview:

 

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

 

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

 

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

Qualifications

OPWDD Experienced Licensed Registered Nurse

◦NYS Licensed Registered Nurse, RN

◦Experience working persons with IDD a must; experience with mental health concerns preferred

◦Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

◦Bilingual English and Spanish speaking is a plus

 

Responsibilities:

 

◦Conducts physical health assessments in the resource center

◦Manages and administers medication as required

◦Provides a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to participants

◦Meets regularly with each guest to assess health status

◦Provides health management education

◦Review treatment and medication history

◦Communicates with each guest primary medical provider to coordinate medical treatment

◦Provide training to program staff on disease, treatment options, and new advances in disease management

◦Responsibility for documentation of services provided

Responsible for ensuring and documenting revisions to the plan as the participant’s needs change

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