Services for the Underserved

  • Registered Nurse, Developmental Disabilities

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Category
    Developmental Disabilities
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    The Registered Nurse ensures the health and physical well-being of the consumers and will;

    • Participate as appropriate in the development, review and update of an Individual Program Plan as part of the Interdisciplinary Team process
    • Participate in pre-admission screening and evaluation of ICF-referred Consumers
    • Develop an initial nursing assessment within 24 hours of placement at a facility
    • Develop a Nursing Service Plan based on a Nursing Assessment, Physical Exam Report, Evaluation of Consumers Ability to Self Medicate and ITT input, within 30 days of placement, and annually thereafter
    • Review and updates Nursing Service Plans semi-annually and as needed based on needs derived from completed nursing evaluations and quarterly nursing physical assessments
    • Ensure that nursing care, as prescribed by the physician or as identified by individual needs, is carried out
    • Participate in the development of discharge plans
    • Make referrals to appropriate community resources based on the completed medical portion of the consumer’s Community Service Plan
    • Assesse consumer’s health condition as needed, and determines the need for referral to physician or emergency room based on observation and/or staff provided information
    • Ensure control of communicable diseases and infections
    • Supervise medication administration periodically, ensuring adherence with OPWDD regulations and agency policy
    • Report all injuries to management immediately to ensure appropriate incident reporting procedures are followed
    • Complete quarterly Quality Improvement Reports and ensure resolution to any outstanding issues
    • Review and follow up on Quality Improvement Reports completed by the Medical Assistant
    • Complete semi-annual and annual nursing ITT report
    • Participate in annual and semi-annual interdisciplinary team meeting along with any special meetings within or outside the residence
    • Participate in the monthly review and reordering of consumers’ medication together with the primary psychiatrist and facility psychologist
    • Ensures proper storage of all medication and medical supplies, and the proper disposal of the same (in accordance with OPWDD regulations and/or agency policy)
    • Review and monitor, for the purpose of health maintenance bowel movement records, vital signs, seizure activity and records, menstrual records, and tardive dyskenesia records on an ongoing basis.  Reports irregularities or abnormalities to the consumer’s primary physician as needed
    • Ensure ongoing health care services are provided as needed and medical appointments are scheduled in a timely manner
    • Supervise, assists and trains a qualified program specialist to become a Nursing Assistant
    • Supervise, assists and trains Licensed Practical Nurses to include a review and signing of all written reports for accuracy prior to being presented to ITT

     

    Qualifications

    • Registered Nurse licensed to practice in New York State
    • Specialized training in IDD and/or one year experience in community health care services
    • AMAP trainer
    • CPR and First Aid Trained

     

    Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays

    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island.

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