Venture Community Services

Residential Registered Nurse (RN)- Episodic

US-MA-Sturbridge | US-MA-Spencer
3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1742
Type
Regular Part-Time
Schedule
Schedule varies: 2-3 visits to each home per week (10 hours per week)
Category
Nursing

Overview

The Residential Registered Nurse (RN) reports to the Director of Nursing Supports for all nursing related duties and the Residential House Manager for all programmatic duties. The RN will attend person supported medical appointments whenever possible, provide nursing care during on-duty hours, establish plans of care for each person in the residence and facilitate health education and training of the direct care professionals in order to ensure the health and safety of the people served. This position will be compensated on an hourly basis.

Responsibilities

  • Assessments specific to each person’s health care needs.
  • Create plans of care for each person in the residence with the nursing team.
  • Review nursing plans of care bi-monthly, after each hospitalization or as needed.
  • IV therapy as needed.
  • Administration of medications as assigned.
  • Assist with Health Care Provider visits.
  • Write progress notes and weekly nursing assessments
  • Notify the Health Care Provider of with any medical changes or concerns then communicate and document all information.
  • Communicate any discharge instructions, treatments or medication changes to the Residential House Managers and all staff.
  • Work with Home Health nursing if applicable.
  • Physically assist individuals in transfer and carries, both ambulatory and non-ambulatory.
  • Physically assist persons in bathing and personal hygiene tasks which may include lifts and physical support to persons with body weights of 150 - 250 pounds.
  • Educate and assist staff and individuals with meal preparation, nutrition, and dietary needs.
  • Follow agency policies and procedures as defined in the agency’s Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Identify safety risks and possible alternatives and advocate for the rights of all individuals.
  • Maintain confidentiality in keeping with HIPPA regulations.
  • Handle related job duties in compliance with agency’s Programmatic Policy Manual.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the program maintains the standards outlined in the Department of Developmental Services mission statement, the Survey and Certification Tool, as well as requirements of Performance Based Objectives.
  • Attend and/or participate in training of the residential staff during their staff meetings.
  • Attend nursing team meetings.
  • Implement the agency mission through service delivery, staff development, and resource acquisition.
  • Provide recommendations to your supervisor regarding ways to improve the current systems
  • Observe all Agency policies and procedures
  • Accept responsibility and accountability as part of the position
  • Maintain confidentiality and positive demeanor while successfully managing multiple priorities simultaneously.

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete Agency Nursing Orientation
  • Handle all projects with a positive attitude
  • Ability to establish rapport with the disabled population, their families, co-workers and service providers.
  • Organized, dependable and even temperament; good phone manner.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of employees.
  • Must be able to bend, lift, stoop, reach and file.

 

Qualifications

  • Current and valid registration as a Registered Nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
  • At least one year of full time experience working as a Registered Nurse.
  • Maintain CPR certification
  • Must be 21+ years old, have a High School Diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, daily use of a car on site and be available by telephone for daily contact.

 

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