Venture Community Services

  • MAP NURSE TRAINER AND NURSE MONITOR

    Job Locations US-MA-Sturbridge
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-2081
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Schedule
    M-F
    Category
    Nursing
  • Overview

    SUMMARY OF POSITION:

    The MAP (Medication Administration Program) Nurse Trainer / Nurse Monitor reports to the VP of Health Services and will work a flexible schedule adapted to meet the training needs of the Agency and teach MAP certification and recertification class along with scheduling testing conducted by D & S Diversified Technologies. The nurse will conduct MAP audits to evaluate compliance with Department of Public Health (DPH)/ MAP regulations to the residences on a regular basis. The nurse monitor will provide MAP oversight, including audits, medication management and medication reviews as a consultant to other agencies. The position may require working evenings and weekends. This is a salary, exempt position.

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Conduct MAP certification and recertification training in accordance with DPH regulations and MAP retraining as needed.
    • Schedule MAP testing by D & S Diversified Technologies.
    • Conduct regular MAP audits in Venture residences and as the nurse monitor in accordance to DPH/MAP regulation.
    • Identify areas of non-compliance, including medication occurrences and report the findings to the appropriate Director. Retrain and work with staff to achieve MAP compliance.
    • Maintain and safeguard medication management as the nurse monitor.
    • Observe certified staff administering medication on site annually and provide the proper documentation in the role of the nurse monitor,
    • Provide annual medical trainings and other medical related trainings to each residence and as in the nurse monitor role.
    • Review quarterly medication summaries as per the Department of Children and Families (DCF) regulations as the nurse monitor.
    • Review behavior plans and perform a medication review annually as the nurse monitor.
    • Handle related job duties in compliance with agency’s Programmatic Policy Manual.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Work cooperatively with DDS and other groups specific to Venture individuals.
    • Provide episodic medical care to individuals.
    • Attend a ‘Train the Trainer’ to become a MAP instructor and attend the biannual meetings to maintain your instructor status.
    • Implement the agency mission through service delivery, staff development, and resource acquisition.
    • Attendance at administrative and other meetings as required.
    • 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.
    • Maintain CPR & AED certifications.

     

    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Ability to provide training and publicly speak on a variety of health related topics.
    • Handle all projects with a positive attitude
    • Ability to establish rapport with the intellectually/developmentally disabled population, their families, co-workers and service providers.
    • Ability to provide training in medically related topics.
    • Organized, dependable and even temperament; good phone manner.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and a working knowledge of office equipment.
    • 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

    MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration.
    • Two years of experience as a registered nurse.
    • Experience with intellectually/developmentally disabled population preferred.
    • Must be 21+ years old, have a valid driver’s license, daily use of a car and available by telephone for daily contact.

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