Posted: Nov 16, 2022

Agency Nurse {RN}

Full-time
Application Deadline: N/A
Nonprofit

Agency Nurse {RN}

Location: Agency wide Department: Residential and Vocational Services Report To:  Assistant CEO  

Summary

The Agency Nurse {RN} is responsible for the overall health, safety, and delivery of services to individuals supported by the Human Resources Center, Inc. The Agency Nurse, RN, will promote consumer wellbeing through health maintenance, review of medical records and the management of medical procedures.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in science or a related discipline from an accredited college or university with 1-year experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities or
  • Bachelor’s degree in science or a related discipline from an accredited college or university with 2 years’ experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities.
  • Current Registered Nurse License from the State of Pennsylvania.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record as determined by a motor vehicle report and insurance industry guidelines.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Acceptable results at initial employment and as deemed necessary by the licensing regulations and/or by executive discretion throughout tenure with the HRC Inc. in the following areas:
  • PA Criminal Record Check/Child Abuse Clearance/Federal Background Check
  • Physical examination by an agency approved physician, initial and every 2 years afterward.
  • Participation and completion of the New Employee Initial Orientation training and annual training requirements as required by service licensing regulations and agency policy.
  • Medicare exclusion screening (initial and monthly)
  • Successful completion of Medication Administration, First Aid, CPR, and CPI courses and HRS Rater Training within an acceptable time frame.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: other duties may be assigned.

Residential Services | Community Living Arrangements

  • Maintains compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Functions as a liaison with all medical professionals and state agencies as needed.
  • Works in conjunction with the Director of Residential Services, Residential Program Specialist, and Residential Managers.
  • Collaborate with Residential Managers to ensure continuity of care for all consumers
  • Participate in pre- inspections and annual state inspections.
  • Assists with attending medical appointments and hospital procedures when the need arises, (i.e., numerous or conflicting scheduled appointments.)
  • Provides medical policy and consumer specific training to all new employees of each home.
  • Conducts medical needs assessments for referrals.
  • Provides or coordinates medical training as needed.
  • Maintains oversight responsibility for the efficient operation of medication administration software-ECP.
  • As a Practicum Observer evaluates staff medication administration skills and communicates results to the Agency trainer.
  • “On Call” responsibility
  • Participates in residential case management.
  • Becomes (within 1 year of hire) and maintains currency throughout tenure with the agency a Medication Administration Trainer and CPR Instructor.
  • Conducts monthly site monitoring’s at each CLA.
  • Coordinates acquisition of adaptive equipment when necessary.
  • Participates in discharge of residents from hospitalization.

Life sharing (Homes/Residents)

  • Provides training to LS providers on medical and dietary needs upon a resident’s entry to LS home.
  • Works with and provides guidance to Life Sharing providers and Life Sharing coordinators.
  • Coordinates the acquisition of adaptive equipment when necessary.
  • Conducts medical needs assessments of referrals/ participates in intakes as recommended by Director of Residential Services.
  • “On-Call” responsibilities
  • Accompanies Lifesharing Providers and Consumer to medical appointments as requested.
  • Participates in monthly LS meetings.
  • Conducts at least two home visits annually with LS Coordinator or more frequently as warranted.

Community Participation – (Adult Training Facility and Vocational Facility)-

  • Works with and provides guidance to the Program Specialists/Production Managers/Directors regarding consumer illnesses, treatments, and recommendations.
  • Accompanies consumer to the hospital in case of an emergency while in attendance to coordinate care.

Agency

  • Develops and conducts periodic reviews of agency medical and medication policies.
  • Becomes certified as a Medication Administration Trainer and within 1 year of Orientation date.
  • Participates on Safety Committee, Quality Management Committee, and Incident Management Committee.
  • Develops exposure control plan; instructs staff as needed.
  • Conducts blood borne pathogen training.
  • HRST Rater/Reviewer: reviews completed HRST document (Health Risk screening tool) and makes necessary recommendations. Responsible for the input of all medications and diagnosis for Lifetime Medical and HRST for all residential comsumers.
  • Develops and has oversight responsibilities for Medication Error management, policy, and processes.