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Requisition Number 16-0036
Post Date 6/15/2016
Title Registered Nurse-Residential
City Rochester
Description Working under the direct administrative supervision of the Operations Manager, the Part-time Residential Nurse is responsible for assisting the Residential RN in delivery, coordination and maintenance of all health related and medical services and treatments for residents as directed by their Primary Care Physician and in accordance with the Director of Community Services and/or Medical Director. In conjunction with the Residence Manager and the Residential Nurse, the Part-time Residential Nurse is also responsible for implementing, reviewing and maintaining programmatic health and safety procedures. In addition, the Part-time Residential Nurse assists the Residential Nurse with overseeing the Medication Administration practices of the AMAP staff and maintains staff training in health related areas.
Physically examines and determines health status for residents as needed.

Will occassionally be available to staff, on an on-call basis for triage purposes and notifications based on the Residential Nurse's time off.

Maintains accurate and up-to-date health information files on all residents.

Assists the Residential Nurse with developing and maintaining appropriate written general and resident-specific Plans of Nursing Services as dictated by OPWDD regulations.

Develops and updates specific medication information as directed by the Residential Nurse.

Coordinates the dental and clinic services, makes service reports in the resident’s medical chart, and maintains effective communication with the PCP and all Specialists that are involved in the health care of each resident as directed by the Residential Nurse.

Accompanies residents to clinic and dental visits as needed. Shares all necessary information with direct care staff and the ITT as a result of any medical appointment.

Is available for hospitalization discharges of all residents, when possible. Works with the other RNs and/or Residence Manager to coordinate RN coverage when not available.

Reviews and records monthly doctors’ orders, reviews and prepares monthly MAR sheets including controlled drug sheets, home med sheets and key transfer as directed by the Residential Nurse.

May administer medically prescribed medications to the residents.

In conjunction with all Residential Nurses, provides for the teaching of the NYS OPWDD Medication Administration Course to appropriate residential staff.

Oversees AMAPs in medication administration responsibilities. Provides medication administration re-certification to all AMAPs on an annual basis as directed by the Residential Nurse.

Participates on the Residential Interdisciplinary Team to establish, implement and maintain appropriate therapeutic programming for all residents.

Monitors control of communicable diseases and infections, through identification and assessment, reporting to medical authorities, and implementation of appropriate protective and preventative measures.

In conjunction with the Residence Manager and Residential Nurse, ensure that all medical, health and safety procedures are implemented as written.

Reviews Incident reports and provides necessary medical attention and follow-up to injuries as needed.

Requirements Associates Degree in Nursing is required. Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from a four year college or university in Nursing is desired. Certified by New York State as a Registered Nurse. One to two years related experience and/or training is preferred. Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities is desired.

Must maintain New York State Registered Nurse Licensure, Agency-Approved Driver status, certification in CPR, First Aid, SCIP-r and all other training mandated by OPWDD regulations. Must obtain a one-time OPWDD Nursing Certification.

Must have the ability and temperament to work effectively with youth and young adults who have developmental disabilities. Must be able to work alone and in a team oriented environment, possess strong communication skills including communicating effectively amongst staff, exhibit patience, be an effective trainer, etc.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, protocol and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to speak effectively before groups of people. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
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