Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, inc.
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Under the supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, the Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for the overall oversight and supervision of the healthcare needs of the people we support. The RN will work in conjunction with medical providers to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of integrated health and continuity of care to the people supported across the FREE network.
- Review, modify and update the individual’s plan of nursing care in accordance with medical diagnoses and treatment plan. Ensure nursing care plans are updated annually and whenever a new diagnosis is added.
- Ensure staff are trained on individual plan of nursing service.
- Spot check medication count to ensure that the records for narcotics control and needle/syringe supply are accurate.
- Ensure supplies of medication and first aid materials are adequate and not expired, that medication is stored and disposed of according to agency policy. Complete monthly medication storage.
- Ensure individual-specific formulary is present for all medication administered to each individual.
- Validate the Medication Administration Record on a weekly basis for required information: medication given as ordered and started in a timely fashion; no blank signatures, record is initialed on front and signed on back, PRN symptoms are charted and result stated, note reason for any discontinued medications.
- Check that doctor’s orders and prescriptions are current, medication formularies are in place for each medication, and MARs are printed and completed correctly. Grab and Go books have current information.
- Ensure that procedures for new medication orders are accurately completed (are dated, signed, noted in Formulary and copied to all appropriate parties).
- Check that all medication administered has a matching label, order and medication sheet entry.
- Monitor effects of medication; document as needed.
- Track and document all medical appointments; illness or accident; current medication; medication changes; current diet (weight loss and gain) and all charts required by the individual’s nursing care.
- Ensure that all physician appointments and follow ups are scheduled as ordered. Review incoming physician summaries for instructions, medication changes and treatment orders and implement all changes. Ensure that all emergency room/hospital discharge instructions are followed up and documented.
- Maintain a tracking log for all individual’s for all appointments; ensure that recurring and annual appointments (vision; hearing; nutrition; dental exam and cleaning; special needs) are scheduled and attended.
- Complete all necessary nursing assessments per agency policy (quarterly, bi-annually, annually), including, but not limited to, as Fall Risk assessment, Nursing Visuals, Self-Administration of Medication Evaluation, and Tardive Dyskinesia Screening. Braden Scale for predicting pressure under risk semi-annually.
- Perform physical observation of individuals (skin/nails/hair/overall health).
- Review incident reports and occurrences; counsel and/or re-train staff as needed to ensure accurate reports.
- Validate accuracy and timeliness of entries in all required individual’s charts.
- Conduct Nursing In-service training of residential/day service to include: recognition of illness or dysfunction, disease, infestation and indicators of injury that warrant medical or nursing intervention; taking vital signs; addressing consumer-specific health problems and needs (e.g. diabetic/daily foot care); administering any necessary treatment (e.g. warm soaks); performing first-aid on occasion of accidents (injury); making a diagnosis; following proper emergency procedures; writing incident reports. Add topics as necessary.
- Maintain a record of dates when required in-service sessions for residential/day program staff/ were conducted.
- Teach AMAP Certification/Recertification classes as well as the required curriculum for Agency orientation.
- NYS Licensed Registered Nurse.
- Associates in Nursing or related field.
- Bachelors in Nursing or related field preferred.
- Experience working with the differently-abled population preferred.
- Knowledge of OPWDD, DOH, or OMH state and federal regulations preferred.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.