New York, NY
Rockland County NY
Westchester County, NY
We currently have a challenging opportunity available for a Registered Nurse. Under general supervision, is responsible for providing evaluation, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention within the regulations and requirements of applicable regulatory agencies and the standards of the profession. Monitors treatment plan and progress. Conveys techniques to others.
Serves as a member of interdisciplinary team and is responsible for coordinating and following through on provisions of health care services for assigned residences.
Conducts training for staff in medical administration, personal hygiene, basic first aid, dental hygiene, infection control, adaptive equipment, vital signs, signs and symptoms of illness and other in-services as may be necessary to meet needs of clients in individual residences.
Handles control of communicable diseases and infections through identification and assessment, reporting to consulting physician and implementation of appropriate protective and preventive measures and staff training in regard to infection control.
Develops, supervises implementation of, reviews and revises each resident’s written health care plan that is developed and implemented according to instructions of a physician and assessment. This plan should be reviewed and revised as needed.
Integrates therapeutic intervention techniques into programs or home of person served through consultation with parent/guardian and staff at team meetings, case conferences or through other informal contacts.
Develops a written plan for each resident to provide nursing services as a part of total habilitation programs.
Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and annual reviews as required by each division.
Monitors required staff health records and provides tests in accordance with regulatory agency requirements.
Provides immediate first aid with referral to outside emergency services or private physician.
Maintains a tickler for all appointments. Schedules appointments and follows up on physicians’
recommendations. Makes recommendations as changes occur.
Keeps up to date and accurate records of examinations, immunizations, illnesses, accidents and other pertinent data via progress notes.
Administers medications when appropriate, and supervises AMAP certified staff in medication
Supervises all medication prescribed for consumers in accordance with agency policies.
Provides supervision and training for Licensed Practical Nurses and/or less experienced Registered Nurses during their tenure at agency.
Monitors progress for self-administration of medication.
Obtains consents for surgery of residents.
Reviews all diagnostic work and consults.
Remains on call for all emergencies.
Transports clients to appointments as necessary.
Attends team meetings as scheduled.
Attends to clients’ medical conditions and quarterly examinations as indicated.
Keeps abreast of changes in Nursing field.
Participates in medical reviews for consumers.
Is on-call, responds to questions regarding physician treatment plans.
Performs other related duties as requested.
Graduate of an accredited program of professional nursing
At least one year of experience as a Registered Nurse in the delivery of community-based health services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
License and current registration as a Registered Nurse in the State of New York
Valid New York State Driver’s License and maintains it in good standing
NOTE: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.