Visits residential programs on a routine basis and as specific needs arise. RN will also be responsible to perform start of care and home visits for in home cases as needed.
Must be at least 18 years of age or older
Must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
Must pass a Criminal Background Check
Licensed Registered Nurse will not be listed on the Central Registry
Graduate of approved school of Practical Nursing
Licensed and currently registered in the State of New Jersey with a current valid license in good standing as an RN issued by the NJ Board of Nursing
Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse
Organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
Creativity and problem solving
1 year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred
Demonstrates ability to lead and teach effectively
Must complete and show proficiency with mandatory DDD trainings with the appropriate timeframe, including:
Overview of Developmental Disabilities
Abuse and Neglect
CPR and First Aid
Agency’s approved training on handling life-threatening emergencies/Danielle’s Law
All additional trainings as necessary
Essential Job Functions:
Provides oversight and support for all medical and healthcare related needs of consumers. Conducts training for management and community support staff.
Develops and maintains an interactive relationship with each consumer that reflects values and principles held by Heart to Heart Home Care.
Provides nursing services to consumers by identifying and reporting on health needs of consumers through observation of their physical, social and emotional needs and through review of their medical records.
Administers nursing care to consumers as needed according to the care plan.
Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of care plans through conferences with the group home manager, case manager, guardian/family and medical professionals.
Participates in IHP/IDT meetings. May assist in the development of the IHP.
Coordinates service provision within the community in conjunction with the Group Home Manager/DDD Case Manager in order to meet the individual medical needs of residents.
Attends medical appointments and transports consumers to community destinations as necessary or assigned in Heart to Heart’s vehicle. Schedules medical appointments when appropriate.
Exhibits proficiency and implements all tasks needed to service the individuals appropriately from a medical perspective.
Reviews all medical related documents and medication packs/containers to ensure proper administration and documentation.
Administers medication and documents in compliance with Heart to Heart Home Care’s policies and procedures which conform to DDD guidelines.
Orients new community support staff to the medical needs of the specific consumers with whom they will be working.
Ensures that policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of care are implemented and the recommendations to improve performance of care are implemented within Heart to Heart.
Reviews and maintains the system of clinical records, reporting, reporting forms and service data, ensuring that all documentation is timely, appropriate, accurate and within agency guidelines.
Identifies clinical problems and works out effective action plans; communicates unresolved problems to supervisor.
Monitors and evaluates the quality of care provided to consumers.
Performs on-call duties.
Performs all applicable duties of a registered nurse and ensures that professional standards of practice are maintained.
Must cooperate with the licensee and Department of Human Services staff in any inspection or evaluation.
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