Posting ID : A1068486256
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Nonprofit
Part-time, up to 30 hours per week. Flexible schedule required.
Provide monitoring and oversight of participant's medical care to ensure needs are being met. Promote the maintenance of optimum health and reduction of potential injury.
1. Monitor the health and wellbeing of residents in the Agency's certified Mental Health programs
Monitor medical services for all participants and assist with coordinating services with medical personnel and other Agencies
Complete nursing assessments annually and semi-annually
Ensure maintenance of orderly medical records for each individual
Schedules, accompanies, advocates and /or transports participants to medical appointments as needed
Review all Physician Health Report Forms after physician (or other medical provider) visits and assure follow up on next appointment and provider's recommendations/prescriptions
2. Staff Training
Provide on-going trainings regarding infection control, bloodbourne pathogens, signs and symptoms of illness; including program participant's medical needs and medications, first-aid and emergency medical procedures
Monitor and review staff competency in observing and documenting participant self-medication
Monitor and review resident's competency in medication self-administration during regular site visits and make recommendations as needed
Attend meetings in community as an Agency representative
Attend scheduled medical review meetings with Program Managers and Program Coordinator
Participate in interdisciplinary meetings as needed
Attend and participate in department, team, and staff meetings as required
Provide orientation and ongoing training and support to team members
Completes site observations and reports concerns to Program Director
Back-up for HR RN for TB screening as needed
5. Manage medical on call responsibilities as needed
6. Perform other duties as assigned
Scope of responsibility:
Work independently and be able to use personal and professional discretion in implementing new approaches and/or problem solving. With minimal supervision, prioritize outcomes, provide training and interact with other medical providers in the community. Contact with the public is extensive.
Education and Experience:
Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, licensed in New York State. Two years of experience with people with mental health diagnosis desired.
Conditions of Employment:
Must have a valid NYS driver license in accordance with Agency Vehicle and Driving Policy and transportation necessary to meet program needs. Must be available for bonafide emergencies. Schedule flexibility to accommodate participant needs. Must be able to lift 75 pounds. Must participate and meet established requirements in a database checks through the Division of Criminal Justice Services as defined by the State of New York, Office of Mental Health, and HHS Office of Inspector General, Excluded Parties List System, New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General and Specially Designated Nationals.
An Equal Opportunity Employer