Cape Abilities Residential RN/LPN in East Sandwich, Massachusetts
In conjunction with residential management, provides a comprehensive system of residential services creating a safe & therapeutic environment that fosters the development of human dignity & focuses on personal wellbeing. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Completes comprehensive individual nursing log, on an ongoing basis, for all individuals residing in the Agency?s supervised living homes; compiles quarterly reporting. Completes master physician orders & integrates with individual identification sheets; may assist with securing health care provider signatures. Completes monthly medication & treatment sheets for all individuals assigned to caseload. Completes quality assurance reviews to ensure Agency compliance with Department of Public Health (DPH) Medication Administration Program (MAP) requirements. Completes quality assurance reviews specific to each individual?s medical care & corresponding medical record documentation. Provides training to Program Managers, Residential Supervisors & Direct Support Professionals specific to the medical & therapeutic needs of the individuals assigned to caseload. Provides consultative support to Residential Supervisors regarding the changing needs of individuals. Participates in hospital admission & discharge planning. Assists Residential Supervisors in securing community-based services on behalf of individuals, as needed, such as Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) & hospice. May provide specific treatments as ordered by primary care physicians including, but not limited to, g-tube feeding & medication administration MAP Certified staff are not authorized or trained to do. Provides initial MAP training to Agency staff utilizing the DPH approved curriculum. Provides recertification training & testing for Agency staff on an ongoing basis to ensure staff maintain appropriate certifications. Provides rotational emergency on-call nursing support, as approved, responding to individual medical crises off hours as deemed necessary by the manager on-call. Participates on the Agency?s clinical review team assessing medication occurrences, as well as, psychotropic medication assessment & treatment plans. Assists with clarification of orders for staff adherence according to MAP. Promotes compliance with Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) health screening recommendations. Promotes understanding & compliance with medical/clinical instructions. Communicates with & facilitates communication between health care practitioners, staff, & family. Advocates for the optimal medical care of all individuals served. Serves as mandated reporter for suspected cases of abuse &/or neglect to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC). OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Performs additional duties, as assigned. PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Valid Registered Nursing License in the state of Massachusetts. Minimum 2 years prior experience working in a medical setting as a registered nurse. Valid driver\'s license in the state of Massachusetts. Demonstrated experience in community health nursing, visiting nursing &/or nursing specific to individuals with unique developmental or traumatic brain injury challenges. Successful completion of all state & Agency mandated trainings. Ability to complete state mandated certification program to teach coursework developed by the Department of Public Health (DPH) Medication Administration Program. Ability to travel to residential homes throughout Cape Cod to provide medical clinical assessments. Ability to provide hands-on personal care. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEM&S Frequent standing, walking & bending. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds to transfer individuals using hydraulic equipment.