The RN provides training and support to Residential Program staff on all aspects of service related to the nursing discipline under OPWDD regulations.
(*Note: Small consistent case load, Flexible schedule, Opportunity for a portion of this position to be hybrid)
Staff Supervision and Support
- Maintains a working relationship with the program manager of assigned programs, and ensures that all staff are trained and aware of required medical procedures, concerns, medications, therapy, adaptive equipment, etc.
- Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, and advises on needed services and procedures as appropriate and as requested.
- Provides day-to-day supervision of site medical liaison, and advises on follow up needed and priorities.
Planning and Management of Activities Related to Consumer Needs
- Is an active participant in the intake and discharge processes. Responsible for reviewing all medical and clinical information related to consumers and for preparing action plans to assure all medical needs are addressed.
- Responsible for completing and updating the Plans of Nursing Services for all assigned consumers.
- Assesses the medical and nursing needs of all assigned consumers.
- Provides oversight and advocacy for consumers, and is a liaison to physicians and providers.
- Assures that necessary medical supplies and equipment are available to meet consumers’ medical and nursing needs.
- Completes annual medical and nursing assessment on each assigned consumer and keeps updated as needed.
- Reviews participant files on at least a monthly basis for accurate medical/medication documentation and follow up procedures.
- Reviews assigned consumers’ medication regimen bi-annually, and documents review in medical progress notes of participant files.
- Assesses new consumers’ abilities to self-medicate, and develops medication administration plans tailored to consumer needs.
- Assists in the development of policies and procedures related to the consumers’ medical and nursing needs.
- Abides by Code of Conduct, which incorporates the corporate compliance section.
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (R.N.) in New York State required.
- Two years of nursing experience, preferably in providing services to persons with developmental disabilities, required.
- A valid New York State driver’s license and an insured, registered motor vehicle.
- Ability to work autonomously.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Excellent documentation skills.
- Related experience in an OPWDD funded program.
- Good time management skills.
- Clinical experience.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Typical office environment
- Some travel between locations
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary
Pay: From $34,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
Starbridge requires all staff to follow CDC and NY State guidelines to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus including wearing masks, frequent hand washing and maintaining social distancing as much as possible.
- supporting persons with Developmental Disabilities: 1 year (Preferred)
- nursing (RN): 1 year (Required)
- Driver's License (Required)
- Registered Nurse license (Required)
Work Location: In person