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Registered Nurse/Health Care Coordinator- Day supports New

Ashland, MA

Details

Hiring Company

Advocates

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$58,500 / year


Position Description

Overview

Advocates Day Services located in Ashland, Massachusetts works closely with adults young and aged, with a variety of abilities and disabilities.  Under new leadership, the day program has been transformed over the last 2 years providing a structured, exciting and dynamic environment with growth in clinical and therapeutic services, design of sensory environments and recreational curriculum group development.  

Fulltime Healthcare Coordinator position located within a day program setting. Work alongside a small team of nurses to provide hands-on care during daytime hours to developmental and intellectually challenged adults both young and aged. Within this small nursing team a focus on health and safety, team approach with individualized attention is a must. This position allows for flexibility, as well as ongoing support.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree

Responsibilities

  • Monitor all nursing services for all individuals with correspondence through primary care physicians/nurse practitioners, residential managers, nursing staff, etc. 
  • Monitor recommendations in conjunction with the comprehensive written therapeutic service plan (DHSP) process through the interdisciplinary team. 
  • A key member of the Day Habilitation Interdisciplinary team.
  • Provide detailed semi-annual reviews on all aspects of individuals’ day habilitation programming.
  • Provide daily nursing notes and monthly summaries in accordance with Agency/division expectations and deadlines. 
  • Evaluate all individuals in day habilitation annually providing a detailed plan of care.
  • Review, maintain and update medical information in each file.
  • Administer prescribed medication as necessary, including oral medication and injections.
  • Educate and assist staff with nursing feeding requirements for all individuals when necessary or medically indicated.
  • Provide daily nursing care to individuals (ie. colostomy care, G-tube, catheter, oxygen treatments, etc).
  • Assist with community inclusion for those requiring nursing oversight and care.
  • Promote self-advocacy and offer consultation to individuals as needed.
  • Collaborate with and provide consultation to all team members to develop and implement DHSP/ISP curricula in pertinent areas.
  • Maintain all licenses/certifications current in accordance to State of MA registration in nursing.
  • Attend trainings as assigned; maintains necessary certifications (CPR, MA RN etc).
  • Strictly adhere to all HIPPA regulations and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Provide emergency first aid and provide direction to staff in the case of a medical crisis.
  • Develop and train all staff regarding medical protocols (i.e. medication, diagnosis/disability, monitoring health status following restraint, exercise or other strenuous activities) as necessary and ensure the implementation and follow-through.
  • Provide structured opportunities for groups and individuals to ask questions regarding health/medical information.
  • Provide monthly supervision and daily oversight to LPN and nursing students.
  • Oversee all documentation completed by LPN.

Qualifications

  • Must possess a current, state of MA, registration in nursing.
  • One year of experience in a community health care setting.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with individuals, families, funding sources, consultants, the community at large, and the program and administrative staff.
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license.  Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport consumers.

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.



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