- Acts as the primary medical coordinator for the individuals we serve in the programs.
- Is the designated on call medical supervisor to programs staff on the individuals we serve medical issues.
- Supports and trains staff in their role with regard to medical care and treatment of the individuals we serve.
- Trains and supervises staff responsible for administering medication in programs (according to the OPWDD medication curriculum).
- Reviews and revises programs medication practices for compliance with OPWDD regulations, agency policies and the Nurse Practices Act.
- Supervises the storage and documentation of medications and all medically necessary information
- Participates in self-medication assessments for the individuals we serve and evaluates their ability to self-medicate
- Assesses medical training needs of staff and assures that staff are adequately trained to perform nursing functions of their jobs and trained in site specific medical issues.
- Establishes nursing policies with the Program Director to meet emergencies.
- Maintains health records of the individuals we serve.
- Coordinates health care services including direct nursing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation as deemed appropriate.
- Provides health education and training to the individuals we serve, as deemed necessary.
- Works with community agencies in planning services to meet needs of the individuals we serve.
- Acts as a member of committees as designated by the Program Director
- All supervisors, managers, and employees are all responsible for helping to create a workplace free of recognized hazards, and for acting safely.
BSN; or RN degree from a regionally accredited college with two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Word processing, Internet software, Database software
Certificates and Licenses:
NYS License as a Registered Nurse. Certification in CPR.
Directly supervises all health and medical related activities of staff both on site and on-call as necessary. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally exposed to blood, bodily fluids, sharps and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the environment is moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Other Work Requirements
§ A valid NYS driver's license and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required. Daily access to an automobile.
§ Must be cleared and maintain acceptable record under the NYS OPWDD mandated criminal background check process.