Acts as the primary medical coordinator for individuals in the residence and day services.
§ Interviews individuals to determine medical problems and conditions.
§ Acts as primary staff person for documentation of medication administration in the medication database.
§ Reviews medication administration records on a regular basis.
§ Administers specified medication and notes time and amount on medication administration database.
§ Assists Registered Nurse with physical examinations as needed.
§ Reviews physician's orders and follow-up needs with Registered Nurse.
§ Administers First Aid and CPR on an emergency and as needed basis.
§ Observes individuals and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to the program RN.
§ Counsels individuals on good health habits.
§ Implements individual nursing care plans, emergency protocols and maintains health records.
§ Helps ensure appropriate safeguards for individuals are developed and maintained.
§ Cooperates with team in identifying and meeting social, emotional and physical needs of individuals.
§ Supports and trains staff on the medical care and treatment of individuals, including attending appointments, advocacy and follow up of the treatment plan according to the OPWDD medication curriculum.
§ Identifies and helps assure staff are adequately trained to perform nursing functions of their jobs and trained in site-specific medical issues by providing feedback to the program RN.
§ Oversees the storage and documentation of medications and all medically necessary information.
§ Regularly reviews medication cabinet to remove out-of-date or expired medications.
§ Provides and/or coordinates transportation for individuals medical appointments.
§ Provides feedback to RN regarding self-medication capabilities of individuals.
§ Provides health education and training to individuals in conjunction with program RN.
§ Remains current in agency and program related training.
§ Implements emergency procedures established by the agency as necessary.
§ Completes all mandated reporting requirements by Wildwood and regulating agencies.
§ Works with community agencies in planning services to meet the needs of individuals.
- All supervisors, managers, and employees are all responsible for helping to create a workplace free of recognized hazards, and for acting safely.
High school diploma or GED.
Certificates and Licenses:
NYS License as a Practical Nurse. Certification in First Aid and CPR.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Word processing, database, Internet software, E-mail.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
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 regularly exposed to blood, bodily fluids, sharps and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions; work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold and risk of electrical shock. 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. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds (sometimes with assistance). The vision requirements include: close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Provide support to individuals in crisis through the use of behavioral support techniques, including the use of personal physical interventions.
- A valid NYS driver's license and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
- Must be cleared and maintain acceptable record under the NYS OPWDD mandated criminal background check process.