Reference #: 866982

Location: Norwood

Position Type: Full-Time

Reports To: TBD

FLSA Status: Exempt

Shift: TBD

Primary Purpose of Position: A professional manager who is a RN/LPN responsible for coordination and/or completion of all health care aspects for individuals, utilizing skills in communication, assessment, supervision, and administration.

Essential Job Functions:

 

  • Ensures quality compliance of clinical/professional standards of practice, maintains and updates professional licensure
  • Maintains confidentiality of individual’s medical records and personal information
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible and deviate from the routine, according to the needs of the program
  • Maintains a clean and professional appearance
  • Assesses, coordinates, documents and follows up on all aspects of the individual’s health care
  • Communicates clinical assessment information effectively to both professional and non professional individuals inclusive of family members, staff members and medical personnel
  • Notifies families / guardians of all upcoming appointments, procedures , testing and communicates outcomes to families / guardian
  • Responsible to work alongside physicians both in the community as well as on campus and clearly communicate the outcome of these visits to all team members
  • Responsible to transcribe physician orders and to complete all lab requests, or consult sheets for outside medical appointments to ensure that accurate information is being relayed to the treating physicians or medical personnel, review all consult sheets and lab results within 24 hours to ensure and ensure proper implementation
  • Responsible to obtain Human Rights Committee (HRC) approval for medications and other health related protections
  • Collaborates with physicians, other health disciplines, adjunctive therapies and members of the interdisciplinary team to identify and evaluate health needs of individual
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory standards such as licensing regulations and current policy as related to heath care management
  • Conducts random book audits to ensure that all files are being maintained as required
  • Consistently demonstrates good judgment and decisions regarding health concerns
  • Arranges to have needed medications, supplies and equipment on hand
  • Accompanies clients on medical appointments as needed.
  • Provides support and training to direct care staff in the management of health care
  • Participate in team meetings including IPP’s
  • Participates in the Medical On Call (MOC) rotation
  • Conducts random audits of medication passes to ensure proper implementation of medication administration policy
  • Follows up on self-medication assessment annually
  • Ensure the proper completion of nursing quarterlies for individuals on their caseload
  • Administers and documents medication, treatments and therapies as needed
  • Adheres to the guidelines set forth in the Incident Management Policy, follows up on medically related incidents to provide immediate corrective action and prevent a reoccurrence
  • Will become and maintain Certified Investigator Certification and conduct investigations throughout the Developmental Programs Division, as assigned.

Education/ Experience:

Registered Nurse in the state of PA with 3 years of experience working with people with Intellectual Disabilities, or Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of PA with at least 5 years of experience working with people with Intellectual Disabilities.

Training/ Certifications/ Qualifications:

Valid Driver’s License in the state of residence and driving approval through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Must have the ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral, Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and basic knowledge of Access and/or ability to use/learn various database reporting systems. Clearances: PA Criminal History, Child Abuse, FBI; become a Certified Investigator within one year of start date.  

       Physical Requirements:

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. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds (with assistance).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

        Work Environment:

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 outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Moderate exposure to blood borne pathogens. If de-escalation techniques fail, physical crisis intervention may be required.

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