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AHRC New York City Registered Nurse (RN) - Residential Queens and Staten Island in Jamaica, New York

Description

AHRC NYC is looking for both full and part-time Registered Nurses for our Queens and Staten Island residences.

The Registered Nurse evaluates and monitors health and safety needs of individuals with developmental disabilities to promote wellness. Ensure that these services are in compliance with all federal and state regulations as well as agency policy. Position offers flexible scheduling.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate medical care for assigned individuals, monitor and assess health needs including

arranging for follow-up care as needed.

  • Assessment by direct observation on consumer health status. Observe observation for signs and symptoms of discomfort, distress or illnesses. Evaluation of physical status changes for exacerbation of existing conditions, onset of disease, and/or responses to care and treatment. Documentation and follow up of all findings.

  • Communicate with physicians, families, interdisciplinary team members and clinicians involved in providing services to individuals.

  • Communicate and follow up on consumer hospitalizations, emergency room visits, reports of injury, trauma, accidents, illness, distress and other health issues as individually required.

*Accompany individuals on medical appointments when necessary to advocate for and discus health issues. Communicate with team members as to findings.

*In urgent/emergent situations, the nurse may receive phone calls outside of routine working hours regarding individuals assigned to that nurses caseload.

*Attend meetings with management, staff, families and clinicians to discuss any health related issues regarding consumers served.

*Develop individual specific nursing plans and protocols as needed. Update and revise these documents to reflect changes in consumer status.

*Supervises AMAP administration of prescribed medication and routine treatments in accordance with federal and state regulations and agency policy. Administers STAT medication and treatments as prescribed. Participates in in-services and trains AMAPs as needed. Completed AMAP certification, recertification and decertification processes as necessary.

*Regularly reviews medication administration records (MARs), treatment and adaptive equipment records, logs documenting vital signs, elimination, glucose readings, weight, menses, and other records as individually specified. Reports significant issues to appropriate clinicians and team members, including need for ordering medications, renewing or updating prescription orders and individual specific drug information sheets. Monitor and manage medication storage and disposal procedures in accordance with federal and state law.

Develop and monitor health goals, nursing plans and protocols that are individual specific. Review, update and revise these documents to ensure they are reflective of current consumer status.

*Monitor consumer dietary and nutritional needs. In-service and support staff in managing special meal and feeding of individuals served. Observe meal times for appropriate food choices, portions, use of adaptive utensils, etc.

*participate in the -re-admission intake review with preparation of a preliminary plan based on available health records.

*participate in discharge planning meetings, including writing recommendations for referrals to other agencies and follow up on plan of care.

*Write individual progress notes, annual nursing assessments/summaries for each individual. Submit for physicians review and signature as needed.

*Ensure that referrals are made for routine and special medical services, and follows up afterwards to ensure that recommendations and orders are appropriately carried out and managed.

*In compliance with OSHA mandates, monitors infection control, environmental changes and ensures that all guidelines regarding universal precautions are appropriately followed. Order and maintain necessary first aid and medical supplies as needed.

*Review Incident and Medication Error Reports. Provide appropriate follow up action as necessary.

*participate in program clinical review and other means of evaluation to assure continuous improvement in the quality of care provided for individuals served.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be currently licensed as a registered professional nurse (RN) in New York State.

  • CPR certification required.

  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.

  • Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work as a member of a team.

  • Must have a valid Tri-State area Driver's License for more than one year, with a good driving record.

AHRC New York City provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants, with employment based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (with or without sexual conduct), age, disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic disposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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