Advocates

Residential Program Nurse (RN) - Brain Injury Services

US-MA-Lexington
Job ID
2017-3974
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40

Overview

The Residential Program Nurse provides direct nursing oversight and management of medical and care components in accordance with Advocates and funder requirements.  The Program Nurse provides training, supervision and oversight for both residents and staff in all aspects of medical and medication management.  He/she collaborates with the Residential Program Director in the implementation and follow-through of the individualized service plans and documentation in accordance with the mission and regulations of the program.

 

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Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Take a lead role in assessing potential program participants at his or her residential site; identifies the program participant’s needs and functional abilities.
  • Participate initially and at least annually in a team assessment with the applicant, family member / guardian, and Residential Program Director as to whether the applicant can manage their personal care services.
  • Complete the annual assessments related to the program participant’s support needs.
  • Ensure Physician’s Authorization for each GAFC resident twice annually per Medicaid site policies (if applicable).
  • Prior to an applicant’s admission to the program, complete a Medication Assessment and develop an Emergency sheet, Medication List, individualized ADL sheet and coordinate with the Residential Program Director to complete a risk plan.
  • Develop an individualized Emergency Contact sheet, which includes family, guardian, physicians’ (PCP and specialists),  clinic/hospital contact information, Social Security Number, MassHealth ID number, date of birth, gender, guardianship and  marital status, and program start date for each new resident prior to his/her start at the program.
  • Assist residents with all aspects of medical management including physicals, referrals, prescriptions, appointments, and treatments.
  • Coordinate with residents, family members, physicians, other medical providers, and site team regarding all medical care and changes in status, treatment, or medication.
  • Implement, oversee, and supervise medication management in accordance with agency policy in a manner consistent with funder regulations.

Qualifications

  • Current license to practice in Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse required.  Current certification in CPR / Basic Cardiac Life Support required.  Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing with at least 3 years’ clinical experience required.  CRRN preferred.  Experience in management, supervision and Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred.  Experience with individuals with brain injuries in a community setting preferred.
  • Must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Ability to correlate clinical data with resident's medical and nursing care plan.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and ability to use good judgment.
  • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple simultaneous tasks, organizing, prioritizing, planning, sequencing and completing tasks independently.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to understand, speak, read and write fluent English.

  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license.  Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport individuals.

  • Ability to operate agency vehicles. 

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

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