- Supervising Experience
- Management Experience
- Communication Skills
POSITION SUMMARY: This registered nurse provides clinical oversight and supervision to ensure that the health care needs of residents are met. They oversee the functions associated with care coordination and the delivery of nursing services while ensuring that both regulatory and clinical practice standards are met.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for ongoing clinical assessment, coordination, and interdisciplinary collaboration necessary to meet client health care needs
Ensures that appropriate health care assessments are completed as directed by the interdisciplinary treatment team, policy and procedures, and regulatory requirements
Ensures that client assessments and reports are accurate and complete
Presents data collected through direct observation, interview, clinical assessment, and records review to the physician and larger interdisciplinary team
Sets health care priorities in accordance with professional judgment.
Supervises the nursing staff in the implementation of the nursing process by providing assistance/support/oversight in identifying alternate interventions to promote the general health and wellness of the client
Completes the Annual Health Summary and presents to the larger interdisciplinary team at the IPP ensuring that all health care needs have been addressed
Works closely with family members/legal guardians/health care decision makers to communicate client health care needs and actions being taken to address them
Serves as a resource person for questions related to health and wellness
Ensures appropriate follow-up and documentation of all recommendations for specialized services/consultations has been completed
Liaisons with Primary Medical Providers, specialists, and community based providers to facilitate care coordination as needed
Reviews recommendations of consulting pharmacist and liaisons with physicians and care providers for necessary review and follow-up
Monitors physician's orders, Medication Administration Records, and relevant documentation related to compliance with medication administration
Reviews critical incidents related to the health and safety needs of the consumers and provides timely follow-up and communication to appropriate administrative staff
Liaisons with external pharmacies, durable medical equipment (DME) providers, vendors, and insurers to ensure that client specific needs are met in a clinically prudent and fiscally sound manner
Provides clinical leadership, direction, and support to the extended care team to ensure that consumer health and safety needs are adequately addressed.
Assists in accessing community based services and care providers, especially in emergency situations
Utilizes quality improvement strategies to address the following:
a) Clinical performance of nursing staff through monthly audits of nursing documentation and care delivery
b) Use of best practice guidelines in promoting health maintenance and disease prevention strategies
c) Compliance with regulatory standards as they relate to specific program areas, such as licensing regulations and current policy
d) Access to high quality care consistent with consumer specific needs
e) Health care utilization data
Assigns specific quality improvement activities/functions to nursing staff as necessary.
Develops data management reports as needed to assess and improve quality of services provided
Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), crisis intervention and medication administration using agency-trained protocols. Ensures that all program based medical and nursing equipment is clean and in good working order, arranging replacement as needed.
Maintains up-to-date inventory of nutritional supplements, medical equipment, and medical/dietary supplies
Ensures assigned nursing personnel receive adequate training and ongoing staff development to meet client specific health care needs and organizational learning needs including regulatory training requirements
Participates in the recruitment, interviewing, and selection of nurse candidates.
Participates in the ongoing evaluation and professional development of the nurse through timely, performance based feedback and annual performance evaluations.
Responsible for ongoing performance improvement and disciplinary action when nursing practice does not meet accepted standards.
Provides nursing and program staff in-service training on health related topics, medical procedures, and infection control as needed
Directs the orientation and training of assigned nursing personnel
Participates in ongoing educational opportunities designed specifically for the consumer population served.
Attends both professional and organizational meetings necessary to keep abreast of changes in nursing practice.
Performs other duties as assigned
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Chief Clinical Officer & Director of Health Services Operations
DIRECT REPORTS: Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses
CONTACTS: Consumers, family members/guardians, Elwyn personnel, physicians, pharmacists, members of the health care community, funding agencies, state and federal agencies, community agencies, and external vendors.
Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent experience preferred
Four (4) years general nursing experience plus three (3) years in the field of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Must possess strong clinical, organizational, and medical triage skills
Two (2) years nursing supervisory experience
Leadership/management experience working with interdisciplinary care teams preferred
Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and crisis intervention techniques using agency-trained protocols.
Must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience, and acceptable driving record
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions.
Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.
Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law." #ca #mon
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