- Under the supervision of a registered nurse, provide nursing services to people, coordinate program participants' services with hospitals, outside providers and the Agency.
- In conjunction with the QMRP and RN, ensure that all medical recommendations are carried out and brought to a resolution.
- Participate in the interdisciplinary team, maintain appropriate medical records.
- Function A: Under the supervision of a registered nurse, monitor peoples' medical needs and health status on a continuous basis, document medical histories, implement appropriate protective and preventive measures in regards to communicable diseases and maintain all appropriate medical records.
- Function B: Ensure peoples' prescriptions are filled/refilled, physician's medication orders recorded, monitor peoples' medication administration sheets to ensure that medications are being administered properly, report medication errors appropriately, dispose of outdated or discontinued drugs according to policy.
- Function C: Continually monitor the effects of people's medications for potential adverse reactions, allergies, interactions and contraindications.
- Function D: Prepare, schedule and provide continuing in-service training for residential staff in all required and needed subject areas, train people in appropriate health and hygiene methods.
- Function E: Comply with all agency standards, rules, practices, policies and procedures.
Education and/or Experience: Must be licensed by the New York State Department of Clinical Licensure, specialized training or one year experience preferably working with the developmentally disabled.
Physical Demands: Requires moderate physical effort on a regular basis.
Working Conditions: Apartment setting or group home environment where people receive structure of daily routines through supervision. Occasionally stressful environment due to challenging behavior on the part of some people, therefore, must be able to maintain calm in the face of verbal, physical and emotional challenges from people. Exposure to people who may be aggressive and may carry communicable diseases.