- Attends work regularly according to assigned work schedule and in accordance with agency policy.
- Follows instructions
- Works cooperatively with others including all staff, supervisors, administrators, co-workers, individuals served, community professionals, customers, vendors and the public.
- Complies with the Delaware State Board of Nursing Practice Act.
- Completes a nursing ELP and establishes goals and objectives to address and meet the health care needs of each individual served upon admission and updated annually.
- Monitors the health status of each individual served every 30 days in accordance with the standards of DDDS.
- Within any Chimes Delaware contracted program assumes responsibility for screening program participants, rendering treatment, and determining the need for follow-up care.
- Checks physician orders against MAR.
- Provides hospitalization follow-up and post-hospitalization assessments, staff education, and care plan revision if warranted. Ensures follow-up is completed.
- Provides ongoing staff training as it relates to nursing/medical issues.
- Maintains required certifications that are necessary for compliance with training requirements.
- Administers the provision of medical and nursing services which are outside the scope of unlicensed staff or deemed inappropriate to be delegated to unlicensed personnel.
- Serves as a medical liaison when necessary.
- Coordinates medical care and appointments for individuals served through the appropriate health care facility.
- Assumes on call responsibilities.
- Responds to emergencies.
- Participates as a member of each individual's served interdisciplinary term and attend ELP meetings.
- Maintains confidentiality, in accordance with HIPPA, of all individuals served and promotes each individual's rights at all times.
- Contributes to a work atmosphere in a manner which is positive, enthusiastic, respectful and courteous.
- Is a positive role model for individuals served and Agency staff.
- Uses technology for the completion of specified job duties.
- Provides back up coverage for other nursing personnel within the Agency.
- Reviews and monitors medications in order to ensure that an adequate supply of all prescribed drugs is available.
- Maintains all records in accordance with established protocols.
- Receives and reviews input from staff regarding the health needs of the program participants.
- Provides emergency, on-site treatment and triage for Vocational Services consumers.
- Assumes other duties, responsibilities and special projects as needed.
- Schedules all routine appointment.
X Ability to communicate on the telephone
X Ability to write
X Ability to stand
X Ability to stand for long periods of time
X Ability to go and down stairs
X Ability to speak
X Ability to read
X Ability to hear
X Full awareness of environment
X Ability to understand technical written material
- Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
X Ability to lift more than 50 lbs.
X Full range of motion above the head
X Valid certification in CPR/FA
X Ability to bend, lift, and carry
X Valid Delaware driver's license and ability to drive
X Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions
X Ability to work with little direct supervision
X Ability to sit for long periods of time
X Ability to manipulate numbers
X Ability to type
X Ability to use a computer
X Ability to operate machinery without posing a safety hazard to self or others
X Compassion & respect for people with developmental disabilities and the ability to earn
Education: Graduation from an approved nurse training.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Delaware
Experience: Two years of experience required, preferable with ambulatory services for persons with cognitive disabilities cognitive disabilities.
Skills Test: None
MUST HAVE AN ACCEPTABLE DRIVING RECORD AS DETERMINED BY CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE AGENCY'S INSURANCE CARRIER AND BY THE AGENCY POLICY.