Shared Living Collaborative Lead Nurse for Human Service Agency in Merrimac, Massachusetts
Unique, innovative human service agency based in Merrimac, MA providing an array of Therapeutic Supports has the following positions available: FT Lead Nurse, RN preferred. Primary Individual Functions ? Provide oversight, supports, and guidance to ISS Individuals, Shared Living Providers, and Foster Parents to ensure that the safety, health, dental, and wellness needs of all Adults and Youths are met at all times ? Provide coordination, oversights, and documentation related to routine physical, dental, eye and ear exams, doctor, and follow-up appointments and emergency medical care ? Ensure that prescription and over the counter medication is dispensed as ordered, and maintain current physician?s orders and Medication Charts ? Provide training to individuals, Providers, Foster Parents, and Staff on new skilled nursing functions, such as feeding tubes ? Provide consultation, if appropriate, to Agency individuals, Providers, Foster Parents, and staff on health/medical/wellness related questions/resources ? Promote a healthy lifestyle and preventative health care measures ? Assist with obtaining/ordering medical supplies and adaptive equipment ? Ensure compliance with all DCF, DDS, and SLC policies, guidelines, and licensing requirements, and enter related medical data as required, such as ISP assessments ? Provide First Aid/medical assistance as needed and appropriate to individuals in Day and Residential Supports Skills/Qualities ? Extensive knowledge of nursing procedures, practices, and guidelines ? Solid knowledge of developmental disabilities and autism ? High degree of coachability, flexibility, organization, and attention to detail ? Effective written and oral communication, instructional and supervisory skills ? Ability to maintain medical records and adhere by all applicable policies, guidelines, etc ? Ability to work independently and as part of a team and collaboratively with collaterals and medical providers ? Ability to maintain confidentiality, prioritize, and multi-task Knowledge ? Understanding of DCF,DDS, and EEC policies, procedures, and regulations ? Current CPR, First Aid, and Human Rights certification ? Extensive knowledge of safety and emergency procedures and practices ? Working knowledge of nursing, medical, health, and wellness procedures, policies, and resources ? Knowledge of Insurance, MassHealth, and Medicare practices and requirements DDNA certification preferred.