Requisition: 2024-141786
Job Locations
Line of Business
ResCare Community Living
Position Type
Pay Min
USD $25.50/Hr.
Pay Max
USD $26.10/Hr.
Our Company
ResCare Community Living
To provide nursing care to individuals/consumers as prescribed by the physician and in accordance with standards of nursing practices and regulations, and as may be directed by Nursing Department Managers.
Acts as a consultant to other departments to ensure optimum growth potential of developed programs and services
Regularly attends and actively participates in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings
Makes recommendations for nursing objectives/criteria to address needs identified through comprehensive nursing assessment
Works closely with other health professionals/providers in planning, evaluating, and implementing programs and services to address the health needs of persons served
Completes nursing assignments within 30 days of admission and annually thereafter to include: review of drug regime, physical exams, health status/condition, lab reports, immunizations, etc
Ensures the provisions of nursing/health services as outlined in the state and federal regulations and divisional directives
Ensures the provision of nursing/health services as ordered by physicians and other health professionals/consultants
Ensures the provision of nursing services/programs as outlined in the Service Plan
Ensures the provisions of needed adaptive equipment
Monitors individual health status through the provision of general nursing services as outlined/ordered
Monitors incidents involving individuals, ensures incident report is completed timely and accurately and examines the individual
Ensures aggressive management of individual health needs when indicated by adverse change in medical/health status of the individual
Works closely with home/facility staff in consulting on psychotropic medications, side effects, and planning agenda for medication reviews
Monitors height and weight of persons served
Administers and/or oversees medication/physical treatments as ordered by the physician and provides assessment of adverse effects/results
Reports pertinent information and changes in individual health status to attending physician/ health professionals and to the Team as needed in a timely manner
Screens ill individuals and refers to a physician if needed
Orders, reviews, monitor, and discontinue medication as ordered by physician. Dispose of unused medication per policy, reporting adverse reactions
Assures that monthly Medication Administration Records (MARs) are in each individuals record
Reports possible communicable diseases or infections and works closely with nursing staff and/or other health care professionals, staff, and family in assessing and treating the situation
Arranges for and/or ensures completion of specialist, doctor, and follow-up appointments
Communicates health/nursing needs and/or recommendations to staff, other health providers and families
Coordinates hospital admissions, discharges, and follow-up
Checks program/service areas on a frequent but not less than a quarterly basis to ensure the necessary medical/nursing supplies are available and in ample supply
Attends medical/health appointments as needed
Works in conjunction with staff in other departments to ensure medical/nursing needs are communicated and monitored, medical appointments are scheduled and met
Effectively manages and maintains nursing budget
Maintains and updates nursing, pharmacy, infection control, health and safety policies and procedures
Carries out an ongoing in-service program of nursing pol