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Registered Nurse

GENERAL SUMMARY:              

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the incumbent will provide direct nursing care by assessing, planning, organizing, documenting, administering and evaluating care provided for the developmentally disabled people that are served by The Arc Rockland.  Care delivery will be done with regard to complying with the rules and regulations of OMRDD and the rules and regulations of The Arc Rockland.

MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Illustrative Only):                                                   

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the incumbent will:                                         

  • Perform consumer assessments.
  • Arrange medical services for consumers.
  • Take and record vital signs.
  • Provide consumer care direction as needed to direct care staff based on the individual’s plan of nursing care.
  • Support the interdisciplinary approach to individual care as well as the team process and participates on the team as directed by the Supervising Nurse.
  • Participate in annual TST program for staff.
  • Ensure that all consumer medical records are in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Provide restorative and rehabilitative services as necessary, i.e., bowel and bladder training, ostomy care and delivery of oxygen therapy.
  • Perform on-going surveillance and nursing intervention to rescue chronically ill persons from the development of negative side effects and secondary results of treatment.  Upon discovery of an untoward medical issue, the nurse must take immediate action, including notifying his/her supervising nurse.
  • Give medications and treatments as indicated.
  • Provide oversight to AMAP certified staff.
  • Keep abreast of changes in nursing field.
  • Participate and/or directs the rendering of first aid and emergency care as needed or directed.
  • Maintain respective nursing offices with supplies as needed, including, but not limited to, OTC medications and durable medical equipment.
  • Maintain nursing office/nursing practice in compliance with OSHA guidelines.
  • Utilize principles of infection control when caring for consumers.
  • Provide coverage for other Residential Program Nurses as directed by Supervising Nurse, Residential Services.
  • Assist in writing and reviewing Nursing Policies and Procedures as directed.
  • Perform related duties as requested, including, but not limited to, specimen collection and injections.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES:

  • Must possess an active New York State RN license.
  • At least one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Must possess current CPR certification.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Speaks, reads and writes English proficiently.
  • Understands and adheres to ARC of Rockland’s Code of Conduct, as outlined in Employee Handbook, and all Policies and Procedures
  • Valid driver’s license and meets Agency’s driving standards as identified

 

The Arc Rockland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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