LOGAN Center

Nurse Group Living

South Bend, IN, us

Company: LOGAN Center

Category: Healthcare / nursing

Published on 2021-10-21 19:22:58

Job Description Working for LOGAN is a calling, not just a job This position is eligible for: Full-Time Sign-on Bonus - $1000 at 75 days and $1000 at 1 year of employment. Part-Time Sign-on Bonus - $500 at 75 days and $500 at 1 year of employment. WHO IS LOGAN? LOGAN Community Resources is our full name but who are we? LOGAN is a non-profit organization with community impact in Michiana. What does LOGAN do and why do we exist? LOGAN supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they and their families may achieve their desired quality of life. What does LOGAN aspire to be? LOGAN envisions a community in which every individual, regardless of obstacles or challenges, is able to reach their full potential. How do LOGAN employees do their jobs every day? LOGAN employees are dedicated to performing their duties with respect, kindness, honesty, loyalty, and quality in mind for LOGAN’s clients, staff, and the agency. The LOGAN Nurse is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the health care services for LOGAN clients and implementation of nursing support plans for assigned caseloads. Provide first aid, basic medical treatment and basic medical evaluation for individuals served and staff at the location in emergent situations; and provide staff training as directed. As requested, the nurse will provide input into agency health, medical and safety-related systems. Requirements Essential Functions - General Performs other duties including but not limited to the following: Provides medical consultation and evaluation in emergent situations for both individuals served and staff. Attends staff meetings. Ensures compliance with licensing regulations, accreditation, and agency policies and procedures. Provides a variety of health, medical and safety-related training to staff as directed. Provides input as directed into agency policy, procedure, and practice related to health, medical and safety issues. Provide audits of SL health and wellness processes. Reviews all risk plans for effectiveness. Teaches Core A and B for staff as assigned. Provides CPR/First Aid Training for staff as assigned. Administers medications to individuals served as directed. Participates in On-Call rotation phone and responds to emergency medical issues as directed. Participates on committees as assigned and performs related duties. Performs other duties as assigned. Essential Functions - Group Living Monitors the health care of individuals including: Oversees all health/medical needs as they apply to each individual served. Consults with Program Managers for risk management plans and Ensures that all necessary risk management systems are in place as required by licensing regulations. Ensures that all health/medical state regulations are followed. Reviews all medical health provider forms and makes copies for the Master File and Program Manager. Completes nursing assessments quarterly for group home clients. Ensures that all medication administration systems are in place as required by licensing regulations. Ensures an individual’s health is maintained at its optimal level and Ensures that all changes in an individual’s health status are promptly addressed. Maintains case notes as they relate to the individual’s health and well-being. Maintains a health record for individuals served. Reviews risk plans, advises on the implementation of risk plans to Program Managers. Serves as liaison with physicians and other health care professionals including: Maintains and facilitates physician and professional health care personnel contacts and communication. Completes physician telephone orders, when appropriate, to validate verbal orders. Maintains contact and coordinates psychiatrist services and visits to the facility. Represents Health Care Services on each individual’s support team including: Reviews annual medical goals and completes as needed. Attends annual support team meetings, as appropriate. Oversees the medication administration system for all individuals including: Reviewing medication administration data. Reviewing drug count records. Reviewing medication incident reports and making recommendations. Coordinating monthly Medication Exchange. Checking medicine cabinet and medications monthly, or more often as deemed necessary. Reviews, signs, and copies medication administration records. As directed, serves as an agent to agency psychiatrist in order to give verbal orders for prescribed medication. Maintains on-going relationship with pharmacy. Works with consulting pharmacist to set quarterly pharmacy reviews, coordinate the review and complete follow tasks based on the identified issues. Maintains pharmacy delivery receipts to verify and track medication. Essential Functions - Supported Living Provides overall monitoring of health care for assigned individuals including: Oversees the consultation of all health/medical needs as they apply to each individual. Oversees the consultation with staff with regards to the medical care of individuals served. Oversees consultations with the Program Manager for risk management plans. Oversees the completion of an initial annual nursing assessment of each individual and annually thereafter. Ensures that an individual’s health is maintained at its optimal level and Ensures that all changes in an individual’s health status are promptly addressed. Maintaining case notes as they relate to the individual’s health and well-being. Review of medical forms when copies are provided for nurse. Provide written reports, as requested, to individual support team. Maintains primary contact with pharmacy for Supported Living medication issues. Trains Supported Living staff on pharmacy procedures. Assists Supported Living staff with pharmacy issues. As directed, serves as an agent to agency psychiatrist in order to give verbal orders for prescribed medication. Maintains on-going relationship with pharmacy which includes working with consulting pharmacist to set quarterly pharmacy reviews, coordinating the review and complete follow up tasks based on the identified issues and maintains pharmacy delivery receipts to verify and track medication. General Responsibilities Assists in promoting the health and safety of individuals served by LOGAN, visitors, and other staff. Serves as role model for individuals served and other staff. Serves as an advocate and protects the human rights of all individuals served at all times. Participates in training as required by supervisor or for all LOGAN staff. Facilitates professional growth by keeping current on new philosophy, research, technology, program strategies, etc. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS Education High school diploma or equivalent required. Nurse must be licensed as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Indiana. Nurse must be certified in CPR and First Aid. Nurse must be certified to administer TB tests. Experience Two years’ experience required. Experience may include a combination of life experience and working with individuals with developmental disabilities Job Knowledge A positive attitude to support individuals with disabilities. A willingness to learn and implement positive approaches to instruction and behavior management. Competent computer skills. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. A valid state driver’s license in order to drive on behalf of LOGAN. CONTACT RESPONSIBILITY Fulfilling the responsibilities of this job may result in contact with body fluids. LOGAN will provide training and offer Hepatitis B vaccination at no cost to the employee. Apply
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