Registered Nurse

Published on October 25, 2021

Location: Bradford, PA

General: Responsible for providing nursing services to people with disabilities in Home and Community based settings. Responsible for providing medical guidance and training for all Agency staff.

Standard Schedule: Full-Time, 37.5 Hours/week w. flexibility

Position Requirements: Ensures appropriate medical care to the people we support by, directly or through an LPN: performing skilled nursing duties; providing training, direction and assistance to direct care staff; communicating and enforcing medical policies and procedures; providing oversight to certified staff in the administration of medication.

Ability to read and understand Individual Support Plans and schedules. Demonstrate written, verbal and organizational skills. Maintain a professional attitude and appearance. Strong decision-making skills. Must be dependable and flexible. Ability to work in a team environment with all levels of the organizations. Must have reliable transportation.

Education Requirements: Current Pennsylvania RN license is required. At least one-year nursing experience is required, five-years preferred; experience working with individuals with disabilities, preferred.

Physical and Training Requirements: Regularly required to sit; frequently required to reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to stand, walk or kneel; the employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Will be required to travel. Required to complete twenty-four (24) hours of annual training to ensure compliance with State regulations while maintaining State RN license. Must have a valid driver’s license. Required to pass a PA State Police criminal record history check and/or FBI criminal record history check if not a resident of PA. CPR certification required. Will be required to obtain physical and Mantoux (TB) skin test.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Ability to demonstrate a high level of empathy and sensitivity to the physical and psychological needs of the people we support
• Ability and willingness to provide effective instruction and demonstration to staff
• Ability to maintain and apply current knowledge of ODP, DOH, and other regulations governing medical care delivery to the people we support
• Ensures consistent and appropriate medical care for the people we support by working with staff and supervisor to assess needs and develop/implement policies, procedures and protocols
• Read, comprehend, and contribute to the development of Individual Support Plans (ISP’s) by gathering and providing medical information to the ISP Team
• Maintains familiarity with ever changing medical needs of the people we support by directly or through staff/LPN monitoring health
• Ensures safe administration of medications by adhering to regulations, prescriptions, and special instructions issued by physician/pharmacist
• Contributes to providing a safe and healthy environment by monitoring conditions and recommending changes
• Provide person-centered supports in site-based/community-based settings to participants as indicated by the ISP
• Accurately complete and submit required documentation per program regulations
• Report incidents per program regulations
• Assist participants with activities of daily living
• Participate in professional development and staff/management meetings
• Work in cooperation with other community agencies, businesses, and providers as needed
• Promote, maintain and model behavior that demonstrates respect for others and acknowledges the needs and rights of the participants we support
• Ensure adherence to confidential, legal and Agency policies and procedures
• Maintain high professional standards at work with regard to personal behavior and interactions with other staff, individuals, families, businesses and outside agencies
• This job description may not be all-inclusive and duties may be modified when necessary; employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.