The Center for Family Support Nurse in New York, New York
Job Title: Nurse Department: Residential Reports To: Assistant Director of Residential Services
Job Description: Responsible for infection control, administration of medication, proper storage of medication, proper recording of medication administration, emergency first aid and use of emergency medical supplies as well as general health care. Must be licensed and currently registered as a nurse (R.N.) by New York State. Experience in treating the developmentally disabled preferred.
Tasks: 1. Evaluate each resident's need for nursing care on a continuing basis; in the ICF prepare written reports annually and on a quarterly basis for each consumer; in all residences maintain nursing notes as needed. 2. Ensure that universal precautions are implemented and maintained. 3. Regularly monitor medication administration sheets to assure that medications are being administered properly. 4. Ensure that prescriptions are renewed and/or refilled and physician's medication orders recorded as necessary. 5. Review all medication errors. 6. Ensure that outdated or discontinued medications are disposed of, in accordance with regulations. 7. Ensure, in conjunction with the IDT, that all medical recommendations are carried out and brought to resolution. Meet with Manager and/or team weekly to ensure communication. 8. Confer regularly with medical and psychiatric doctors, as well as pharmacy and nutritionist. 9. Ensure that the formulary is current and specific for each consumer. 10. Ensure that all medical needs are met, all necessary appointments are scheduled, and review all medical consults after appointments. 11. Prepare, schedule, and provide continuing in-service training for staff in all required areas. 12. Certify AMAP on completion of initial training and annually thereafter. 13. Attend and participate in agency Incident Review and Human Rights if requested by supervisor. 14. Carry an agency pager and be available to all AMAP staff in the event that they have a question regarding medications or if there is a medication change. 15. Complete any task as delegated by supervisor.
To Apply: Apply online at www.cfsny.org
Equal Opportunity Employer.