Supervise all RN's for Goshen program. Ensure that all medical needs of the consumers are met.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Overall coordination, organization, and development of medical care for the Goshen DD Department. Responsible for direct and indirect supervision of nursing personnel in Goshen DD programs.
Carry out the goals and objectives of the agency.
Interview applicants for RN positions in the department and make appropriate recommendations. Evaluate all nursing staff.
Liaison with Prescription Drug Company. Ensure that medical supplies and prescription drug needs are met.
Attend conferences concerning clients and relates pertinent information to the appropriate people.
Maintain community contacts and resources as these affect the medical department.
Responsible for the development of leadership and gives direction and supervision to staff in the performance of their duties.
Represent the medical department at meetings for the Coordinator.
Participate in overall planning for program and services to meet the needs of the clients. Maintain the mission of person-centered planning.See that the proper procedures concerning reports, requisitions, etc., are followed.
Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary teams.
Responsible for all medical evaluations and review within prescribed time frames.
Perform and provide health appraisal procedures as needed.
Evaluate, teach and document self-medication steps to consumers.
Schedule any recommended/specialized medical/lab appointments.
Provide follow up on any hospitalizations and emergency treatment to ensure adequate medical care.
Responsible for ensuring the ordering of all medications.
Institute and promote orientation programs and in-service training programs for members of the staff and delegates areas of the training program to others when necessary.
Collaborate with all outside agencies to ensure healthcare/ medical needs of all consumers are incorporated into their daily program.
Interpret and comply with all related standards and regulations. Provide staff with in-service training related to regulations. Collaborates on new development projects.
Prepare Surrogate Decision-making packets for those consumers that need the intervention of this committee.
Responsible for management of medication procedures. Oversees all documentation and recording of medical reports. Recertify staff annually and evaluate semi-annually as necessary.
Obtain certification in Tube Feeding/Insulin. In Service and monitor staff on Tube Feeding/Insulin delivery.
Education & Experience NYS Registered Nurse Certification required with at least 3 years RN experience. 2 years of supervisory/management experience. Knowledge of OPWDD rules and regulations. Physical Requirements: When necessary, assist staff with consumer physical needs related to the medical condition.
About the Company
Saint Dominic's Home is a nonprofit human services agency that provides 40 human services and programs in the Bronx and the Lower Hudson Valley (Rockland and Orange Counties) to nearly 1,800 individuals, many of whom are children, and families of all backgrounds that are developmentally disabled, socially disadvantaged and, or, vocationally challenged.
Employment Type: Permanent
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