Manages the health care activities for the agency’s health clinic and residential program by performing the following duties:
Essential duties and responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Works a flexible schedule, as needed, to meet the needs of participants, facility, and staff. Coordinates health care services of five (5) group homes, personal supports and the health clinic, to include assisting in the development of program policies and procedures. Be accessible after normal work hours & for consultation to staff regarding chronic, acute, and emergency health concerns for group home residents, as necessary. Assists in pre-screening, admission, and discharge activities, as needed, for program participants that may require the assistance of nursing care. Prepares or assists in preparation of medical assessments, outcome development processes, and preventative/restorative medical care plans of program participants. Functions as a liaison between each group home resident’s physician and residential staff. Coordinates health support services of participants receiving medical, nursing, or therapy services from contracted health care entities. Be familiar with each participant that requires nursing care as to make daily recommendations or adjustments regarding care, as indicated by their status. Work in conjunction with the TESS Director, Residential Director, & Group Home Managers to ensure a proper balance of health care services and training services for each participant. Develop, implement, and/or review participant’s health care plan to maintain their highest possible degree of functioning and self-care, as prescribed by their physician’s orders or support plan. Oversee the administration, storage of medications, and records for compliance with applicable program standards. Provide Medication Training and Validation of Medication Administration to employees, per the APD 65-G guidelines Attend Support Plan meetings, as necessary. Assist with the coordination of staff training, including orientation, regarding health and safety. Assist the Development department to create measurable metrics, report outcomes, and contribute to grant proposals related to the Health Care Program Assist the health clinic nurse as necessary. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises the nurse that provides the daily health care activities in the agency’s Health Clinic.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: RN Certification and two years nursing experience. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, medical and psychological diagnostic reports, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from consumers and families, referral sources, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematics for budgeting, billing, and program evaluation statistics. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: State of Florida licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) Valid Florida Driver’s in good standing is required and must be maintained during employment. Certification in First Aid and CPR or persons seeking such certification are preferred. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Knowledge of theories and practices of personal, vocational, and behavioral counseling. Knowledge of medical and psychological aspects of rehabilitation. Familiarity with Support Plan process. Familiarity with professional ethics related to working with persons with disabilities. Ability to market program services to the general public or referral agency personnel. Knowledge of standards of Agency for Persons with Disabilities. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 - $51,995.00 per year