Salary: 30.1 (USD) Hourly
The RN is responsible for monitoring the health status of program participants, act as a resource for all program staff and home care providers, to act as the Agency’s liaison with the supported individuals’ health care professionals, and to be a health care service advocate for all individuals. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team and, as necessary, provides specialized guidance to program staff and/or home care providers around medical/medication issues.
Position will be scheduled to work 18 hours per week completed Monday to Friday, some flexibility in the schedule. Potential to cover additional hours.
- Coordinate medical information for admission and provide a comprehensive nursing assessment for the intake process when required by individual medical condition(s).
- Assist in the evaluation of potential home care providers.
- Provide participant specific medical training for home care providers.
- Complete semi-annual health status reports and patient care plans.
- Review and supervise personal care services at least every sixty days, and as needed.
- Maintain open communication with other service providers.
- Monitor placements to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.
- Be a medical resource to program staff and home care providers.
- Monitor the accuracy of health related records including; medication, seizure activity, significant incidents, etc.
- Participate in staff, team, and in-service meetings to ensure consideration of, and provide information about, medical and health issues.
- Provide nursing care training as assigned.
- Provide on-call consultation and site visits as required.
- Monitor medical care to ensure that consumers receive quality care, treatment and respect in the community.
- Responsible for the medical portion of programs annual quality assurance and evaluation review.
- Monitor compliance with any medical related operational changes that result from annual review.
- Maintain Individual Confidential Files with all required documentation.
- Enhance and promote the Arc of opportunity brand, strategic initiatives and organization’s mission through positive promotion and representation while actively engaging in professional networking and community outreach.
- Participates in staff, team and in service meetings to ensure consideration of and provide information about medical and health issues.
- Conducts outreach to surrounding community and underserved populations to increase community awareness and expand services.
- Other nursing related duties as assigned.
- Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to exert light to moderate physical effort which may involve lifting up to 25 pounds, pushing and/or pulling objects of similar weight.
- A valid Driver’s license with acceptable driving record, acceptable CORI and current RN licensure are required throughout the duration of employment with the Arc of Opportunity.
- Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of registration in nursing.
- A minimum of two years prior experience with elderly or disabled persons.
The Arc of Opportunity is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged.
The Arc of Opportunity North Central Massachusetts is a smoke free workplace and campus.