RN  – working with Adults with Developmental Disabilities- Part Time

Balance, Inc

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop policies and procedures that reflect current nursing standards of practice and are in compliance with State, federal and other licensing regulations.
  • Teach effective, high quality person centered nursing services, guided by policies, procedures and standards, to deliver safe, therapeutic and quality care through assessment, planning implementation and evaluation.
  • Initiate, participate and assist in writing Individualized Service Plans (ISP) to the needs of each person.
  • Integrate theoretical knowledge with clinical experience in the care of patients and families in a sound compassionate manner.
  • Consistently makes sound clinical decisions with person input, teach how to deliver care utilizing a deliberate, systematic approach, and increases awareness of patterns of patient response in recurrent situations.
  • Assess and recognize changes in patient’s condition, symptom’s, health status and need for care taking appropriate actions when changes occur.
  • Advise patient and family on health maintenance and disease prevention and/or provide case management.
  • Collaborate with physicians and other team members, providing physical and psychological support to patients, family and staff.
  • Teach how to assess patient/family readiness for participation and involves them in planning and implementing care. Recognizes the need for patient advocacy and seeks consultation as needed.
  • Monitor, observe, evaluate and document competency of employee’s ability to successfully and safely administer medications and medical care needs.
  • Conduct chart audits, collect date, implement performance improvement interventions and/or offer suggestions for performance improvement.
  • Advise staff on investigation of patient incidents and medication errors, ensure proper documentation and a corrective action plan is in place.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and disability of the person served and respond to behavioral issues.
  • Coaching and mentoring staff, actively listening to both staff and clients, asking questions and understanding. Responding to social perception and teaching.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism, respect and confidentiality in all appearances and interactions with coworkers, vendors, physicians, person and families.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, ability to write clear and concise report and possess high communication skills in both writing and spoken words. Experience with Therap helpful.
  • Have strong organizational skills, effective time management, ability to maintain confidentiality and able to work within deadlines and with little direction.
  • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, developing constructive and cooperative working relationship while building a mutual trust and respect.
  • Teach and train First Aid/CPR, Medication Administration, Diabetic Care, Tube Feeding, Complex Wound Care, Infection Control, Peri-Care and Personal Care Worker courses for new staff as well as on-going wellness trainings as needed.
  • Communicate and train staff as needed to ensure clients, family and/or guardians understand medical conditions and/or procedures.
  • Support the strategic planning process and may assist in developing the initiatives to achieve the overall mission.
  • Perform administrative and managerial functions such as budget planning, long range goals, advising and consulting when necessary.
  • Keep up to date technically.

 Job Requirements:

  • Associates Degree, Bachelor desired
  • Current State of Wisconsin Registered Nurse License and in good standing
  • Experience writing and implementing Policy and Procedures
  • Long term care background
  • Believe in and be committed to the values of Balance and supporting community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Show an interest in people, desire to engage with them, and sensitivity to their needs and desires.
  • Possess excellent decision making skills.
  • Have good interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships.
  • Ability to solve practical problems, and deal with a variety of variables in different settings.
  • Have the ability to bend, stoop, reach, lift up to 50 pounds to provide services described above.
  • Demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, patience and willingness to advocate as needed for the individuals being supported.
  • Have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license with good record that meets our agency’s standard and be willing to drive to our homes and programs in both Ozaukee and Sheboygan County.
  • Complete a background disclosure form and meet all requirements to pass criminal background checks.
  • Pass initial drug screen and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

Wage Range: $21-$28

Hours:  20 Hrs/week   No weekends:  M-F day shift with some later afternoon hours as needed

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