Website 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.
- 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