To advocate for all medical needs of assigned program participants focusing on optimal health for all assigned individuals in the Seven Hills Community Services (SHCS) residential setting in two residential programs in Tewksbury and Tyngsborough.
•Assess and coordinate healthcare and services for participants in the Assigned SHCS Region. Select programs have a greater number of assigned nursing hours and thereby a greater oversight responsibility. Institute appropriate follow up and communicate all medical issues to: Residential Manager, Health Care Director, Area Director, and any other appropriate SHCS staff.
•Maintain, Review, and supervise all medical care services in assigned SHCS region.
•To Provide supervision and training to assigned nursing staff.
•MAP trainer and MAP oversight with reports to facilitate compliance.
•Attend and participate in residential staff meetings and provide in-service training of residential staff on medical topics as needed.
•Complete reports in accordance with regulations.
•Facilitate effective communication with participant’s physician to obtain medical information and treatment.
•Document medical needs of participants and interventions as needed in TIER.
•Advise the Health Care Director of any medical problems that may hinder a person’s progress or placement in current residential setting.
•To foster the growth of individuals and to treat them with respect, dignity and in an age and culturally appropriate manner.
•Assist individuals with their medical appointments and transport if necessary in designated programs as recommended by their physicians and DDS standards.
•To be familiar with the regulations and statutes governing and insuring the human rights of program participants.
•To implement procedures and services including medical interventions, or additional duties, as assigned by the Health Care Director of Seven Hills Community Services.
Registered Nurse or Licensed Pracatical Nurse with current MA license.
1 year of nursing experience preferred
Tracheotomy experience preferred
Excellent communication skills.
Valid Massachusetts drivers license.