To advocate for all medical needs of assigned program participants focusing on optimal health for all individuals. To perform required nursing activities including medication administration, documentation and direct support.
To provide direct support and training in relevant program areas to staff and participants.
Provide assistance as needed for program participants’ personal care needs including dining, toileting and transfers.
To coordinate medical services with each person’s personal physician/clinic in conjunction with residential providers and families.
To document medical needs and interventions in medical nursing notes and evaluative reports, including the participation in the Individual Support Plan process and case conferences as required.
Oversee interns, students, and volunteers as assigned.
To obtain medical orders, medical reports and approval of treatment plans from the primary care physicians, administer medication and maintain a confidential medical file for each participant.
Assist in case record review process as assigned.
To provide CPR, First Aid and other pertinent training as trained and assigned.
To transport participants as assigned.
Participate in activities as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team as assigned.
Advise the Director and staff of any medical problems that may hinder a participant’s progress or that may be aggravated by activity at the program.
Complete preadmission review of medical history and needs of prospective program participants.
To foster the growth of individuals and to treat them with respect, dignity and in an age and culturally appropriate manner
To attend all staff meetings, clinical meetings and in-service trainings, which are designated mandatory.
To be familiar with the regulations and statues governing and insuring the human rights of program participants.
Be familiar with, and assist in the implementation of, the Seven Hills Foundation Policies & Procedures, the site’s Program Specific Policies & Procedures and the regulations governing the program.
To perform additional duties as required or directed.
Registered nurse (RN)with current registration to practice in Massachusetts. Minimum of (2) Years nursing related experience. Experience with adults with developmental disabilities preferred. Valid driver’s license required.