About the Position
Monitors the health and medical condition of people served. Responsibilities include administering medications, performing physicals, providing treatment and scheduling medical appointments as needed. Coordinates the schedules for direct care staff or nurses and assigns work.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Monitor the health and medical condition of people served ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
Administer proper medications according to established guidelines. Provide documentation for all medications given
Provide training to non-medical staff on medication administration and universal precautions
Facilitate the training and orientation of new staff regarding healthcare procedures and delegation of nursing tasks
Maintain and review healthcare records of persons served to monitor pertinent issues and provide thorough documentation, written or electronic, including preparation of related reports
Provide treatment and/or healthcare procedures as specified in physician orders and/or as determined by the interdisciplinary team
Make referrals for appropriate medical services and schedule appointments as needed
Perform quarterly and annual physicals; monitor weight gains or losses and update medical records regularly
Coordinate schedules of direct care staff or nurses and assigns work
Maintain contact with the families of people served and inform them of the person’s medical condition, nutritional needs, medications, etc.
Monitor budget and approve expenditures for nursing supplies and medications
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Licensed Practical Nursing/Vocational Nursing or Registered Nurse certification in the state of NE or compact equivalent. Minimum of one year of nursing experience. Must have valid state driver’s license.
Prior use of EMR, Therap is used for documentation