Must be licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Pennsylvania and have a valid PA Driver's License.
Minimum three years general nursing experience required, intellectual disabilities nursing experience preferred.
Overall Objective of the Job - To monitor the care and treatment of intellectually and developmentally disabled adults; support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their activities of daily living, such as transfers, range of motion exercises, positioning, crisis intervention, medical appointments etc. To assess individuals for acute problems that might require short-term nursing care and develop plans to address those acute problems. To provide staff with the resources necessary to provide for the care of both the acutely and chronically ill.
Essential Functions of the Job - Evaluate the training needs of staff and conduct trainings related to the health needs of the individuals serviced; Prepares records of trainings and certificates of proficiency, if applicable; Dispense information about and/or coordinate attendance at trainings conducted by other community providers; evaluates the training needs of staff; Maintain ongoing communication with sites regarding health issues of individuals and implementation of healthcare policies and procedures; Directly assess or review assessments of individuals who demonstrate or are reported to have any acute health problems; Conduct quarterly physical assessment of each individual; Monitor all nursing care; Review health status of individual through system of record reviews; Complete follow-up with physicians as necessary; Maintain communication with health care providers; Assist in maintenance of health records; Participate as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team; Implement physicians' orders; Any and all other tasks assigned to ensure the safety and well being of the individuals.
Must be able to assist in lifting over 50 pounds which may require bending, squatting, and turning to achieve proper positioning/placement of individuals. Must have the knowledge and the physical capability to participate in applying physical restraints. Must be capable of maneuvering mobility devices. Must be able to speak and write fluent English, as well as see, hear, stand, sit, walk and drive.
PA Criminal History Checks will be performed on all prospective employees who live, or have lived in PA for the last two years according to 55 Pa. Code, Part I, §51.20 and Part VIII, §6400.21.
Federal Criminal History Checks will be performed for any prospective employees who currently live outside of PA or have not lived in PA for the last two years according to 55 Pa. Code, Part I, §51.20 and Part VIII, §6400.21.
Competitive hourly wage and Employee Counseling Services through The Washington Hospital’s EAP Program
After 1-Year of Service: 401K Retirement Plan with a 4% Employer Match
We are an equal opportunities employer. Our services and employment are provided in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or age (other than the age restriction required by state regulations)