Role Summary: Under general direction manages and directs nursing care activities and coordinates care planning with other disciplines.
Principal Accountabilities: (essential job functions):
Manages/directs nursing care activities and coordinates care planning with other disciplines.
Provides nursing care to clients.
Assesses health needs and obtains necessary interventions.
Administers medications and treatments per physician's orders.
Provides and maintains verbal communication and written documentation to assure health needs of clients are met.
Performs general nursing care to clients including administering prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
Assesses individual's health status and reaction to drugs and treatments and communicates with physician and/or department management.
Orders medications and supplies as needed.
Maintains and reviews individual's records and pertinent medical information.
Must be able to document observations and assessments onto designated medical records.
Assists in formulating and implementing health and hygiene goals in the Individual Service Plan (ISP) and provides health-related teaching as indicated.
Prepares and presents training pertaining to Direct Service personnel (i.e., assisting with Medication Delivery, Health Care plans, Medical Response Emergency Plans, etc.).
Adhere to State licensing requirements, DOH standards and DD Waiver requirements.
Compiles with all applicable LifeROOTS policies and procedures.
Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Primary job functions require exercising independent judgment.
Responsible for participation in the company’s quality improvement program and ensures that all department-applicable quality improvement requirements are fulfilled.
Responsible for participation in the company’s financial management and ensures that all department-applicable fiscal responsibilities are fulfilled.
Responsible for participation in the company’s Health and Safety program and ensure that all department-applicable safety requirements are fulfilled.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Adult Community Services.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Associates degree and LPN or Bachelor of Science degree and RN.
Must be licensed to practice nursing in the State of New Mexico as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN).
At least one year of professional nursing experience required
Computer experience in word processing and spread sheet programs; able to compose reports and letters.
Participation in recent continuing education programs related to Community Services, per licensing requirements.
Fundamental understanding of LifeROOTS, Inc. policies.