Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Position Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse
    Program Adminstration
    Location Merrimack Valley: One position for Merrimack Valley
    North Shore: One position for North Shore
    Schedule Part time on a Monday through Friday basis
    Responsibilities JOB SUMMARY: Part time nurse to work on a Monday-Friday basis. Will be responsible for administering sound, professional medical, dental and psychiatric care to individuals living in our residential programs. Specific work hours to be determined. SPECIFIC DUTIES: • Establishes, maintains, and updates all individual’s medical records • Writes comprehensive evaluations, completes all consult forms, writes progress notes and maintains health care record for the individual’s ISP • Obtains medical reports and approval of treatment plans, written orders for medications, treatments, etc. from the individual’s physicians • Provides on-going training and in-service education to management and staff regarding general medical, psychiatric, neurological and nutritional issues. Trains staff in vital signs, blood glucose monitoring, and other medical treatment as needed • Maintains consistent communication with the clinical consultant assigned to the program, as well as a communication system with the families and guardians of individuals, their day program staff and the DDS Service Coordinator • Completes pre-admission review of medical history and needs of prospective individuals to reside in Turning Point, Inc. programs • Maintains an adequate medication supply in the residential program at all times • Ensures adherence to all DDS and MAP regulations regarding medication administration, documentation, and storage
    Education/Experience Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: • Current licensure as a licensed practical nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts • At least (2) two or more years’ medical/surgical and/or psychiatric nursing background • Experience caring for developmentally disabled individuals is strongly preferred • A solid knowledge of nursing principles and procedures, as well as good patient care techniques • The ability to attend individual’s medical appointments and related meetings is necessary • Must be able to be on call on a 24 hours/day and (7) day/week basis in order to respond to medical/health questions or concerns
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