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1010 - Foote Alloc Services - IDD RN Supervisor - Exempt Hourly

862 Foote Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA Req #417
Friday, February 7, 2020
The Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1958. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities.

The Resource Center is the largest non-governmental employer in Chautauqua County with more than 1,300 employees on its payroll.

The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.




RESPONSIBLE TO:  Nurse Manager/IDD



FUNCTION:

To participate as an active member of the program planning
team in the assessment, development, implementation, and provision of plans of
nursing service, directed toward the achievement of individual healthcare goals
and objectives; To provide the supervision, guidance, and support necessary to ensure
the competency of professional and paraprofessional staff to skillfully and
safely provide nursing service to individuals with diverse and complex medical
histories; To provide clinical care to individuals who require varying degrees
of nursing intervention and support; To ensure consistent compliance with
established treatment plans; To promote a life of hope, dignity, and purposeful
living for all.



REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND
ABILITIES:



Must possess strong nursing skills and
abilities in order to provide comprehensive care on a daily basis as well as in
emergency situations (ability to remain calm and rational is helpful); A firm
understanding of current and relevant nursing/medical
policies/procedures/practices is essential; Comprehensive knowledge and
understanding of the assessment and treatment of illness and injury is
paramount; Knowledge of medications, prescribed dosages, and potential side
effects is critical; Must have sound technical abilities as related to routine
and complex nursing tasks, including, but not limited to: G/J tube routes,
endotracheal and oral/pharyngeal suctioning, tracheotomy care (site maintenance
and cannula patency), principles of oxygen administration, sterile techniques,
colostomy, and in-dwelling catheter care. Must possess extensive knowledge of
all applicable state and federal healthcare regulations (i.e. HIPPA, etc.);
Ability to effectively direct and provide clinical guidance/support to both
professional and paraprofessional staff is essential; Comprehensive
understanding of person-centered planning and associated
principles/methodologies is critical; Must possess strong organizational and time
management skills; Must be self-directed and able to initiate and manage
multiple responsibilities effectively and efficiently; Excellent verbal and
written communication skills across various channels is paramount; Experience
with individuals with disabilities is helpful; Ability and willingness to learn
new technology (i.e. EMR, etc.) is important; Must be flexible and willing to
work non-traditional hours as needed or assigned to meet consumer need
(including participation in on-call status on a rotating basis); Physical
condition or reasonable accommodation(s) commensurate with the demands of the
job; Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds waist high is required.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors Degree in Nursing, or
related field, with New York State licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse,
plus two (2) years of experience serving in a nursing capacity, one (1) of
which must be supervisory in nature; OR Associates
Degree in Nursing, or related field, with New York State licensure to practice as
a Registered Nurse, plus four (4) years of experience serving in a nursing
capacity, two (2) of which must be supervisory in nature. Professional
experience in skilled nursing facility strongly preferred. Valid driver’s
license, acceptable driving record as established by the agency’s insurance
carrier, use of a personal vehicle, and willingness to travel is required.



SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

May be required to provide:


  1. Hands-on nursing coverage during
         scheduled and/or unscheduled shifts to ensure continuity and quality of
         care (including some early morning/late night hours, and possibly
         weekends/holidays).

  2. Supervisory coverage and support
         to multiple sites/caseloads.

     
  3. Nursing coverage and support to
         multiple sites/caseloads.



SPECIFIC DUTIES:



Clinical:


  1. Provides assessment, treatment, and care
         as directed by provider order, established treatment plans, and/or as
         warranted by medical necessity.
    Acts as primary RN in the coordination
         of nursing services for all individuals in assigned caseload. 
  2. Ensures timely and accurate dissemination
         of participant health-related information to all pertinent staff, programs,
         and families/advocates.
     
  3. Participates as an active member of the
         IDT to ensure two-way communication and promote continuity of nursing services
         between programs and departments.
     
  4. Provides emergency/acute evaluation and
         intervention, as necessary.
     
  5. Advocates for all needed treatment to
         ensure quality of life and ensures appropriate follow-through/follow-up by
         all associated parties.
     
  6. Ensures surveillance of health status
         and appropriateness of nursing services provided to all individuals residing
         in assigned caseload.     
  7. Completes and maintains annual and semi-annual
         nursing assessments, health specific protocols, plans of nursing service,
         and other required medical documentation.
     
  8. Provides instruction and in-service training
         regarding participant health issues.

  9. Promotes universal precautions and
         models appropriate infection control practice
     
  10. Serves as department liaison for related
         workgroups/committees.    

  11. Performs all other duties as needed or
         assigned.



Supervisory:



Responsible for the clinical (and
select administrative) supervision of RNs, LPNs, Medical Aides, and/or AMAP
staff, including, but not limited to:
 

  1. Making
         recommendations for hiring, firing, discipline, performance evaluation,
         in-service education, training, remediation, development, and support of
         unit and departmental staff.
     
  2. Ensuring
         competency of professional and paraprofessional staff in accordance with
         current Standards of Nursing Practice. 

    3. Understand
             and adhere to the Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement between TRC and TRUCEA.


The Resource Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, military status, domestic violence status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, physical or mental disability, any other category protected by law, or any other non-job related characteristic. As needed, The Resource Center will provide reasonable accommodations for disabilities to employees and applicants whenever such accommodation would not create an undue hardship or a safety concern in the conduct of TRC’s operations.

Other details

  • Job Family TRC
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 862 Foote Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA