JOB PURPOSE: Provides registered nursing services as determined by individual needs to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, mental health diagnosis or related conditions. Assist in the development of the Individual Plan of Care, and provides services and monitors the activities and delivery of services for licensed and non-licensed nursing personnel in accordance with established TXBON standards of the Nursing Practice Act according to licensure, accepted Medical/Nursing Standards and Associated Standards approved by state and local regulatory agencies. Is responsible for the implementation of current service delivery standards to consumers as established in the Policy and Procedures of Spindletop Center. Responsible for providing training regarding tasks that are delegated to unlicensed persons as well as overseeing this work and ensuring that it is performed correctly. May provide training to other staff, providers, individuals, family members, volunteers and students. Completes documentation relative to work performed.
DRIVING REQUIRED: Yes FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Current licensure in the state of Texas as a Registered Nurse. Experience with serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or a mental health diagnosis preferred.
DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE): RN
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Possess exceptional skills in oral and written communication using a computer and electronic medical record-related software applications, word processing, spreadsheets and specific databases.
Ability to compose documents according to departmental and state standards.
Ability to input data into computer, make calculations, complete paperwork, produce reports.
Computer ? skilled in the use of technology with Microsoft Office and all Google applications.
Skilled in delivering professional customer service and detail oriented work.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work to complete in a timely manner.
Familiarity with community resources.
Ability to build rapport with individuals and support systems.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS (specify):
May be required to interact with other governmental agencies, family members, and general public to determine needs and actions to be taken.
Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state.
Liability insurance required if employee will operate personal vehicle on Center property or for Center business. Must be insurable by Center's liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal car on Center business.
Must complete all training requirements in month in which they are due.
Availability of a personal vehicle for business use may be required.
Work may take place within office setting, community setting, nursing facilities and within the residences of individuals.
Travel may be required within the 4 county service area.
May be required to work hours outside of the M-F 8-5 framework.
May be required to participate in on-call rotation
May be required to participate in evacuation plans in the event of emergency and an evacuation of individuals is deemed necessary.
Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test
Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state
Must be physically able to conduct personal/business visits to include walking on uneven surfaces, climbing stairs, and standing for periods of time if required.
Essential Tasks & Standards
Provides comprehensive nursing services to assigned consumers, including but not limited to monitoring of caseload, focused assessments, medication administration, education, training, and symptom management.
Maintains nursing records in accordance with all applicable standards.
Delegates Nursing Tasks according to TXBON standards and Center Policy.
Maintains adequate nursing supplies at all times and reorders as necessary. No delays in the provision of services due to lack of supplies.
Meets with individuals and families interested in selecting Spindletop as a service provider as requested.
Attends and participates in Person Directed Planning meetings as scheduled to provide nursing oversight and direction regarding areas of health and safety.
Has no more than 3 medication errors per year according to medication reports.
Work Behaviors & Standards
Attends work regularly and punctually in order to provide reliable and consistent coverage in area of responsibility. Arrives at designated time and departs according to schedule. Maintains a willingness to adjust schedule to meet the needs of the situation. Makes every attempt to pre-schedule absences and provide dependable coverage and service. Complies with Center policies regarding leave usage, absenteeism, and tardiness.
Interacts with clients in an emotionally supportive and/or therapeutic manner in order to provide an environment of caring, dignity, and respect.
Works harmoniously with fellow employees, supervisors, family, and friends of persons served, and the public in order to create an environment of caring, dignity and respect, and that allows for the accomplishment of the Center's mission.
Utilizes work time effectively to insure that all assignments are completed in a thorough and timely manner.
Abides by all Center policies and procedures regarding training objectives and requirements including those that relate to safety and infectious disease control. Will keep all Staff Development mandatory trainings current.
Adheres to Center policies and procedures and all applicable requirements and regulations of HHSC, CMS, Texas Administrative Code, CARF, relevant contracts and all other applicable regulatory bodies.
Maintains confidentiality regarding consumers, records, personnel, and other sensitive and confidential information in order to comply with Center, state, and federal policy.