Fair Labor Standards Act Status: part-time hourly employee, non-exempt
REPORTS TO: Executive Director with input from Medical Advisor Prepared by: Jayme Zobrist
Reviewed by: Jayme Zobrist, Hollie McGaha
Approval Date: 2/5/2020
Review and Revision: 11/13/2021
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Supervise nurses and provide services to meet the health care needs of adult day center participants within an interdisciplinary, person centered care model. Coordinate and conduct the development and ongoing review of participant’s individual services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
Supervision of Nurses
Provide guidance and supervision of clinical staff; coordinate monthly nursing staff meetings (quarterly at minimum), complete employee reviews, and create employee performance improvement plans as needed. Ensure CPR and TB skin test training is up to date for Nurses. Administer and track tuberculosis tests for all staff and participants annually. Create nursing schedule to ensure primary hours of operation are staffed.
Develop/revise applicable policies and procedures for admission, care plans, medical and clinical QA for Center as needed. Assist in the development, planning and implementation of protocols, policies, procedures, and forms.
Provide input into nursing budget and ensure compliance within budget. Ensure nurses office has adequate and up to date supplies. Assist in development, design and format of tracking pertinent health and wellness information within program, including admission and dismissal reports.
Document all nursing/medical interventions performed, ensuring all documents are complete.
Nurse Consultant Duties
In collaboration with staff nurses, monitor participant’s health needs and changes in condition. Communicate as needed to caregivers. Serve as liaison for clients and caregivers regarding medical issues. Conduct Initial Assessments. Assess potential participants and recommend admission into or disqualification from program.
Lead interdisciplinary development of participants’ care plans in conjunction with the participant, Social Worker and/or Program Staff.
Conduct or delegate 6-month physical assessments. Provide mobility training to employees and volunteers as needed. Monitor, administer and document participant medications under physician’s order; carry out and document prescribed treatments as appropriate for setting. Store medications safely and appropriately. Report medication errors to Executive Director. Initiate CPR and First Aid measures in emergency situations as warranted.
The preceding essential functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of tasks and functions for this position.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and nursing students.
Valid Registered Nurse State Nursing License from State of Indiana; current CPR certification.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently
- Ability to perform and track multiple tasks
- Ability to physically support participants in
- Ability to effectively communicate information in person, by telephone or written form
- Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding stakeholders’ personal information
- Ability to understand needs of aging, disabled adults and their caregivers
- Ability to interact effectively, professionally, and compassionately with disabled adults and participants and families
- Dependable attendance
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Light work.
Light work involves exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, and otherwise move objects. Involves bending, squatting, and reaching. Involves bending, squatting, and reaching.
EQUIPMENT OR MACHINERY REQUIRED TO OPERATE includes, but is not limited to: standard medical equipment used in the medical profession and standard office equipment.