Community Living PA - Nurse

Delta Community Supports
https://deltaweb.org/
720 Johnsville Blvd Bldg 7, Warminster, PA

Position Description:
Responsible for a variety of nursing responsibilities for individuals we support. Advances Delta’s mission and values. This position reports to the Director of Community Living. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable staff with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide first aid to individuals in service. Assess need for medical treatment and act as liaison with external agencies.
  • Refer individuals in service and staff to treatment by designated physicians and/or hospitals.
  • Review and distribute MARS each month.
  • Review medical orders and ensure the correct medications and medical equipment are in the home.
  • Train staff in healthcare issues such as seizures, hepatitis, scabies, diabetes, dysphagia, recognizing signs of illness and other relevant medical/health concerns.
  • Train staff on proper use of medical equipment.
  • Develop feeding protocols and medical protocols for individuals based on physician recommendations.
  • Communicate with other health care facilities such as hospitals, private physician’s offices, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities to improve the level of health care offered at Delta.
  • Observe individuals for behavior change, response to medication, side effects, objective and subjective signs of physical illness and refer for treatment if necessary.
  • Communicate with DSP and management staff regarding medical issues of individuals.
  • Participate as part of the interdisciplinary team as requested, on health care issues.
  • Order lab work/ tests and obtain results. Review results with physician for best medical treatment/follow up.
  • Coordinate and oversee psychiatric physician visits monthly at the office.
  • Act as a resource to staff in health care issues.
  • Write reports as requested.
  • Provide insulin injections. Train and support staff following their training.
  • Train staff in providing care to individuals recovering from illness or injuries.
  • Refer individuals to doctors when needed.
  • Take phone orders from physicians.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Specific Requirements and Preferences:

  • Ability to use a wide range of intellectual and practical problem solving
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines regarding the provision of health care to the population served by Delta
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong customer service and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Fully proficient at an advanced level in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel and the ability to learn new and emerging software
  • Ability to read, write and speak English and communicate effectively with all constituencies of a diverse community; perform arithmetical calculations
  • Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
  • Ability to use telephone, voice mail, copier, facsimile machine, computer and calculator
  • Aptitude for balancing multiple priorities with strong organization, time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to self-direct, self-pace, multi-task and function well under the pressure of deadlines and conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to occasionally exert up to 20 lbs. of force (lifting)•Operate vehicles in accordance with applicable laws, insurance provider requirements and company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to travel and work at off-site facilities Position Qualifications:
  • ASN required; BSN preferred
  • Current license as a registered nurse (RN) issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners. 
  • Valid driver’s license in the state of residence

Organization Description:
Delta Community Supports, Inc. (“Delta”) is a non-profit corporation, operating in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Since 1977, Delta has been empowering individuals to live fulfilling lives through a wide-range of community-based services. From our foster care and adoption services to support services for adults with developmental disabilities, we help people grow and thrive through all stages of life. Our mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and families through outstanding community-based supports and mutually rewarding relationships. The people we support and their families are our most valued customers. We start by making it all about them. Nothing makes us happier and prouder to say that on an annual basis over 2000 people are assisted by the services Delta provides.

How to Apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to: https://deltaweb.org/ Career Page 

Posted March 24, 2022