Nursing Coordinator, ID/A Programming

Access Services
www.accessservices.org

Position Description:
Access Services is hiring a Registered Nurse to work as a Nursing Coordinator with our intellectual disabilities and autism (IDA) residential programs! The Health Services Director will provide oversight, monitoring, training and consultation to residential programs within the IDA service line, ensuring that all individuals being served are afforded the highest quality of support regarding their healthcare needs. As an integral member of the IDA service line team, this individual will provide excellent and timely customer service and clinical expertise to program management to enhance their overall service delivery. The Health Services Director will be seen as a valued member of the team by assisting with initial assessment of medical care needs.

Program Operations:

  • Evaluate internal mechanisms for monitoring healthcare coordination within each program on an ongoing basis.
  • Supervise a medical quality assurance process in all residential programs.
  • Evaluate and revise forms for documenting medical information in EVOLV.
  • Provide consultation to each residential program around training plans.
  • Facilitate and assist teams in the process of resolving medical issues/crises through developing interim medical care plans and/or by attending medical appointments as needed.
  • Complete the clinical reviews associated with the Health Risk Screening Tool for all residential placements.
  • Represent the agency at county and state meetings regarding healthcare issues.
  • Oversee the medication administration training and process outlined in regulation.

Personnel Management and Staff Development:

  • Oversee nursing staff and provide clinical supervision when applicable.
  • Develop and conduct training for staff in residential programs around healthcare issues.
  • Facilitate in-person medication training for staff.
  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature and meetings.

Other:

  • Represent the organization at external meetings involving health related topics.
  • Operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner at all times as outlined in the Motor Vehicle Safety Program Policy.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance, and work scheduled overtime, or be available for unplanned overtime as necessary, to meet program needs.

Benefits:

  • Mileage reimbursement and paid travel time between worksites
  • Discounts on various services, gyms & retail shopping
  • Referral bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 30+ hours/week: 20 days of PTO
  • 401K
  • Health/Vision/Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life/Disability insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Assistance

Specific Requirements and Preferences:
Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or RN in nursing required.

Certification:

  • Current PA nursing licensure required.

Experience:

  • Five years of nursing experience required, preferably experience working with individuals with intellectual disability or in psychiatric care.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff. 
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities. 
  • Ability to effectively interact as part of a team. 
  • Knowledge of county and state licensing regulations. 
  • Knowledge of psychiatric care and treatment models. 
  • Knowledge of managed care principles as they pertain to obtaining healthcare. 
  • Familiarity with creating and implementing care plans for individuals in our care. 
  • Proficiency in, or ability to learn and use, Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Outlook and use of the Internet.

Essential Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Work in program sites and the community routinely providing direct care and/or support with client(s). 
  • Stand, sit or run by self, or to provide proper care and supervision with a client. 
  • Able to move and stay with a client to keep him/her safe, both in home environment and community, even when client may be difficult or uncooperative, both at near and far distances. 
  • Able to assist a client who has fallen, regardless of weight or size. 
  • Walk, climb stairs by self, or to provide direct care and/or support. 
  • Work in a standard office environment. 
  • Utilize desktop computer equipment on a daily basis. 
  • Able to lift or move items associated with sedentary work and moderate work (exert up to 50 lbs.) 
  • Travel to offsite locations and regional office locations as needed.

Organization Description:
Our Intellectual Disability & Autism service line believes in empowering individuals’ abilities and unlocking their full potential. Disability does not mean inability. Our various programs facilitate personal growth and help individuals reach their goals. We offer community-based programs, both in-home and off-site, where social skills and exciting activities promote development in life skills. Our robust Lifesharing program and Community Living Homes are designed to create a true home living experience focused on support and care for those we serve.

How to Apply:
Please apply through our career site: https://apply.workable.com/access-services-3/j/28EA72F138/

Or, if you have questions contact Brianna: [email protected] / 215-407-9777

Posted October 31, 2022