A registered professional nurse is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, and health counseling; nurses provide interventions supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and execute medical regimens prescribed by a physician, dentist or other licensed health care provider.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency.
Participates in the pre-admission evaluation study and plan; the evaluation study, program design and placement of the resident at the time of admission to the residence; the periodic reevaluation of the type, extent and quality of services and programming; and the development of discharge plans and referral to appropriate community resources
Based on a comprehensive review of the client's overall condition, prepares, continually reviews and evaluates plans of nursing intervention to ensure that such interventions are consistent with the client's comprehensive treatment plan. Ensures, plans of nursing intervention include consideration of the client's cultural and ethnic background, customs, needs, beliefs, and primary language.
Develop treatment plans, in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Team, consisting of an evaluation of the nursing needed and selection of nursing procedures and practices which will best serve the residents' health care needs.
Develops, nursing assessment to reflect holistic needs of each client with consideration of his/her psychological, physiological, social, ethnic, cultural, educational and spiritual strengths and needs.
Oversees the direct implementation of nursing care to ensure that it is carried out in accordance with the plan of nursing intervention, and overall treatment/service plan, and to ascertain if the needs of the client require modification of the plan.
Coordinates nursing care activities with other professional disciplines to ensure that the nursing plan is consistent with and integrated with the total treatment/service plan
Participates at team meetings and provides nursing input on the development and implementation of treatment/service plans
Performs other related duties as assigned.
New York State License and current registration to practice as a registered professional nurse, prefer at least one year post RN licensure clinical nursing experience working with individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities.