The registered nurse (RN) is responsible for providing medical consultation and counseling to program staff and residents towards the goals of integrating physical and behavioral health needs and improving health outcomes. In addition, the RN will coordinate care with existing medical providers and help link residents to medical providers, as needed. The RN works as a member of a service delivery team, supporting the resident’s assigned worker in their delivery and coordination of health-related support services.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:
Perform a medical history with each resident upon the resident’s entry into the program utilizing referral information, a face-to-face resident interview, and collateral records and communications. The purpose of the assessment is to determine the resident's general health condition, identify any medical needs and/or risk factors which may exist, and develop a care plan for any presenting or out-standing medical issues. At the conclusion of such an assessment, the RN will discuss the resident’s needs with the assigned worker and may refer the resident to a physician for further follow-up treatment, if required.
Collaborates with assigned worker and residents to develop an integrated service plan that includes any physical health needs that a resident may have.
Works with assigned workers to coordinate care with existing medical providers.
Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with community health care providers.
Responsible for health education and communicating information regarding good health practices to residents.
May run health groups.
Provide medical consultation and support to program staff.
Participate in program case conferences, briefings, event reviews, case record reviews, continuous quality improvement and other meetings/trainings.
Responsible for data collection and analysis, with support, around resident medical needs and outcomes.
Perform all necessary charting and documentation as required by internal practice and external regulatory bodies.
Review medical records, lab results, hospital discharge papers and coordinate care with workers.
Provide advocacy for hospitalized residents.
RN or BA in nursing and New York State registration is required.
Experience in a Residential setting or in the mental health field strongly preferred.
We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.