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Registered Nurse

Company: Richmond Community Services
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

NEW!! INCREASED PAY RATES PLUS $2500 SIGN-ON/REFERRAL BONUS!!Richmond Community Services, a leading nonprofit support service for individuals with intellectual, developmental, and behavioral disabilities, is currently seeking Registered Nurses to support our individuals in our Yonkers ICF JOB SUMMARY: Under the clinical supervision and direction of the Director of Nursing, is responsible for rendering direct nursing care to the residents. Participates in Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (ITT) meetings. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Renders direct Nursing Care by examining individuals' conditions. This requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel and crouch to floor level while independently lifting and re-positioning individuals weighing up to20 (twenty) pounds.
  • Observes and evaluates by seeing, hearing, and using hands and fingers to assess individuals' conditions in accordance with Standard Nursing practices. 3 . Diagnoses and treats individuals' responses to actual or potential health problems in a manner consistent with any existing medical regimen. Accurately documents assessments, interventions, and outcomes of treatment.
  • Observes delivery of care rendered by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and direct care staff and provides direction to ensure that safety and quality of care standards are maintained. Reports any problems to the appropriate Team Manager/Supervisor.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care for each individual assigned to his/her team and actively participates in quarterly and annual reviews on assigned individuals.
  • Makes rounds by walking with the physician and assists him/her in the assessment of individuals.
  • Accurately transcribes and follows through on physician orders. This requires visual and auditory acuity as well as manual dexterity to use a touch-tone telephone.
  • Prepares, administers, and records medications and treatments to those individuals assigned to him/her in accordance with standard nursing practices.
  • Communicate verbally and/or in writing all significant changes in an individual's status in a timely manner to the appropriate Team Manager. This requires the ability to communicate verbally and in writing using the English language.
  • Ensures adequate supplies, medicine, and equipment on the unit, as well as informs the NSC of the need for repair of medical equipment, and completes Maintenance Request Form for the repair of faulty Richmond equipment.
  • Administers and keeps accurate count and control of all controlled drugs according to the instructions of the Bureau of Narcotics and State Bureau of Hospital Services.
  • Visually checks emergency equipment and documentation to ensure ready condition at the beginning and end of his/her tour of duty. Communicates significant information to relief nurses at the change of shift and/or break times. 1 3. Responsible for accurate documentation of all relevant information pertaining to the individual (ie., nursing notes, monthly summaries, etc.). This may require the use of hands and fingers to perform computer data entry.
  • Prepares and submits quarterly and annual reports for each individual assigned to him/her, as scheduled, to the Team Manager.
  • Responsible for knowing the individual program plan (IPP) for the individuals on her/his team and ensuring proper implementation.
  • Participates at interdisciplinary treatment team (ITT) meetings as Team Member and advocates for her/his team in accordance with standard Nursing Practices.
  • Assumes the charge of resident units and supervisory functions in absence of the Nursing Supervisor.
  • Removes individuals from environmental hazards and submits verbal and/or written reports of hazardous conditions to the Maintenance Department. This may require the ability to independently lift and carry an individual weighing up to 20 (twenty) lbs or pushing a wheelchair up to 140 lbs to an area away from the hazard.
  • Assists in the training of other nurses as assigned by the Director of Nursing. This includes demonstrating and observing proper methods/procedures and providing coaching and support. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduate of an Accredited Professional School of Nursing. Experience: One to two years of experience working with a developmentally disabled population is preferred. Other: Current New York State Registered Nurse license. Must be able to communicate in writing and orally using the English language. Salary: based on experience $42 - $45.92/hourRichmond Community Services requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Accommodations will be granted only in circumstances where they do not cause Richmond Community Services undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of othersALC123

Keywords: Richmond Community Services, Yonkers , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Yonkers, New York

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