Career Resources Corporations in Haverhill, MA is seeking an Acquired Brain Injury Residential Nursing Coordinator to provide direct nursing services for persons served in ABI Residential programs which emphasize individualized, effective approaches to treatment and care. This person is responsible for conducting medical evaluation and consultation (i.e. skin integrity checks / checking someone following a fall), developing and implementing medical protocols and assessments (including but not limited to seizures, allergies, dining, medical equipment/devices, fall prevention, diabetes management, catheter management, g-tube and tracheotomy care, etc.) and ensuring staff receive timely and proper training in the care of the residents.
- Monitor and track implementation and sign-off on all protocols, self-medication assessments, medical devices/equipment, supportive and protective devices, DNR/DNI orders, etc. Maintain database of training and sign-offs related to above. Work in conjunction with ABI Residential Managers and Director to ensure documentation is maintained and updated in accordance with regulations and CRC practices.
- Provide staff training in OSHA, CPR, First Aid, MAP, medical protocols and other topics relevant to health and safety such as diet, health, hygiene, safety, etc. Maintain records in compliance with licensing authorities. Provide clinical and administrative oversight to ABI Residential program regarding DPH and MAP Medication Administration procedures, protocols and compliance. Ensure medications, medical and safety supplies are available as needed.
- In conjunction with ABI Residential Managers and Director, coordinate medical care for persons served in ABI programs. Identify health related needs, monitor medical status and work with staff, physicians, family members, DDS personnel, VNA, and health professionals to formulate, coordinate and implement medical treatment plans. Provide support in obtaining doctor’s orders. Coordinate hospital admissions and discharges using a collaborative approach. Assist with coordination of medical and medication reviews conducted at programs. Ensure identified issues are rectified in a timely manner and follow-up is provided as identified by physicians and health care providers. Provide concise, accurate, and timely medical updates on people served to stakeholders including funders, guardians, VNA agencies and CRC team members.
- Ensure compliance of medical records and medication administration documentation as required by agency’s policies, DMA, DDS, DPH, and CARF guidelines. Ensure compliance with organizational policies, licensing and accreditation standards as well as local, state and federal regulations relative to health, safety, and medical practices. Ensure highest quality of safety standards and that infection control protocols are followed. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Two years’ experience as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (RN preferred)
- Knowledge of the theories, methods, procedures and practices of nursing care.
- Two years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or brain injuries preferred.
- Knowledge of MAP Medication program.
- Knowledge of DDS regulations.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence and have reliable transportation
- Effective critical thinking and communication skills.
Job Type: Full-time
- Nursing: 2 years
Required license or certification:
- Registered Nurse