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Registered Nurse LIFE MHC

Location: Lackawanna, NY, United States
Date Posted: Mar 10, 2020

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Job Description

Facility: LIFE PACE OLV

Status: Per Diem

Work Schedule: On Call

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Hours: 8:30-4:30 pm; Evening/weekend/holiday on call rotation

Shift: Shift 1:

FTE: 0.100000:



Summary:


The Registered Nurse in the LIFE program can work in the home, clinic or the Day Center and promotes and maintains health of participants in the community through teaching, counseling, and appropriate preventive and rehabilitative services. Responsible for assessment of health needs and contributing to the plan of care, initial implementation of nursing care plans, and providing nursing care, as well as periodic re-evaluation of individual and family nursing needs.



Supervises home health aides in the home, clinic, and day center to ensure regulatory compliance and quality while maintaining an optimal level of independence for participants. Additionally, provides nursing support to the LIFE primary care staff. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan care for, and provide service to frail elderly participants according to assigned responsibilities and LIFE Program standards.

On-call responsibilities are included.

Responsibilities:


EDUCATION
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, college or university required
  • Licensure and current registration as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of New York
  • BSN preferred
  • BLS certification preferred
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations governing Licensed Home Health Agencies preferred

EXPERIENCE
  • One year of experience working with the frail elderly required
  • Minimum one (1) year relevant experience required
  • Home Care experience preferred
  • Acute medical surgical experience preferred
  • Experience with patient assessment instruments preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have a car available for work use
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills required, i.e., software appropriate to position, word, excel
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Strong assessment skills required
  • Ability to multi task
  • All requirements related to patient contact apply to all staff, including contract workers, from the medical director to personal care assistants

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • May be exposed to unsanitary conditions in some home settings
  • May be exposed to high crime areas within the community, within the county serviced by the agency
  • Endures exposure to weather and temperature extremes


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