Pathways Center's Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Crisis Service program provides community-based crisis services that support individuals with IDD in their communities as an alternative to institutional placement, emergency room care, and/or law enforcement involvement, including incarceration. By design, these services, hereinafter referred to as "intensive in-home" and "intensive out-of-home," are a measure of last resort and provided on a time-limited basis to ameliorate the presenting crisis. As an intended outcome of these services, the interventions should enhance the family and/or caregiver's ability to meet the needs of the individual and minimize the need for the individual to leave his/her home in order to resolve the presenting crisis.
Responsibilities for the Registered Nurse (RN) will include but not be limited to the following:
Participate in the establishment of a Written Plan of Care for each individual served to define and record the required health maintenance activities for each individual
Work with the treatment team to provide direct care to individuals residing in Crisis Home based upon the individual treatment plan
Care includes providing medical treatments, administering medication and giving injections.
For services defined as high intensity, participate in the creation and implementation of the individual's behavior support plan, crisis plan, and/or medical/behavioral plan
Serve as an advisor and instructor for all direct care employees working in the developmental disabilities program to facilitate for quality, person-centered care as defined in the individual's Written Plan of Care.
Work with the Intellectual Developmental Disabilities leadership team to monitor the deliver of services and ensure the care and treatment align with the goals and objectives of each person's Individual Service Plan (ISP)
Monitor and assess the quality of care and treatment provided by each direct care employee by auditing and reviewing activity notes as well as interviewing and assessing the progress of each person served against his/her Individual Service Plan (ISP) and/or Written Plan of Care
Provides oversight to the nursing staff in the IDD Crisis Support Home that includes, but is not limited to, training, documentation reviews (including MARs, medication logs and med administration procedures), provides feedback and directs corrective actions related to nursing services as needed.
Disposes of expired and discontinued medications as needed
Participate in crisis interventions, assessments and ongoing care of consumers served within the IDD Crisis Program.
Participate as needed in Intellectual Developmental Disability program audits conducted by governing entities
Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university OR Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND current Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse AND any related professional work experience.
Posting ID: 556734616Posted: 2020-05-22