Registered Nurse

Progressive Alternatives
424 S. Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI
Full-time, Part-time
Similar jobs pay $23.75 - $31.09

Job Description

A position providing leadership and assuring quality care, quality nursing care, prudent judgment and providing a safe environment for the Company's clients and employees. Competent nursing involved at all assigned work sites, employees and related duties. Medical knowledge and nursing skills which are outlined in the Charge Nurse Job Description. Adherence to Company Policies and Procedures, with the ability to meet/exceed the requirements/expectations of referral/payor sources, licensing agencies and clients/family members.


Serve as an exceptional role model in all areas of leadership, nursing and client care.
Oversee Management of assigned sites.
Ensure adherence to Policies and Procedures Company wide.
Oversee timely completion of employee performance reviews.
Meet/exceed county and state licensing and educational requirements.
Assist in the recruitment of staff reducing agency use and overtime costs.
Maintain a format for documenting meeting minutes at all assigned sites.
Maintain a "Coach vs. Authoritative" leadership style readily accessible to all shifts.
Maintain relationship centered care leadership style.
Generate quarterly, semiannual, annual client reports as requested.
Assist in generating Plans of Care for clients. Update as needed.
Ensure quality, timely communications with Case Managers, Adjusters, Physicians, Families, etc.
Ensure education of staff in direct client care in line with each resident's care plan.
Periodic presence at all PA sites responsible for during all shifts reporting findings and recommendations to Senior Management Team.
Mandatory presence and active participation in all Company functions.
Weekly communications with PA's Consultant to discuss/resolve management issues.
Attend educational and business relation Seminars and Conferences along with required Nursing Continuing Educational Credits.
Assist with admissions as needed for all PA sites and home care cases.
Attend to issues that affect overall staff satisfaction.
Review and respond accordingly to all incident and accident reports in a timely fashion.
Oversee Education, training and supervision of assigned staff to ensure delivery of quality services.
Initiate emergency procedures when necessary.
Exercises good judgment in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
Available on a rotational basis to share off hours staff calls concerning clients.
Taking disciplinary action as needed, i.e. verbal and written warnings, terminations, (terminations only to be done after consulting CEO and Consultant)
Attend Senior Management meetings as scheduled.
Review all home reports with Consultant and come up with ways to resolve issues and/or concerns.
Explore opportunities for utilization of ex terns at various Progressive Alternatives Sites.
Coordinate meetings to be held every other month with Home managers and/or Shift leaders of all sites.
Transporting clients to various functions, activities or Physician appointments as needed.
Generate and post House Rules that apply to all consumers in the home and update as needed.
Strict adherence to all Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Recipient Rights Policies and Procedures.
Initiate emergency procedures when necessary.
Facilitate changes to management plan as necessary, utilizing disciplinary team approach to modify interventions necessary for client to reach goals.
Preparation for yearly site visits.
Assist with planning, implementation and coordination of management plans for clients that include goals, objectives, and specific actions to reach stated goals.
Review of medications for clients as needed.
Respond to staff questions regarding medical and rehabilitation issues.
Ensure compliance with all Company Policies and Procedures. Administer oral and intravenous medications

Other duties as assigned including but not limited to:

Chart in the medical record
Take the patient's vital signs
Change wound dressings
Collect specimens such as blood, urine, sputum, etc
Insert and care for urinary catheters
Care for patients with tracheostomy tube and ventilators
Insert and care for patients that need nasogastric tubes
Give feedings through a nasogastric or gastrostomy tube
Care and training of staff with ostomy care
Monitor patients for a change in clinical condition
Call the physician if needed
Perform CPR in emergencies
Are supervised by an RN


Graduate. Health-related field.
Management and Program development experience in a medical setting.
Experience in carrying out individualized rehabilitation plans.

Personal Requirements.

Demonstrated leadership and team building skills.
Effective Communication skills.
Effective conflict resolution experience.
Commitment to total quality management/continuous quality improvement.
Maintain utmost confidentiality regarding all staff, clients and company business.
Quality nursing skills, knowledge, and good judgment skills in an overall management environment.
Other duties as assigned by CEO.

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Job Requirements
RN or LPN Certification
Drivers License
Reliable Transportation
Posting ID: 72248921Posted: 2019-10-11