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Registered Nurse Consultant
Contracted to Full Time
People's Care Residential Services is currently seeking a Registered Nurse Consultant for our residential homes. This is an exciting opportunity for a RN who desires to advance their career with a leading company.
*This position requires regular travel throughout our Northern CA region*
Top 5 reasons to join People's Care Residential Services:
We value having a work life balance. Our management positions allow our team members to have flexible hours and manageable caseloads.
We support growth within the company, career advancement and personal development.
We put quality first and pride ourselves on providing the best service possible.
Our management team members contribute to the decision making process and are active participants in developing and growing our company.
We are a well-established company that is rapidly growing.
About People's Care, Inc.
Information on our organization can be obtained through our website at http://www.peoplescare.com/. People's Care was listed in Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, 7 years in a row. To fuel this incredible growth, we need more people. People like you. People who share our values and goals.
1. Job Identification:
Title: Registered Nurse
Reports To: Area Manager
2. Job Summary
The Registered Nurse Consultant supports the residents' and participants' health needs such as administering medications, performing injections and g-tube insertions. This position is responsible to monitor and observe any changes to behaviors and conditions in order to maintain the well-being of the individuals. To serve as an advocate and support their daily living needs and goals per the Individual Program Plan.
3. Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of state and federal laws
Knowledge of Regional Center, Department of Social Services, Department of Developmental services, and State Council on Developmental Disabilities
Knowledge of dual diagnosis
Knowledge of Title 17 and 22
Knowledge of Individual Program Plans
Knowledge of behavior interventions
Knowledge of nursing interventions
Knowledge of emergency disaster protocol
Knowledge of abuse reporting protocol
Ability to administer gastrostomy tubes and shots
Ability to work with a diverse population
Ability to work with clients with interfering behaviors
Ability to administer medications and treatments
4. Education and Experience
Must have a valid Registered Nurse license
DSP I and DSP II certificates preferred
Must have at least six months experience as a Registered Nurse in a residential care facility or similar field.
Must have at least one year experience supporting adults or children with developmental disabilities.
5. Essential Functions
Administer medications to individuals and follow the five rights for verification purposes
Attend residents' doctor appointments and address any concerns and changes with the attending physician
Assist individuals with activities of daily living such as bathing, cleaning, preparing meals, grooming, cooking, cleaning etc.
Assess residents' and participants' wounds, help with dressing change and breathing treatments, as needed
Audit all medications during a new medication cycle and check the five rights for verification
Perform g-tube insertions for feeding to individuals, as necessary
Perform intramuscular injections when necessary
Evaluate residents' and participants' level of consciousness, neurological factors, and whether they are responsive and oriented post seizure and/or any traumatic episodes
Redirect in the event of a behavioral episode and continue to support and listen to individual's needs
Complete and update client notes system on a daily basis. Observe and report any unusual behaviors and injuries so both *Behavior Consultant and Administrator are fully informed
Assess and identify sign and symptoms of infections (early and late signs)
Perform basic physical review such as checking for vital signs, (understanding normal and abnormal measures) and head to toe assessments
6. Career Path
Career pathing can differ with each individual's knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. Lateral moves are sometimes beneficial to attaining one's ultimate desired position.
Residential Director - Area Manager - Administrator - Registered Nurse
7. Other Requirements
This position will require a valid California ID or Driver's License. Candidate must be at least 21 years of age (to drive for People's Care). Candidate must successfully pass all pre-employment requirements, including but not limited to background check, physical etc. If required to drive, candidate must possess proof of valid insurance and registration.
At People's Care, our most valuable resource is the extraordinary people who make up our support staff. Do you have a passion for providing quality support to individuals with special needs? Do you thrive on helping others build/reach their goals in a positive, life-enriching environment?