Job Description: Nurse


Nurse

General Performance

  • Displays effective communication skills and unconditional positive regard toward all individuals supported and co-workers
  • In conjunction with other staff, assures that Agency services enhance the rights and dignity of people
  • Assists and supports individuals supported in making choices and expressing their individual preferences
  • Is familiar with and adheres to all agency policies, procedures and operating guidelines
  • Performs light housework at home as needed
  • Consistently reports to work as scheduled, on time and remains at work for the entire shift
  • Participates in scheduled meetings
  • Reports any incident or suspicions of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment immediately to supervisor and/or Incident Management Coordinator and/or State Investigator.
  • Helps individuals meet goals/outcomes in community and at home

Nursing Performance

  • Promotes health, prevents disease, plans, implements, monitors, and coordinates healthcare services
  • Assists individuals with all Activities of Daily Living, including bathing, dressing, etc.
  • Assists with meal preparation and planning
  • Manages medication administration according to Operating Procedures
  • Administers medications and monitors adverse reactions
  • Provides assistance with tube medications
  • Monitors and cares for feeding tubes, including starting and stopping
  • Monitors and maintains PEG site and tube care
  • Takes and monitors vital signs of individuals supported
  • Monitors infection control procedures and universal precautions
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Displays knowledge of the location of and use of emergency equipment and emergency procedures
  • Accepts responsibility as evidence by successful performance of job duties and taking the initiative in performing additional tasks when the need arises
  • Is able to organize time based on the needs of the individual(s) supported as evidenced by following through on assigned tasks in a smooth and effective manner and determining priorities
  • Charts nursing notes as close to the time the skilled services are provided
  • Is able to be reached easily via phone and return s calls promptly
  • Helps provide continuity of nursing care by working extra shifts/hours as needed

Qualifications Nurse

  • At least 19 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license for at least 3 years, acceptable driving history and proof of auto insurance as required
  • Be able to obtain a F endorsement for driver’s license
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Currently licensed as a practical nurse or registered nurse in state of TN.
  • Experience individualized per assignment
  • Ability to pass mandatory drug screen and physical
  • Ability to maintain a sustained presence with activities throughout shift primarily on feet actively participating in a variety of activities.
  • Pass a criminal history and personal background checks
  • Possess good communication, written and computer skills necessary for communication and documentation.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with public, service recipients and their families, and co-workers
  • Ability and willingness to assist individual in activities of daily living including bathing, toileting and other self-help skills
  • Ability and willingness to support individuals with challenging behavior