Day Program Nurse
Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The Day Program Nurse (must be a Registered Nurse) provides nursing and personal care services to Day Program participants. The Program Nurse must demonstrate a positive, professional appearance and attitude, sensitivity to participants’ issues and feelings, and excellent communication skills. The Program Nurse works as an active team member in providing necessary support to participants. All duties must be performed with the highest level of integrity, adhere to Inglis’ Standards of Excellence, and support principles of person-centeredness. All duties will be executed in accordance with Inglis policies and procedures and adhere to all regulatory requirements.
Education & Experience
In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess.
- Graduate of an accredited Registered Nurse Program
- Registered Nurse (RN) license
- Minimum of one year of experience in a hospital, long term care facility or home health agency preferred
- Experience working with people with disabilities preferred
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Strong organizational skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and presentation skills.
Essential Functions, Qualifications & Skills:
- Role models Inglis’ commitment to quality of care and safety.
- Observes and monitors participants for changes in health status
- Administers medication in accordance with physician prescription/order; documents on medication administration record
- Takes and records participants' vital signs/ health status.
- Responds to participant emergencies while at program; provides appropriate intervention when necessary
- Communicates professional and empathetically with caregivers, families and other participant supports
- Provides supervision of participants during meals.
- Collaborates with team to ensure that medical needs are addressed.
- Administers and reads tuberculosis skin tests for participants with valid prescription; follows appropriate infectious disease precautions and policies
- Reports any observed care issues and/or participant complaints to Program Manager.
- Exercises judgment when addressing confidential situations and issues.
- Role models Inglis' service excellence values and behaviors.
- Creates a home-like environment for participants using person-centered concepts.
Founded in 1877, Inglis has been supporting people with disabilities to live the lives they choose, where and how they choose. From adapted technology, independent living apartments, and other community-based programming, to long-term care – Inglis meets the needs of the people we serve along the continuum of care.
Inglis has three key areas of programmatic focus under the “parent” of the Inglis organization, including: Inglis Housing Corporation, the largest private developer in the Philadelphia area of affordable, accessible independent living apartments for people with disabilities; Inglis House, our long-term care wheelchair community serving a younger population (average age is 54); and Community Support Services, a collection of programs that support people with disabilities who choose to live independently in the community. All of these services are supported with Inglis’ thought leadership in Adapted Technology and commitment to Person-Centered Care.
Inglis is a national leader in providing comprehensive care and services for people living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders resulting in some level of paralysis and mobility impairment.
Inglis serves more than 1,000 people directly, and many more indirectly through its website and other outreach activities supporting its mission to “enable people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.”
Inglis welcomes great people without regard to disability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, marital status, or any other characteristics, as protected by law. We encourage all Protected Veterans and the long-term unemployed to apply. Please send resume to Inglis Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE, M/F/D/V