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RN Inglis Day Program Nurse

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The Program Nurse provides nursing and personal care services to Adult 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.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job. This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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 throughout the day as needed to support staff to client ratio, and 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.
  • Ensures the accurate and timely completion of all required documentation, including but not limited to: monthly progress notes, medication administration record, nursing assessments, Lifetime medical histories.
  • Participates in the individual service/care planning process
  • Stays current with regulations that affect medication management and distribution at the Day Program.
  • Collaborates with Recreational Therapist to provided Wellness Programs and Education Programs that supports to overall programing calendar of the Day Program.
  • Provides Infection Control training to co-workers within the scope of RN practice, in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Assists in the review and development of program policies related to nursing services, personal care, and activities of daily living
  • Build strong relationships with employees, participants, participant families and caregivers, and other stakeholders.
  • Practice effective communications skills with all teammates, supervisor, and participants; Utilize the Conflict Resolution Process to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrate courteous behavior by calling people by name, giving your full attention, and using appropriate body language.
  • Ask questions for clarity, listen carefully, provide appropriate information in a manner others can understand and check for understanding.
  • Accept direction and supervision from supervisor on any assigned task.
  • Practice active listening and accept constructive feedback; Remain open to new ideas, seeking to understand change and adapt positively.
  • Maintain good attendance and work assigned schedule and backup days (holidays).
  • Attend and participate in all required in-service trainings and activities.
  • Serves as the liaison with participants' primary care physician offices; reviews annual physical & medical reports completed by physician offices & alerts team of changes in status
  • Completes aspects of annual health examine that are within scope of RN practice, may include general hearing and vision assessment.
  • Assists with assessing prospective participants in a respectful manner to help determine if their specific needs can be met in the program
  • Maintains positive relationships with participants and retains information about participants and their preferences.
  • Support Inglis Community Based Services with the implementation and monitoring of Pillar & QI Measures.
  • Know, understand, and live Inglis LIST ONE Core Values in all aspects of work.            
  • Deliver work assignments and other projects on time and on budget.           
  • Properly stock, request, and store nursing/medical supplies.
  • Supports Inglis in ensuring that processes, procedures, and practices are in compliance therefore mitigating risk of fines and other costs.        
  • Plan and organize workload and time efficiently.
  • Actively engages in education and training to learn the tools and methods required to perform the process improvement work.
  • Actively engages in the use of computer systems and technology to enhance the day-to-day flow of information.
  • Support facility project implementation.
  • Report areas in need of repair and maintenance.
  • Assist in keeping program space clean and neat

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of high school graduate or equivalent required
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification required OR 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
  • 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 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 careers@inglis.org   EOE, M/F/D/V