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LEAD NURSE (RN), ADULT SERVICES

Company: Eden Autism
Location: Trenton
Posted on: June 28, 2020

Job Description:

Company Overview Headquartered in Princeton, NJ,  Eden  is a community-services provider and not-for-profit organization, serving children and adults with autism for over 40 years. Founded in 1975, Eden began as a small, family-oriented school for individuals with autism and today offers classes from pre-K through age 21. In addition, Eden provides services for adults with autism including residential and employment programs, as well as providing clinical and training support for families and professionals INTRODUCTION We have an exciting career opportunity for a  Lead Nurse (RN)  who will provide oversight of nursing care, procedures, and medical support for the Adult Services program. This includes coordination of medical services for Eden’s adult participants; maintaining all medical records and administering annual routine tests and examinations; training of Program staff and necessary medical support as it relates to the medical needs of the participants; and ensure compliance and adherence to all nursing activities and programming. The position will be based out of Hamilton, Plainsboro, and West Windsor, NJ. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervision ? Provide leadership and development to the Adult Services Nurse. ? Provide coaching and feedback on a regular basis; conduct annual performance evaluation. Program Management ? Provide oversight of nursing care and procedures. ? In accordance with DDD regulations, manage, coordinate and maintain annual staff mantoux testing records, including follow-up with staff as needed. ? Schedule/coordinate annual health screenings and clinics for participants and staff. ? Complete health reports for state regulatory agencies as needed. ? Screen participants for injuries and medical problems as requested. ? Monitor participants weight and blood pressure as needed. ? Monitor and assist in medical appointments for participants – review medical information, lab values, prescriptions and orders. ? Initiate, promote, troubleshoot and educate on health, wellness and safety issues throughout adult services. ? Maintain stock medications and equipment in Health Offices. ? Support Main Health Office as needed for screenings and community outings. ? In collaboration with the Coordinator of Health and Social Services, serve as a resource to other health professionals and medical offices including hospital admissions and discharges. ? Serve as a resource for families and staff. ? Follow all DDD guidelines regarding medication administration, documentation, Abuse and Neglect, Danielle's Law, and Komninos’ Law. ? Participate in DDD licensing inspections and/or investigations as needed. General Administration ? Review medical care policy and procedures in concert with the program director. ? Maintain current health records for participants: Immunizations, medical histories, physical examinations and medications. ? Maintain database for participants’ annual physicals, dental and re-occurring specialized appointments. ? Maintain Seizure Logs. ? Participate in Behavior Support Committee meetings as requested. Training ?  Conduct CPR/First Aid Training during Entry Level Training as needed. ? Conduct additional staff trainings including but not limited to Diastat, Epipen, Nutrition and Dietary guidelines. ?  Conduct ins-service trainings at staff or program meetings as requested. Communication and Meetings ? Attend monthly meeting with psychiatrist to monitor and advocate for participant psychiatric medications as requested. ? Attend monthly Adult Services Team Meetings. ? Conduct monthly Adult Services Medical Team Meetings. ? Attend weekly Behavior Support Meetings as requested. ? Ensure regular communication with parents and guardians. ? Serve on Health and Safety Committee and Aging Committee. ? Conduct regular meetings with the Eden nurse. ? Oversee schedules for injectable medications as needed. (  The responsibilities listed are representative and not all inclusive; other duties may be assigned by supervisor/s.) JOB REQUIREMENTS POSITION REQUIREMENTS Education:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing Experience:  Minimum four years of nursing experience; experience working with individuals with autism or developmental disabilities. Certifications and Other Requirements: ?  NJ Registered Nurse license ?  CPR/AED certified and CPR instructor certification ?  Valid driver’s license with record in good standing (less than 5 points) Specialized Skills and Knowledge ?  Ability to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of both theory and practice of health care. ?  Proven commitment to helping individuals with autism and their families. ?  Willingness to support the organization’s mission and assist in its growth. ?  Demonstrated ability to ensure organizational compliance with contractual and regulatory bodies. ?  Demonstrated ability to ensure cooperation within the department and across the organization. ?  Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with individuals and groups, both within and external to the Eden Family of Services, to achieve desired results. ?  Demonstrated ability to analyze an issue or problem and make recommendations for an effective and efficient resolution. ?  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as presentation skills. ?  Proven commitment to providing excellent customer service within all dimensions of the job duties on a consistent basis. ?  Willingness to travel on a regular basis between Day programs as needed. Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions ?  Fast-paced and physically demanding at times. ?  Flexibility and “on-call” hours based on the participant needs for nights/weekends. ?  Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases. ?  Full range of body motion including handling and lifting participants. ?  Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. Employee Benefits Eden offers a comprehensive salary and well-rounded benefits package including medical and dental, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings, paid time off, and more. Background Check The qualified candidate must successfully complete a background check, including criminal check and fingerprinting, mandatory drug testing, motor vehicle check, reference checks, and completion of a medical/ health physical and Mantoux test. Cover Letter : Required Resume : Required Eden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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