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Registered Nurse (RN)

Congers, NY

Details

Hiring Company

The Arc Rockland Website

Positions Available

Full Time

No recruiters please


Position Description

Under the direction of the Supervising Nurse, Residential Services, the RN will provide direct nursing care by assessing, planning, organizing, documenting, administering and evaluating care provided for the people supported by ARC of Rockland. Care delivery will be done with regard to complying with the rules and regulations of OPWDD and the rules and regulations of ARC of Rockland.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform assessments on individuals supported by Agency.
  • Arrange medical services.
  • Take and record vital signs.
  • Provide care direction as needed to direct care staff based on the individual’s plan of nursing care.
  • Support the interdisciplinary approach to individual care as well as the team process and participates on the team as directed by the Supervising Nurse.
  • Participate in annual TST program for staff.
  • Ensure that all individuals’ medical records are in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Provide restorative and rehabilitative services as necessary, i.e., bowel and bladder training, ostomy care and delivery of oxygen therapy.
  • Perform on-going surveillance and nursing intervention to rescue chronically ill persons from the development of negative side effects and secondary results of treatment. Upon discovery of an untoward medical issue, the nurse must take immediate action, including notifying his/her supervising nurse.
  • Give medications and treatments as indicated.
  • Provide oversight to AMAP certified staff.
  • Keep abreast of changes in nursing field.
  • Participate and/or directs the rendering of first aid and emergency care as needed or directed.
  • Maintain respective nursing offices with supplies as needed, including, but not limited to, OTC medications and durable medical equipment.
  • Maintain nursing office/nursing practice in compliance with OSHA guidelines.
  • Utilize principles of infection control when caring for consumers.
  • Provide coverage for other Residential Program Nurses as directed by Supervising Nurse, Residential Services.
  • Assist in writing and reviewing Nursing Policies and Procedures as directed.
  • Perform related duties as requested, including, but not limited to, specimen collection and injections.

Job Requirements

Candidates must have an active New York State RN license. BSN and at least one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred.

About The Arc Rockland

With over 700 employees, we are among the largest employers in Rockland County and have a solid history of more than 60 years of service to the community. We work hand-in-hand with individuals and families to ensure that each person is an integral member of the community. We provide supports and services to more than 1,300 people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Arc offers a Preschool; an Upper School for tweens, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders; residential offerings; employment and volunteer opportunities; a program designed specifically for adults with autism spectrum disorders; community activities; senior citizen programming; family resources and support; a medical practice; recreational activities and more. The Arc Rockland staff experience the satisfaction gained in supporting others to realize their potential, as well as their dreams.

The Arc Rockland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information on The Arc Rockland, please visit our website at www.rocklandarc.org


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