Collaborates with the Director of Healthcare Services to maintain and update a system of standard educational training plans to meet the needs of the individual.
Ensures that individuals receive appropriate medical services (medical, dental and psychiatric appointments; lab and diagnostic studies; medical and dental procedures, etc.) in a timely manner.
Ensures that immunizations remain current for assigned individuals.
Ensures that the Authorization for Use of Mechanical Supports are completed annually and where there is a change in supports used while ensuring that Instructions for Use of Mechanical Supports remain current.
Completes documentation of the assessments to ensure that completed assessments are available in the home within two (2) weeks of the assessment date.
Completes annual reviews for individuals prior to annual IP including the Annual Nursing Summary of the individual’s history during the past year.
Ensures that the Health Maintenance Plans address the current needs of each individual, including developing and implementing new plans for change in condition or an acute issue.
Ensures that 90-day authorizations for restraints/ sedation for medical purposes are completed
Ensures that nursing recommendations for over-the-counter topical products are completed
Responds to on-call pages in a timely manner and provides sound nursing advice
Assist the nursing team with unassigned routine duties (taking calls for other nurses, providing services to individuals that are not part of assigned caseload, vaccine clinics, assisting with pharmacy deliveries, etc.)
Assists with respite admissions and organizes and monitors pertinent records for same.
Responsible for training agency staff and outside agencies in the areas of C.N.A. and CMT, as well as other trainings as needed.
Researches, develops and implements new training programs as assigned.
Investigates and completes appropriate documentation for medication errors