Registered Nurse - Group Homes
at Oak Hill

Date Posted: 11/23/2019

Job Description



Oak Hill is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization dedicated to enhancing the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities. Since 1893, we have been dedicated to setting the standard in providing innovative solutions, program excellence, services and advocacy. We help people with special needs experience rich and fulfilling lives and we support them at every stage of life. We are one of the largest nonprofits in Connecticut. 

Oak Hill offers competitive pay, comprehensive benefits including a 403(b) plan with company contribution and a generous paid time off package. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

1. Assesses and monitors the health status of program participants on an on-going basis,
following the orders of the physician, with the assistance of the Manager, Program
Supervisor, and direct care staff, as a means of ensuring proper health maintenance.
2. Interacts with program participants on an on-going basis to better understand their needs,
likes, dislikes, and personalities, while developing familiarity with their individual health
issues, thereby providing better, personalized service.
3. Writes quarterly and annual health care summaries and submits these to the Program
Supervisor upon request, before OPS/IDT meeting, to ensure input on health related
issues.
4. Trains staff and program participants in health related issues including safe storage,
handling and administration of medications; health care needs, seizure control, and
hygiene; in order that they have the information and training required to ensure that
program participants maintain good health.
5. Checks medication log and medication cabinets regularly; notes and acts on any errors,
notes labels, expiration dates and discontinued meds, to ensure that correct procedures
regarding meds are being followed

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Current Connecticut Registered Nurse license; current Connecticut drivers license;
professional nursing experience.
Knowledge of the health and other needs of individuals with disabilities; skills and ability
to plan and implement ways of meeting these needs in a community setting. Ability to
develop a working knowledge of, DDS and ICF regulations and guidelines which apply
to health care issues in the community.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time/Part-Time
  • Location: Torrington, CT
  • Job Type: Nurse
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/23/2019

About Us

Oak Hill provides a full range of services to people with disabilities. We help all ages, from newborns to seniors. And our experienced staff covers the needs of every intellectual, developmental and physical disability.

We provide comprehensive and on-going training on caring for people with multiple disabilities. Employment opportunities vary from working directly with children and adults with disabilities to administrative and supervisory positions within the organization’s 11 distinct programs. Oak Hill is statewide with 120 program sites throughout Connecticut.

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