Registered Nurse (RN) for Human Service Agency
at Person Directed Supports, Inc.

Date Posted: 8/28/2020

Job Description


Job Responsibilities

  • Establish supportive and motivational relationships with the individuals we support, ensuring an atmosphere of safety, security, and responsible medical care.
  • Know current level of functioning of individuals being supported and appropriate needed interventions.
  • Assist individuals being supported and staff in understanding and management health, meet regularly with assigned person managing symptoms of their health.
  • Assist in the completion of individual service plans with the individuals we support and team members.
  • Perform ongoing assessments for medication side effects and drug interactions.
  • Process medication changes; make follow-up calls, as needed.
  • Facilitate and coach the individuals being supported in using natural supports and mainstream community resources to supports goals around living in the community.
  • Keep current on developments in medications and health care related to medical health and wellness and train each staff.
  • Ensure staff responsible for medication monitoring are appropriately trained, including proper reporting procedures for problems with self-administration and proper responses to medical emergencies
  • Have ability to intervene appropriately in all medical issues when necessary.
  • Be available for emergencies on short notice, if necessary.
  • Complete required training, both upon hire and annually
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with people from differing backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to be flexible in meeting scheduling needs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of the people we support; information and appropriate boundaries.
  • Maintain the vision, mission, and values of Person Directed Supports Inc
  • Remain up to date regarding various the programs of Person Directed Supports Inc as well as remain up to date with and perform all functions in accordance with PDSI policies and procedures.


Job Requirements

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Responsible for assessment and coordination of individual’s health care needs as assigned.
  • Provide expert consultation, training, and guidance to staff regarding medication administration and health issues for individuals supported by agency
  • Offers guidance and support to agency LPN’s
  • Maintains the vision, mission, and values of Person Directed Supports Inc. and provides the highest quality of care consistent with PDSI values and standards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed, registered nurse in the state of Pennsylvania
  • 2 years’ experience working with people in the Human Services field

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to maintain a clean driving record, a current drivers’ license, and auto insurance coverage.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Whitehall, PA
  • Job Type: Nurse
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 8/28/2020

About Us

At Person Direct Supports, we are always looking for people to join our team. If you are searching for a rewarding career where you can make a difference in someone’s everyday life, we would love to hear from you. As an employee you can provide leadership, support, resources and care for people with intellectual disabilities. Our professional team is dedicated to assisting individuals become more independent while living life to the fullest. We currently employ over 250 full and part-time people, and are always looking for fresh faces to become a part of the PDS team.

Benefits of Working at Person Directed Supports:

  • A gratifying sense of fulfillment from helping others
  • A successful career in a secure industry
  • Medical insurance (including prescription, dental, and vision)
  • 401(k) savings account
  • Short and long term disability
  • Paid educational and professional development opportunities
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

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