Registered Nurse, Hays, KS

Registered Nurse (RN)

Department - Programs and Services

FLSA Status - exempt

Job Summary

Registered Nurse RN Job Responsibilities: Promote and provide in a professional manner medical assistance, as needed, for healthcare, collaborating with physicians, and multidisciplinary team members. Coordinate and supervise within assigned area(s) the medical and health care services provided to individuals served in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and agency policies.The treatment of individuals served with dignity and respect is a prime responsibility.

Essential Functions

  1. Participate and/or provide information in the life planning process for individuals who have been assigned to caseload.

  2. Maintain a cooperative a professional relationship among teams/peers by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating and contributing in team problem-solving methods.  

  3. Promote individual's independence by addressing medical treatments, assisting in understanding conditions, medications, self-care skills; answering questions.

  4. Protects individuals and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

  5. Implement appropriate protective and preventative health measures for individuals served as per agency policy and other applicable regulations.

  6. Oversee the safe and appropriate administration, storage, labeling and record keeping of medications.

  7. Provide instructional classes and curriculum for staff training, as designated.

  8. Provide training to staff on person specific medical topics and treatments.

  9. Maintain a nursing record that includes documentation of individual's care, treatments, physician orders, and complies with DSNWK policies, as well as federal and state regulations.  This would include electronic updates to the person served information and progress notes.

  10. Perform, document and distribute medical screenings of persons served (weight, blood pressure, etc.) This may include Wellness Screenings for HCBS individuals.

  11. Participate equally in the Weekend Nurse on-call responsibility with other agency nurses, as assigned. Complete and submit Nursing On Call Documentation (ADM-047) daily or as needed for documentation of work after hours/weekends.  Complete Nursing Weekend On Call Agreement CL-025h and submit to Director for compensation for weekend on call stipend.

  12. Nurse will arrange for coverage if unable to complete work and or on call duties.

  13. Maintain continuity of care among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

  14. Ensures operation of medical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques, if applicable

  15. Be informed of the rights of individuals served and ensure these rights are maintained and protected.

  16. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.

  17. Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, needed supplies, placing orders, verifying receipt of supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

  18. Provide oversight and consultation to LPN's as needed in absence of Nurse Manager.

  19. Delegate nursing activities to unlicensed assistive personnel.

  20. Obtain and maintain Professional Liability Insurance and provide copy of coverage to the Director.

  21. Complete other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager and Director of Programs and Services

HIPAA Compliance

  1. This position is responsible for maintaining confidentiality for all PHI and ePHI that is shared with this person.  This position will have full access to PHI and ePHI of any individual receiving day and/or residential services from DSNWK.

Other Responsibilities

1. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

2. Maintains confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

3. Assures quality of care by making or recommending necessary adjustments to meet health goals, treatments, and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.

4. Registered Nurse Skills and Qualifications:Clinical Skills, Nursing Skills, Verbal communication, Listening to understand, Infection Control, Physiological Knowledge, Administering Medication, Medical Teamwork, Multi-tasking, Health Promotion and Maintenance

5. Accompany individuals served to hospital to assist with admission/discharge, when appropriate

6. May be required to assist with health care of individuals served in locations.

7. Implement crisis intervention strategies including physical restraint, lifting and transferring of individuals served according to agency policy as necessary.  Attend Mandt Training.

8. May be required to coordinate and attend medical appointments and facilitate protocol between staff and the medical professional(s).

9. Ability to use computer and various programs for documentation.

10. Hearing and visual capabilities must allow individual to perform comprehensive assessments.

11. Desire to work with adults with developmental disabilities.

12. Able to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential information.

13. Valid drivers license.

14. First Aid / CPR Certification.

15. This position is not subject to the two year training period as defined by KPERS.

Job Specifications

Education: Licensed in the State of Kansas as a Registered Nurse.

Experience: One year of professional nursing experience preferred.  Prior personal or job related exposure to people with developmental disabilities is preferred.

Physical requirements: Must be physically able to evacuate persons served in the event of an emergency and be able to apply necessary behavior management techniques as directed by the individual's Life Plan. Position may have other physical requirements for specific work sites, i.e. climbing stairs, extended periods of standing, etc.

Other Requirements

This job description does not provide the basis for an employment contract or constitute an offer of employment.  It is intended solely to outline the qualifications and responsibilities of this position. These qualifications and responsibilities may be changed at any time to support and enhance the organization's successful achievement of its mission.

Reviewed on _______________, __________



EEO Code - Professionals

Revised Date - 05/23; 08;19; 3/2018, 1/08; 7/03; 5/99; 8/97; 7/96; 5/93