Kent Center
  • Chestertown, MD, USA
  • Full Time

The Nurse Case Manager/Delegating Nurse works with and supports an interdisciplinary team to support the medical wellbeing of persons served. The Nurse Case Manager/Delegating Nurse trains direct support professionals on medication administration and nursing skills, in accordance with Maryland Board of Nursing, Developmental Disabilities Administration/COMAR regulations. The Nurse Case Manager/Delegating Nurse supervises direct support professionals in the implementation of the medical components of individual service plans.

Position Responsibilities

Essential Functions
Support direct support professionals to ensure that persons served, on assigned caseload, receive appropriate medical services (medical, dental and psychiatric appointments; lab and diagnostic studies; medical and dental procedures, etc.) in a timely manner; including immunizations remain current
Communicate and provide training on procedures and treatments to persons served and direct support professionals
Delegate nursing functions to unlicensed direct support professionals; supervising the administration of medication and nursing tasks for assigned caseload
Provide person specific training to unlicensed direct support professionals as outlined in a person's individual plan
Complete all required assessments and reviews; including 45 day reviews for persons served that have delegated nursing functions, for assigned caseload in a timely manner
Develop, revise and monitor nursing diagnosis, nursing care plans and nursing goals for assigned caseload
Ensure direct support professionals are following procedures for physician visits, emergency coverage, records, consultants and rehabilitation services for assigned caseload
Provide adequate supervision of all CMT's working under the RN's Delegation, to assure proficiency and competency, in order to safely administer medications
Maintain all health and nursing related documentation in a timely manner
Provide On-Call service for assigned caseload and will respond to on-call phone calls and text messages in a timely manner and provide sound nursing advice; will also participate in an On-Call rotation with the other RN's on the Nursing Team
Assist the Health Services 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.)
Assist and advise both the Day/Vocational Director, Residential Director, and Program Coordinators in meeting the health needs of persons served

Other Functions:
Remain up to date on current health services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through professional development and continuing education
Support the Director of Nursing and the Nurse Educator with MTTP and other health related training as needed
Support the Director of Nursing in the development of health related policies, procedures and protocols
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing

Education & Experience Requirements
Graduate from an Accredited school of Nursing
Must hold a State of Maryland RN License from the Maryland Board of Nursing
Must hold current CPR Certification
Minimum of one year plus in providing nursing services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, or related disabilities
Bachelor's degree in Nursing strongly preferred. Certification as a Delegating Nurse Trainer for the MTTP, HRST Clinical Reviewer desired, or must acquire within first 3 months of hire.
Excellent oral and written communications; strong interpersonal skills
Proficient computer skills
Proficiency in MS office package required; knowledge with database and electronic medical records preferred
Ability to work independently, be flexible and productive in a fast paced environment and ability to managed a multidimensional workload
Skilled in managing relationships; able to communicate effectively with people with disabilities, staff and families; liaise with colleagues at all levels; able to work internally with staff across departments

Physical & Mental Requirements
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 50 pounds to support people with disabilities. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to drive is a requirement of the position.

Mental Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with the community stakeholders including elected and appointed officials, staff, people served, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

Work Environment
This position operates both at Kent Center, and in the community at homes of persons served; flexible schedule with On-Call hours is part of the position. Must be able to work independently and autonomously. Must be willing to drive to various locations, and attend regular meetings and trainings.

Work Schedule
This position is full-time; with a flexible schedule, including on-site and offsite working conditions. Must be available for On-Call coverage. Work schedule varies based on the needs of persons served.

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