SUMMARY: A key component of this job is to support and promote the residents independence by establishing care goals; teaching the residents to understand their condition, medications, and self-care skills.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Assess the health needs of all recipients and make appropriate medical referrals as needed.
+ Participates in the development of residents Individual Support Plans (ISPs).
+ Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records symptoms or changes in residents? conditions.
+ Documents encounters with the residents on a progress note.
+ Interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess residents? condition and shares information with the team.
+ Consults and coordinates with residents? healthcare providers to assess, plan, implement or evaluate residents? care plans.
+ Monitors all aspects of residents? care, including diet and physical activity.
+ Facilitates groups for the residents on topics such as health education, disease prevention and assists the residents and the service staff to develop health improvement programs.
+ Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies.
+ Some evening and weekend work will be required.
+ Other duties as required or assigned by supervisor.
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Successful applicant must have strong written and verbal communication skills; must be able to provide good customer service, both in person and by telephone; must possess good organizational skills, have a high attention to detail, have the ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize work assignments, and maintain confidentiality. Bi-lingual Spanish a plus. Must have at least 2 years of experience working with substance abuse, mental health and homeless and population. A bachelor's of science in nursing and current New York State RN License and Registration required.
AGENCY PROFILE & EMPLOYEE EXPECTATIONS
Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)
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