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Registered Nurse

Company: ResCare
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

ResCare

Title: Registered Nurse

Job Category: Nursing/Skilled

Line of Business: Residential Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Registered Nurse.

About this Line of Business

We cover thousands of homes across the country, with a comprehensive range of programs and services, including host home and foster care. ResCare partners with people in the community who open their homes to individuals with disabilities and assists families by providing adoption and foster care services. With almost four decades of experience in the IDD services field, our aim is to be the provider-of-choice in the development of unique and proprietary service offerings and technologies - working toward innovative care models and leading health outcomes with states and payers.

As a(n) Registered Nurse you will:
The Registered Nurse is responsible for providing care and treatment for clients that are experiencing significant mental health/psychiatric symptoms, who are demonstrating significant functional impairments, and who may have co-occurring substance abuse and/or personality disorder.

Attends and actively participates in weekly team meetings
Provides rehabilitation and coordinates medical needs for clients
Medication Monitoring and Administration by oral medication or needle injections
Medication training for staff
Orders, reviews, monitors, and discontinues medications as ordered by the physician
Assists with keeping within assigned nursing budget
Conducts assessments
Approves plan of care and service delivery methods
Performs competency and skills evaluations on employees who provide direct care
Informs the physician and staff of changes in the client's medical or mental condition and needs
Coordinates psychiatric information with the psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners
Writes progress notes, summaries, and discharges
Group and Individual Counseling
Case Management
Implements the treatment/rehabilitative activities and strategies
Crisis Prevention
Reports significant/major incidents or accidents
Provides and arranges necessary medical services to ensure consumer health and safety
Follows consumer health plans
Provides and promotes consumer choice and facilitate independence
Assists with ensuring compliance with contractual, legal, and regulatory requirement
Performs other duties designed to improve employee effectiveness as a member of the team
Promotes/encourages community integration and choice making
Dependable
Conducts self in professional and ethical manner
Willing to assist others
Works independently and with a team
Handles information in a confidential manner
Communicates in an open and honest manner
Notifies proper authorities of circumstances or situations that present possible health hazards
Assists in maintaining and updating nursing, pharmacy, infection control, and health and safety policies and procedures
Other tasks as assigned
Position Requirements

Must be 21 years of age
Holds a bachelor's degree in nursing or related health and human services field from an accredited college or university with at least 2,000 hours of experience with adult persons who have a serious psychiatric disability
OR holds an RN from an accredited two-year program and has more than 6,000 hours of experience with adult persons who have a serious psychiatric disability
Valid driver's license and insurance required
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
Experience in managing systems, processes, and people
Operate general office equipment
Good organizational skills and attention to detail
Capable of working responsibly with high confidential information
Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
Additional Information

Benefits

ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

7700 CHEVY CHASE DR BLDG 1 STE 500, AUSTIN, TX 78 USA

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