Description/Job Summary Position Summary This position is responsible to assist adults with disabilities to manage their healthcare in accordance with the Administrative Rules of South Dakota and Nebraska, RHD’s mission and values while utilizing Person-Centered Practices. Nursing responsibilities will include individuals living in the transitional home as well as assistance, as needed, for individuals living in Shared Living environments. Work HoursThe nurse’s hours of work will vary depending on the needs of the people supported. This position is a full-time position. The nurse must be flexible enough to accommodate individual schedules, Shared Living Provider schedules, while assuring the health and safety of the individuals receiving supports and services in each environment. The nurse must be able to work evenings and weekends, as the medical needs of the individuals require. On-Call ProceduresThe nurse must be able to be reached at all times of the day (including work and non-working hours) to assure health and safety of the individuals. This means that at times, the nurse may be required to communicate to entities such as pharmacy’s, dentists, therapists, doctors, intake specialists, etc. to assure clear and accurate health information relating to the participant when medical issues arise. The organizations management team will have rotating on-calls and will take all calls but at times, the nurse may need to be reached for consult or should an emergency situation arise that requires medical attention.Responsibilities/Duties The following are a list of job duties that are viewed as “Core Responsibilities”. “Core Responsibilities” are essential job functions of a Nurse, must occur and are considered non-negotiable. Nurses that fulfill these job functions are meeting minimum standards related to job expectations:Develop, implement, and conduct medication administration coursework; including academic instruction, training, and practical application.Work with employees to assure medication administration proficiency.Conduct annual re-certifications for Medication Administration.Track, trend and analyze medication errors including a process for on-going quality assurance and monitoring of medication errors and prevention of medication errors.Conduct CPR certification coursework; including academic instruction, training, and practical application.Complete initial and annual Medical Assessment Summary’s for each individual.Communicate with mental health professionals as it relates to each individual’s needs.Assure medical appointments are being followed up on, implemented (as needed) and assuring understanding for everyone involved in the individual’s life.Assure guardian notification and approval has been completed prior to starting, discontinuing or increasing any medications.Complete monthly Medication Error meetings with management team.Complete non-delegable tasks as needed.Assist team members in assuring that each individual is supported to understand the benefits and risks of each medication they take.Assist Team Leaders to obtain annual blood levels.Assure all medical related information is communicated to the team.Attend all initial and annual team meetings for individuals as desired by the individual.Assist Program Director in creating, revising and assessing policies and procedures as it relates to medical.Assure all needed annual physicals and exams are being completed for each person.Review Medical Appointment Summary and determine if follow up action is needed.Provide quarterly nursing reviews for all clients.Provide support to other programs, as requested by RHD supervisors.Required ExperiencePreferred experience in working with the ID/DD population.Required EducationRegistered Nurse. Verification with the Board of Nursing will be required to assure current licensure and has the privilege to practice in the state of South DakotaRequired QualificationsThe Registered Nurse providing delegation and supervision to non-licensed trained staff and Shared Living Providers must be licensed as a Registered Nurse. Verification with the Board of Nursing will be required to assure current licensure and has the privilege to practice in the states of South Dakota and Nebraska. Licensure by reciprocity and/or Nursing Compact is acceptable, if accepted by the respective state. Qualifications include:Registered Nursing License and ability to practice in South Dakota and Nebraska. Experience in working with persons with disabilities is preferred.Communicate effectively and clearly to all levels of the organization.