WCI – Work, Community, Independence is a non-profit human services agency that is committed to empowering and supporting people with intellectual developmental disabilities, autism and acquired brain injury to achieve rich, meaningful lives, at home, at work and in their communities.
WCI is seeking an RN to fill a part-time position (20-25 hours) within our Nursing Department specifically to provide Nursing Supports to 5 men with Acquired Brain Injury in Maynard. Work with and support the Coordinator and staff of the home regarding all medical needs of the Individuals.
Be available to be On Call on a rotating basis with a Team of Nurses.
· B. A. and Registered Nurse (RN) with 2 years of experience
· Experience with Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain injury (ABI) preferred, but not required.
· MAP Trainer certification preferred
· Provide support and training to the Support Coordinator and Staff on interpretation of DDS, DPH and WCI Policies and Procedures with recommendations of how to keep in compliance with all DDS and MAP Regulations (using the DPH/DDS/WCI MAP Manual, WCI Individual MAP Books, Medical Record Book, MAP Technical Assistance Tool as a guide);
· Act as an On Call MAP Consultant and also respond to health issues that arise, using an On Call Cell Phone M-F on a rotating weekly basis in order to respond to medical emergencies and issues related to general medical needs of individuals, Medication Administration, Storage and Documentation. Make recommendations for follow up and notify the 300 On Call Administrator;
· Provide direct support to Individuals with ABI including occasional medication administration;
· Provide MAP training on site to DSPs regarding MAP Policies and Procedures;
· Provide training and support to the Coordinator regarding MAP and all documentation;
· Provide medical case management including Audit Reviews of Confidential Medical and Medication Records, training of support staff to interpret and follow up on the identification of need for medical appointments, coordination of services, implementation of recommendations and treatment;
· Maintain good communication with the Support Coordinator and DSPs regarding all medical needs of the Individuals;
· Maintain communication and coordination with PCPs, Specialists, Urgent Care, ER and VNA for skilled nursing services, and physical and occupational therapy for each Individual;
· Coordinate Admission and Discharge from Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Rehabilitation Centers with the Division Head, Director and/or Support Coordinator;
· Maintain and audit documentation of all medical information in the Individual’s Confidential Medical Record and Medical Record Book;
· Develop Individual Specific Medical Protocols with the PCP and Specialists and train staff on how to provide care and health supports to a person with a complicated Medical Condition;
· Attend Clinical Operations Meetings in the absence of the Nursing Director, if needed;
· Attend Case Conferences, Team and Risk Meetings and ISP Meetings for Individuals on your caseload, and as requested.
· Any other job duties requested by your Supervisor.
· Valid Nursing License (RN) in the state of Massachusetts
· Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a medical setting as an RN.
· Ability to travel to residential homes to provide medical clinical assessments.
· Valid driver’s license
· Ability to complete state mandated certification program to teach coursework developed by the Department of Public Health (DPH) Medication Administration Program.
· Ability to provide hands-on personal care.