Duties Description This Nurse 2 will address training needs within community IRA’s and Day Program sites across Broome DDSOO. Working closely with Nursing Administration they will assist in the development and implementation of an on-the-job training program for Nursing personnel. They will be assigned tasks related to assist in providing routine and as-needed training and support of Nursing Department staff within the DDSOO. Mileage is reimbursed per Office of State Comptroller rules and regulations if/when a vehicle from the fleet is unavailable.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Function in the role of a Nurse 2 as assigned.
• Provide training on various nursing topics such as medical emergencies, non-emergency medical situations, medication administration, and documentation to unlicensed and licensed direct care staff, to ensure that quality nursing services are provided to individuals.
• Assist Nursing Administration in identifying and addressing knowledge deficits and/or documentation vulnerabilities, as it relates to nursing, across the DDSOO; which will include preparing and submitting data reports for administrative review, routinely.
• Provide annual update and as needed training, related to Nursing department tasks/assignments, to employees.
• Provide training and mentoring to Nursing department staff as necessary, such as how to write an effective Plan of Nursing Service, MOLST, the SDMC process etc. This will include on-site shadowing and remote support to nurse case managers.
• Assist in communicating with medical providers, community vendors or agencies, when necessary, to promote quality services.
• Other duties as assigned. Ability to adjust schedule to meet operational needs is essential, as is a willingness to travel to various worksites as assigned.
Specific duties discussed during interview including description of case load and travel involved.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Ensures compliance with the Taconic DDSOO Policy/Procedures and regulatory requirements
• Completion of nursing procedures/tasks and nursing assessments
• Provides nursing care oversight, charts health status, transcribes physicians’ orders accurately, and ensures appropriate medication orders and follow up appointments are communicated within the IRA
• Serves as a member of the inter-disciplinary team
• Provides clinical supervision to LPN’s as well as nursing guidance to the Direct Support staff
NOTE: You must have a valid driver’s license to apply as travel is a part of the duties involved in this position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.
Additional Comments Posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 18 ($61,270) and Geographic Pay Differential ($20,000) and Increased Hiring Salary ($8,416). Geographic Pay Differential is added to the job rate ($77,912) for the PS&T Grade 18.
As a participating agency in the Heath Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program (HWB), direct care employees may be eligible to earn up to $3000 in bonuses for qualifying service if they meet specific requirements including continuous service during the appropriate vesting periods. For more information on the program, please contact (607)240-4786.
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