Registered Nurse (RN)
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Paris, IL 61944
Revised 5/05; Reviewed 01/08; Revised 7/12, Revised 1/16; Rev. 11/19/16
JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse
DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Community Services
RATIONALE: To serve as agency consultant on medical issues within the aegis of licensure of a registered nurse; to train direct support personnel on medication administration as per Administrative Code 116 and in compliance with the IL Mental Health and DD Administrative Acts (20ILCS 1705) and IL Nursing and Advance Practice Nursing Act (225ILCS 65); to retain professional accountability for the outcome of delegated tasks and all nursing care of individuals.
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Rehabilitation Services Programs Manager
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None
SALARY SCHEDULE/PAY GRADE LEVEL: V
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT STATUS: Non-Exempt
EEO CATEGORY: 2.0
SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION: Yes
DRIVING IS ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: No
JOB DESCRIPTION STAFF NAME: _________________________
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION DATE OF EVALUATION: ________________
REGISTERED NURSE EVALUATED BY: ______________________
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- Current Illinois license as a registered professional nurse or advance practice nurse.
Five years of clinical RN experience (one preferably with Intellectual/Developmentally Disabled)
- Successful completion of the DHS Nurse Trainer Program within 60 days of employment.
- Ability to work independently and with good organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work positively with other staff, consumers, their families, and the community.
- CPR and First Aid Certifications.
Driver’s license and good driving record.
- Ability to pass background checks.
Provide on-call coverage via telephone 7 days a weeks, 24 hours a day.
Ability to lift and carry twenty or more pounds.
- Ability to assist in lifting and transferring an individual from lying to sitting, sitting to standing, and standing to sitting.
Ability to push, pull, turn, stoop, kneel, reach, and bend.
Chemical Exposure: This job may involve use of hazardous chemicals. Safe handling procedures are required.
Blood Borne Pathogens: This job may involve exposure to blood borne pathogens. Universal precautions are required.
Ergonomics: This job may involve repetitive motion and/or keyboard related activities. Ergonomic procedures are required.
Initial Review by Employee:
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION RATINGS
1 = SUPERIOR
Employee shows initiative, independence and creativity in task performance, which is above expectations for the job assignment.
2 = ABOVE STANDARD
Employee exceeds the expectations for the job assignment. Job tasks are completed in a timely and complete manner requiring no follow-up or retraining by supervisor.
3 = AT STANDARD
Employee meets the expectations for the job assignment. Tasks are completed in a timely and complete manner requiring no follow-up or retraining by supervisor.
4 = BELOW STANDARD
Employee’s performance falls below the agency expectation for the job assignment. Occasional reminders, direction and retraining by supervisor needed in order for employee to complete assigned tasks.
5 = UNACCEPTABLE
Employee consistently requires frequent reminders and monitoring by supervisor in order to complete assigned tasks. Consumers/members of community may express dissatisfaction with conduct or services provided by employee. Performance is well below agency standard even after training.
I. SERVICE RECIPIENT RELATED
A. Essential Functions:
1. Perform assessment of DD individuals in agency Medicaid _______
Waiver Residential Programs as to their physical and mental
status and their ability to self medicate at least annually or
more often if necessary and make appropriate recommendations.
2. Conduct standardized, competency based training on checking, _______
evaluating, reporting, and recording vital signs for all direct care
3. Provide additional competency based training and assessment _______
whenever a change of medication or dosage occurs or a new
individual, requiring medication, enters the program.
4. Be responsible for and regularly review medication _______
administration records as to content and following of
a. Follow up of telephone orders from physicians with _______
written or fax orders within ten working days.
b. Review medication orders; ensure labels match orders, _______
and are listed correctly.
c. Note any changes in medication on the medication _______
administration record prior to the next dose.
5. Complete monthly Staff Medication Error Report log. _______
6. Review and take action on medication errors, including
7. Report adverse drug reactions to the prescriber, and
maintain documentation in the agency quality
assurance (safety) records.
8. Conduct annual review of medication program including
the occurrence of errors and corrective action taken
and retain this review at least five years.
9. Inventory and record the use of controlled substances
according to guidelines.
10. Report medication errors as dictated by OIG guidelines.
11. Serve as Community Services team member for CILA program
Attends weekly Community Services meeting and provides
calendar of weekly medical appointments, up to date information
on medical needs or recommendations. _______
Keep Case Manager and/or Community Services Supervisor
informed of any consumer issues. _______
12. Administers medication daily at HRC day programs (M-F) _______
13. Provide on-call coverage by telephone 7 days a week,
24 hours a day. _______
II. PROGRAM/POLICY COMPLIANCE
A. Follows agency policies and procedures related to service provision _______
confidentiality, and agency operations.
B. Assures compliance with DHS rules and regulations, including _______
Adm. Code 116.
C. Assures compliance with IL Mental Health and DD Administrative _______ Act (201ILCS1705) and IL Nursing and Advanced Practice
Nursing Act (225ILCS65).
III. PUBLIC RELATIONS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
A. Represents the agency in the community in a positive and _______
B. Maintains close communication with physicians and/or psychiatrists _______
regarding client health and medication issues.
IV. SKILL DEVELOPMENT
A. Attends inservices, conference that perform to related field, and that _______
are required by DHS and to keep licensure current.
B. Attends DHS required training. _______
C. Keep licensure current. _______
V. LEADERSHIP/RELATIONSHIP WITH SUPERVISOR
A. Performs additional duties as assigned by Rehabilitation
Services Program Manager in a timely manner.
B. Maintain communication with the Rehabilitation Services
Program Manager regarding duties and consumer issues
VI. OUTCOME OF PRIOR PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES/TRAINING NEEDS:
Previous Performance Objectives/Training Needs (from last performance evaluation)
Performance Objective/Training Needs
Current Performance Objectives/Training Needs (Must be MEASURABLE)
Measurable Action Steps to Reach Goal
Timeframe/ Completion Date
Staff Signature Date
Supervisor Signature Date