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Registered Nurse (RN)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
6458249
Company Name
Human Resources Center of Edgar County
Physical Address
753 EAST COURT ST;PO BOX 1118
Paris, IL 61944
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION


Revised 5/05; Reviewed 01/08; Revised 7/12, Revised 1/16; Rev. 11/19/16


Reviewed 3/18/19


JOB DESCRIPTION


 


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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DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Current Illinois license as a registered professional nurse or advance practice nurse.
  2. Five years of clinical RN experience (one preferably with Intellectual/Developmentally Disabled)

  3. Successful completion of the DHS Nurse Trainer Program within 60 days of employment.
  4. Ability to work independently and with good organizational skills.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work positively with other staff, consumers, their families, and the community.
  6. CPR and First Aid Certifications.
  7. Driver’s license and good driving record.

  8. Ability to pass background checks.
  9. Provide on-call coverage via telephone 7 days a weeks, 24 hours a day.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Ability to lift and carry twenty or more pounds.

  2. Ability to assist in lifting and transferring an individual from lying to sitting, sitting to standing, and standing to sitting.
  3. Ability to push, pull, turn, stoop, kneel, reach, and bend.  

 

JOB HAZARDS:

  1. Chemical Exposure:  This job may involve use of hazardous chemicals.  Safe handling procedures are required.

  2. Blood Borne Pathogens:  This job may involve exposure to blood borne pathogens.  Universal precautions are required.

  3. Ergonomics:  This job may involve repetitive motion and/or keyboard related activities.  Ergonomic procedures are required.

 

Initial Review by Employee:

 

_______________________________________________________   ________________________

Signature         Date

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.


DUTIES          RATING

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

staff.

 

  

  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

procedures.

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              

                                       consumer refusal.

   

              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

             participants


  1. Attends weekly Community Services meeting and provides

calendar of weekly medical appointments, up to date information

on medical needs or recommendations.                                 _______

                                                                       


  1. 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   _______

             professional manner.

 

 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

Progress Made

Comments

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3.

 

 

 

 

 

Current Performance Objectives/Training Needs (Must be MEASURABLE)

 

Broad Goals

Measurable Action Steps to Reach Goal

Timeframe/ Completion Date

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COMMENTS:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

                                                                           

Staff Signature Date

 

 

 

                                                                           

Supervisor Signature Date


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