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Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

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Job Description

The PA IDD RN will deliver quality nursing service to RHD Individuals and will serve as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team to provide support to the organization as well as ensure the well-being of each Individual. The PA IDD RN will maintain the confidentiality of the Individuals that reside in our programs while upholding the integrity of the RHD values as outlined in the policy and procedure manual.

Essential Duties and Functions

         Develops appropriate nursing/ medical policy and procedures, as well as necessary nursing protocols to ensure the health and safety of the Individuals that reside and work in the PA IDD Division.

         Accepts and implements Doctor's orders for Individuals

         Develops and improve upon daily assessment forms, nursing notes, etc as necessary and required to promote communication and quality services.

         Demonstrates professional judgement, uses problem solving techniques, time-management principles and delegates appropriately.

         Performs chart audits to ensure that staff documentation is accurately reflecting the medical/ behavioral health statuses of our Individuals.

         Oversee the medical and psychiatric health needs of the Individuals that reside at the program by facilitating communication among members of their treatment team.

         Act as an advocate for the Consumers we serve.

         Provide support and training with regards to wound care, trach care, diabetic counseling and other medical conditions as necessary.

         Regular review of Individuals' charts to include Medication Administration Records (MAR's), lab result, medical consult forms, etc, to ensure compliance with program     policies and procedures.

         Provide educational counseling and support for Individuals regarding their medical/ behavioral health.

         Provide trainings for staff in areas of medical conditions, treatments and prevention.

         Facilitate/ coordinate educational groups for Individuals on medical needs such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, etc.

         Provide medical orientation training to new employees.

         Assess and evaluate new referrals for admission to the program.

         Ensure that medical supplies are ordered and available to support the medical needs of the program.

         Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as necessary.

         Provide on-call coverage 24/7 via phone for emergency and consultation.

         Other duties as required by Director.


Must be a graduate of an approved Nursing program - Associates degreed program will be accepted.         

Excellent communication and writing skills

         Ability to support and implement RHD and PA IDD values and beliefs

         Ability to engage clients and staff in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions

         Ability to think holistically and creatively

         Strong organizational, clinical, and interpersonal skills

         Ability to work both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team

         RN with current license

         Minimum of 5 years of medical experience

         Driver's license required

         State police and FBI clearances

Competitive salary provided and a comprehensive benefits package is offered.

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.