Primary Location: MD-MDGaithersburg-8 Metropolitan Ct
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support the seniors and adults we serve.
As a Nurse with Adult Day Health, you’ll be one of those special people. Adult Day Health offers a continuum of services and supports for elders, including those with complex medical or rehabilitative needs. Our services help those we serve feel their best and be as active as they would like to be. Our caring staff works with each participant to create an individualized Plan of Care that fits their needs and interests. For one adult, this may mean help managing an illness such as diabetes. For another, it may mean social activities; help with medications and meals tailored to their special dietary needs. Depending on each person’s unique needs, the care plan may include services such as nursing care, social activities, healthy, delicious meals, and transportation to and from their local center.
Adult Day Health is seeking a dynamic and passionate person to serve as Nurse and provide nursing services, training, and support to address the medical, behavioral, and psychiatric needs of individuals.Specific tasks include:
- Conducting a complete assessment of each individual referred to the program
- Participating in the development and implementation of care plans and supervises, in conjunction with the physicians, the medical components of the plan. Reviews documents and revises all nursing/nursing related care plans on a regular basis.
- Ensuring that current and complete medical records and reports are in accordance with regulatory and corporate standards, including medication administration records and physician’s orders.
- Developing training flow charts specific to each individual receiving services, provides and documents medical skills training to clients, mentors, respite providers, staff, and where appropriate, the biological family.
- Participating as a member of the case management team or Plan of Care (POC) team member, evaluates the medical needs of each individual for initial POC, ensures the goals and objectives are medically indicated, and generates ongoing health care protocols for the specific medical conditions outlined in the POC and revises as necessary.
- Overseeing the management of high-risk medical conditions and all care providers to ensure continuity of care.
- Maintaining contact with primary care physicians and specialists, and, when indicated, attends doctor visits with individual receiving services. Promotes health and wellness for individuals and ensures nursing actions and steps are put in place for prevention.
- Administering medications according to established guidelines. Provides documentation for all medications given and reviews medication administration records for compliance.
- May actively participate in IDT meetings, Quality Improvement meetings, Administration meetings, and others as designated by leadership.
- Providing consultation and technical assistance to staff and other caregivers regarding all care issues. May be required to coordinate, organize medical needs home care services.
- Will actively participate in quality improvement and educational programs
- Will assist in training support staff in daily functions within their roles
Qualifications: What we offer you:
- A chance to make a difference in peoples’ lives on a daily basis
- A rewarding work environment with some of the best co-workers you could ask for
- Competitive pay rates and paid time off
- Paid training; Holiday pay
- Family-oriented environment, employee events
- Career development and advancement opportunities
- A dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same as the next
- Graduate of an accredited Registered Nursing (RN) program
- One year of related experience
- Experience working with medically complex individuals
- Current RN license
- Other education and experience plus licensure as required by state