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Family Service Association - Fall River Registered Nurse - Temp -30 hours a week in Fall River, Massachusetts

Family Service Association is a comprehensive private, non-profit social service agency dedicated to the development and implementation of services designed to provide strength and support to individuals and families throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Headquartered in Fall River, Family Service Association strives to increase the capacity of individuals and families to cope with the stresses of family life and interpersonal relationships in a positive, productive and health-improving manner. This agency is a leading provider of professional social services in the South Coast region of Massachusetts, with a 130-year tradition of high quality.

Adult Day Health is a medically-based program that helps the participant remain independent while promoting good health and well being. Adult Day Health helps participants to reach their highest level of independence and functioning. We are currently seeking a Temporary Registered Nurses (RN) (30 hours per week) in our Cornerstone Adult Day Health program.

The Temporary Registered Nurse is responsible for ensuring proper medical care for participants, including acting as liaison between participant’s primary care physician, monitoring participant’s health status, and supervising program staff.

Duties include:

-Serve as liaison between physician and participant for medical information and service authorization of participants. Obtain, review, and implement primary care provider orders.

-Coordinate the development, on-going review, and revisions of each participant’s plan of care. Coordinate the completion of, and ensuring the accuracy of, each participant’s assessment forms and all other medical participant requirements.

-Monitor participant’s health status, and respond to any acute changes in the participants’ health or functioning, administer medication and document on medication sheets, complete participant daily flow sheets and record monthly vitals and monitor participant health status if requested.

-Supervise other health care staff members.

-Provide case management services.

-Review and supervise participant’s personal care plan at least bi-annual or quarterly, and as needed.

-Attend supervisory meetings at least monthly.

-Supervise program aides and all other services involving health issues of the participants and assist with ADL and overall health care needs.

-Complete nursing progress notes in each participant’s record at least monthly.

-Responsibility of RN for all skilled nursing services listed in 105CMR-901.

-Assist the Program Coordinator with the implementation of policies and procedures.

-Assume the role of Assistant Program Coordinator in the Program Coordinator’s absence.

-Ensuring on-going education, training, and professional development of all program staff that is relevant to the care of the participants. Provide both individual and group education for health and nutrition to participants as appropriate.

-Ability to provide services outlined in this job description at any of the three Adult Day Health sites as assigned by the Program Coordinator.

-Respond to reasonable expectations of the Agency and/or supervisor.

The ideal Registered Nurse (RN) must be licensed by the Board of Registration to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in good standing. Must have at least two (2) years recent experience in the direct care of the elderly or chronically disabled persons. Must be CPR certified.Our schedule is Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with no weekend or no major holiday shifts.

Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Family Service Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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