Registered Nurse

About the Role:

Job Code: 29-1141 Salary: $27.29 - $41.03


Status: Exempt, Full-time, Permanent Location: Family Support Building


Department: Family Support Program Reports To: Assistant Program Manager


SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Assistant Program Manager, the Registered Nurse is responsible for overseeing the medical and clinical conditions of the individuals. Interacts with and works closely with the individual’s physicians and medical specialists, to promote their medical wellbeing.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:


  • Responsible to insure Medication Administration by certified, direct care staff:
  • Trains and certifies program staff per the New York State-approved medication administration course; maintains certification records for staff and ensures staff are re-certified before the due date in accordance with Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) guidelines.
  • Review the Medication Administration Records (MAR) and medication packages weekly to ensure proper dispensing of medications and treatments.
  • Identify medication errors and follow policy for counseling staff, filling out the appropriate forms and notifying appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate minor medical problems and implement proper treatment and follow-up for all individuals.
  • Accept on-call responsibilities as required per program protocols.
  • During designated on-call hours, must remain available by telephone or cell phone to respond to emergencies/staff medical concerns relating to the care of the individuals.
  • Must complete all paperwork relating to emergency care provided, and notify others of actions taken per program standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure monthly doctor orders are correct, complete, in MAR, and initialed.
  • Complete all paperwork required to implement medical/pharmacological orders received by MD’s.
  • Ensure an appropriate amount of medication and valid dates are available for each individual.
  • Ensure paperwork is complete and provide transportation of individuals to medical appointment(s).
  • Complete a self-administered assessment to determine the individuals' capabilities for medication self-administration.
  • Complete semi-annual nursing assessments.
  • Ensure that medical equipment is adequate and in good repair.
  • Attend annual reviews, special treatment meetings, and other meetings as requested.
  • Respect the individuals’ rights at all times.
  • Follow safety and infection control procedures at all times.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Registered Nurse is responsible for supervising the Medical Liaison.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Current NYS licensure as a Registered Nurse. One year experience working in the field of developmental disabilities is preferred. Knowledge of OPWDD regulations is preferred.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and experience with varying databases.


This position mandates employees to report to or remain at work in the event of an emergency, crisis situation, or staff shortage until relieved by their immediate supervisor.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Possession of a valid State Driver's License in accordance with Fleet Policy.


The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances and pass criminal and OPWDD background checks prior to employment being confirmed.


Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, and supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses). Applicants that are eligible for native preference must include Tribal Identification Card, Status Card or letter to be eligible for Native Preference. All submissions can be emailed to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as a PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


DRUG TESTING POLICY


All positions require the successful candidate to pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


BACKGROUND CHECK


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes. Depending on the position there maybe multiple background checks.


ELIGIBILITY LIST


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used for Emergency Hire individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


INTERVIEW


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.


EMPLOYEE COVID VACCINATION POLICY


Effective July 3, 2023, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe no longer requires the COVID-19 Vaccination for any positions within the organization, to include Health Services.

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