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Health Director
Silver Spring
MD
Nonprofit
Healthcare - Other
2/6/2018

DESCRIPTION

Working Schedule:

Monday-Friday day shift. Hours, times, and days are contingent upon clients, work duties, and center location. Schedule may include weekends and may change as business needs dictate.

Position Summary:

The Health and Safety Director, R.N. is responsible for all health care and medical needs of the ADS participants.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and amend health policies and procedures.
  • Monitor client's health needs, changes in condition, and assume lead in emergency situations.
  • Initiate CPR and first aid measures in emergency situations as warranted.
  • Supervise health services and advise Director regarding health and related programs.
  • Serve as liaison for participants, caregivers, staff and medical rehab around medical issues.
  • Monitor medications of participants needing supervision for medication administration.
  • Administer medications to participants who are not able to self-administer.
  • Store, prepare, administer and document medications in accordance with Maryland Medical Adult Day Care regulations.
  • Perform treatments as ordered by participants' physicians.
  • Provide for personal care and assistance with ADLs and train other employees as appropriate.
  • Monitor vital signs and document.
  • Maintain accurate participant medical records to include: monthly and quarterly nursing progress notes, complete and maintain ADCAPS in a timely fashion, document physician's orders.
  • Coordinate care plan schedule with multidisciplinary team, and develop all nursing-related care plans.
  • Coordinate services between Easter Seals Home and Community Therapy Program, University of Maryland Geriatric Psychiatry Services, Podiatry Services, and any other on-site services related to medical care.
  • Present two staff in-service trainings per year addressing issues of aging and Standard Precautions.
  • Maintain contact with family/caregiver on a regular basis. Follow-up with all caregivers of participants on Medical Leave of Absence.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Registered Nurse with current Maryland license.
  • Current CPR and First Aid.
  • Three or more years in geriatric nursing.
  • Two years of experience in management with senior population in health care setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact positively with participants, families, care providers, colleagues, community referral sources, and the general community.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and problem-solve. Accountable for own decisions.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS 
FULL-TIME/PART-TIMEFull-Time

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