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Company: PEOPLE INC.
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:


  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team to provide nursing recommendations related to the individuals overall plan of care.
  • Monitors and coordinates the delivery of preventive and routine health care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Adheres to and ensures facility compliance with all Physicians, NP, PA, etc. orders.
  • Ensures adequate scheduling and completion of health related exams, appointments, laboratory/ diagnostic testing as ordered or required.
  • Accompanies individuals on appointments, if deemed necessary.
  • Assists the site management in the coordination of medical program needs with community services, medical providers and other related agencies.
  • Coordinates and provides health services training for staff.
  • Completes nursing responsibilities as indicated on the Nursing Responsibility Checklist for Residential Programs.
  • Monitors for completion of delegated health related tasks to Direct Support Staff and LPNs.
  • Based upon the independent judgment of the RN, the RN has the authority to suspend and/or revoke the responsibility of a Direct Support Staff or LPN to perform or complete any delegated task.
  • Monitors medication administration in the facility.
  • Flexes schedule to provide medication practicums as required by regulation for Direct Support Staff and LPN as needed or deemed necessary by RN Supervisor.
  • Supervises medication administration responsibilities completed by Direct Support Staff and LPNs, and ensures that staff who are passing medications are current in their certification.
  • Evaluates staff medication errors. Ensures that the plan of correction and retraining follows the Medication Error Point System.
  • Based upon the independent judgment of the RN, the RN has the authority to suspend and/or revoke medication certifications and medication administration of the Direct Support Staff or LPN.
  • Completes a thorough Semi Annual Medication review (Non-ICF) or ensures a Pharmacist completes a Quarterly Medication Review.
  • Completes (Quarterly-ICF) Nursing review on each individual.
  • Updates the Plans of Nursing Services as health status and diagnosis change.
  • Within each month, completes a monthly breast exam on female individuals if ordered.
  • Utilizes technology and software approved by the Agency to provide care planning and documentation related to individual care.
  • Provides phone triage to sites on caseload during working hours.
  • Flexes schedule to provide services to individuals/sites as deemed necessary by the RN Supervisor.
  • Participates in various nursing workgroups as assigned.
  • Maintains compliance with all applicable State/Federal regulations and agency policy and procedure.
  • Communicates issues and carries out all directives from Nursing Administration.
  • Presents to the assigned site when notified that state or federal survey has arrived.
  • Participates in any plan of correction related to medical citations resulting from any internal or external survey.
  • Maintains communication with LPN (as applicable), Senior Residential Supervisor, residential managers, Service Coordination, Nursing Supervisor, and other staff as necessary.
  • Provides nursing coverage to all People Inc programs as directed by Nursing Administration.
  • Maintains CPR certification and performs CPR when necessary.
  • Provides agency training related to nursing services as required.
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by Nursing Administration.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Current NYS license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
    • NYS Drivers License that meets agency policy.
    • CPR certification.
    • Physical agility and ability to react to emergency situations, including Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP-R) certification as per regulatory guidelines.
    • Ability to meet physical requirements of the position when performing the following: Standing, walking, sitting, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing.

Keywords: PEOPLE INC., Buffalo , RN, Healthcare , Buffalo, New York

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