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Company: GPAC
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

MAIN DUTIES I. Member Protections A. Ensure members are not subjected to physical, verbal, sexual, or psychological abuse or punishment. B. Ensure that members are to be free from unnecessary restraint. C. Members are to be provided with the opportunity for personal privacy. D. Follow all policy and procedures that prohibit mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of members (report and/or investigate all instances or suspected instances). E. Ensure the rights of all clients (inform, due process, financial, perform services for facility, communication, social, personal possessions, etc---). F. Answer communications from families promptly and appropriately. G. Notify parents/guardians of any significant incident such as serious illness, accident, death, and etc. II. Training: A. Participate and provide all training that enables performance of duties effectively, efficiently, and competently. B. Demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary to administer interventions to manage the inappropriate behavior of clients (proper client management, no over use or reliance on reprimands and/or negative statements). III. Active Treatment: A. Participate in the development of individual member program plans. B. Participate in the interdisciplinary team process (includes effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors, and staff). C. Ensure that staff promote growth through all phases of daily living by taking advantage of training opportunities and encourage members to demonstrate maximum independence. D. Participate in the development, implementation, and review of training programs related to health services. E. Participate in the interdisciplinary team meetings. F. Participate in the development of individual program plans whether or not the member has health care needs. G. Contribute, at all available opportunities, to the mission of the facility to provide active treatment services. H. Ensure appropriate participation of agency and non-agency staff in the interdisciplinary team process to the extent appropriate. I. Routinely intervenes on self-injurious or any other potentially injurious behavior. J. Uses correct voice tones when interacting with members and staff. K. All interaction is age appropriate. L. Implement individual program plans as developed by the interdisciplinary team regardless of the specific discipline involved. IV. Member Behavior and Facility Practices: A. Demonstrate policies and procedures for management of behavior. B. Review implementation of behavioral interventions to insure that adequate safeguards are employed and that such interventions are not employed in a manner to cause physical injury. V. Physical Environment/Health: A. Ensure members environment is furnished and maintained in good repair following up as needed. B. Ensure that staff are familiar with the use of the facilities fire protection features and emergency plans/procedures. C. Ensure that a sanitary environment is provided by insuring that proper infection control procedures are developed and followed. D. Maintain a safe living environment by following established policies and procedures. E. Ensure member cleanliness, demonstrate proper lifting and transporting of members and treat members with respect and dignity. F. Registered Nurse Only: Review members' health status as directed, 1) by direct physical examination, 2) quarterly or more frequently as determined by need, and 3) by taking action as necessary. G. Conduct all nursing care as prescribed by the physician or as determined by member needs. H. Implement protective and preventive health measures that include, 1) training staff and members in appropriate health and hygiene, 2) control of communicable diseases and infections, and 3) training direct care staff in detecting signs and symptoms of illness or dysfunction, first aid, and basic skills required to meet the health needs of members. I. Ensure that all drugs are administered in compliance with physician's orders and without error. J. Ensure that drugs used by members while not under the direct care of the facility are packaged and labeled in accordance with state law. K. Ensure that drug administration errors and adverse drug reactions are recorded and reported immediately to a physician. L. No members self-administers medication until he/she demonstrates competency to do so. M. Ensure that treatments and other nursing duties are performed according to physician orders and accepted nursing practices. N. All drugs and biologicals must remain locked except when being prepared for administration. VI. General Process: A. Maintain confidentiality of members, member records, and conferences. B. Follow all company policies/procedures as specified. C. Follow all procedures for lines of communication and authority. D. Develop, maintain, and foster a positive environment between staff/departments. E. Participate in other activities assigned or directed. F. Follow all oral and written instructions. G. Ensure that nurses maintain a neat/clean appearance to serve as appropriate role model. H. Ensure that nurses and other staff interact appropriately with members according to policies and procedures set forth by MidStep Services and serve as appropriate role models. I. Work daily schedule, reporting for work on time (complete requests for time off, appropriate use of time card). Work other shifts as assigned or directed to assure quality care of members. J Ensure that immediate review with appropriate follow-up and recommendation on all injury reports (member and staff). K. Provide relevant, on-going and consistent documentation on, 1) member response, 2) status so as to assess the members condition at all times, and 3) services provided. QUALIFICATIONS 1. Must have a valid driver's license and meet insurance requirements for driving. 2. Possess ability to speak and read English. 3. Must be able to write legibly. 4. Must have no restrictions on ability to lift. 5. Must be approved to work by the Iowa Department of Human Services if one or more of the following exist: prior convictions, child abuse registry report, and/or dependent adult abuse registry report. 6. Must not be on the Medicare/Medicaid fraud registry. 7. Must be currently registered in the state as a nurse (RN) or licensed in the state as a practical nurse (LPN).9. Individuals with blood borne pathogen diseases cannot be employed in any direct care position due to risk of disease exposure to our members.All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations. GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

Keywords: GPAC, Sioux City , RN, Healthcare , Sioux City, Iowa

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