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Registered Nurse - Newark in Newark, NJ at Community Options

Date Posted: 7/20/2018

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Job Description

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states.  We believe in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination.

We are in search of a Registered Nurse (RN) to deliver care to individuals with disabilities in a community setting, utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning intervention, implementation, and evaluation. Our RN’s are an integral part of our team that effectively interact with the patient, significant others, and other health team members.

Registered Nurse Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the admission of new residents to assigned homes.
  • Develop plans to guarantee that the medical and healthcare needs of the residents are met and ensures the appropriate medical follow-up.
  • Review lab work and coordinates annual physical exams and care with clinics, outside physicians, and hospitals.
  • Provide special instructions to resident and home staff related to medical diagnosis, allergies, diet, etc., and is available for ongoing consultation to staff regarding medical problems and healthcare.
  • Clarify medication orders and contact physician to review consumer’s status and medication plans.
  • The Registered Nurse participates in quarterly and Annual Individual Plan (IP) meetings for assigned participants.
  • Create and distribute Individual Plan Medical/Health Reports detailing participants’ general health, health care goals, and physician recommendations for each participant.
  • Provide documentation regarding individual’s health status for various support people.
  • Make referrals for needed medical services and ensure that follow-up care is pursued.
  • Provide quarterly in-service training for support staff.
  • Advises supervisor of all concerns and/or issues related to the provision of nursing services.
  • Follows strict OSHA procedures regarding blood borne pathogens.
  • Cooperates with internal and State inspections and investigations.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Current Nursing License in state of employment.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as an RN.
  • Ability to calculate figures related to medical dosages.
  • The RN must have the ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with a person receiving supports.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds (weight of average manual wheelchair when chair is empty).
  • Frequent lifting, stretching, and other physical exertion during positioning of consumers or equipment.
  • May perform tasks that involve exposure to various medical conditions, communicable diseases, blood, bloody fluids, or tissues.
  • May be on call 24 hours a day for medical emergencies, in cooperation with other management staff.
  • Work will take place in the administrative office, community, and in the homes.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off after 3 months of employment
  • Paid Holidays
  • Career/Professional Growth Opportunities including Community Options Leadership Academy Program
  • 403b with Employer Match after 1 year of service
  • Comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental and Supplemental Insurance options.
  • Various Employee Discount Programs

Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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