Hope Community Resources, Inc.

  • Anchorage: Home Based Nurse

    Job ID
    2017-2307
    Job Locations
    US-AK-Anchorage
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Salary/Compensation

    DOE

    Overview

    Job Summary:

    The Home Based Nurse provides services to Hope support recipients through their work in supervising the health care management of support recipients who experience intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and who experience complex medical conditions. This position ensures proper and consistent care, manages medication provision, and executes physician’s orders. The Home Based Nurse coordinates activities with other staff members to promote optimum health and wellness for support recipients, and evaluates support recipient health and psychosocial status on a regular basis to detect health complications or medical emergencies. The Home Based Nurse utilizes professional experience and knowledge to function independently, providing direction and education to staff and families. The Home Based Nurse maintains loyalty to the organization, its beliefs, values, mission, vision, and expectations and to the recipients of services.

    Responsibilities

    Job Duties:

    • Directs and supervises the performance of health care services to ensure proper and consistent care, manages medication provision and executes physician’s orders.
    • Participates in the development and actualization of Individual Program Plans designed to implement and monitor specific developmental training and daily care programs for each support recipient.
    • Evaluates support recipient health and psychosocial status on a regular basis to detect health complications or medical emergencies.
    • Provides instructions and oversees health and medical care of support recipients provided by other staff and monitors by observation and review of records to determine if tasks are properly performed. 
    • Monitors and ensures the implementation and documentation of all medical provider’s orders and health related Plan of Care goals.
    • Ensures that support recipients are properly positioned and that adaptive equipment is properly used.
    • Monitors scheduling of, and assures follow-up to, regular medical evaluations for support recipients and ensures implementation of medical provider directives.
    • Maintains complete, accurate and current medical records for each support recipient. Prepares necessary reports and documents actions. 
    • Performs treatment, as directed, including suctioning, oxygen therapy, tracheotomy care, administration of medications, GT/NG tube feedings and ventilator care.
    • Facilitates communication and collaboration with parents/guardians, hospital staff, care coordinators, discharge planners, medical vendors, physicians, therapists, and others as needed to manage and/or advocate for the support recipient’s service needs.
    • Monitors environmental factors that may threaten the health, safety, and the development of a support recipient. 

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Completion of an approved Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse program required. 
    • Current State of Alaska Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse license required and must be maintained throughout employment. 

     

    Preferred:

    • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred. 
    • One (1) year of nursing experience preferred.
    • Experience supporting individuals who experience developmental disabilities preferred. 

     

    Other

    • Pass a criminal background check under state regulation
    • Ability to lift 35 lbs. or 1/3 of body weight, whichever is less, from squat-and -kneel position
    • Possess a valid driver license and at least 3 years of driving experience (may include permit time)
    • Provide driving record that meets agency guidelines

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