Registered Nurse (RN)

Location: Kensington, MD

Department: PSS

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Jubilee Association of Maryland provides supported living and other community-based services for adults who have developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, autism and cerebral palsy. Persons served may have other diagnoses, including mental illness, dementia, diabetes, etc. Services are provided in small group homes, shared homes and apartments throughout Montgomery County, Maryland, just north of Washington, DC. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:                                     

  • Supervise delegated nursing functions performed by direct service staff. 
  • Determine and assess when nursing functions may be delegated, perform a review of those functions at least every 45 days, and document these services. (Reviews usually occur when people are home in the evenings or on weekends.)   
  • Actively use applicable regulations, policies and procedures and develop relationships with licensing bodies to manage nursing functions for the agency.   
  • Instruct, authorize and oversee staff that administer medications; provide consultation as needed and follow procedures to report and address medication errors.  This may include teaching the initial four-day Certified Medication Technician class and the two year clinical update.  
  • Provide other health-related education to employees, such as diabetes, stages of dementia, seizures, positioning, etc. 
  • Attend interdisciplinary team meetings upon request, as scheduling permits. 
  • Serve on call as expected by the Maryland Board of Nursing and DDA regs.  

This is a full-time exempt position expected to require 40 or more hours weekly.  Hours may be flexible but will involve late afternoon, evening and occasional weekend day hours in addition to some regular office hours during the business week. Being on call is a regular part of this position.   

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:     

 -Salary $65K+, depending on qualifications; 

-Health Insurance; 

-Paid Disability and Life Insurance; 

-Two weeks paid annual leave; three weeks the second;  

-Sick leave;  

-Paid holidays; 

-Retirement plans; 

-A variety of ongoing training and educational opportunities, including reimbursement for training required to maintain license 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                            

  • Registered Nurse licensed to work in Maryland.
  • Current certification to teach the Certified Medication Technician program in Maryland highly desirable.  
  • One+ year experience as an RN  in med/surg or in in home health/hospice/or other community nursing desirable, including experience with aging/dementia. 
  • Two+ years experience with developmental disabilities in community-based residential services preferable. This experience could be in either a direct service or nursing capacity. 
  • Proficiency with technology, such as Word, Outlook, databases, information systems, and other applications commonly used in healthcare settings.   
  • Valid drivers’ license, own transportation and auto insurance.   
  • Congruence with Jubilee values, including working knowledge of the principles of community integration and self-determination. 

                                

 

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