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Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: Catholic Community Services of the Mid Willamette
Location: Salem
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Catholic Community Services is a faith-based organization, rooted in the values of Love, Justice, Truth, and Freedom, that has been serving the Mid Willamette Valley and Central Coast for over 80 years. We are committed to providing the best care for those that we serve and advancement opportunities for our staff. Join us today! Become a champion in the lives of others!Wage: $31.76 - $40.50 / hourlySchedule: Monday - Friday (flexible work day) (limited on-call weekend rotation)Location: Various Locations Available in Salem + Surrounding AreasType: Full Time / ExemptBenefits we provide:4 weeks Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) per year100% Medical/ Vision Coverage for Employees50% Medical coverage for dependent/ spouse401(k) Retirement Plan Employer MatchFlexible Spending Account (FSA)Life Insurance Plan10 Paid Holidays/ Holiday PayMileage ReimbursementJury Duty Paid LeaveBereavement LeaveWellness Activity DiscountsAnnual performance evaluations and pay increasesEmployee appreciation eventsAdditional Benefits Offered:Multiple Dental Plan OptionsSupplemental Life InsuranceDiscount Gym Memberships with Medical EnrollmentAflac Voluntary Supplemental InsuranceLegal GuidanceWork-life SolutionsWill Preparation24/7 Resource Support & InformationEmployee Referral ProgramOn the Job TrainingGeneral Position SummaryPlanning, supervision, and direct implementation of nursing services for people with developmental disabilities.Minimum RequirementsCurrent license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Oregon with no restrictions.High School Diploma/GED.Two years' experience in the field of developmental disabilities preferred.Current certification in CPR and First Aid or ability to obtain certification within 30 days of employment.Certificate for the RN Delegation self-test.Be able to lift up to 65 pounds for a total of up to 130 pounds in a two-person lift.Follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures to promote a safe work environment at all times.Reliable transportation, valid driver's license (or the ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver license within 30 days of hire) and a driving record that permits coverage under the agency's corporate auto liability policy and personal automobile liability insurance coverage.Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.Preferred Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, and AbilitiesKnowledge of RN nursing practice and skills.CPR and First Aid Skills.Knowledge of OAR applicable standards and other state requirements.Knowledge of RN and LPN standards and scope of practice as outlined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.Knowledge regarding all Nursing and CCS policies, procedures, and statement of purpose.Knowledge of Individual Support Plans for customers.Knowledge of Emergency Response Procedures.Knowledge of Self Determination Principles and Practices.Knowledge of Person/Customer Rights.Ability to provide medical supervision of the developmentally disabled customers.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) and appropriately with verbal or non-verbal individuals.Ability to respond to changing health care needs.Ability to gather data and document accurately in written and electronic format.Ability to complete tasks on time and meet deadlines.Ability to maintain confidential information.Ability to train and supervise staff.Ability to work as a team member.Ability to be accurate and efficient.Ability to prioritize workload.Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment.Ability to lift 65 lbs. using safe lifting techniques at all times.Essential Position Functions and Key Work ProcessesProvide nursing care, such as administering medications, personal care activities, g-tube feedings etc. as required for customer care.Coordinate care for customers who are aging and have increased medical needs.Monitor the health care needs of customers with nurse/patient relationships.Delegate nursing tasks as assigned to unlicensed persons according to the Oregon State Board of Nursing Nurse Practice Act. Ensure appropriate documentation of instructions and/or training.Periodically observe and evaluate the skills and abilities of staff to perform authorized nursing duties.Responsible for the instruction and mentoring of staff medication administration and documentation.Remain available during assigned hours (scheduled shift or on-call pager) to staff for customer medical advice for customers who have nurse/patient relationships.Relate to customers in a continuous, consistent, warm, caring, age-appropriate manner.Respond appropriately to immediate or urgent or emergent customer needs, such as injuries and illness and provide or obtain assistance as needed.Document, review, and report any medical needs, significant incidents and other customer related information on approved forms and/or in specified electronic locations.Review customer medication administration records for accuracy and completeness.Complete medication error report to be turned in monthly to the Adult Services Program Director.Adhere to all county and state regulations.Maintain a nursing care plan that must be updated no less than every 60 days.Maintain and review medical notes as required. Maintain an annual nursing assessment for each customer with a nurse/patient relationship.Make appointments or discuss medical concerns as needed with health care providers (physicians, dentists, physical therapy, occupational therapy speech therapy, orthotics, dietician and other therapies etc.).Consult with the pharmacy on medication management.Accompany staff to customer doctor appointments as needed.Conduct in-service trainings to staff as needed.Complete 12 hours of work-place training per calendar year as required by Catholic Community Services.Attend and actively participate in agency and customer related meetings and during in-service training opportunities.Provides direct monitoring, assessment, and staff training of health care services including customer specific interventions, treatment protocols, and improvement of health care outcomes.Provides guidance during customer emergency situations.Functions as a liaison and advocate for the individuals served when working with physicians, psychiatrists, hospitals, and consultants including RD, OT, PT, SLP, etc.Develop nursing care plan for individuals, as needed that at a minimum should include the individual's health support needs, any environmental concerns that present challenges to the person's health and safety, the individual's key health beliefs and health behaviors including behaviors that create potential and current risk and any teaching or delegation needs that should be addressed.

Keywords: Catholic Community Services of the Mid Willamette , Salem , Registered Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Salem, Oregon

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