Essential Functions of a Registered Nurse:

RN needed to provide nursing consultation to staff and the individuals they support who have intellectual & developmental disabilities. Develop policy, train staff, and serve as a liaison with medical facilities. Knowledge of DDD regulations and psychiatric nursing experience preferred.

Qualifications of a Registered Nurse:

  • Education/Experience: Must possess a Registered Nurse degree and license which is valid in N.J. Must have 5 years community nursing experience and two years experience working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Communication Skills: Must be able to communicate well in English with consumers, all levels of staff, family members and other persons in the community.

Job Duties and Responsibilities of a Registered Nurse:

  • Provide in-service & orientation training to staff on medical/health care & preventative health strategies to assure overall health & safety of the people we support.
  • Provide consultation to consumers and staff about good health practices & good nutrition.
  • Serve as a resource for staff to help them manage difficult medical concerns (i.e., diabetes, cancer, medical issues related to aging).
  • Provide individualized nursing care as needed to people living independently.
  • Assist with managed care coordination & access to health care services.
  • Serve as a liaison with hospitals, crisis centers, physicians’ offices and families
  • .Assist in overseeing medication administration in the residential, employment and recreation programs assure policy adherence. Develop and or revise policies and procedures as needed

Other:

  • Must have a valid, NJ driver’s license (non provisional/non probationary)
  • Primarily M-F days
  • Excellent benefits package