Matheny is a special hospital for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities Matheny's mission is to provide exceptional care and an optimal quality of life for children and adults with special needs and medically complex developmental disabilities. Each patient has a primary nurse who coordinates all his/her care needs. Matheny Medical and Educational Center has a career opportunity available for a Full Time Licensed Practical Nurses in our Basking Ridge, NJ Community Residences. Responsibilities of this position include:
Serves as the primary nurse for a caseload of community residents as assigned by the Community Nurse Manager.
Provides skilled nursing care to community residents.
Interacts with other members of the Community Residence staff and day program staff to ensure continuity and coordination of care.
Documents all aspects of patients' health care in accordance with DDD and Community Residence requirements.
Monitors and coordinates care with the Community Resident Assistants.
Provides staff training to promote the professional development of staff and optimize patient care.
Engages in professional relationships with community health professionals (including physicians, pharmacists, rehabilitation services, etc.).
Reviews all residents' physical and medication records.
Ensures the implementation of medically prescribed diets and exercise programs.
Consults with medical staff on medical, health and safety issues.
Responds to crises and intervenes as needed.
Recommends policies and procedures on health issues and monitors their implementation.
Performs monitoring activities as assigned by the Community Nurse Manager and/or Group Home Manager.
Provides 'hands on care' of the residents, including ADL care and assisting the patients with eating.
Oversees or performs administration of all medications and treatments while on duty.
Communicates effectively with group home staff regarding issues within the residence.
Completes paperwork required for the Community Residence.
Reviews meal plans to ensure delivery of medically prescribed and proper nutrition.
Provides training to new Community Residence staff and informs them of applicable Community Residence Policies and Procedures.
Accompanies and transports residents to appointments and outpatient visits.
Follows proper medication administration procedures in accordance with DDD and Community Residence Policies and Procedures.
Follow medical documentation procedures for physicians.
Assists with Activities of Daily Living and personal care for all patients.
Cooperates with licensee and DDD staff in any inspection or investigation.
For Full Time employees, Matheny offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, tax deferred retirement plan, and generous paid time off.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
High School Diploma or G.E.D required.
Minimum of one year experience working with persons with developmental disabilities preferred.
Current Licensed Practical Nursing license issued by New Jersey State Board of Nursing.
CPR Level C Certification – DDD Approved
Location Basking Ridge Community Residence
This position is currently accepting applications.