Bona Vista Programs
  • - Nursing
  • Peru/Kokomo, IN, USA
  • TBD
  • Substitute

Overview of Position:


1) Provide health, programming and limited medical services to persons receiving services
2) Dispense daily medications
3) Provide first aide when necessary
4) Perform TB testing and provide Hep. B vaccine and flu shots when directed
5)  Coordinate nursing schedule with other agency nursing staff
6) Analyze illnesses and medical concerns by all individuals served, staff and interns/trainees

For a more detailed description please see below. 
Responsibilities

Provide health, programming, and limited medical services to persons receiving services at Bona Vista Programs, Inc. Dispense daily medications according to physician's prescription to those individuals who are not able to take medicine independently. Process information received concerning preschool admissions and communicate with staff and parents, as needed. Participate in intake staffings for all individuals beginning the Vocational Programs as deemed necessary. Provide first aid to individuals served and staff when necessary. Perform T.B. testing and provide Hepatitis B vaccine and flu shots when directed. Cooperatively coordinate nursing activities/schedule with other agency nursing staff. Assist with adherence of infection control policies and procedures by all individuals served, staff, and interns/trainees. Analyze illness/medical complaints or concerns, problem-solve and make recommendations according to individual's needs. Must be physically capable of assisting with bath rooming of individuals served, transferring clients, lifting up to 50 pounds without assistance, using a lifting device, standing, bending, and performing medical duties. Attend consumer meetings as appropriate. Adhere to all agency policies and procedures. Promote and provide a safe environment for all individuals served. Portray a positive attitude that maintains a customer and co-worker satisfaction level that limits adverse situations or complaints. Promote agency philosophies, generating team spirit and creating and maintaining an environment that fosters employee satisfaction, maximizes productivity and profitability. Attend/request related training as authorized.

 

Qualifications

Registered nurse or LPN with rehabilitation experience preferred. Must maintain certification in T.B. testing administration. Must have or be capable of receiving CPR and First Aide certification annually. Must have good communication skills both oral and written. Maintain a valid Indiana driver's license, insurance on personal vehicle (minimum of PLPD with Medical liability coverage), and maintain insurability as defined by the agency liability insurance carrier. Must possess and maintain reliable transportation that meets state requirements for transporting persons served.

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