Registered Nurse/ Licensed Practical Nurse - Consulting

The Consulting Nurse is responsible for promoting and ensuring the optimum health of the individuals in Developmental Services; general functions include: nursing services, training and education, record keeping/regulatory compliance, team participation and other duties as needed. 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assess, provide and monitor the health care needs of Individuals using the Health and Wellness Guidelines provided by VT Department of Aging and Independent Living
  • Assess health needs of individuals moving into Shared Living/ Residential Supports (including and not limited to: Nursing Assessment/Self Administration assessment/testing, procure medical records, determine/recommend health needs, etc.). 
  • Assess, document and train shared living providers', contracted workers, and contracted respite workers capability to carry out medical/health care (i.e. Special Care Procedures).
  • Attend and help coordinate medical/other appointments for individuals on RN caseload with high medical needs and/or on an as needed basis for other Individuals.
  • Obtain, maintain and provide current/historical and pertinent medical reports/records from medical providers and provide interpretation/consultation of medical reports/plans to Team members.
  • Teach and assess on an ongoing basis home providers and staff their roles in meeting health care needs of individuals served.
  • Conduct Training/Monitoring of Medication Administration, Universal Precautions and safety procedures and maintain training records.
  • Monitor and advocate for comprehensive health/needs on an ongoing basis in homes, nursing homes, or a hospital setting. 
  • Educate/Train to assure continuity of care from Service Coordinators, staff, Guardians and home providers regarding particular health care, safety and medication needs of individual being supported.
  • Together with the Service Coordinator, educate/monitor home providers and staff on the role of the guardian and expectations, re: med changes, med additions, changes in health status.
  • Develop, review and maintain Individual Emergency Facts Sheets (EFS) for individuals on case load as well as those in DD services on an as needed basis.
  • Conduct trainings for team members related to individuals with specific medical needs on an as needed bases at team meetings, one-on-one…etc.
  • Assist Service Coordinator, staff and home providers in identifying health concerns that impact an individual's well-being and ability to participate in activities.
  • Communicate and document to Service Coordinators when health care needs are not being met.
  • Attend individual planning meetings, individual team meetings, and psychiatric medication checks (including and not limited to home visits (in-person and/or virtual).  The RN will conduct quarterly medication audits (for the individuals on their caseload.
  • Provide peer support and review of records including QSR audits prior to the bi-annual Review.
  • Follows Reporting Requirements for Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation as per State and Agency regulations and policies.
  • Adhere to and be responsible for ensuring all Federal and State guidelines are followed (i.e. Health and Wellness, Behavior Support, Critical Incident Report (CIR), ISA Guidelines, Home Safety Guidelines) as relevant. 
  • Complete event reports and Critical Incident Reports are completed within the required timeline.
  • On-call for medical emergencies only.
  • Delegation, monitoring and tracking.
  • Residential support medication management, training and monitoring.
  • Coverage for other Consulting RN duties when on vacation.
  • Participates in meetings, trainings, in-services and supervision as scheduled.
  • Maintains safe, professional program areas and reports any unsafe conditions immediately to supervisor.
  • Maintains flexibility in being able to work with a variety of individuals as needed due to potential Service Coordinator shortages, emergencies to accommodate the needs of the individuals served.
  • Works flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the individuals served.
  • Staff must remain compliant with mandated training requirements. 

What's Required: 

  • Valid State Licensed Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • One year of nursing in the field of ID preferred.
  • CPR/BLS required within 30 days of hire. 
  • Proficiency with computers, experience entering data into electronic medical records (EMR) program.
  • Ability to work with others in a positive, responsible manner.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills in order to receive and convey information in efficient and effective manner. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility, dependability, and ability to work independently.
  • Commitment to community inclusion and individual choice.
  • Able to flex schedule as needed.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation with personal automobile liability insurance coverage at or above the levels mandated by the State of Vermont

What's in It For YOU:

  • Career training and development.
  • Competitive pay
  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Tuition Discount

CCN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.