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.
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- Coverage for other Consulting RN duties when on
- 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
- Staff must remain compliant with mandated training
- 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
- 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
- Commitment to community inclusion and individual
- 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