Bethesda is currently looking for a Registered Nurse to provide care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are looking for employees who want to be a positive influence in someone's life.
Bethesda's mission, vision, and values drive our positive work environment and the happiness of our employees. Our vision is to be the foremost provider of supports and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Most important to our staff is the value of fun and fellowship in the workplace. Join us in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a home setting.
This is a rewarding position with excellent career opportunities. If you are a caring, dependable, fun loving, energetic, and a team player please give us a call and join our team. Bring your talent to our home!
What you'll be doing:
- Establishes a therapeutic relationship with the person and maintains that relationship within boundaries.
- Collaborates as part of the interdisciplinary team in developing, implementing, and evaluating people’s plans.
- Collects health and functional status data for persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities systematically and continuously. The data are documented, communicated, and made readily accessible.
- Evaluates response of the person to the interventions and supports provided and revises the plan accordingly.
- Participates in the quality assurance process in order to analyze and assure continuous improvement in the quality of health care supports.
- Supports individuals to achieve their best possible health and to manage their own health care.
- Responsible for educating the individuals under his/her care, family members, members of the individual’s support team and the public, including health care providers. This education is to include information about the individual’s care and needs, as well as about the health care needs of an individual with intellectual and/or developmental disability in general.
- Responsible for instructing unlicensed personnel in health related subjects and courses as required by the program licensure where individuals are supported.
- Assumes responsibility for continued competence, professional development and accountability. Obtains sufficient CEUs for continued active RN licensure in the state(s) of practice.
- Provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders, in compliance with recognized nursing standards and State and Federal Regulations.
- Participates in quality assurance data collection and reporting as indicated by program requirements.
To apply please submit your resume to HRCentralRegion@bethesdalc.org
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing or graduate of an approved educational program
- Ability to lift 50 pounds
- CPR certification
- Vaild driver's license
What we want to see from you:
- Background in home health, community nursing, geriatrics, behavioral health, psychiatric nursing, and/or in the field of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities valuable.
- Able to assist with a two-person lift of an adult; able to do frequent bending and lifting; push and pull 50 pounds, frequent walking, bending, and stooping.
- Must posses a commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion.
- Willing to function as an advocate for individuals for whom care is provided.
- Must have strong communication and organizational skills.
- Basic knowledge and understanding of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Must have a philosophy that is consonant with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the Organization.
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