Employment at Austen-Dooley Company

Position:  Registered Nurse RN
Location:  St. Louis, MO
Job Id:  211
# of Openings:  1

Community RN Job Description
 
Job Summary  The Community RN will monitor the health and safety of the individuals receiving residential services through Austen-Dooley Company.  He/She will provide appropriate delegation and supervision of Personal Care Aides and/or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who perform such duties as medication administration and other nursing tasks when applicable, and document those activities.
 
Qualifications:
  • Must hold a current Missouri State Board of Nursing RN license
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must hold minimum of high school diploma or GED
  • Must complete Community RN training through the local DMH Regional Office
  • Must be able to read and write in English in order to fulfill job requirements.
  • Valid Missouri/Kansas/Illinois driver’s license with no more than 2 pts assessed against it for traffic violations at any given time.  Any excessive or avoidable traffic or parking violations can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.  Must meet Austen-Dooley requirements to eligible to drive agency vehicles.   
 
 
The Community RN will be responsible for:
  • Completing a monthly face to face assessment of the individual consumer and record any findings.
  • Reviewing the individual consumer record monthly to include physician orders and the medication administration record.
  • Maintaining communication with agency management
  • Reporting and documenting of all changes in the individual’s health status and/or needs
  • Identifying needs for staff supervision /delegation or specialized instruction and any follow-up or plan of action that may result.
  • Oversight of medication administration by certified medication aides, to include, but not limited to, the review of physician orders, medication administration record and staff documentation. This may also include periodic inspection of technique and skill of certified aides delegated to pass medications.
  • Identifying nursing supports specific to individual consumer needs.
  • Performing quarterly breast exams on female consumers unless otherwise delegated to LPN staff.
  • Ensuring that specialized instruction/delegation regarding identified tasks is provided and documented. 
  • Other duties as assigned
 
The Community RN will be responsible to:
  • Account for their time dedicated to the functions of the Community RN Program each month. This will be accomplished by completion of the Monthly Service Log. 
  • Ensure the total hours available for each month are accounted for and do not carry over to the next month.
  • Ensure the Monthly Service Log is completed accurately each month and submitted to their employer for review and maintenance of the document.

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