Nurse RN / LPN
General Description of Duties: Will be responsible for ensuring assigned health care services are provided/met in a timely manner. Coordinates appointments and arranges for transportation for client health services and ensures follow through; accompanies clients to appointments as required. May accompany clients who require emergency or urgent care to appropriate providers; ensures all follow-up directives are relayed to all relevant parties; performs all related administrative duties. Will administer medication as directed. Reports any changes in health or nutritional status; records accurate data onto logs, case records, etc; assesses clients daily when in the home; performs 6 month health assessments on all clients. Interacts positively and constructively with all parties including but not limited to: Guardians, Case Managers, Therapists, Health Care professionals and all agency personnel; attends all trainings and other related meetings as required. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Training: RN or certification as a practical nurse (LPN) required. Five (5) years experience in health care with persons with developmental disabilities preferred. Three (3) years supervised nursing experience preferred. Current licensed to practice nursing within the State of New Mexico. Must maintain CPR, First Aid and other trainings/certifications as required. Must have the ability to effectively communicate in English, with internal and external customers of Adelante. Have the ability to read and write English in order to understand and interpret written procedures. This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, supervisors and co-workers.
Other Requirements: Must pass TB test and background check. Must have own reliable transportation, valid NM drivers license, insurable driving record and proof of current liability insurance. Must be able to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, carry, and perform keyboarding/typing tasks frequently. Must be able to squat, reach above shoulder(s), kneel, balance, push, pull and lift 50 lbs. occasionally. Must be sufficiently mobile to visit various sites without prior notice. Adelante is a drug free workplace. Adelante is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.