Complies with nursing policies and procedures to ensure nursing standards are met. Promotes optimal health for clients.
Administers medications and treatments per physician’s orders and in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
Is able to administer medications via all routes, without restriction, including controlled substances.
Must be able to assist clients with all health and medical devices, including but not limited to glasses, hearing devices, tracheotomies, G/J tubes, colostomies, urostomies, apnea monitors, CPAP machines, ventilators, oxygen, oxygen concentrators, nebulizer machines, suction devices, suctioning toothbrushes, etc.
Monitors clients for seizures, medication side effects, signs and symptoms of illness, and provides necessary nursing interventions.
Performs clinical assessments of client’s health status as needed.
Informs the physician of health status change/accidents, and injuries of clients. Notifies Director or Nursing or Health Care Coordinator of emergency situations.
Completes all required documentation including but not limited to assessments, nurses notes, tracking forms, charting, incident reports, monthly/quarterly reports, etc.
Assists with quality assurance reviews, files documents in charts, and purges charts.
Assists with oversight of nursing services in group homes, to include teaching Medication Administration classes. Completes medication validation, and documentation as required by APD (65G-7) guidelines.
Assists with Respiratory Therapy and IV Therapy as needed to include pushing IV medications and mixing of IV medications.
Assists with clinical evaluations and assessment of medication administration and /or understanding of medical procedures of clients.
Attends and participates in meetings and trainings.
Ensures client’s mealtime procedures and therapeutic positioning procedures, including client transfers, are followed.
Ensures Infection Control Policies and Procedures are followed.
Ensures all equipment, including but not limited to, respiratory carts, drugs and treatment carts, feeding pumps, crash carts, etc., are clean and sanitary.
Ensures a clean and safe environment to avoid accidents or injury to clients or staff.
In case of an employee injury, completes required documentation, administers First Aid if necessary, and follows worker’s compensation protocols.
Participates in facility emergency procedures as needed, such as emergency evacuations.
Follows notification protocol for accidents, injuries, emergencies and other events within appropriate time-line.
Reports to work for scheduled shifts. May be scheduled to work other shifts, Holidays, and weekends in order to provide nursing coverage.
Reports to work during inclement weather to provide nursing coverage and assist with emergency procedures.
Participates in outings and appointments, including, but not limited to, loading and unloading clients on and off vehicles, monitoring clients during transport, and assisting clients during outings.
Completes housekeeping duties as needed to ensure a clean, safe, and healthy environment (to include, but not limited to, picking up gloves, med cups, and cleaning up spilled formula).
Ensures compliance with Quest’s policies and procedures.
Assists with training new employees as needed.