Visits residential programs on a routine basis and as specific
needs arise. RN will also be responsible to perform start of care
and home visits for in home cases as needed.
be at least 18 years of age or older
have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
pass a Criminal Background Check
Registered Nurse will not be listed on the Central
of approved school of Practical Nursing
and currently registered in the State of New Jersey with a current
valid license in good standing as an RN issued by the NJ Board of
of 2 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse
skills and attention to detail
oral and written communication skills and interpersonal
and problem solving
year of experience working with individuals with developmental
ability to lead and teach effectively
complete and show proficiency with mandatory DDD trainings with the
appropriate timeframe, including:
of Developmental Disabilities
and First Aid
approved training on handling life-threatening
additional trainings as necessary
Essential Job Functions:
oversight and support for all medical and healthcare related needs
of consumers. Conducts training for management and community
Develops and maintains an interactive relationship with each
consumer that reflects values and principles held by Heart to Heart
Provides nursing services to consumers by identifying and reporting
on health needs of consumers through observation of their physical,
social and emotional needs and through review of their medical
Administers nursing care to consumers as needed according to the
Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of
care plans through conferences with the group home manager, case
manager, guardian/family and medical professionals.
Participates in IHP/IDT meetings. May assist in the development of
Coordinates service provision within the community in conjunction
with the Group Home Manager/DDD Case Manager in order to meet the
individual medical needs of residents.
Attends medical appointments and transports consumers to community
destinations as necessary or assigned in Heart to Heart's vehicle.
Schedules medical appointments when appropriate.
Exhibits proficiency and implements all tasks needed to service the
individuals appropriately from a medical perspective.
Reviews all medical related documents and medication
packs/containers to ensure proper administration and
Administers medication and documents in compliance with Heart to
Heart Home Care's policies and procedures which conform to DDD
Orients new community support staff to the medical needs of the
specific consumers with whom they will be working.
Ensures that policies and procedures that guide and support the
provision of care are implemented and the recommendations to
improve performance of care are implemented within Heart to
Reviews and maintains the system of clinical records, reporting,
reporting forms and service data, ensuring that all documentation
is timely, appropriate, accurate and within agency
Identifies clinical problems and works out effective action plans;
communicates unresolved problems to supervisor.
Monitors and evaluates the quality of care provided to
Performs on-call duties.
Performs all applicable duties of a registered nurse and ensures
that professional standards of practice are maintained.
Must cooperate with the licensee and Department of Human Services
staff in any inspection or evaluation.