Staff NurseArea Residential Care, Dubuque, IA
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Who We Are
Area Residential Care is a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, created in 1968 by a group of parents and other interested parties. Its mission is to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life. From its inception, Area Residential Care’s purpose has been to provide community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization has grown over the past 40 years to serve an average of 250-275 people with disabilities annually; providing residential, vocational, and day services in Dubuque and Dyersville communities.
Through a variety of community-based residential and vocational programs, Area Residential Care helps people with disabilities become active, participating members of the community. Giving people with disabilities choices about where and how they live, work and socialize with their non-disabled peers is the essence of Area Residential Care’s purpose.
It is the vision of Area Residential Care that every individual has the opportunity to live, work, and participate in a supportive and accessible community.
It is the mission of Area Residential Care to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life.
Area Residential Care is committed to the following values that support our vision and mission statement.
- Every person has rights and the responsibilities associated with them.
- Every person is to be treated with dignity and respect.
- Every person has unique needs and preferences that influence the choices he or she makes about his or her life and services.
- Every person is to be provided the opportunity to live, work and participate in recreational activities in the community as the natural environment.
- Every person is to be provided with encouragement, opportunity and supports to live life to the fullest.
- Every person is to be given the opportunity to provide direct feedback on his or her satisfaction with services, and given a prompt response to concerns.
Values: Our values for all people are based on having: rights/responsibilities; dignity/respect; choices/preferences; community as the natural environment to live/work/recreate; success in life through encouragement/supports; satisfaction with services/prompt response to concerns.
- RN/LPN currently licensed to practice in Iowa
- Requires excellent verbal, written and computer skills and strong organizational skills
- Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Must develop positive, cooperative relationships with agency staff, medical staff, and individuals’ parents/guardians.
- Ability to lift 20 lbs and occasional lift up to 50 pounds
- Requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets agency authorized driver criteria
- Must be proficient in different computer programs such as word and excel
Essential Job Functions:
- Ability to observe others working
- Ability to read instructions and behavior plans
- Ability to write legibly
- Ability to provide supported documentation (driver’s license and insurance) and drive an agency owned vehicle
- Ability to lift / transfer up 20 to 50 pounds
- Ability to walk unsupported and stand unsupported to assistance individuals with disabilities
- Must be able to physically prompt, escort, and physically restrain individuals served
- Must be able to pass medications
- Ability to type
- Oversees the medical care of the individuals served in the ICF/ID program and as designated in other programs. Develops a working knowledge of ICF/ID regulations related to medical issues. Completes nursing assessments and develops plans of care.
- Provides medical intervention to staff and individuals injured on the job and emergency medical care when necessary.
- Provides direction to direct contact staff, Medication Managers, Certified Medication Aides, and families regarding the daily medical needs of the individuals served in residential homes.
- Is a member of assigned individuals’ interdisciplinary teams and a liaison/advocate between Area Residential Care and the medical community.
- Communicates medical needs of individuals served to the person’s physician, hospital personnel, dentist or other appropriate medical personnel.
- Maintains positive relationships and effective communication with individuals and their parents/guardians, agency staff, and members of the medical community.
- Observes agency policies related to confidentiality of personal health information of individuals and staff.
- Manages the stress of working in an environment with many variances in routine; identifies priorities, makes practical decisions, and meets deadlines regardless of demands.
- Reports to the Staff Nurse
- Interacts with direct contact staff, supervisor/IPCs, and other agency professional staff.
- Communicates with parents, guardians, families, and members of the medical community to provide information and facilitate quality medical care for people receiving services from the agency.
Area Residential Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Full or Part Time
Paid Sick Leave
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