Nursing Supervisor OPWDD
SD006
 Queens, NY
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Provide oversight of nursing services to all individuals in the Brooklyn/Queens IRAs, the Queens ICFs, and The Christopher School in the Bronx.
REPORTS TO:
Directors of Residential Services
SUPERVISES:
Nursing Staff; Medical Coordinators; AMAP-certified staff

The Nursing Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all medical treatment of the individuals in the assigned programs receive appropriate and timely medical care in accordance with the regulations of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, the Mental Hygiene Law of NYS, and the policies and procedures of SCO Family of Services.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and professional supervision of the nursing staff in each of the assigned residences: 2 co-located IRAs in Brooklyn, 4 IRAs located in Queens, 3 ICFs located in Queens, and The Christopher School, a Children’s Residential Project that combines a school and residence for children, located in the Bronx.
  • Develop nursing procedures that reflect current clinical practice, professional standards, and facility philosophy of care
  • Ensure provision of nursing and nursing-related services to attain, or maintain, the highest practicable physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being of individuals.
  • Communicate and interpret policies and procedures to nursing staff
  • Monitor practice for effective implementation
  • Monitors practice for effective implementation
  • Establish criteria to assure that services provided meet established standards of quality care.
  • Compliance with, and communication to, staff of facility policies and procedures for workplace safety, including infection control procedures, application of universal precautions for blood borne pathogens, use of person protective equipment, and handling of hazardous materials.
  • Communicate emergency and disaster procedure of facility to nursing staff.
  • Conduct, or provide staff to conduct, resident assessments as required; develop plans of care, evaluations; individuals’ response to interventions, and documenting clinical records effectively in compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Establish and implement an infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment, and to prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.
  • Review infection control surveillance reports to identify trends, and to develop effective actions to control and prevent infections in the facility.
  • Communicate directly with individuals, families, medical staff, nursing staff, interdisciplinary treatment team members and department heads to coordinate care and services
  • Implement plans of care, maintain quality of care and quality of life.
  • Review reports daily to ensure timely, effective responses to significant changes in condition, transfers, discharges, use of physical restraints, unexplained injuries, potential abuse or neglect, medication errors; ensure communication to administration of findings and results.
  • Participate in the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team to ensure that all team members of aware of any and all medical conditions or concerns.
  • Responsible for ensuring communication among and between nursing staff.
  • Oversee Quality and appropriateness of nursing services, medical doctors, consultants and other professionals.
  • Oversee clinical on-site visits
  • Ensures physicals, lab work, and doctor’s appointments are arranged as needed.
  • Ensures that all medical records are kept up to date and meet regulatory standards.
  • Provides direct supervision to all nurses on the roster; ensures that all nursing staff have a valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of New York.
  • Ensures that all nurses on the roster complete and maintain certification in CPR/First Aid, Individual Rights, Mandated Reporter, Conflict of Interest attestations, and Code of Ethics.
  • Ensures that all nurses are “SCIP-R Aware” at a minimum; and all nurses at TCS maintain certification in SCIP-R.
  • Fills in as an RN as needed.
  • Reviews nursing notes and other medical documentation to ensure that it is up-to-date and completed in an accurate and professional manner.
  • Participates in development of policies and procedures relevant to the provision of medical services as needed and requested.
  • Participates in the Incident Review Committee and Human Rights Committee; other committees and meetings as requested.
  • Serves as point person for vendors of medical equipment, medication, etc.
  • Provides on-site supervision for nursing staff at all facilities.
  • Participates in interviewing, screening, and hiring of nursing staff, as well as Medical Coordinators; ensures initial and on-going training
  • Provides training and certification for AMAP staff; ensures that all AMAP-certified staff maintain their certification with no lapse.
  • Coordinate with nursing staff of ACA for after-hours assistance.
  • Accept special assignments, and ad hoc projects, as requested.

RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS:

  • Must be a team player in order to interact with Administrative and Managerial staff as well as Supervisory and Line Staff, as appropriate
  • Have a strong sensitivity to cultural differences in order to work well with staff, individuals and families served.
  • Able to set limits, maintain role, work collaboratively and respectfully

In addition, employees need to possess the following characteristics:

  • Maintain standard of high quality work
  • Maintain high quality of productivity
  • Willing to increase overall job knowledge
  • Demonstrate good judgment and decision making
  • Maintain a positive attitude / team spirit
  • Remain flexible
  • Take initiative
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality
  • Be a positive representative of SCO
  • Respond to supervision
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Dress appropriately

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Provide on-site supervision, monitoring, and support to nursing staff in all facilities (Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens)

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Nursing Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all medical treatment of the individuals in the assigned programs receive appropriate and timely medical care in accordance with the regulations of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, the Mental Hygiene Law of NYS, and the policies and procedures of SCO Family of Services.

  • NYS-licensed Registered Nurse; BA preferred
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Excellent telephone skills

SCO Family of Services is an equal opportunity employer