RN
Upstate Cerebral Palsy
 Utica, NY

Essential Responsibilities:

Activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitor and assess program participant's medical concerns.
  • Provide routine and emergency nursing care to program participants.
  • Complete all required documentation and reports according to program regulations including program participants' quarterly and annual medical reviews and charts.
  • Provide nursing and medical in-services to staff at ICF's, IRA“s, and Day Treatment.
  • Collaborate with physicians and nurse practitioners on medical issues.
  • Certify and re-certify all AMAP's on an as needed basis.
  • Review and act on incident reports.
  • Provide “on-call“ telephone coverage as needed.
  • Adhere to mandatory reporting requirements and HIPAA laws.
  • Participate in activities as part of the treatment team that may include meetings, trainings, and committees.
  • Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and agency regulations and operating standards.
  • Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Agency's culture, values and mission.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • AAS Degree in Nursing
  • Current and valid NYS RN license.
  • Basic Computer Skills (Windows, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel).
  • This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities), OCFS (Office for Children and Family Services) or OMH (Office of Mental Health).
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
  • Travel is required. Must have a valid NYS Driver's License.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/HAZARDS

  • Job related tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue or the potential for skin or mucous membrane contact from spills or splashes of these substances. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at Upstate Cerebral Palsy sites.
  • OSHA Exposure Category I

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must have fluency in the English language. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 60 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, stoop and squat. Ability to grasp and reach with both hands, including simple, firm and fine manipulation.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to spend extended periods of time utilizing computer.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
  • Must have focused attention span and have ability to multi-task.
  • Must be able to manage and cope in sometimes stressful situations.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising work-flow and efficiency.

SUPERVISED BY: Coordinator