GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general supervision, provides nursing services and health care to Grafton clients at our Winchester and Berryville campuses. Performs a variety of nursing duties associated with monitoring clients health and general well being, managing health issues and providing health care. May perform work at a variety of Grafton locations. Reports to the Nurse Manager or Administrator.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages the health issues and provides nursing care to clients. Observes and monitors client health; and documents treatments and/or medical concerns in the client charts.
Performs a variety of duties associated with maintaining optimal health for clients to include the administration of medications, obtaining prescribed medications from a Pharmacist; administering medications to clients; providing information about medications; obtains medications for home administration; monitoring medication changes; and observing client reactions to new medications.
Attends to clients who admit themselves as being sick (Sick call) or injured.
Assists with psychological reviews; schedules client appointments with health care providers and dentists. Attends all neurology/specialty appointments, as appropriate.
Contacts parents or legal guardians to discuss client medical issues, status of health conditions and treatments received.
Provides hepatitis B or flu vaccines and PPD testing to Grafton staff.
Conducts in service staff training related to nursing and health issues; teaches medication administration and related medication issues and practices to staff.
Promotes and assists in the control of communicable disease.
Provides the medical perspective into client care for all Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings.
Participates in various facility wide meetings and committees on an as needed basis.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Serves as back up for nurses in other Grafton locations as needed.
Prepares and/or completes a variety of health services forms such as medication permission forms, on-call sheets, medical/dentist appointment sheets, etc.
Performs other work as assigned.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited nursing program and 1 - 2 years of experience providing nursing services; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have valid Virginia state license as RN or LPN. Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
Train the trainer in Medication Aide training is preferred.
Grafton Integrated Health Network