Imagine The Possibilities Maquoketa , IA 52060
Summary/Objective: The Team Leader provides guidance and leadership to ICF/ID staff with the goal of providing an organized and efficient program to individuals served. The Team Leader plays a key role in new hire orientation and the ongoing training needs of ICF/ID staff.
Essential Job Functions:
Report issues of concern to ICF/ID Supervisory personnel. Offer ideas and suggestions for resolution of concerns. Use appropriate methods and channels of communication.
Participate in IPP meetings and provide input to the ICF/ID Director for the development of individual goals and objectives. Provide necessary reports.
Follow individual program plans and implement programs as written.
Complete Range of Motion exercises as written.
Use behavior strategies to support individuals with challenging behaviors. Implement behavior programs and follow as written.
Encourage individuals to participate in ADL activities to their fullest extent possible. Teach rather than doing for them.
Encourage individuals to participate in community activities to their fullest extent possible. Make activities fun and meaningful to individuals.
Be an active advocate for individuals receiving services to have greater control over their lives. Encourage individual choice and decision-making.
Oversee daily routine of ICF/ID program and ensure that active treatment schedules are being implemented consistently by staff and using time effectively to meet the needs of individuals served.
Apply rights restrictions only as determined necessary by the IDT and included in the individual plan of the person served.
Team Leader responsibilities:
Provide for the safety of the individuals served with the least amount of intrusion as possible.
Be available for on-call duties as needed.
Provide guidance and leadership to direct care staff to complete tasks.
Comply with all applicable policies, practices, and laws, and with the regulations provided by any governing bodies, such as Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA).
Provide input into evaluations of Direct Support Professionals.
Monitor water temperature and refrigerator temperature and maintain documentation of such.
Assist in training staff on programs by providing on-going training to DSP staff.
Perform direct care duties as directed.
Review Edoc to ensure necessary documentation is complete.
Communicate with individuals served to evaluate needs and make recommendations.
Safe cooking/handling responsibilities:
Assist in food preparation, following approved menus, physicians' orders, and health and safety policies.
Ensure proper food storage and handling procedures are followed.
Ensure all dishes are cleaned, sterilized, and stored properly.
Work shifts as scheduled.
Find a replacement if unable to work a scheduled shift.
Follow the call-in procedure.
Work weekends and holidays as scheduled.
Other job duties as assigned.
Certified Medication Aide responsibilities:
Accurately administer medications as ordered. Complete treatments and dressings as ordered.
Use judgment in monitoring and evaluating individuals for PRN medication use. Complete follow up documentation of all PRN medications within 60 minutes. This includes being aware of normal range of temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure.
Complete required charting and data collection (e.g. Chartmeds, side effects sheet, report book, PRN sheet).
Monitor individuals for side effects of medications, including behaviors, vital signs, etc.
Order medications and medical supplies as needed. Ensure there are no additional medications and supplies in cabinet prior to doing so.
Complete an assessment prior to reporting concerns. The assessment will include vitals and any other pertinent information to share with the supervisor, nurse and/or physician.
Notify on-call supervisor of illness or injury and to gain direction/clarification of whom to contact. Notify physician of illness or injury as needed.
Use current knowledge gained in Med Aide training without exaggeration or personal opinion; documentation should reflect only facts.
Clean med room or area utilized to give medications after each med pass, including wiping off surfaces, floor, etc. Keep med room stocked and organized.
Imagine Team Expectations:
Willingly assume additional responsibility to support team efforts.
Maintain confidentiality. Promote the dignity of others by protecting individuals served, co-workers, and agency privacy.
Contribute appropriately to the changing conditions of the agency and individuals served and react to change productively.
Use professional ethics in carrying out job duties.
Communicate with all individuals in an honest and open manner, unless to do so would contraindicate an individual treatment plan.
Ensure health, safety, and welfare of individuals served.
Treat individuals served, coworkers, supervisors, and other associates with care, courtesy, and respect.
Look for and suggest ways to continually improve our services.
Maintain a professional appearance and comply with dress code.
Report to work on time and as scheduled. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential element of this position. Patterns of absences or tardiness are not acceptable.
Serve as a positive role model.
Portray a positive image of Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. when representing the agency.
Build a sense of unity and purpose among coworkers, supervisors, and individuals served by working as a team member.
Ensure all Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. policies and procedures are followed, including the Compliance and Integrity Program and Safety.
Work Environment: This job operates in a licensed facility setting.
Physical Demands: 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.
May require lifting at times, up to 35 pounds. Lifting more than 35 pounds requires the use of a two-person lift, mechanical lift, or assistive equipment.
May require prolonged sitting and working at a computer for up to eight hours.
May require frequent bending, stooping, and stretching.
May require prolonged standing for up to eight hours.
Must wear hearing and eye protection in required areas.
Must have ability to see objects/persons at a distance.
Must have ability to see close work such as typed or handwritten material.
Must have ability to hear conversations in a quiet and a noisy environment.
Must have ability to determine where a sound is coming from.
Must have ability to hear differences among bells, buzzers, beeps, horns, etc.
Must have ability to communicate through speech.
Travel: Limited travel is expected for this position.
Preferred Education and Experience:
One year's experience or education in working with individuals requiring 24-hour support.
High School Diploma or GED.
Certified Medication Aide (CMA) in Iowa or able to obtain certification.
Supervisory and leadership skills/experience preferred.
Basic computer skills including MS Word.
Background checks with previous employers, references, law enforcement agencies, and others will be conducted and found satisfactory.
Valid driver's license and driver's record deemed acceptable by Imagine the Possibilities, Inc.