Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Registered Nurse - RN in Kingston, New York
DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
"Changing Lives and Nurturing Human Potential"
We are looking for an /energetic, enthusiastic, and caring individual /to fill a Full Time nursing position for our community programs in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia counties.
If you are looking to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities then Devereux is the place for you!!
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As a Registered Nurseyou will:
Be responsible for maintaining standards of developmental disabilities nursing practice.
Be knowledge of Federal and State regulations as they pertain to Residential and School programs.
Maintain current health care information for all program participants and students.
Ensure that medications are administered as prescribed and Approved Medication Administration Personnel are supervised and their certification is maintained as reguired by regulations and agency policy.
Participate in departmental meetings, inservice training programs, and professional seminars to keep abreast of changes in legislation, nursing techniques, etc.
Complete nursing assessments on assigned caseloads as required by regulations and agency policy.
Assure control of communicable diseases and infections by identification and assessment, and implementation of appropriate protective and preventative measures.
Minimally have a weekly observation and also meet with RM weekly to review all medical consults, changes in participants conditions, and any new medical policies and procedures.
Communicate with parents/agency (via telephone, correspondence, conferences) to obtain permission for hospitalization, report serious injuries/illnesses,and inform them of medical examinations and changes in medication.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health.
We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national non-profit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of Autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
The primary purpose of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.
For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners.
Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan.
Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision, Supplemental Life, and Accident coverage are available to FT employees.
*It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.
To learn more about our comprehensive benefit package, visit http://learn.devereux.org/benefits. In addition to these benefits we also offer a healthcare option through MVP here in New York.
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To qualify, we require our Registered Nurses to:
Have a RN or BS in Nursing and successful completion of the State Board Examination for licensing. One year experience with handicapped population, psychiatric nursing background preferred.
Have a valid NY Drivers License.
Be flexible, patient, energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor
Have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adults with special needs.
Physical Requirements: Pre-employment physical required. Significant and frequent amounts of walking, sitting, stooping, bending & standing required. Frequent planned, outside activities causing exposure to sunlight and heat. Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity.