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Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Benchmark Human Services Fort Wayne Full-Time
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Provide health and wellness coordination for individuals in the Supported Living department. Provide staff training to meet the health care needs of individuals served.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide nursing coordination and wellness coordination for individuals in accordance with all state and federal regulations.

  2. Function as liaison and advocate for individuals when dealing with physicians, psychiatrists, and consultants.

  3. Provide health care training to Benchmark staff including medication training.

  4. Implement and train employees on new and revised health related policies and procedures in a timely manner as directed.

  5. Participate in regular pharmacy reviews with the consulting pharmacist and follow up as needed.

  6. Complete all paperwork required to document assigned individuals health and related care needs.

  7. Respond to emergency medical situations for assigned department(s) in a timely manner.

  8. Responsible for assigned individuals medical files to ensure that all documentation is present and accurate.

  9. Participate in assigned individuals ISP meetings, nurse meetings, departmental meetings, and other meetings as required.

  10. Complete billing documentation for all individuals receiving wellness coordination.

  11. Wellness coordination services will be provided under the clinical supervision of an RN. LPN will submit required documentation to RN for review and approval prior to implementation.

  12. Perform annual nursing assessments and develop associated health risk plans to ensure appropriate medical care for assigned individuals. Nurse will update when a change in condition occurs.

  13. Obtain and remain current on any certifications requested such as Mantoux Certification, and annual Benchmark nurse skill check-off.

  14. Other duties as assigned.

  15. Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals.

  16. Report to work as scheduled.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Ability to express and exchange ideas through verbal and non–verbal communication with all internal and external stakeholders

  2. Ability to effectively train staff

  3. Possess the skills to operate independently and/or in a team environment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. LPN with current Indiana license

  2. Experience in community nursing

  3. Experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and/or mental illness

  4. Valid Driver’s License

Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates can apply online at www.BenchmarkHS.com/Careers

 

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Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Benchmark Human Service serves individuals through the life cycle, from infancy to elder years. Programs support people at work, at home and in the community through residential, employment, social, therapeutic, in-home, crisis response and day services. We specialize in serving people with intense medical needs and high behaviors, including those with forensic backgrounds. Benchmark extends this expertise as a consultant for state governments and private organizations in evaluating facilities, systems development, staff training and numerous other areas.

The 3,400 Benchmark Human Service employees serve more than 8,500 children and adults with disabilities and/or mental illness throughout the United States.

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