Registered Nurse

EVERGREEN LIFE SERVICES OF WEST CALCASIEU   Sulphur, LA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on September 15, 2021
Evergreen is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.  
 
Our mission is to serve, provide for, and champion individuals with disabilities.
 
Evergreen Life Services (ELS) is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides a full range of professional services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in the 1950s, today we are proud to serve more than 1,100 individuals with disabilities in 8 states. 

Working at Evergreen Life Services isn’t just a job; it’s a rewarding career.  Whether you provide direct care in our adult day care or in a group home, or you serve in a support or corporate office role, you will be an important part of the Evergreen team.
If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference, at Evergreen Life Services you will change lives.   Every employee is a valuable part of the team because, at Evergreen, everyone 
 
 
Job Summary

Responsible for providing nursing care in accordance with physicians’ orders and recognized nursing standards and according to Evergreen’s policies and procedures.  
Essential Job Functions
 
  • Maintain a current knowledge of each individual(s) served medical condition
  •  Provide or insure provision of nursing care in accordance with physicians’ orders and recognized nursing standards
  • Provide supervision of LPN’s
  • Administer or insure administration of medications and treatment as prescribed by physicians
  • Conduct quarterly nursing physical assessments as defined by Federal and State regulations for appropriate program(s).
  • Participate in Interdisciplinary Team meetings
  •  Maintain accurate and complete records of nursing observations and care
  • Provide sex education training to individual(s) served
  • Train staff to recognize, interpret, and report individual(s) served conditions
  • Implement and monitor preventive health care services for individual(s) served and instruct clients in good health habits
  •  Assist physicians in diagnostic and therapeutic measures
  • Serve on committees as required
  •  Monitor and coordinate the services of physicians and medical providers to expedite medical services
  • Conduct monthly trainings as required such as medication aid and other medical courses 
  • Review and sign monthly Medication Administration Records for individual(s) served in community homes and the Supported Independent Living Program
  • Audit medication administration to ensure the absence of medical errors or documentation error
  • Create and monitor a medication count sheet anytime a controlled substance is ordered
  •  Conduct training in homes and within other programs on interactions of various medications and their effectiveness on diagnosed illness
  • Monitor OSHA Compliance and Infection Control as well as monthly audits to include patterns of reoccurring injury or illnesses of staff or individual(s) served
  • Review medical records not limited to doctor’s appointments, lab work, effectiveness of medical treatment and medications
  • Regular and punctual attendance 
 
Qualifications/Experience/Job Knowledge
 
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.  Must possess and maintain current registration.
  • Prefer at least one (1) year experience working with developmentally disabled
  • Must know how to determine and meet individual medical needs.
  • Basic computer skills
 
 
 Physical Requirements
  • Frequent travel
  • Constantly moves about to coordinate work
  • Occasionally moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds 
  • Occasionally provide assistance to individual(s) served including lifting and positioning
  • Frequently exposed to viruses and infectious conditions
 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or a medical condition to perform the essential functions.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities
 
  • May supervise others
 
Special Requirements
  •  Ability to meet the public in a manner that reflects creditably upon the organization and must have the ability to deal with individual(s) served and staff in a manner that is conducive to harmony and their best efforts
  • Must be adaptable and have the ability to make decisions           
  • May be required to attend seminar or job-related training courses
  •  Must have understanding, patience and tact in dealing with individual(s) served, their families or advocates and other agencies involved in providing supports for individual(s) served
  •  Must have the ability to maintain good working relationships with Evergreen staff and with contacts from other agencies or entities
  •  Must be able to prioritize work tasks 
  • Must be able to work without close personal supervision
 
Employment Variables 
 
Some evening and weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the individual(s) served. Will be in constant contact with staff, consumers, their families and other support agencies.  Must be able to be on-call on a regular basis and respond to emergencies in a timely manner. May be asked to work some evenings when required
 
Must have a good driving record which meets the minimum requirements for Evergreen and reliable transportation. Must pass drug screen and criminal background check. 
 
Working Environment
May be required to work in a variety of settings and environments both indoors and outdoors.