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Registered Nurse - Med Surg

Company: Sevita
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Registered NurseStrong, compassionate, and caring. Registered Nurse and dedicated to impacting the lives of others. Sound like you? Then a nursing career at Sevita may be right for you.

At Sevita, the commitment of our nurses to the people we serve motivates our whole organization. Just as you bring your passion for care to your patients, we care for you by providing a supportive working environment, benefits that promote your emotional wellbeing, and opportunities to advance your career.

DISCOVER CAREERS, WELL LIVED. Our mission at Sevita is to create a world where every person has the right to live well. As a Registered Nurse, you'll serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injury, substance abuse disorder, and/or living with emotional or behavioral disabilities. The clinical expertise you bring and the compassion with which you bring it makes an extraordinary impact on the individuals we serve.


The MENTOR Network is a mission-based organization dedicated to providing high quality services to those we serve. Therefore, to deliver on our mission, The Network expects every employee to perform his or her job first and foremost in accordance with the Company's mission.


The Registered Nurse is responsible for providing nursing services, training, and support to address the medical or psychiatric needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, substance abuse issues and/or emotional or behavioral challenges.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function listed below:

* Conducts the medical assessment of each individual referred to the program and collaborates with an Intake staff member to determine appropriate placement in the community
* Participates in the development and implementation of service plans and supervises, in conjunction with the physicians, the medical components of the plan
* Reviews documents and revises all nursing/nursing related care plans on a regular basis
* Ensures medical records and reports arecurrent and complete in accordance with regulatory and corporate standards, including medication administration records and physician's orders
* Maintains contact with primary care physicians and specialists, and, when directed, attends doctor visits with mentor and/or individual receiving services.
* Promotes health and wellness for individuals and ensures nursing actions and steps are put in place for prevention
* Administers medications according to established guidelines
* Provides documentation for all medications given and reviews medication administration records for compliance
* Oversees the management of high-risk medical conditions and private duty nursing services
* Develops training flow charts specific to each individual receiving services, provides and documents medical skills training to clients, mentors, respite providers, staff, and where appropriate, the biological family
* Presents medical skills components at Pre-service Orientation
* Participates as an Individual Health Plan (IHP) or Plan of Care (POC) team member,
* Evaluates the medical needs of each individual for initial IHP/POC,
* Ensures IHP/POC goals and objectives are medically indicated, and
* Generates ongoing health care protocols for the specific medical conditions outlined in the IHP/POC
* Provides consultation and technical assistance to staff and mentors regarding home care issues along with operation of durable medical equipment.
* May be required to coordinate, organize and/or assist with household activities such as light housekeeping and meal preparation; transport individuals receiving services to planned and/or necessary activities and appointments
* Participates in on call system as needed
* May actively participate in IDT meetings, Human Rights Committee, Health and Safety Committee and Administration meetings
* Performs other related duties and activities as required


* None required

Minimum Knowledge and Skills required by the Job

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform the job:

Education and Experience:

* Graduate of an accredited RN program
* One year experience working with medically complex individuals.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

* Current state RN License
* Current driver's license, car registration and auto insurance if providing transportation to individuals receiving services.
* Current CPR/First Aid certification.

Other Skills and Abilities:

* N/A

Blood Borne Pathogen Category:

* Job requires performance of duties that involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Tasks that do involve exposure are an expectation of employment.

Physical Requirements:

* Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Other Requirements:

* Travel as needed


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined on a case by case basis via the interactive process.

At Sevita, we believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. Through home and community-based specialized care, our work changes lives and inspires growth at every turn. When you join our mission-driven team, you'll create relationships that motivate us all to be better every day. We have a bright future and the determination to get there. Join us today - careers, well lived. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.

Other details

* Job Family Nursing
* Job Function Professional
* Pay Type Hourly
* DBA The MENTOR Network

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* Brownsville, TX, USA

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