The MENTOR Network provides services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medically complex needs.
- Provides professional support and medically related guidance to employees, supervisors and office staff regarding medical policies and procedures. Acts as a consultant to professional and paraprofessional support staff. Monitors services of physicians and other medical service providers to assure quality standards of care are met.
- Assures the overall quality of services and supports of each person within the assigned area. Actively promotes health, safety and welfare of each individual served. Ensures that the rights of each person served are upheld and promoted in daily living. Encourages self - direction for each person served.
- Maintains a functional understanding of funding, managed care requirements, and licensing requirements for each person served. Assures compliance with all federal and state licensing requirements and all Mentor policies and procedures.
- Completes medical quality assurance reviews of medically related services and supports that includes review of documentation/billing, written reports/progress notes, lab reports, MAR's, nurses notes, physician's orders, dietary requirements, etc. as well as a review of adaptive equipment usage and condition.
- In collaboration with Staff RNs, supervises Approved Medication Assistive Personnel (AMAP), assures compliance with AMAP regulations, and maintains required documentation. Monitors/supervises the medication administration process per state AMAP law.
- Assures all staff nurses are trained in the ICF/MR, Waiver, licensure and AMAP rules and regulations and how they affect a nurse's scope of practice. Ensures compliance with all state, federal and agency regulations.
- Assures that all medical related records – both staff and those served – are kept organized, complete and confidential and that all timelines are met for compliance with state eligibility requirements to maintain services for each individual served.
- Assists in developing and implementing person centered IPP. Assures medical IPP recommendations are based on accurate and appropriate assessments that support the need for the recommended service. Accurately reports the Individual's response to program plans. Assures the Individual's budget is adhered to where applicable (Waiver).
- Maintains familiarity with emergency procedures and implements the procedures in the event of an emergency. Provides crisis intervention as necessary.
- Monitors and implements infection control/safety procedures and complies with all Mentor, OSHA, workman's compensation and labor department standards.
- Provides for admission and discharge planning as it applies to the medical component.
- Performs other related duties and activities as required
- Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing or Nursing Program
- Five years' experience, including three years of management experience, with the population being served.
- Certification/Licensed as a Registered Nurse.
- Must be an AMAP approved nurse or willing to obtain that certification within the first 60 days of employment.
- Valid Driver's license, car registration and vehicle insurance required if transporting consumers in personal vehicle.
- First Aid/CPR certification must be done within 30 days of employment.
- Other training courses associated with consumer behavior and care must be completed within the first 90 days of employment.
The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services. At The MENTOR Network, our core values—Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Growth—and the behaviors that define them, guide how we interact with each other and how we approach our work. As an organization of people serving people in nearly 40 states, you'll have opportunities from coast to coast.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets
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