Registered Nurse- Developmental Services

The Registered Nurse is responsible for nursing oversight of 2 licensed residential care homes for individuals with developmental disabilities and co-occurring medical and/or mental health conditions. This nurse's role is ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines and quality assurance; provide education and training to residential staff on safe medication administration, medical procedures, personal care, common diagnoses and treatments; and consultation for other medical concerns as they arise.

This nurse is a key part of the interdisciplinary team for each residential program - which includes a case manager, residential manager, and residential employees - in addition to a supportive team of nurses who also work in a variety of community based programs at Howard Center.  The successful candidate will be able to integrate knowledge, skills, and clinical experience to meet the needs of the clients in these programs.  The nurse must enjoy teaching others and advocating for clients to ensure their health and safety.  The nurse is flexible, open-minded, and has excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. 

Responsibilities:

  • Completes regulatory patient assessment tool annually and more frequently when there are changes in a resident's health
  • Completes nursing care plans and evaluates progress to ensure effective outcomes
  • Reconciles medications, obtains provider orders, and oversees medical documentation to ensure adherence to internal policies and procedures as well as state regulations
  • Provides medication and health care education to clinicians and staff
  • Delegates medication administration to staff
  • Collaborates with health care providers, case managers, and direct support staff to ensure client's care needs are met
  • Contributes to the development of protocols, procedures, client education, and training
  • Participates in team meetings, peer review, quality assurance, and other committees as related to promoting residents' health and wellbeing.
  • May provide some direct care or train/delegate residential staff when appropriate

Requirements:

  • Associate's Degree
  • State of Vermont License: Registered Nurse
  • 1-2 years of nursing experience
  • Capable in the use of applicable computer software including electronic medical records and basic Microsoft products.

Structure:

  • Part time (25 hours per week)
  • Exempt
  • Union position

Perks & Benefits:

  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families 
  • Delta dental 
  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Agency paid 401K retirement and additional incentive match program
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Childcare stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial incentive
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program HC4ME including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.