The Nurse participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team addressing the ongoing health needs of HRC clients residing in multiple environments:
Provide information, guidance and support to service coordinators in regards to health and medical related client issues
Participate on the Adult Health Committee and Children’s Health Committee
Provide consultation and training for social service staff who provide case management services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their family
In collaboration with HRC clinical staff members, provide guidance and support to HRC clients, family members, care givers, physicians and health care providers to facilitate the best options to meet the clients’ health care needs
Assist in the interpretation of the Title 22 and Title 17 laws related to incidental medical services that apply to clients residing in CCF’s and attending licensed day activities and provide guidance regarding restricted and prohibited health conditions in licensed homes and day programs
Provide oversight, consultations, technical assistance and training for community based programs providing health care to individuals with developmental disabilities
Conduct quality improvement visits to assigned Community Care Facilities for health and safety and nursing related concerns
Educate service coordinators and families regarding resources such as IHSS, EPSDT and HCBA Waiver, that will allow clients with special health care needs to remain in the least restricted environment of their home
Make recommendations for comprehensive nursing assessments as a tool to assist in the development of a full and complete IPP to include medical and health related client conditions
Assist service coordinators with follow up on recommendations regarding health, nursing and medical care
Act as liaison to home health agencies providing in home nursing care to HRC clients
Participate in the development of new health related programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities
Play an active role in the development of effective and efficient health care coordination for HRC clients currently residing in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities
Conduct client death reviews and other investigations related to health and safety concerns
Communicate with hospital staff in the event of client admissions and actively participate in the discharge planning process
Support/participate upon request in the IEP development for clients with special health care needs in the school system
Review referral packets of clients of other regional centers seeking residential options within the HRC catchment area in order to identify or rule out the need for incidental medical services.
Provide nursing expertise as a member of the Living Options Committee
Conduct or facilitate service provider and clinical education trainings on subject matter that will benefit the health and safety status of HRC clients
Review and provide input on Regional Center policy and procedures to ensure they are updated and consistent with best practices.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publication, etc., particularly in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Maintain CPR/First Aid certification (per American Heart Association)
Provide coordination, support and direction of the activities of the department RN Consultants.
Assist with the screening and selection of prospective RN Consultants
Registered nurse with current California license
Valid California driver’s license
Minimum 3-5 years of recent clinical pediatric and/or adult medicine experience
Knowledge of/experience in working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
Effective communication skills to encourage collaboration among all members of the clinical and case management staff
Excellent written and communications skills in addition to computer skills
Ability to exercise independent and sound judgment, utilizing all relevant information, in decision making
Previous managerial, supervisorial or leadership experience preferred
Salary will be commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefit package is also provided.
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Harbor Regional Center (HRC) provides quality services, support, information and choices for people with developmental disabilities and their families, to promote their participation as valued neighbors in our communities. HRC serves over 14,500 people with developmental disabilities of all ages, and their families who reside in the South Bay, Harbor, Long Beach and southeast areas of Los Angeles County. HRC provides assessment and diagnosis, individualized planning, service coordination linking people with services, assistance in finding and using community services, and purchase of services identified in the individual plan. HRC is a private nonprofit corporation funded through a contract with the State of California Department of Developmental Services.