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Health Care Coordinator

Company: Region V Services
Location: Nebraska City
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description:JOB SUMMARYUnder the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing Education, the Health Care Coordinator is responsible for the training and certification of direct care staff in the area of medication aide, CPR, and other approved activities and training as assigned by the Director of Nursing Education. Additionally, the Health Care Coordinator will provide regular observation and assessment of assigned agency direct care staff to improve outcomes, offer continuing education, and perform other nursing services to individuals supported by Region V Services as approved by the Director of Nursing Education.ELIGIBLE FOR A $600 NEW HIRE INCENTIVESCHEDULEThis is a full-time position is based on a 40-hour workweek. The schedule will vary based on the needs of the Agency to provide consultation and education to achieve the objective of accurate medication administration and additional activities for all persons supported by Region V Services area agencies. The Health Care Coordinator will be responsible for developing their own schedule based on Agency needs which may be subject to approval by the Director of Nursing Education.Region V Services offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, paid leave, tuition assistance, and retirement benefits. Review benefits online @ FUNCTIONSMedication Aid Training:

  • Conducts Medication Aid training and certification offered to direct care staff as assigned.
  • Trains Region V Services staff to administer medications within the Region V medication aid manual and documents appropriately in Therap.
  • Carries out a system for assessing and re-assessing competency to comply with the regulations for medication administration.CPR Training:
    • Conducts CPR training for new staff within two weeks of their hire date.
    • Offers recertification/renewals of CPR training as needed.Additional Approved Activities Training:
      • Conducts training of additional activities as requested for persons served as approved by the Director of Nursing Education.
      • Complete annual additional activities training recertifications as required and scheduled.
      • Determines competency of medication aides to perform additional activities.
      • Annual/on-going education, training, and monitoring of additional activities approved for Region V from the Director of Nursing Education.Record Keeping:
        • Accurately records completion of staff deemed competent to receive medication aide certification, CPR training and other training offered.
        • Provides accurate documentation to ensure compliance with certification, State and RVS requirements of employees to perform their duties.
        • Keeps accurate records to monitor and schedule re-certification or continuing education as needed for employees on an ongoing basis.Performs Direct Care & Nursing Activities:
          • As assigned or as required by the Director of Nursing Education the Healthcare Coordinator will provide direct care services to individuals supported by RVS.
          • Responds to additional requests for specialized knowledge of a Licensed Health Care Professional.Provides Support, Education, Training, and Services to Assigned Management Teams:
            • Healthcare Coordinator acts as a member of the assigned Agency(ies) Management team, with regular attendance, active participation in initiatives to achieve the strategic goals of the Agency, and to support the mission of Region V Services and the individuals supported.Acts as a member of the Nursing Education Team:
              • Healthcare Coordinator acts as member of the Nursing Education team, with regular attendance, active participation in initiatives to achieve the strategic goals of the Nursing Education department and to support the mission of Region V Services and the individuals supported.Maintains licenses and certifications required to perform duties:
                • Maintains licenses and certifications as required by the state of Nebraska.
                • Maintains licensure as a Licensed Health Care Professional pursuant to the act governing medication aide certification.
                • Must obtain certification to instruct CPR training within one month of hire.Performs other duties as assigned by Region V ServicesKnowledge, Skill, and Abilities
                  • Considerable knowledge in evaluation and teaching techniques for the administration of medications to persons with developmental disabilities.
                  • Ability to train staff, exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and maintaining and preparing moderately complex records.
                  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
                  • Working knowledge of State regulations regarding medication administration and additional activities.
                  • Lifting may be required at the service location. If lifting or other adaptive equipment is available, it MUST be used.Requirements:Qualifying Education, Training, and Experience
                    • Licensed Health Care Professional, minimum Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or Registered Nurse (RN)
                    • The hourly rate for this position is based on experience and level of licensure. Special Requirements
                      • Possession of a driver's license valid in the state of Nebraska or other adequate means of transportation.
                      • Performs duties on-call to attend to issues regarding medication administration and additional activities.
                      • Must possess a reliable means of communication (e.g. telephone, cell phone, etc.).
                      • Will be subject to criminal history APS and CPS background check. May be subject to drug and alcohol testing.PI207587298

Keywords: Region V Services, Omaha , Health Care Coordinator, Healthcare , Nebraska City, Nebraska

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