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NURSE CONSULTANT

Company:
Redwood Coast Regional Center
Location:
Ukiah, CA 95482
Post Date:
August 05, 2022
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services, the Nurse Consultant position containsclinical, wellness, advocacy and administrative responsibilities pertaining to the health and
wellbeing of Redwood Coast Regional Center Clients.
MIN. REQUIREMENTS:
Education/Experience: A Masters Degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
or a Bachelors Degree in nursing plus one year post-graduate experience. A California
License as a Registered Nurse and a Public Health Nursing Certificate are required. One year
additional experience in providing nursing services to developmentally disabled persons or in
community nursing may be substituted for the Public Health Nursing Certificate. One year
post-graduate experience in nursing service, preferably working with the developmentally
disabled.
Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and procedures and how
they apply to individuals with developmental disabilities; knowledge of best clinical practices in
the field of developmental disabilities; knowledge of health and disease aspects of diagnosis
and treatment; knowledge of professional boundaries and the scope of nursing practice;
knowledge of medical resources in the community; knowledge of health related resources in
the community; knowledge of training procedures; knowledge of personnel laws and best
practices, general computer literacy with Microsoft software and data base software. Travel,
including overnight trips is required for this position. This position requires reliable
transportation, possession of a valid drivers license, minimum insurance requirements
prescribed by law or ability to provide for independent transportation. Background check will be
required prior to employment.
Salary range: Starting $6,213- $8,744/ month w/exc benefits (8 step salary range)
JOB SUMMARY:
The Nurse Consultant position contains clinical, wellness, advocacy and administrative responsibilities
pertaining to the health and wellbeing of RCRC Clients. More specifically the position entails, but is not
limited to, the following:
DUTIES:
Clinical - Provide clinical consultation and support to Clients, their families, regional center staff and
community agencies/organizations working with the developmentally disabled; participate as a member
of interdisciplinary teams in program planning and evaluation and in the development and
implementation of individual service treatment plans; participate in clinical and service coordinator
staffings; arranges for nursing assessments; provide record/file review & interpretation of medical
records; advocate for & consult with generic resources for medical care; participate as a team member
of special teams (e.g., CPP, QA, Policy & Procedures, TACT, Early Start, Mortality Review, etc.); make
clinical determinations regarding ancillary services for Clients (e.g., bus passes, fishing licenses, etc.);
provide review of clinical Purchase Of Service authorization requests, advocating for generic resources
first; provide or arrange for clinical trainings and inservices for Clients, staff and service providers;
provide training to vendors- preservice, inservice and ongoing; provide quality assurance and technical
assistance as it relates to special incident reports.
Wellness - Support wellness in Clients & families; gather and assess pertinent information to verify that
Clients have a complete array of health services; visit Clients in their residences and community
settings to insure that special health care needs are being met and to identify any health and safety
concerns; provide documentation related to observations, interventions, teaching, record review and
planning; provide health and wellness related information to Clients, families, service providers and
other involved persons; provide or arrange for wellness-based trainings and inservices for Clients, staff
and service providers.
Advocacy - Assist in facilitating Client access to primary and specialty health care services; assists
regional center staff in locating existing clinical services in the community; assist Clients with generic
funding and billing processes for heath services, equipment and supplies; attend Clients clinical related
appointments (as needed) to help ensure all parties have an accurate and comprehensive
understanding of the Clients condition.
Administrative - Develop clinical protocols as well as protocols to assist Clients access to health care;
identify the need for the development of clinical services; interpret the role of the regional center and
act as a liaison with community agencies and organizations; help orientation of new staff regarding
clinical services; participate in numerous administrative functions such as attending meetings, writing
policies and procedures, completing various forms, etc.; participate in administrative hearings;
participate in obtaining substitute informed consent; provide outreach/community education;
document Clients clinical activities/interventions.
EDUCATION, LICENSURE & EXPERIENCE:
Education - A Masters Degree in nursing from an accredited college or university or a Bachelors
Degree in nursing plus one year post-graduate experience.
Licensure - A California License as a Registered Nurse and a Public Health Nursing Certificate are
required. One year additional experience in providing nursing services to developmentally disabled
persons or in community nursing may be substituted for the Public Health Nursing Certificate.
Experience - One year post-graduate experience in nursing service, preferably working with the
developmentally disabled.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS:
Knowledge - Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and procedures and how they apply to
individuals with developmental disabilities; knowledge of best clinical practices in the field of
developmental disabilities; knowledge of health and disease aspects of diagnosis and treatment;
knowledge of professional boundaries and the scope of nursing practice; knowledge of medical
resources in the community; knowledge of health related resources in the community; knowledge of
training procedures.
Abilities - Ability to anticipate potential health issues that may occur for individuals; ability to
communicate cogently and accurately, both in writing and orally; ability to prepare appropriate reports;
ability to provide timely, cogent and appropriate documentation of Clients clinical involvements; ability
to provide clear and effective consultation; ability to carry out duties and responsibilities with a high
degree of independence while working in a team-oriented environment; ability to work in a fast-paced
environment and at times, cope with complex and potentially stressful situations; ability to train and
teach professional and lay persons.
Skills - Recognize and understand parameters of intervention for individuals and families under stress;
effective use of the computer and on-line clinical resources; confer and team with other agency
departments, units and teams; adhere to agency policies & procedures.
OTHER:
Travel within the community in the course of fulfilling the above-noted duties and responsibilities; travel
to participate in out-of-area meetings, including overnight trips as appropriate. This position requires
reliable transportation, possession of a valid drivers license, minimum vehicle insurance as prescribed
by law or the ability for independent transportation.
This position may require extensive sitting in office settings for meetings and for travel. Frequent
walking, standing and occasional lifting up to 15 pounds with occasional bending, stooping, reaching
and stretching to complete work duties may be required. Adequate manual dexterity and coordination
for operation of automobile, computer and other standard office equipment is needed, as is hearing and
vision corrected to within normal limits. Any of the above with reasonable accommodation.
This position is an exempt position.
SUPERVISION: This position is supervised by the Director of Clinical Services.


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