Requisition Number: BRNDY-REGNU-S-06-2020-02
Job Title: Registered Nurse
City: Wilmington
State: DE

Minimum Degree Required: N/A
Minimum Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Range: $29.00-$29.00/hour

Registered Nurse

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Description/Job Summary

The Registered Nurse (RN) supports the program by managing the medical and psychiatric needs of the group home consumers, along with supporting best practices for the program.

  • Performs tasks in a manner that upholds the Values of RHD
  • Interacts with consumers in a manner that reflects compassion and understanding.
  • Interacts with peers, supervisors and the community in a manner that reflects a respectful, mature and professional outlook
  • Interacts with consumers in a manner that is not confrontational or argumentative
  • Interacts with consumers in a manner that is respectful of the consumer’s ability to make his or her own decisions, while also managing the responsibility of the program

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Performs tasks in support of the physical and mental well-being of the consumers
  • Participates in and collaborates with other professionals during the weekly treatment team for the purpose of the implementation of the needs and desires of the consumers
  • Communicates with medical personnel in the community to schedule appointments, provide follow up and assure residents’ needs are met
  • Reviews labs/tests/office visit notes to assure appropriate follow up on health issues
  • Participates in the provision of services in the event of a medical or psychiatric emergency
  • Provides evening or weekend telephone consultation in the event of a medical or psychiatric emergency.
  • Works individually with consumers to address particular health needs (i.e. checking vitals, weight management, nutrition)
  • Facilitates psychoeducational groups with consumers aimed at improving healthy living practices
  • Collaborates with consumers to create weekly menus
  • Administers medications to consumers
  • Attends medical appointments with consumers
  • Communicates changes in consumer status to all staff through documentation in communication log or in person
  • Transmits vitals and glucose checks to physicians as requested/ordered
  • Attends conferences/in-services related to the position as requested
  • Performs tasks to assure that program is in compliance with the policies and regulations of RHD, LTCRP, DSAMH, AND CARF
  • Provides medication assistance training to all new hires
  • Provides as needed and annual trainings to all staff
  • Maintains appropriate standards for medication storage
  • Maintains appropriate documentation regarding controlled substances
  • Records changes to medication orders in MAR
  • Orders medications to assure that program has 3 days medication on site
  • Reviews monthly delivery of medication and MAR’s for accuracy
  • Maintains an ongoing record of prn medication expiration dates
  • Reviews MAR’s weekly for refusals or errors
  • Reports medication errors to Resident Manager/Unit Director
  • Provides support and direction to CNA staff at program
  • Performs tasks in the support of the well-being of RHD Delaware Mental Health Group Homes
  • Participates in supervision with the Resident Manager/Unit Director for the purpose of ongoing professional development
  • Works collaboratively with Divisional and other RHD staff and programs
  • Displays a positive attitude and an ability to interact with others in a mature professional manner
  • Represents RHD at meetings with funder/licensing/accreditation personnel
  • Reflects the Values of RHD during interactions with employees, consumers, peers, supervisors, and community agencies
  • Maintains a valid driver’s license
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience

  • 2 years of previous experience 

Required Education

  • BA Degree
  • RN license

Required Qualifications

  • Current Delaware licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Previous experience working with adults with chronic mental illness
  • Current driver’s license

Program Summary

Brandywine Hills is a Delaware Group Home that provides ADL skills and other skills to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. 
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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.