Position Summary: To coordinate and monitor the delivery of appropriate medical services and health care supports to program participants, utilizing clinical expertise. To provide training to staff and residents in both general and specific issues of health and safety. To train staff in the policies and procedures of medication administration, utilizing measureable performance evaluation criteria and ensuring that performance standards are met, in a manner consistent with the mission and objectives of the Agency. To maintain competency and to apply the scientific knowledge necessary to meet patient population needs.
Review case records for clients referred for services to the residential department and possible on site visitation of those referred for placement to review his/her specific medical needs.
Actively participates in the interdisciplinary team process assisting in the formulation of care plans and treatment objectives:
Coordinates/conducts assessments of each client’s medical needs in order to establish appropriate priorities.
Coordinates/conducts instruction to program managers/staff on methods and techniques in delivering medical care and treatment as specified in the ISP.
Ensure that each client’s progress in response to medical care rendered is documented as needed.
Recommends an approval or denial of a residents return to an Anixter residential program when discharge from an inpatient hospitalization is being planned after either attending hospital staffing or visiting client.
Collaborates with other members of the interdisciplinary team in staffing when medical condition affects daily programming as identified in the ISP.
Establishes implements and revises, as necessary, medical care treatment policies and procedures.
Coordinates/provides classroom and on site training to staff on the medical issues, interventions and techniques required by each client.
Coordinates/provides monitoring and evaluation of each clients medical needs and care, making recommendation for alternative and/or augmentative services as appropriate, with follow- up and documentation of same.
Functions as the primary liaison between each medical practitioner conveying relevant data to ensure timely and appropriate changes in teach clients medical care plan; communicating changes to the interdisciplinary tem, and all other pertinent parties.
Functions as the primary liaison between the selected health care organizations (hospitals, clinics, home health and visiting nurses, etc.) that provide all routine and emergency care for clients in the programs.
Completes all agency training requirements and secures additional information, education and training as is appropriate to remain abreast of new knowledge, technologies and methodologies. Ensures adequate understanding of concepts and principles upon which work responsibilities are based and acquires requisite skills to perform job duties effectively and ensure agency services are provided consistently within its mission and objectives.
Facilitates communication, teamwork and cooperation by:
Attends regular staff meetings with assigned staff, at minimum, monthly, to facilitate cooperation, communication and quality assurance within the workplace and ensure compliance with agency mission policies and procedures, directives and expectations; reviewing program and policies and a regular basis insuring that new policies an reinforced with assigned staff, recording and maintaining meeting minutes.
Facilitating and ensuing problem solving within the work site as it relates to other agency programs, clients, their guardians and or families and the community in order to ensure the successful and effective operation of the work site and general agency operations.
Reviewing quarterly program statistics in order to ensure effective service implementation and the identification of additional needs.
Ensure the safety of clients and agency staff by:
Attending and participating in the Medical Committee of the Board of Directors and or Schwab at Anixter meetings and other subcommittees as assigned.
Providing assistance and training to clients and staff in adapting program sites for maximum use, ensuring that the environment utilized for program implementation is appropriate, accessible and free from health and safety hazards.
Reporting all known safety hazards and risk and making suggestions as needed to eliminate/reduce/manage safety risk and problems.
Hours of Employment: The Residential Services Director will determine the hours of employment based on department need. The normal work week is forty hours, Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The position requires no more than eight hours per day except when adjustments are needed to accommodate the specialized needs of the department including medication passes when necessary.
Days of Employment: The Residential Services Director will determine days of employment based on departmental need. Flexibility to work varied hours will be required.
On Call: Carries a cell phone at all times and maintains 24-hour availability to ensure timely and appropriate response to health care emergencies/crises of clients.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
Must have current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
Minimum of two years clinical expertise with additional specialized coursework/experience working with persons with developmental and physical disabilities and management experience in medical/social service field.
Must be capable of evaluating, planning and decision making in order to manage/ coordinate routine and unusual resident and program related issues.
Must be able to anticipate patient care and administrative needs.
Must have valid driver’s license.
Must of Certificate of Proof of insurance and maintenance of such at minimum amount of coverage required by law.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
High performance teams and a strong team player.
Commitment to company values.
Nonessential Skills and Experience:
Previous experience working in a non-profit
Reporting to this Position: Medical Services Coordinator II.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
ABOUT ANIXTER CENTER:
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges. Each year Anixter Center and its three divisions - CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) and Lekotek - help more than 7,300 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health s...ervices.
What makes us truly unique are the array of services we offer plus our ability to help people at every stage of life—children, teens, young adults and older adults.
As the parent organization, Anixter Center itself provides a broad range of programs for those who have physical, developmental, cognitive, psychiatric or sensory disabilities. These Anixter Center programs include: a literacy program for adults with disabilities; 24-hour supervised residential homes; substance use disorder programs for those who are deaf; and employment programs to help people with disabilities find jobs.