Health-Support Nurse

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Schedule: FT M-F
Pay Rate = TBD
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Job Summary: The Health Support Nurse provides quality health assessment and care to designated Cottonwood consumers in accordance with Cottonwood policies and in compliance with regulatory standards when the on-site provision of care is in the best interest of the consumer and agency. This position also provides health and medication-related instruction to Cottonwood consumers and to Cottonwood unlicensed staff, as appropriate, for delegation of nursing tasks, plus coordinates health-related visits for designated Cottonwood consumers who receive health care services in the community. The position also shares on-call responsibilities for telephonic support to Cottonwood Residential staff on evenings and week-ends.  RN and LPN candidates will be considered.

QUALIFICATIONS: Degree/graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. Current State of Kansas Registered Nurse (RN) license or Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN) license. Must have strong collaboration, organizational, and communication (both oral and written) skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; which includes consumers, families, co-workers, healthcare providers, and other community agencies. Must have an understanding and willingness to work in a non-medical model setting. Must have basic operational computer literacy. Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to Cottonwood’s insurance.  Must maintain applicable nursing licensure. Must be able to pass all required background checks and drug screen. Previous experience working with individuals with an Intellectual or Development Disability (IDD) diagnosis preferred.

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