Independence Care System (ICS) is a unique, one-of-a-kind place to work. Our staff smiles a lot, are very committed, diverse and passionate! We’re looking for someone who fits in with our culture of community, is hard-working and dedicated to serving our members. Here is a bit more about us:
We were founded in 2000, from the beginning we sought to do something different. We aimed to serve younger adults—in their 20s and 30s, 40s and 50s—with physical disabilities, many who needed so much daily assistance that others thought they had to live in a nursing home. Today, as more young adults join our membership, our long-time members grow older with us, and we expand to serve even more senior adults, we believe what our name implies: that Independence is what all of our members want, and that our Care System --responsive, coordinated, expert, empowering, respectful and flexible—is key to safeguarding that independence
As part of the Care Management Team, the Nurse (RN) functions as a collaborative partner in the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). The Registered Nurse assesses and evaluates the clinical needs of members, and works with the member, caregivers, and IDT in planning and implementing care that is member centered. This position carries active caseloads based in the community approximately 60% of the workweek to ensure that at the end of the day all tasks meet both timely and effective completion. This work is carried out in keeping support of the mission and goals of Independence Care System. This is a fast-paced and exciting job!
- Conduct visits and assess member’s status and needs.
- Prepare for member visits by reviewing member’s record
- Explain the purpose of the visit and answer member’s questions about ICS policies and procedures.
- Assess medical needs, behavioral health, functional abilities, home environment, finances, family and community supports, understanding of diagnosis and disabilities.
- Identify and prioritize with member’s/caregiver’s participation member needs, as well as implement appropriate interventions.
- Assess risks and implement interventions to avoid re-hospitalization, as needed.
- Understand, assess and recommend interventions for the following:
- Pain (Includes presenting symptoms, understanding of the origin, and common medications.)
- Pathophysiology of wounds – risk factors and prevention, ability to identify, stage and measure.
- Safety – falls and accident precautions, safe transfer, positioning and handling
- Function– includes interventions aimed to maintain, prevent, and maximize function. This includes cardiovascular and respiratory function.
- Mood changes and the physical, verbal, and behavioral implications of depression, anxiety, and irritability.
- Cognitive impairment – short-term memory loss and executive functioning
- Assistive Technology & Devices - includes standard mobility aids and adaptive technology.
- Transitions – Ability to instruct and assess member understanding. Ability to re-assess to verify if member learning occurred.
2. Documentation, Reporting, and Compliance
- Clear and complete document assessment finding including visit findings and recommendations in member’s record. Includes member specific details written in each section of the UAS Assessment.
- Document all member-related interactions and information thoroughly and reflects an understanding of member issues and needs, and appropriate interventions.
- Identify potential barriers to goal attainment for the member, family and/or care manager.
- Meet agency productivity expectations regarding all matters related to member assessments in accordance with all regulatory standards.
- Adhere to timeframes and ICS guidelines regarding completion of visits and documentation.
- Participate in other activities related to regulatory compliance, (i.e. state audits, IPRO
- Coordinates with other team members and the member to develop a comprehensive care plan that identifies all needs.
- Provides appropriate linkages to internal resources
- Coordinates with the primary physician and other key providers.
- Participates in all interdisciplinary care team meetings as assigned.
- Functions as a resource for the members of the team, responding to staff and member’s needs through researching internal and community resources.
- Ensures compliance with care guidelines and protocols
- Adhere to ICS schedules and policy.
5. Perform other duties as required.
- RN with current NYS licensure.
- Associate’s Degree required.
- Certified for Basic Life Support (BLS).
- Updated Malpractice insurance coverage.
- Minimum two (2) years relevant work experience.
- Working knowledge of the Uniform Assessment (UAS).
- Documented assessment, care planning, and communication skills.
- Highly self-motivated and has ability to manage time independently.
- Comfortable with extensive travel in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.
- (1) Registered Nurse (Bilingual in Spanish)
- Bachelor’s Degree or certification preferred.
- Experience working directly with people with physical disabilities preferred.
- Previous experience in non-profit organization preferred.
- 4 weeks of Paid Time Off the first five years (and more thereafter), plus 10 paid holidays!
- Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Tuition Assistance and more.
- Independence Care System is an equal opportunity employer
Minimum Education Required