The Residential Nurse is a responsible professional position assisting the administrative, supervisory and direct support staff in providing for the medical needs and care of individuals with developmental disabilities in the residential program.
An employee in this class functions as a Qualified Developmentally Disabled Professional (QDDP) with overall responsibility for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of the medical outcomes and supports of individual habilitation plans adapted to the needs of individuals in community residential programs and facilities.
Work includes responsibility for monitoring the health and safety of the persons receiving residential services and providing appropriate delegation and supervision of direct support staff who perform such duties as medication administration and other nursing tasks when applicable.
General supervision is received from the Vice President of Program Services; however, the employee is expected to exercise independent judgement and initiative within the limit of established guidelines and procedures.
Minimum Experience and Training Qualifications
At least three years of experience in the provision of nursing services in one or more of the following settings: hospital, long-term nursing home, community health facility or similar setting. Possession of a current license and registration as a registered nurse issued by the State of Missouri.