Careers & Benefits

Nurse Healthcare Coordinator | RN or LPN

Company: Benchmark Human Services
Location: North Vernon, IN
Category: Nursing – Group Homes
Wage: n/a
Sign-On Bonus: n/a

Description:
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide healthcare coordination and direct intervention, as needed, for designated individuals.
  • Provide training for unlicensed staff to meet the healthcare needs of individuals served.
  • Contribute in the clinical oversight of program nurse, as applicable.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide healthcare and wellness coordination for individuals in accordance with all state and federal regulations.
  • Function as liaison and advocate for individuals’ healthcare with all members of individual medical and interdisciplinary teams. Advocate for their wellbeing and inclusion.
  • Train unlicensed staff on medication administration, delegated tasks, treatment protocols, and monitoring.
  • Implement and train employees on new and revised health related policies and procedures in a timely manner as directed.
  • Oversee pharmacy and medication needs — may include but is not limited to reviews, obtaining medications, and prior authorizations.
  • Order medical supplies from established formularies as applicable for your program.
  • Maintain health-related records, complete documentation and assessments per company policy, federal, and state regulations, as applicable.
  • Support individuals in obtaining health services appropriate for their preventative, acute, and/or chronic illness needs.
  • Oversee the health status and physical conditions of individuals are assessed (hands-on), monitored, reported, and responded to in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Respond to emergency medical situations in a timely manner, as appropriate.
  • Participate in and attend assigned medical individuals’ appointments (as directed), individual specific, nurse, departmental, and other meetings as required.
  • Develop and update individual specific health risk plans to ensure appropriate medical care for assigned individuals.
  • Manage transitions of care to and from hospital, nursing home, rehab facility and/or another agency. Provide oversight with physician orders and appointments. Advise on potential new admissions in regard to healthcare needs and appropriateness for the program.
  • Provide nursing on-call per program requirements.
  • Supported Living Nurses: Perform wellness coordination services including billing documentation and provide clinical supervision, review, and approval of wellness coordination services to a LPN, as applicable.
  • Group Home Nurses: Reasonable suspicion of a crime against an ICF/MR resident must be reported to the Indiana State Department of Health and Law Enforcement (Elder Justice Act).
  • Mandatory reporter of any suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation to the supervisor or Director.
  • Obtain and remain current on any requested or required certifications and annual Benchmark nurse skill check-off.
  • Follow RN scope of practice per the State Nursing Practice Act.
  • Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to express and exchange ideas through verbal and non–verbal communication with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively understand regulation requirements, multi-task, train staff, and provide LPN clinical oversight, as applicable.
  • Possess the skills to operate independently and/or in a team environment.
BENEFITS:
  • Medical, Dental + Vision
  • 401(k) w/ company match
  • PTO + Sick Time
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Autonomy in the workplace
  • and more!
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • RN with current Indiana license.
  • Experience in community/long term nursing is preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual, developmental disabilities and/or mental illness.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
Interested candidates can apply online.
EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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