Careers & Benefits

RN Healthcare Coordinator

Company: Benchmark Human Services
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Category: Nursing – Group Homes
Wage: Annual Salary: $68,000-72,000
Sign-On Bonus: n/a

Description:
Benchmark Human Services as grown to become one of the most respected organizations in the nation in the areas of behavioral and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We work with people at home, in the community, at work, through residential, employment, crisis response, behavioral, recovery, children’s services and day services.

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 LPN, 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 regards 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 at www.BenchmarkHS.com/Careers.

Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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