Clinical Nurse Manager

Job Announcement—August 24, 2022

Clinical Nurse Manager, Iona’s Washington Home Center Adult Day Health Program

Iona is pleased to announce that we are hiring a full-time Clinical Nurse Manager for our Adult Day Health Program in Congress Heights, DC. Located on the lower floor of The Shops at Park Village, Iona’s new state-of-the-art center serves older adults with dementia and/or physical challenges who can benefit from being a part of a warm and welcoming community and a robust day of programming and nursing support, allowing them to continue living at home while giving family members much needed respite.

Iona is a nonprofit organization that directly helps over 3,500 older adults and families each year with the challenges and opportunities of aging in the greater Washington D.C. area. Since 1975, we have educated, advocated, and provided community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well. Iona’s suite of services includes Adult Day Health, Consultation, Care Management and Counseling, Support Groups, Food and Nutrition services, Information and Referral and more. For more information about Iona, please visit www.iona.org.

Iona is a warm and collegial workplace that promotes excellence in client services and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and the professional growth of employees.

SUMMARY:

The Clinical Nurse Manager is responsible for providing direct care, management and development of nursing personnel and evaluation of care and services to participants. This includes, but is not limited to, health and wellness education and practice for participants, caregivers, and staff.

Care Planning for the Participants:

  • Assessment and monitoring of each participant’s status and needs utilizing data collected from the participant, caregivers, and members of the interdisciplinary team, health care providers and medical
  • Development and implement a person-centered plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain expected
  • Evaluation of the participant’s progress toward attainment of person-centered

Responsibility to Participants:

  • Initiate the nursing assessment and nursing portion of the person-centered care
  • Oversee that the day-to-day and overall care of participants are appropriate and in compliance with Congress Heights Center policies, and Medicaid and District regulations,
  • Be available and intervene with difficult participants when
  • Administer medications and treatments per physician’s
  • Ensure that participants’ files are complete on admission and updated as required
  • Develop programs that can be therapeutic for the participants
  • Monitor and communicate dietary needs/changes and observe participants during dining period for safety issues. Responsibility to the Participants’ Family Members
  • Provide support and education to families individually as needed
  • Maintain contact with participant’s Primary Care Provider regarding changes in their condition, adjustments of medications and need for additional
  • Assist family to take part in care plan and updates; communicate changes and need for follow up with families

Responsibility to the Participants’ Family Members:

  • Provide support and education to families individually as needed
  • Maintain contact with participant’s Primary Care Provider regarding changes in their condition, adjustments of medications and need for additional
  • Assist family to take part in care plan and updates; communicate changes and need for follow up with

Responsibility to the Staff:

  • Orient, supervise, and train health aides and nursing students to their duties, clinical policies and procedures and requirements of the Congress Heights
  • Plan in-service and clinical staff meetings
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary care plan meetings
  • Complete PPD on new staff as needed and maintain a PPD roster
  • Communicate with staff regarding care of participants as events or changes

Responsibility to the Program:

  • Attend required trainings
  • Develop/update Policies and Procedures as needed and at least annually
  • Document monthly health note for each participant
  • Provide bimonthly therapeutic programs on health issues for the participants
  • Order Congress Heights Center nursing / medical supplies monthly
  • Maintain logs and surveys as indicated (medication, AED, First Aid Supplies, )
  • Participation in assuring that program meets all Medicaid, Veterans Administration and DC Department of Aging and Community Living requirements and assist with on-site annual
  • Plan and conduct health and wellness presentations to Iona’s Washington Home Center staff and community as needed Other Responsibilities
  • Network with other adult day health centers and referral resources
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • District of Columbia licensed Registered Nurse who has demonstrated expertise in working with the senior population.
  • Experience/familiarity with Adult Day Health Program, community nursing practice, or geriatric care preferred, along with experience in program development and
  • A strong commitment to supporting and enhancing a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging both within Iona and the communities we
  • Strong physical assessment skills
  • Experience working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Basic computer skills necessary including Microsoft Office, Outlook, and
  • Current D.C. Registered Nurse licensure, Annual CPR certification, Annual First Aide certification, Annual PPD/Chest X-Ray with medical
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess valid driver’s license for transporting passengers, Able to operate Iona’s van safely and fully
  • No moving violation citations, forfeitures, or convictions during the past five years
  • Certified Nurse Assistant in the District of Columbia preferred
  • 1-3 years’ experience working as a nursing assistant with geriatric population preferred
  • Warm and welcoming personality
  • Ability to communicate and establish effective relationships with W&A staff and managers, participants, caregivers, and
  • Patient, tolerant and kind
  • Must enjoy working with seniors
  • Ability to lead activities for varying cognitive
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Computer Literacy and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Able to lift 10-15 pounds
  • Able to work a flexible and varying schedule as needed
  • Initial and annual chest X-ray/PPD
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus but not required

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to personnel@iona.org.

Iona Senior Services, an equal opportunity employer, is committed to diversity within its staff, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.