Nurse Leader (OPWDD)

About the Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced and compassionate nurse to fill the role of a Nurse Leader. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in nursing and previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or within the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) system. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain leadership experience and coordinate nursing services for individuals with developmental disabilities, ensuring high-quality care and support.

The annual base salary range is $95,000 to $100,000. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and supervision to nursing staff within OPWDD programs, including residential facilities, day programs, and community-based services
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to assess the health needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and develop individualized care plans
  • Ensure compliance with OPWDD regulations, policies, and standards of care related to nursing services and healthcare delivery
  • Oversee medication management processes, including medication administration, monitoring, and documentation
  • Conduct nursing assessments, health screenings, and health education sessions for individuals with developmental disabilities and their support teams
  • Develop and implement policies, protocols, and procedures to promote health, safety, and well-being within OPWDD programs
  • Provide clinical guidance and support to nursing staff, addressing complex medical needs, challenging behaviors, and crisis situations
  • Coordinate with external healthcare providers, specialists, and consultants to address the medical and behavioral health needs of individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives, performance monitoring, and regulatory compliance activities related to nursing services
  • Serve as a liaison between nursing staff, program administrators, families, and regulatory agencies to facilitate communication and collaboration

 

Job Requirements

  • Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of practice, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of nursing experience, with demonstrated leadership experience in a healthcare setting
  • Previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or within the OPWDD system strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of OPWDD regulations, policies, and best practices related to nursing services and developmental disabilities
  • Strong clinical assessment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to person-centered care, dignity, and respect for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities, organizational needs, and emerging healthcare trends

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