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Registered Nurse

Company: Support Solutions of the Mid South
Location: Jackson
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse

Job Location Jackson - Jackson, TN


The position provides general nursing care to patients/enrollees/supported persons in supported living, respite, Family Model Residential Support, and other divisions within the company where nursing services are required.


In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities assistance with performing the essential functions of this position.

  • Ensure compliance with documentation standards in accordance with all policies and designated procedures governing the operation of the Medicaid Waiver and HCBS Waiver programs.
  • Oversee medication distribution/MARs
  • Liaison to pharmacy as needed.
  • Liaison to physicians as needed.
  • Observation of medication administration to ensure compliance with protocols.
  • Provision of nursing support to direct care staff persons to include guidance related to medically recommended actions.
  • Monitor patients for suspected signs of abuse, neglect or exploitation and report same concerns within the required timeframes.
  • Report all high risk/emergency issues in a timely and frank manner.
  • Conduct at least 1 initial Medication Administration for Unlicensed Personnel class and at least 1 recertification Medication Administration for Unlicensed Personnel class per month with the ATV being under the Support Solutions name based on the business needs as communicated by the Human Resources Department.
  • Understands all aspects of nursing delegation and utilizes delegation when all aspects of the nursing delegation processes have been implemented including education, training, observation and documented competency of staff persons who have received delegation
  • Schedule and track all medical and therapy appointments, to include follow-up via persons served electronic records. Assist with maintaining medical and therapy grids and Support Solutions follow-up, as required.
  • Ensure team members are informed of all appointments for the person served. All appointments and follow-up should be noted and maintained within the persons served electronic record or via hard copy when necessary.
  • Receive all consultation forms and upload and save to Therap.
  • Attend ISP, COS, transition meetings, medical appointments, etc. as needed.
  • Ensure psychotropic medications have consent and are approved through Support Solutions IMC.
  • Ensure medication variance reports are sent monthly by the 10 th of the month to the Director of Quality.
  • Provide Professional Support Services as needed
  • Other duties as assigned. OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Exhibits behaviors and best practices that are consistent with the vision and values of SS.
  • Practices safe work habits to eliminate and control potential safety and health hazards and to maintain a safe work environment. Attends all safety training as scheduled. Operates SS and personal transportation in a safe and healthy manner.
  • Work as part of the team to ensure that SS Quality Management principles (Plan, Measure, Assess. Improve) are practiced and achieved. This job description does not list all the duties of your job. You may be asked by Senior Leadership or designated and/or authorized staff to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in the job description. SS reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment and either you or SS may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.


    Current Tennessee Registered Nursing License, education transcript and proof of degree/diploma and two years of RN work experience. Preference shall be given to employee with experience in the field of Intellectual Disability (specifically Community-based Intellectual Disabilities) but shall not limit SS from selecting an employee with demonstrated experience in non-mental health environments. Must meet state and local requirements regarding criminal background check, sexual offender check, abuse registry, drug screening and felony offender listing. Must meet all training requirements and keep training current.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills, able to complete heavy workloads within established time frames, and perform with frequent interruptions and/or distractions
  • Effective interpersonal skills, able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others, ability to interact appropriately with others in various contexts and purposes
  • Must be able to practice confidentiality in all matters pertaining to clients and employees
  • Has effective time management in the office and in the field and adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate
  • Can perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another, in a job that may require significant differences in technology, techniques, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.
  • A working knowledge of community resources
  • Keeps a professional appearance
  • Able to follow instructions and work independently
  • Have a thorough knowledge of computer software programs needed to complete job tasks
  • Have a general knowledge of office machines. (Fax, Printers, Copiers, etc.)
  • Understands protocol when working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Possess a high degree of leadership and a lead by example mindset, make appropriate job decisions following standard office policies and procedures, recognize an emergency situation and take appropriate action, think through the consequences of a decision prior to making it. MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Employee must also provide any medical records required to comply with regulations in force through any governing entity related to business operations and to meet policy and procedure requirements of Support Solutions, such as TB Skin tests, HEP B vaccinations, Flu vaccinations, etc.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position is full time and may require additional hours over 40 per week. She/he is expected to be available outside of normal office hours for necessary and urgent company matters.

    Body Positioning: The employee is regularly required to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time. She/he may also be required to sit for short or long periods of time while completing other duties and responsibilities. There is also a requirement to be able to occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch and to reach with the hands and arms. She/he must be able to drive/travel for short periods of time to attend meetings, trainings, or perform site visits or for longer trips that will require overnight stays to attend meetings and training workshops.

    Body Movements: The employee must have a full range of body movements including the use of his/her hands to handle computers and other office equipment. The ability to bend the body, to reach for objects, and to crouch when needed are also required.

    Body Senses: The employee must have command of all five senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distant vision, and depth perception. These vision requirements in each area must be sufficient to shift in focus from reading dossiers and operating office equipment. There is also a requirement to talk and listen for prolonged periods both on the telephone and face to face.

    Strength: The employee must have the ability to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.

    • Valid RN license
    • Valid CPR/First Aid certification
    • Valid Driver License Valid automobile insurance if using personal vehicle, otherwise company provides auto insurance for corporate vehicles (this must be maintained throughout employment.)


Keywords: Support Solutions of the Mid South, Jackson , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Jackson, Tennessee

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