Residential Nurse

  • Full-time

Company Description

The dream of Hopewell Center began in the early 1950's when a group of parents sought services for their children and founded Peter Pan Preschool. The group incorporated in 1966 and officially adopted the name Hopewell Center in May 1983.

As a private, not-for-profit agency, Hopewell has experienced rapid growth in services, personnel, and persons served. While originally focusing exclusively on persons with disabilities, Hopewell has expanded its services to families with infants and toddlers that are 'at-risk' due to developmental or socio-economic factors.

Hopewell now has an array of facility and community-based opportunities, including family services, children's services, employment services, and residential services. Today, nearly 200 caring professionals provide person-centered services to over 450 individuals a year.

Job Description

  • Coordinates scheduling of medical appointments for residents and provides ongoing communication with physicians regarding resident’s health care.
  • Monitors accuracy of medication administration, comparing physician orders with Medication Administration Record and with prescription labels, including dosages and dates.
  • Implements physician orders completely and accurately and provides follow-up care and/or observation for residents' illnesses, accidents and seizures.
  • Initiates, maintains and provides needed follow-up communication with pharmacy to assure physician ordered medications are delivered and available in a timely manner.
  • Maintains written summaries of nursing contact for each resident, including individual observation and chart review.
  • Maintains residents' medical files and documentation according to State Board of Health and Medicaid requirements.
  • Assures electronic medication administration records are updated in real time as medication orders are received.
  • Administers vaccines/tests as scheduled or as needed, including HEP-B and TB to staff and clients.  Schedules and assists in administering quarterly physical and medication reviews.
  • Provides initial and ongoing health care training of agency personnel pertaining to various medical techniques, including universal precautions, signs and symptoms of illnesses, and seizure disorder management and other medical conditions specific to individuals served.  Provide initial and on-going training of state mandated medication administration curriculum.
  • Responds to medical emergencies and concerns that arise outside of regular working hours.
  • Participates in each individual's Interdisciplinary team and reports on progress.
  • Participates on agency committees such as Human Rights Committee, Safety Committee, etc.
  • Performs related duties as assigned, assuring the best interest of both the agency and the clients' welfare.


  • Certified as a Licensed Nurse and possession of a current Indiana license in nursing.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to make practical application of PDR, State Board of Health, EDS/Medicaid Review criteria and other applicable regulations regarding health care.
  • Ability to successfully certify in Core A&B, state mandated medication administration curriculum.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, both alone and with others in team environment, often under time pressure.
  • Ability to work on several tasks at the same time, to read and interpret physician orders and lab reports and to maintain confidentiality of information and reports.
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively communicate orally and in writing with other agency personnel, residents and their families/guardians and other health care providers, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.
  • Ability to conduct physical examinations of residents, including grasping and carrying objects, bending at the waist, crouching and kneeling to provide assistance to residents and/or lifting of residents. 
  • Ability to observe behavior of residents and respond swiftly, rationally and decisively to emergency situations, despite possibility of exposure to potentially violent/irate individuals and situations involving potential physical harm to self and others. 
  • Ability to work irregular and/or extended hours.  Responds to medical emergencies and concerns that arise outside of regular working hours. 
  • Ability to follow all personnel policies and rules of the organization.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and a demonstrated safe driving record.

Additional Information

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