This position provides support to persons served with developmental disabilities that require protective oversight, behavioral support or assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL) and certain independent activities of daily living (IADL) and provides leadership and direction to Direct Support Professionals. The Lead Medical Direct Support Professional will become familiar with individuals’ program file. Performs activities outlined on the program plan to achieve the goals and expectations identified by the parents/program coordinator.
The Lead Medical Direct Support Professional will also follow through with all physician orders and treatment plans, utilizing nursing and supervisory support as appropriate. Provide medical providers, nursing staff, management, families, and co-workers with appropriate information and/or documentation as needed to meet the needs of the residents (persons served). Tracks, schedules, and attends doctor’s appointments. Ensures all documentation is done accurately and on time. Transports persons served safely. Incorporate assistance of persons served as often as possible in order to teach life skills. Example: meals, hygiene and daily living. Assist persons served with activities of daily living such as feeding, toileting, personal hygiene and changing clothes.
Other job duties include maintaining discipline and order in a manner agreeable with parents and agency directives, as well as with the program plan of the persons served. Ensure the safety and welfare of all persons served. Pass medications without error. Oversee and order medication supplies as needed. Direct and supervise the daily activities of direct support professionals and the programs at the residential homes, maintain a weekly staff schedule that ensures adequate staffing is provided for the needs of all persons served. Develop and post weekly staff assignments and tasks. In case of an emergency requiring medical care, 911 should be called and an ambulance should be summoned. All other duties assigned.
This is a full-time position FT 40 Hrs.
Pay Rate: $16.50 per hour
• High school diploma or GED is required.
• Minimum of 6 months experience as a Medical Support Professional is preferred.
• Good communication and organizational skills.
• Possess good listening and comprehension skills.
• Must be able to write and document in a clear, concise professional manner.
• Ability to work as a team member.
• Successful completion of the Medication Administration Class Training.
• Possess excellent computer skills.
• Must meet prerequisites for employment, which includes:
o Pre-employment drug test
o Criminal Background Check
o Division of Aging Employee Disqualification List Check
o Driver’s license, proof of insurance and an acceptable driving record must be maintained. Must be able to take and pass a defensive driving course
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