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Full Time LPN - Medical Coordinator

Merakey is currently seeking a Medical Coordinator to join our IDD division in our Sunbury location.
_ABOUT MERAKEY_
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.
We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.
We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.
With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.
_WHAT MERAKEY HAS TO OFFER_
+ The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
+ Highly competitive compensation plans
+ Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
+ Flexible scheduling
+ Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
+ Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
+ Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees
_POSITION DETAILS_
The Medical Coordinator is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of individuals' physical, medical, and psychiatric needs. The Medical Coordinator assists in coordinating medical, health, and wellness for individuals receiving any I/DD services within a given area. This will also include any specific medical skill or oversight of medical procedures for individuals receiving I/DD services within those areas. This position will be a resource to the team including administrators, directors, managers, site supervisors, staff, etc. The Medical Coordinator will demonstrate and lead all staff in reflecting MERAKEY's mission and core values.
Primary job duties include:
Provide Medical expertise, assistance and guidance to all team members
-Over site of all aspects of Medication Administration of all programs.
-Review and assistance (when needed) of doctor appointments and diagnostic testing.
-Prepare and train on medical topics as assigned or when a need is identified.
-Educate staff, individuals, and/or families on general and specific health care needs.
-Meet with house managers routinely to review medical concerns and needs of individuals.
-Review lab results and ensure follow-up is completed.
-Liaison for pharmacy and pharmacy related issues.
-Assure a safe and hazard free environment for individuals and staff at all times.
-On call support for critical issues.
-Meet with the House Managers in the group home a minimum of once per month.
-Performs medication passes to maintain program integrity
-Certification
-Maintain current PA licensure as required by state.
-Complete all training requirements, geared to system compliance and professional growth, on an ongoing basis.
-Complete and maintain trainer certification in the Department of Human Services (formally) DPW Medication
Administration.
-Complete and maintain Certified Investigator status.
-Other trainings as assigned.
-Coordination of Medical Needs
-Contact/liaison for individuals' medical concerns with healthcare providers, families, and team members.
-Participate in coordination of hospital admissions and discharges.
-Coordinate, monitor and/or attend medical appointments to meet program requirements and needs.
-Maintain familiarity with current status and medical needs of all individuals in the program.
-Be familiar with the medical history of all individuals receiving services.
-Identify high risk individuals and ensure specialty care needs are met.
-On-site evaluation of individual as needed.
-Completion of nursing assessments.
-Routinely review documentation to assure all doctor's orders are being implemented.
-Participate in ISP reviews and/or meeting.
-Advocates for proper medical care.
-Clinical and skill development and training for all staff.
-Assist in medication procurement for individuals
Quality Assurance
-Conduct routine nursing assessments.
-Coordinate and documents necessary follow up to incidents as required.
-Routinely audit records to assure all requirements are met.
-Assist in all regulatory and licensing activities.
-Responsible for the review of medical documentation for accuracy and quality.
-Maintain files and databases as assigned.
-Participates as a Medication Administration Trainer which may include the following: teaching the course (medication administration and practicum observer), performing monthly reviews of Medication Administration Records, and signing off on the necessary documents to ensure Medication Trained Staff trainings do not expire.
-Participate in QA activities as assigned. To include medical chart audits, participate in mock drills, and medication audits.
-Data entry and review of medical information as assigned.
-Familiarization and utilization of the electronic record system, assistive technology, etc.
-Assures all program and site compliance to MERAKEY standards and all regulations.
-Complete Certified Investigations as assigned.
-Understands and maintain compliance with all MERAKEY policies and procedures.
_APPLY TODAY_
Apply online: www.merakey.org/careers
Requisition Number: 41380
_MERAKEY is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!_
Valid Pennsylvania Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse license with a minimum of one (1) year experience, preferably in medical/surgical or community health nursing.
Current CPR Certification (American Red Cross prefered), Criminal Clearance, Child Abuse Clearance, valid Driver's License.
Experience caring for individuals with IDD and knowledge of DW 6400, 6500, 2380 regulation preferred. Supervisory experience a plus.
Position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and creativity in problem solving.
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability

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