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Category – Professional

Type – Salaried


Basic Function: Provides medical oversight to the Adult Day Program, Children’s Program, and Residential Program under the direction of the Community Living Services Director.  Is supervised and evaluated by the Community Living Services Director.


Specific Responsibilities:



  1. Assists in intake process by securing information related to health and medical histories, diagnosis and treatment, and preparing medical/social history.


  1. Assists with adult and child medical evaluation, program planning, and employee in-service education as requested.


  1. Supervises RN’s and LPN’s, evaluates staff performance, and makes recommendations on staff changes, discipline, promotions and termination.


  1. Reports to or consult with the physician as needed about medical, physical, social, emotional, and other problems pertaining to the nursing care/developmental needs of the person.


  1. Conducts home visits as appropriate to monitor health needs and to assist families/Pathway’s residential staff.


  1. Makes appropriate documentation of services or progress reports on the persons’ records.


  1. Meets with the RN and LPN or designees as needed to exchange comments and discuss matters of mutual concern.


  1. Provides a copy of his/her current registration certificate as an Illinois Registered Nurse.


  1. Abides by the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.


  1. Has successfully completed the DHS Nurse-Trainer Training Program.


  1. Serves on Behavior Support Committee and Human Rights Committee of Pathway Services Unlimited.


  1. Coordinates/trains staff Medication Administration Training.


  1. Executes the basic health and safety portion of the Direct Support Person (DSP) training program.


  1. Performs the legally designated professional duties requisite to delegating medication administration by non-licensed direct support staff.


  1. Participates in the Nursing on-call rotation.


  1. Completes all annual training requirements.



  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education/Experience

Verifiable documentation of education. Registered Nurse certification.  Possess two years of clinical registered professional nursing experience within the last five (5) years, at least one of which shall preferably have been in developmental disabilities. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license and insurable driving record.


Rev. 4/2004                          Rev. 3/2015

Rev. 12/2005                        Rev. 6/2016

Rev. 5/2007

Rev. 2/2010

Rev. 3/2013

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