Salary Range: $65,520-$73,710

*Up to $1000 Sign-on Bonus available

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the Director of Nursing or designee, the incumbent will provide direct nursing care by assessing, planning, organizing, documenting, administering, and evaluating nursing care services for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults living in Residences provided by The Arc Rockland. Care delivery will be done in compliance with rules and regulations of the NYS OPWDD and The Arc Rockland within the scope of the practice and assessed as such. The Registered Nurse directs and guides the activities of other nursing-related personnel while maintaining standards of professional practice and the established policies and procedures of the Clinical Services and Residential Services Departments.


Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited program of professional nursing, BSN preferred.

Minimum Experience: At least one year of experience within the Human Services field preferred.

 Required Certification/Registration: Active New York State RN License required, BSN preferred.  Current BLS certification must be obtained and maintained.


  • Performs clinical/physical assessments and triage.
  • Implements plan of care in collaboration with other disciplines.  Evaluates plans of care using interdisciplinary approach and updates plans as needed.
  • Arranges medical services for supported individuals.
  • Provides care direction as needed to LPN and DSP staff based on the individual’s plan of nursing care.
  • Supports the interdisciplinary approach to individual care as well as the team process and participates on the team as directed by the Director of Nursing or designee.
  • Ensures that all individuals’ medical records are in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Provides restorative and rehabilitative services as necessary, i.e., bowel and bladder training, ostomy care and delivery of oxygen therapy.
  • Performs on-going surveillance and nursing intervention to rescue chronically ill individuals in the agency’s care from the development of negative side effects and secondary results of treatment.
  • Takes immediate action, upon discovery of a medical issue, including notifying the Director of Nursing or designee and Residential Services management.
  • Gives medications and treatments as indicated.
  • Takes and records vital signs.
  • Provides oversight to AMAP certified staff, which includes trainings and in-servicing pertaining to regulations/OPWDD requirements.
  • Participates in and/or directs the rendering of first aid and emergency care as needed or directed.
  • Maintains nursing office(s) with supplies as needed, including, but not limited to, OTC medications and durable medical equipment.
  • Maintains nursing office/nursing practice in compliance with OSHA guidelines.
  • Utilizes principles of infection control when caring for supported individuals who attend community programs.
  • Provides coverage for other agency nurses, as directed by the Director of Nursing or designee.
  • Assists in writing and reviewing agency nursing policies and procedures as directed.

The Arc Rockland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Arc Rockland strives to create and maintain a work environment in which people are treated with dignity, decency, and respect, providing everyone with an equal opportunity to thrive.  We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the unique perspectives and contributions of all of our employees – a workplace where every employee is able to bring their whole self to work.


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