NURSE CONSULTANT

Redwood Coast Regional Center   Ukiah, CA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on August 5, 2022
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Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services, the Nurse Consultant position contains clinical, wellness, advocacy and administrative responsibilities pertaining to the health and 
wellbeing of Redwood Coast Regional Center Clients.
MIN. REQUIREMENTS:
Education/Experience: A Master’s Degree in nursing from an accredited college or university 
or a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing plus one year post-graduate experience. A California 
License as a Registered Nurse and a Public Health Nursing Certificate are required. One year 
additional experience in providing nursing services to developmentally disabled persons or in 
community nursing may be substituted for the Public Health Nursing Certificate. One year 
post-graduate experience in nursing service, preferably working with the developmentally 
disabled. 
Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and procedures and how 
they apply to individuals with developmental disabilities; knowledge of best clinical practices in 
the field of developmental disabilities; knowledge of health and disease aspects of diagnosis 
and treatment; knowledge of professional boundaries and the scope of nursing practice; 
knowledge of medical resources in the community; knowledge of health related resources in 
the community; knowledge of training procedures; knowledge of personnel laws and best 
practices, general computer literacy with Microsoft software and data base software. Travel, 
including overnight trips is required for this position. This position requires reliable 
transportation, possession of a valid driver’s license, minimum insurance requirements 
prescribed by law or ability to provide for independent transportation. Background check will be 
required prior to employment.
Salary range: Starting $6,213- $8,744/ month w/exc benefits (8 step salary range)
JOB SUMMARY:
The Nurse Consultant position contains clinical, wellness, advocacy and administrative responsibilities 
pertaining to the health and wellbeing of RCRC Clients. More specifically the position entails, but is not 
limited to, the following:
DUTIES: 
Clinical - Provide clinical consultation and support to Clients, their families, regional center staff and 
community agencies/organizations working with the developmentally disabled; participate as a member 
of interdisciplinary teams in program planning and evaluation and in the development and 
implementation of individual service treatment plans; participate in clinical and service coordinator 
staffings; arranges for nursing assessments; provide record/file review & interpretation of medical 
records; advocate for & consult with generic resources for medical care; participate as a team member 
of special teams (e.g., CPP, QA, Policy & Procedures, TACT, Early Start, Mortality Review, etc.); make 
clinical determinations regarding ancillary services for Clients (e.g., bus passes, fishing licenses, etc.); 
provide review of clinical Purchase Of Service authorization requests, advocating for generic resources 
first; provide or arrange for clinical trainings and inservices for Clients, staff and service providers; 
provide training to vendors- preservice, inservice and ongoing; provide quality assurance and technical 
assistance as it relates to special incident reports. 
Wellness - Support wellness in Clients & families; gather and assess pertinent information to verify that 
Clients have a complete array of health services; visit Clients in their residences and community 
settings to insure that special health care needs are being met and to identify any health and safety 
concerns; provide documentation related to observations, interventions, teaching, record review and 
planning; provide health and wellness related information to Clients, families, service providers and 
other involved persons; provide or arrange for wellness-based trainings and inservices for Clients, staff 
and service providers.
Advocacy - Assist in facilitating Client access to primary and specialty health care services; assists 
regional center staff in locating existing clinical services in the community; assist Clients with generic 
funding and billing processes for heath services, equipment and supplies; attend Clients’ clinical related 
appointments (as needed) to help ensure all parties have an accurate and comprehensive 
understanding of the Client’s condition.
Administrative - Develop clinical protocols as well as protocols to assist Clients access to health care; 
identify the need for the development of clinical services; interpret the role of the regional center and 
act as a liaison with community agencies and organizations; help orientation of new staff regarding 
clinical services; participate in numerous administrative functions such as attending meetings, writing 
policies and procedures, completing various forms, etc.; participate in administrative hearings; 
participate in obtaining substitute informed consent; provide outreach/community education; 
document Clients’ clinical activities/interventions.
EDUCATION, LICENSURE & EXPERIENCE:
Education - A Master’s Degree in nursing from an accredited college or university or a Bachelor’s 
Degree in nursing plus one year post-graduate experience.
Licensure - A California License as a Registered Nurse and a Public Health Nursing Certificate are 
required. One year additional experience in providing nursing services to developmentally disabled 
persons or in community nursing may be substituted for the Public Health Nursing Certificate.
Experience - One year post-graduate experience in nursing service, preferably working with the 
developmentally disabled. 
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS:
Knowledge - Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and procedures and how they apply to 
individuals with developmental disabilities; knowledge of best clinical practices in the field of 
developmental disabilities; knowledge of health and disease aspects of diagnosis and treatment; 
knowledge of professional boundaries and the scope of nursing practice; knowledge of medical 
resources in the community; knowledge of health related resources in the community; knowledge of 
training procedures.
Abilities - Ability to anticipate potential health issues that may occur for individuals; ability to 
communicate cogently and accurately, both in writing and orally; ability to prepare appropriate reports; 
ability to provide timely, cogent and appropriate documentation of Clients’ clinical involvements; ability 
to provide clear and effective consultation; ability to carry out duties and responsibilities with a high 
degree of independence while working in a team-oriented environment; ability to work in a fast-paced 
environment and at times, cope with complex and potentially stressful situations; ability to train and 
teach professional and lay persons.
Skills - Recognize and understand parameters of intervention for individuals and families under stress; 
effective use of the computer and on-line clinical resources; confer and team with other agency 
departments, units and teams; adhere to agency policies & procedures.
OTHER: 
Travel within the community in the course of fulfilling the above-noted duties and responsibilities; travel 
to participate in out-of-area meetings, including overnight trips as appropriate. This position requires 
reliable transportation, possession of a valid driver’s license, minimum vehicle insurance as prescribed 
by law or the ability for independent transportation.
This position may require extensive sitting in office settings for meetings and for travel. Frequent 
walking, standing and occasional lifting up to 15 pounds with occasional bending, stooping, reaching 
and stretching to complete work duties may be required. Adequate manual dexterity and coordination 
for operation of automobile, computer and other standard office equipment is needed, as is hearing and 
vision corrected to within normal limits. Any of the above with reasonable accommodation.
This position is an exempt position.
SUPERVISION: This position is supervised by the Director of Clinical Services.