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Registered Nurse (rn)

Bethesda Lutheran Homes

This is a Contract position in Oildale, CA posted June 8, 2021.


Bakersfield, CA, USA Req #1905
Monday, May 17, 2021

20 hours/week, flexible schedule!

A Registered Nurse currently licensed in their assigned state(s) to practice. This nursing practice is directed toward assisting persons supported to achieve their highest possible level of health and independence. The nurse must practice in cooperation and collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team to coordinate individual services. The Nurse endorses the promotion of wellness, normalization, and advocacy in providing services to individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. The nursing role focuses primarily on interventions that maximize the psychosocial, physical, affective, cognitive and developmental strengths of the persons, families, staff, significant others, and those who deliver services. The Registered Nurse provides nursing leadership and serves as an advocate to ensure individuals receive appropriate healthcare treatment, health education, and other health related services which honor the rights of the persons supported.


What we want to see from you:

  • Active and current RN registration in good standing for the state(s) assigned to practice.
  • Must be a graduate of an approved Registered Nursing educational program,
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record
  • Must have ability to travel among assigned sites
  • Knowledge and experience with electronic medical records and other computer operations.
  • Good working knowledge and application of general nursing skills.
  • If not currently certified, willingness and ability to complete Bethesda Lutheran Communities CPR course.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Wellness Coordination according to Indiana state Waiver guidelines.
  • Educating and training non-licensed professionals. 
  • Work in collaboration with the team; providing nursing support. 
  • No direct reports. 
  • Oversight of medical care and nursing tasks delegated to non-licensed professionals.
  • Collects health and functional status data for persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities systematically and continuously. The data are documented, communicated, and made readily accessible. 
  • Identifies health care needs for the person based on the data collected through the nursing process.
  • Develops a plan with goals and interventions specific to the needs of the person.
  • Implements the plan to promote, maintain, or restore wellness, prevent illness, and/or provide appropriate end-of-life care.
  • Evaluates response of the person to the interventions and supports provided and revises the plan accordingly.
  • Participates in the quality assurance process in order to analyze and assure continuous improvement in the quality of health care supports.
  • Responsible for educating the individuals under his/her care, family members, members of the individual’s support team and the public, including health care providers.
  • Responsible for instructing unlicensed personnel in health related subjects and courses as required by the program licensure where individuals are supported.
  • Assumes responsibility for continued competence, professional development and accountability. Obtains sufficient CEUs for continued active RN licensure in the state(s) of practice.
  • Provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders, in compliance with recognized nursing standards and State and Federal Regulations.


    Other details

    • Pay Type Hourly
    • Required Education Associate Degree