Position Title: Direct Support Professional Supervised BY: Administrator Classification: Hourly
POSITION SUMMARY: DSPs (Direct Support Professional) to provide the quality care to each individual we serve. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be 18 years’ old, professional phone etiquette, Computer skills (typing, correspondence, etc), documentation and grammar, activity planning, appointment setting, good communication, Dependability, Attention to Detail, and ability to be flexible in schedules when needed. Most important posses compassion, integrity and be trustworthy
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Upon arrival for shift, all staff MUST complete Medication and data checks
Check staff communication log and documentation, initial prior entries acknowledging that you have read and understand the information being provided.
Read each individual’s daily logs and activities to be completed that day, initial prior entries acknowledging that you have read and understand expected duties for that day.
Check medication to ensure medication was administered, check date, time and staff initials. Counting controlled substances and ensuring accuracy. Reporting any discrepancies that have occurred or missing.
Check Medications given for staff initials and proper documentation according to the administrative rules and as trained
Check Controlled substance sheets as well as controlled medications to ensure all controlled medication is accounted for, report and document as required.
Check skin trauma (must be documented as plan states for the individual), all behavior data if applicable (must be documented as per the plan), and medical data (must be documented minimum once daily per shift) to ensure all have been documented.
Complete Medication check sheet documenting and reporting any irregularities and errors as required.
Documenting in staff communication log as well as medication check sheet any follow up action required by staff and make notifications as trained.
Prior to leaving shift, staff must complete Medication check to ensure all documentation has been completed prior to leaving shift as required and trained.
Supporting individuals with ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living)
Personal and health management
Assist individuals to develop and meet personal and educational goals
Meal planning and preparation in compliance with physician orders
Laundry daily ensuring bedding is laundered as needed
Morning, afternoon, and evening routines
Assist with decision making
Medication management and administration
Checking medications for expiration dates, and ensuring medications are on hand per MAR/PRN records.
Proactive behavior data tracking
Behavior data tracking
Work with Individual’s support team to create, train and implement ISP’s
Work with Individual’s support team to create, train and implement BSP’s
Attending Physician appointments and implementing orders
Transporting individuals in company vehicles
Attend all training's and meetings when notified (two week notice will be given to attend mandatory training and meetings).
Prepare required and requested reports and documentation
Cooperate with company and regulatory agency personnel during any inspections or investigations.
Report suspected client rights violations or suspected client neglect, abuse, or exploitation to Lane County Developmental Disability Services, then to management per OAR requirements
Communicate professionally on any client matters to ISP team members and professionals.
Exhibit clear, consistent emotional and professional boundaries and an ability to be appropriately assertive.
Respect all individuals in home and office. Clients and co-workers
Communicate concerns to assertively to co-workers and management in a timely manner
Promptly and pleasantly perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor or designee
Documentation of day. Ensuring all documentation is completed
Complete necessary documentation/med check prior to shift and at end of shift.
NOTE: This job description does not imply or constitute a contract for employment.