The Physical Nutritional Management Plan (PNMP) Coordinator works under the general supervision of Unit administration and is stationed in residential and program areas. Habilitation Therapies provides training and supervision for technical duties, clinical applications, and documentation and training issues. Work hours are normally day or evening shifts with variable responsibility for night shift activities. The PNMP Coordinator provides service to individuals in the areas of physical and nutritional management, oral and enteral eating, positioning, mobility, communication, and other related PNMP services. Duties include conducting competency-based training of staff; monitoring programs; monitoring availability, condition, and proper use of assistive equipment; and ensuring appropriate availability and condition of PNMP instructions and illustrations. The PNMP Coordinator works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Other duties may be required which are reasonably related to the essential or marginal functions of the position. Specific duties include but are not limited to: attending PNMP meetings and clinics, NMT (Nutritional Management Team) meetings, and PST/HST (Personal Support Team/Health Status Team) meetings as requested; filing PNMP documentation such as PNMPs, feeding illustrations, positioning photographs, and data sheets; training Direct Support Staff on changes in PNMPs, positioning, lifting, transferring, and meal time practices; monitoring lifting, positioning, transfers, walking programs, use of communication devices, and mealtime supports; and reporting problems to the appropriate home supervisors, Unit administration, and Habilitation Therapies. The PNMP Coordinator will provide new employee orientation and refresher training as indicated, and will provide direct training of new employees with specific individuals served in lifting, mealtime procedures and other PNMP related activities/plans.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Provides competency-based training and mentoring to ensure staff is well prepared and knowledgeable about activities outlined in the PNMPs in order to ensure Plans are carried out as prescribed. 15%
2. Serves as a member of the PNMP Team to ensure PNMP information is accurate. 5%
3. Maintains pertinent documentation in PNMP notebooks in a timely manner to keep Direct Support Staff informed of PNMP changes and trains staff in changes. 15%
4. Monitors all aspects of PNMP related programming, quality of implementation, and staff compliance and reports findings to QDDP, Unit RN, and HT in order to ensure continued effectiveness of programs.35%
5. Gives input into development of PNMPs for assigned individuals to meet needs agreed upon by the IDT.5%
6. Monitors meals and snacks to ensure safe eating practices.25%
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Must be able to model activities outlined in the PNMP in the prescribed fashion.
Must have acceptable writing skills.
Must be able to express ideas verbally in clear and orderly fashion.
Must be able to establish and maintain rapport with individuals and co-workers.
Must have ability to maintain flexibility in work schedule, be self-motivated with strong organizational skills.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in direct care role
Prefer experience in writing reports
Experience in working with people who have developmental and intellectual disabilities.
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - 2 years ago
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